Instructional Assistant Professor


University, MS, US, 38677

Department:  Biomolecular Sciences (10000938)
Employee Designation:  Regular Full-time (Benefits Eligible)

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Position Description


The Department of BioMolecular Sciences in the School of Pharmacy at The University of Mississippi invites applications for a full time, 12-month Instructional Assistant Professor as an on-campus or remote position. The responsibilities of the position are coordinating and teaching classes in the online graduate program in dietary supplements and medical cannabis. The candidates will assist in course and curriculum development and participate on relevant committees in teaching and course administration. The successful candidate will be able to collaborate with faculty instructors of courses in medicinal chemistry, pharmacognosy, pharmacology, toxicology, and pharmaceutics, and regulatory affairs on the University of Mississippi campus.


The University of Mississippi is the flagship university for the State of Mississippi. A world-class public research university, the institution has a long history of producing leaders in public service, academics and innovative research. The School of Pharmacy is on the main campus in Oxford, a community of approximately 19,000 residents that has been recognized nationally as one of America’s best places to live. The Chronicle of Higher Education has named The University of Mississippi as one of the “Great Colleges to Work For.” The Department of BioMolecular Sciences has 19 full-time faculty with research emphases in medicinal chemistry, pharmacognosy, pharmacology, and environmental toxicology. The department has teaching responsibilities in several degree programs, including the Pharm.D. (Doctor of Pharmacy) as well as M.S. and Ph.D. programs in Pharmaceutical Sciences. The Natural Center for Natural Products Research and the National Center for Cannabis Research and Education are within the School of Pharmacy at the University of Mississippi.


The review of applications will begin immediately and continue until a suitable pool of applicants is established. The position is available immediately and is a full time, 12-month promotion-eligible appointments at the level of an Instructional Assistant Professor.  Applicants must have a doctorate in a health profession (Pharm.D., M.D., D.N.P. etc..) or a Ph.D. degree with expertise or work experience in dietary supplements or medical cannabis or the potential to provide instruction in these areas. Applicants with experience in teaching, online instruction, and instructional design are encouraged.


Applicants should provide a cover letter outlining qualifications for the position, a teaching portfolio including a diversity statement (no more than ten pages for the portfolio), a one-page executive summary of the teaching portfolio, a curriculum vitae, and the name and contact information of three references through The University of Mississippi’s online employment site at For additional information please contact, Prof. David A. Colby, Search Committee Chair, 662-915-1766,


We recognize the importance of a diverse faculty and staff and a supportive educational and professional environment that affirms the value of cultural diversity. We strongly encourage applications from candidates who are traditionally underrepresented in academia and from all candidates who are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic community. 

Position Details

Appointment (12 Month)

Assignment Type (Non-Tenure Track)

Application Procedures

Combine the documents into two individual documents and utilize the "cover letter" and "resume" upload feature.

About the University of MS & Oxford, MS

Founded in 1848, the University of Mississippi (UM), affectionately known to alumni, students and friends as Ole Miss, is Mississippi's flagship university. Included in the elite group of R-1: Doctoral Universities - Highest Research Activity by the Carnegie Classification, it has a long history of producing leaders in public service, academics and business. The University of Mississippi, consistently named by The Chronicle of Higher Education as a “Great College to Work For,” is located in Oxford, MS, which is ranked one of the “Top 10 Best College Towns.” With more than 24,000 students, UM is the state's largest university and is ranked among the nation's fastest-growing institutions. The University of Mississippi, which has aggressively implemented many health and wellness initiatives for its more than 2,900 employees, has consistently been named one of Mississippi’s Healthiest Workplaces.


Touted as the “Cultural Mecca of the South”, creativity abounds in Oxford as musicians, artists and writers alike find inspiration in Oxford’s rich history, small town charm and creative community. Oxford is a one-hour drive south of Memphis, TN and is known as the home of Nobel Prize winning author William Faulkner. Over the years Oxford has also been known for offering exceptional culinary experiences and as the home of the University of Mississippi and the Ole Miss Rebels, there is always something here to immerse yourself in. Oxford has also been featured as a literary and arts destination in such publications as The New York Times, Southern Living, Condé Nast Traveler, and GQ. Among other cultural activities, annual events include the Oxford Film Festival, a thriving local music scene, and the Ford Center Performing Arts Series. Oxford is a vibrant university town, filled with unique shops and galleries, eclectic restaurants and clubs, historic landmarks, and comfortable inns.


Background Check Statement

The University of Mississippi is committed to providing a safe campus community. UM conducts background investigations for applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.


EEO Statement

The University of Mississippi provides equal opportunity in any employment practice, education program, or education activity to all qualified persons. The University complies with all applicable laws regarding equal opportunity and affirmative action and does not unlawfully discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment based upon race, color, gender, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, citizenship, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or genetic information.

Nearest Major Market: Oxford Mississippi