Oncology and/or Neuroscience: *3 positions* Full, Associate (tenure) or Assistant Professor (tenure-track)

University of Minnesota, College of Pharmacy
Job Location: 
Duluth, MN
A competitive salary and starting package will be offered commensurate with the candidate's education, experience and skills

Exceptional benefits package including excellent medical, dental, disability insurance and faculty retirement programs

Job Description: 

The University of Minnesota’s College of Pharmacy, Duluth campus (CoPD), Department of Pharmacy Practice and Pharmaceutical Sciences (PPPS) invites nominations and applications for the positions of Full, Associate (tenure) or Assistant Professor (tenure-track) for a 12 month (100%) appointment. These three (3) openings represent a dynamic opportunity for individuals or a scientific team to complement our Department’s commitment to outstanding research, innovative teaching and leadership in the optimization of drug therapy.

Candidates with scholarly interests in oncology and/or neuroscience with disciplinary expertise in pharmacology and/or pharmacokinetics are encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to candidates with research expertise complementary to existing PPPS, College of Pharmacy, Twin Cities and University of Minnesota, Duluth Bio-Medical research programs. These research programs include: brain barriers; neurologic disease drug development; maternal/child health & development; oncology; small molecule cancer therapeutics; drug disposition, transport and metabolism; biological membranes; and nanotechnology. Candidates are expected to develop/maintain an independent, vigorous, externally-funded research program and contribute to the department’s goal of building a thriving collaborative cadre of scientists. The candidate is expected to work with faculty on both the Duluth and Twin Cities campuses and is encouraged to develop national and international collaborations.

Didactic teaching in the Doctor of Pharmacy and graduate programs relevant to the candidates’ area of disciplinary expertise and within the pharmaceutical sciences discipline will be required and assigned under the direction of the Department Head. The candidate will serve on Department and College committees as well as engage in other service.


Successful candidates will possess an earned doctorate (e.g. Pharm.D., Ph.D., MD., DVM or equivalent) and demonstrated experience or training in the fields of either neuroscience or oncology. Post-doctoral research experience is required. The candidate must have excellent teaching and communication skills. Preference will be given to candidates with disciplinary expertise in pharmacology or pharmacokinetics. Candidates with expertise in other pharmaceutical science disciplines are encouraged to apply.

Candidates for Full or Associate Professor must have a strong record of publications, a well-established research program and a current record of extramural funding commensurate with appropriate faculty level. Candidates for Assistant Professor should demonstrate the promise for a successful externally funded research program.

Contact Information: 

For specific questions about these positions, please contact the co-search chairs, Grant Anderson, Ph.D., ander163@d.umn.edu or Jon Rumbley, Ph.D., jrumbley@d.umn.edu

All applicants must apply via the University of Minnesota Online Employment System.

The link to the positions can be found at:

•Full/Associate Professor (tenured) Click on Requisition #189555 on the job opportunities page to apply
•Assistant Professor (tenure track) Requisition #189453 on the job opportunities page to apply


Your complete application should include:
1.Your curriculum vitae and letter of interest to your application. The letter of interest should explain your qualifications for the position.
2.A statement of research goals including a brief research proposal (attached as “Additional Document”)
3.Statement of Teaching Philosophy and areas of teaching interest
4.Arrange for three letters of recommendation (electronic copies are preferred) to be sent separately to: c/o Terri Krause: cophr@umn.edu

Or recommendation letters can be sent to:

University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy
c/o Terri Krause
156 Life Science
1110 Kirby Drive
Duluth, MN 55812