Neuroscience or Neurological Drug Development Tenure/Tenure-Track: Assistant/Associate or Full Professor

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

The University of Minnesota offers an 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 position of Full (tenure), Associate (tenure) or Assistant Professor (tenure-track) for a 12 month (100%) appointment. This opening represents a dynamic opportunity for an individual to complement our Department’s commitment to outstanding research, innovative teaching and leadership in the optimization of drug therapy.

Candidates with scholarly interests in neuroscience are encouraged to apply.  Preference will be given to candidates with research expertise complementary to existing PPPS Department, College of Pharmacy, Twin Cities and University of Minnesota, Duluth Bio-Medical research programs. These research programs include: pain; neuromuscular disease; brain barriers biology; drug transport in the central nervous system; neurologic disease drug development; and neurodevelopment. Additionally candidates with research expertise in the areas of neuro-oncology; neuro-inflammation; neuro-immunology; muscular dystrophy; and myotonic dystrophy will be given preference.

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.

In addition to teaching, 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 scholarly expertise in neuroscience or neurological drug development.

Preference will be given to candidates with disciplinary expertise in pharmacology, pharmacokinetics or medicinal chemistry. Candidates with expertise in other pharmaceutical science disciplines are encouraged to apply. 

Post-doctoral research experience is required.

Candidates for Full or Associate Professor must exhibit 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.

The candidate must have excellent teaching and communication skills.

How to Apply

The initial review of applications will begin immediately, and applications will be accepted until the position is filled. The starting date for employment is negotiable.

A complete job description and application links can be found at:


Your complete application must include:

  1. Your full curriculum vitae
  2. Letter of interest; the letter of interest should explain your qualifications for the position.
  3. Statement of Research Goals including a brief research proposal
  4. Statement of Teaching Philosophy including areas of teaching interest
  5. Three letters of recommendation (electronic copies are preferred) arranged to be sent separately to: c/o Terri Krause:


Or recommendation letters can be sent to:


University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy

c/o: Terri Krause, Administrative Manager

156 Life Science

1110 Kirby Drive

Duluth, MN  55812

All applicants must apply via the University of Minnesota Online Employment System. Please select the appropriate Job Opening ID to apply for this position:

Job Opening ID’s:

Full/Associate Professor #307263

Assistant Professor #307380  

About Our Organization

We are the only pharmacy school in Minnesota, offering Pharm.D., Ph.D. and M.S. programs on both the Twin Cities and Duluth campuses, which are about 150 miles apart. Faculty and staff are shared between campuses.

Our college offers Ph.D., M.S., and Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) programs on both the Twin Cities and Duluth campuses of the University of Minnesota. We call it, “One College, Two Campuses.”  We offer a supportive student environment and have a high graduation and job placement rate at 99%. 

Our multidisciplinary faculty with expertise in the basic, clinical, social, and behavioral sciences collaborates with colleagues in the Medical School, local and regional health care systems, and across other departments in the Academic Health Center. Students play an important role in research laboratories, and numerous opportunities exist for students who have a desire to gain research experience as an undergraduate, professional, or graduate student. 

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