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Assistant Professor
University of South Carolina in Columbia, South Carolina
Date Posted 04/15/2021
Faculty-Science-Other Science
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled

Posting Number

Advertised Title
Assistant Professor


College of Pharmacy

COP Drug Discovery and Biomedical Sciences

Advertised Salary Range
salary commensurate with experience

Location of Vacancy

Part/Full Time
Full Time

Hours per Week

Position Category
Full-time Equivalent (FTE)

12 months

Work County

Tenure Information

Job Search Category
Other Professional

About UofSC

The University of South Carolina System is comprised of the state’s flagship university in Columbia (founded in 1801 and currently one of the top 50 “Best Colleges” according to U.S. News and World Report), three regional comprehensive universities ( USC Aiken, USC Beaufort and USC Upstate), and Palmetto College consisting of four two-year campuses ( USC Lancaster, USC Salkehatchie, USC Sumter, USC Union and Fort Jackson/Extended University). Together, the USC System institutions offer more than 450 degree programs on campus and online and are uniquely positioned to meet the state’s educational, cultural, health and research needs. The System employs nearly 14,000 people who work daily to improve the lives of students, fellow South Carolinians and the world. Our diverse engaged faculty and staff enjoy a dynamic and intellectually stimulating work environment.

Diversity Statement

At the University of South Carolina, we strive to cultivate an inclusive environment that is open, welcoming, and supportive of individuals of all backgrounds. We recognize diversity in our workforce is essential to providing academic excellence and critical to our sustainability. The University is committed to eliminating barriers created by institutional discrimination through accountability and continuous process improvement. We celebrate the diverse voices, perspectives, and experiences of our employees.

Advertised Job Summary

The Department of Drug Discovery and Biomedical Sciences ( DDBS ) in the University of South Carolina College of Pharmacy ( http://www.sc.edu/pharmacy ) in Columbia, SC is currently seeking an ambitious individual for a 12-month full time tenure track Assistant Professor position. DDBS seeks an outstanding junior scientist with primary expertise in the field of neuroscience. The candidate will be expected to develop an externally funded research program, demonstrate excellence in teaching and trainee mentorship in our professional pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences graduate programs, and contribute to departmental activities. The candidate will join a highly dynamic and collegial academic environment that encourages multidisciplinary collaboration. The candidate will receive a competitive start-up package, generous laboratory space, and access to state-of the-art core facilities in DDBS and at UofSC.

Applications should include a curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests, a statement of teaching philosophy, and the names and contact information of three references.

Required Education and Experience

A PhD. or equivalent degree, post-doctoral training, and a published track record of research accomplishments in neuropharmacology and neuroscience.

Preferred Qualifications

PhD. or equivalent degree, post-doctoral training and a published track record of research accomplishments in neuropharmacology and neuroscience. The candidate will be expected to develop a robust independent research program with interests relevant to neuroscience research including, but not limited to, molecular and cellular mechanisms and models, and targeted therapeutics. The candidate will be expected to have excellent oral and written communication skills and be expected to participate in graduate and professional education, with an emphasis on neuropharmacological topics.

Desired Start Date

Job Open Date

Job Close Date

Open Until Filled

Special Instructions to Applicant

Positions are advertised for a minimum of five (5) business days on our job website. After five (5) business days, positions can be closed at the discretion of the department at any time. This position is open until filled. This employment site is updated on a regular basis. The length of the recruitment and screening process may vary from position to position, depending upon a variety of factors. Should review of your qualifications result in a decision to pursue your candidacy, you will be contacted by phone or email.

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EEO Statement

The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities on the basis of race, sex, gender, gender identity, transgender status, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, genetics, protected veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions.

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Curriculum Vitae

List of References and Contact Information

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