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Instructional Assistant Professor, Online Graduate Program in Dietary Supplements and Medical Cannabis

Job Description

The Department of BioMolecular Sciences in the School of Pharmacy at The University of Mississippi invites applications for full time, 12-month Instructional Assistant Professor positions. The responsibilities of the positions 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 positions are available immediately and are full time, 12-month promotion-eligible appointments at the level of an Instructional Assistant Professor.

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.

The University of Mississippi is an EOE/AA/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Title VI/Title VII/Title IX/504/ADA/ADEA employer.


Applicants must have a doctorate in a health profession (Pharm.D., M.D., D.N.P. etc..) or a Ph.D. degree with expertise 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 with training from postdoctoral fellowships, training from residencies, or work experience in natural products, dietary supplements, herbal products, or medical cannabis are also encouraged.

To Apply:

Applicants should provide a cover letter outlining qualifications for the position, a teaching portfolio (no more than ten pages), 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 https://careers.olemiss.edu . For additional information please contact, Prof. David A. Colby, Search Committee Chair, 662-915-1766, dacolby@olemiss.edu .

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