John P. Long Endowed Chair in Pharmacology - Neuroscience

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John P. Long Endowed Chair in Pharmacology - Neuroscience

John P. Long Endowed Chair in Pharmacology - Neuroscience : Iowa City, IA, United States

The University of Iowa Department of Pharmacology seeks exceptional applicants at the Associate or Professor level to hold the John P. Long Chair in Pharmacology (Neuroscience). The department conducted a major fundraising campaign resulting in the establishment of this endowed chair named after the long-time chairman of the department and pioneer in the field of autonomic pharmacology. The chair has been established to honor his monumental impact on his colleagues and students.

The candidate will join a strong and growing community of neuroscientists. The Carver College of Medicine has designated neuroscience as a strategic priority for growth and investment. The department recently completed an extensive renovation of its research facilities and is actively recruiting faculty. Pharmacology faculty members direct an NIH funded training program for predoctoral students in Pharmacological Sciences and have strong collaborative interactions with colleagues throughout the Carver College of Medicine, Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center, F. M. Abboud Cardiovascular Research Center, and the College of Pharmacy, which houses a High Throughput Screening Facility serving drug discovery projects. Faculty members also participate in interdisciplinary training programs in Neuroscience, Molecular & Cellular Biology, Genetics, Immunology, and Pain. The department is the home for a newly created Center for Hypertension Research. Newly remodeled research space with state-of-the-art shared instrumentation is available. This position includes a 12-month salary (funded partially by the endowment), benefits and a highly competitive start-up package. Review of applicants will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Anticipated start date is July 1, 2015.

All applicants must have a relevant doctoral degree and a record of accomplishment consistent with appointment as Associate Professor with Tenure or Professor with Tenure. Applicants should have an outstanding record of innovative research and academic excellence and demonstrated expertise in any area of neuroscience including systems, molecular/cellular, behavioral, neurodegenerative disorders, and pain, employing cutting edge methodologies. Candidates will be judged on their record of scholarly productivity, current and past extramural funding, commitment to biomedical education, and their communication and interpersonal skills. The successful candidate will maintain a vigorous, independent, extramurally funded research program, have a desire to train students and postdoctoral fellows, and participate in departmental teaching.

To apply for this position, visit The University of Iowa website at, requisition #65982. Applicants should include a CV, list of current funding, and a letter of interest that provides a summary of major research accomplishments and planned research. Applicants should also provide names of three referees.

The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran….