East Carolina University

Assistant Professor, Associate Professor or Professor - Pharmacology and Toxicology

Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology

Position Number: 965006

Department Homepage: pharmacology-toxicology.ecu.edu

Division: ECU Health/BSOM

Number of Vacancies: 1

Full Time Equivalent (FTE): 1.0

Full Time or Part Time: Full Time

Recruitment Range: Commensurate with Qualifications

Position Location (City): Greenville

Position Type: Faculty (Teaching)

Job Category: Faculty (Teaching)

Organizational Unit Overview

East Carolina University (ECU) is in Greenville, a city of 90,000 residents in the coastal region of North Carolina. Greenville offers a growing, vibrant college-town atmosphere, a temperate climate, and outstanding cultural and outdoor recreational opportunities along with affordable costs of living (www.greenvillenc.gov). ECU is a member of the 17-campus University of North Carolina system, dedicated to serving our state and its people through world-class teaching, outreach, service, research, and scholarship.

The Department of Pharmacology consists of 13 full-time faculty members, nine full-time research technicians, three postdoctoral scientists, two full-time administrative staff, and 13 graduate students. The department teaches pharmacology, therapeutics, and toxicology to medical, dental, graduate, and nursing students. A wide variety of specialized courses are also taught for graduate students. The educational objective of the department is to provide a sound basic foundation upon which medical and dental students may build rational approaches to drug therapy regardless of the area of clinical specialization. The graduate program through the Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences, Pharmacology and Toxicology Concentration, is broadly based to prepare students for careers in academics, research, government, industry, and medicine.

State-of-the-art facilities support research across pharmacology and toxicology domains, with strengths in cardiovascular, neuro-, and cancer pharmacology and developmental and neurotoxicology. Faculty have multiple collaborations with scientists across the university and with academic, government, and industrial scientists outside the university. The Department has a strong commitment to inter-disciplinary research and has maintained a strong record of extramural funding from myriad sources. In addition to their teaching duties, each of the faculty has a research laboratory and performs research in his/her area of expertise. Faculty are expected to apply for grant support and to publish the results of their research in professional journals.

Job Duties:

The Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology at ECU invites applicants for a full-time (12-month) tenure-track or fixed-term faculty position in Pharmacology or Toxicology at the Assistant Professor level or higher, commensurate with qualifications and experience. The selected faculty is expected to be highly research-active, serve as a catalyst for new research projects to strengthen current areas of pharmacology and/or toxicology, and to expand the existing technological and molecular biological base of the department. Researchers with expertise in integrative and molecular pharmacology or toxicology are especially encouraged to apply.

However, individuals conducting state-of-the-art research in any area of the pharmacological or toxicological sciences will be considered. Successful candidates are expected to establish/maintain independent, extramurally supported research programs, and build a strong record of scholarship through peer-reviewed publications. Opportunities are available and encouraged for interdisciplinary research interactions within the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology as well as with other departments and centers at the Brody School of Medicine and at East Carolina University. The tenure-track faculty member will also be expected to teach pharmacology and/or toxicology to professional and graduate students and promote the development of the department through other forms of service supporting ECU’s commitment to student learning and regional transformation.

Contingent upon the availability of funds

Minimum Education/Experience

  • Ph.D. or equivalent in pharmacology, toxicology, or highly related discipline.
  • Postdoctoral training (minimum 3 years).
  • Demonstrated originality and excellence in research.
  • Potential to develop a productive and collaborative research program that is externally funded.
  • Potential to provide excellent teaching and mentoring to professional and graduate students.

All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions

License or Certification Required by Statute or Regulation: N/A

Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education

Candidates for appointments above the rank of Assistant Professor must have current extramural funding and evidence of active contribution to graduate training and medical education. Demonstrated ability to utilize diverse skills in research, teaching, and service.

Special Instructions to Applicant

At the time of employment two to three original letters of reference, official transcripts, a criminal background check, and proper documentation of identity and employability are required. Please be aware that if selected for an interview, an automatic e-mail will be sent to the individuals entered by the applicant in the references section of the PeopleAdmin applicant tracking system. Letters of reference submitted via the PeopleAdmin applicant tracking system will be verified and considered towards meeting this requirement.

East Carolina University requires applicants to submit a candidate profile online in order to be considered for the position. In addition to submitting a candidate profile online, please submit online the required applicant documents:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Letter of Interest
  • List of Three References (noting contact information)
  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.

Additional Instructions to Applicant

In order to be considered for this position, applicants must complete a candidate profile online via the PeopleAdmin system and submit any requested documents. Additionally, applicants that possess the preferred education and experience must also possess the minimum education/experience, if applicable.

Job Open Date: 03/01/2024

Open Until Filled: Yes

Job Close Date - Positions will be posted until 11:59 p.m. EST on this date. If no closing date is indicated, the position may close at any time after the initial screening date.

Initial Screening Begins: 04/01/2024

Rank Level: Professor, Associate Professor, Assistant Professor

Link for Direct Access to Posting: ecu.peopleadmin.com/postings/68817


East Carolina University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and seeks to create an environment that fosters the recruitment and retention of a more diverse student body, faculty, staff and administration. We encourage qualified applicants from women, minorities, veterans, individuals with a disability, and historically underrepresented groups. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race/ethnicity, color, genetic information, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, political affiliation, or veteran status.

Individuals requesting accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) should contact the Department of Human Resources at (252) 737-1018 (Voice/TTY) or ADA-Coordinator@ecu.edu.

Eligibility for Employment

Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. ECU participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.

Office of Human Resources Contact Information

If you experience any problems accessing the system or have questions about the application process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at (252) 328-9847 or toll free at 1-866-489-1740 or send an email to employment@ecu.edu. Our office is available to provide assistance Monday-Friday from 8:00-5:00 EST.

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