University of Virginia

Open Rank Professor of Pharmacology, Tenured/Tenure-Track

School of Medicine, Pharmacology

The Department of Pharmacology in the School of Medicine at the University of Virginia (UVA) invites applications for two open rank tenured/tenure-track faculty positions. We are seeking outstanding scientists addressing fundamental questions in biomedical sciences with an interdisciplinary perspective and state-of-the-art approaches. Women and minorities are especially encouraged to apply. A doctoral degree is required by the start date of the position. Applicants must have completed a minimum of three years of postdoctoral training and demonstrated excellence in research with a strong potential of developing innovative research programs that can attract sustained extramural funding. Tenure status and rank of the position depend on qualifications. For appointment with tenure, candidates should have established a nationally reputable, well-funded research program with a track record of high-impact publications.

Prospective faculty members will join a highly collaborative and inclusive department ( with strengths in metabolism, immunity, cardiorespiratory physiology and neuroscience ( The Pharmacology faculty draw from an outstanding and diverse pool of PhD and MD/PhD students in the interdisciplinary Biomedical Sciences (BIMS) program. The University of Virginia is in Charlottesville, which is located in the eastern foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Central Virginia, a region renowned for its natural beauty, history, music and culinary culture. For more information about UVA and the surrounding area, please visit

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Application reviews will begin October 1st, 2022 but the positions will remain open until filled. To apply, complete online application and attach: Cover letter, CV, Research Interests, and Contact info for three references. Please apply through Workday at the following URL,, and search for requisition R0033212. For further information please email Dr. Bimal Desai:

The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System which represents the UVA Medical Center, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, UVA Physician’s Group and the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.

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Last updated: 2022-08-23