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Assistant Professor (Non-Tenure/Tenure Track) AD-0405-00 (PHA)

Position Deleted on 4/11/2013. This position is no longer an active posting on HigherEdJobs.
Bethesda, MD
Faculty - Medicine - Pharmacology
Application Due:
Open Until Filled
Full Time
$66,196 to $221,438 USD Per Year
The Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS) is the Nation's federal health sciences university and is committed to excellence in military medicine and public health during peace and war. The USUHS serves the uniformed services and the Nation as an outstanding academic health sciences center with a worldwide perspective for education, research, service, and consultation, and uniquely relates these activities to military medicine, disaster medicine, and military medical readiness. USUHS is authorized to grant appropriate advanced academic degrees and to establish postdoctoral, postgraduate, and technological institutes related to treatment and research in the health sciences.

The Department of Pharmacology at the Uniformed Services University School of Medicine invites highly qualified candidates to apply for the position of Assistant Professor (Non-tenure/Tenure track). The Department of Pharmacology is engaged in a multi-year program of expansion to complement its existing strengths in neuropharmacology, immunopharmacology, signal transduction, and regenerative medicine. Applications are encouraged from individuals engaged in all areas of research, particularly from those who focus on molecular mechanisms of signal transduction, pharmacogenetics, or the application of structural biology for identification of therapeutic targets for rational drug design. The University provides generous research start-up funds and full salary support. Strong interdisciplinary graduate programs in Neuroscience, Molecular and Cell Biology, and Emerging Infectious Diseases allow ample opportunity for involvement in graduate education.

The Uniformed Services University is located on the campus of the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, adjacent to the National Institutes of Health and in close proximity to the biotechnology corridor in suburban Maryland. The area is rich in scientific opportunities and cultural offerings. Downtown Washington, D.C. is a short Metro ride away. To learn more about the University and the Department, visit our website at

Duties: The incumbent will serve as Assistant Professor in the Department of Pharmacology and is expected to develop vigorous, independent, extramurally-funded research programs. He/She will effectively teach medical and graduate students, preparing and presenting lectures in the area of Pharmacology, preparing supplementary materials to include audiovisual aids for presentation, and will remain current in the areas of instruction relevant to the modular curriculum. He/she will supervise post-doctoral, graduate students, and/or medical students at the tutorial level in the laboratory, teach new research techniques including the use of appropriate instruments and equipment, and statistical and analytical procedures. Additional responsibilities include providing daily supervision and review of student performance and serving as advisor to pre-doctoral and post-doctoral assistants in guiding their training programs.

Requirements: Candidates must bring to this position a minimum of a Ph.D. and/or M.D. degree, plus substantial experience in medical school teaching, education administration, personnel management, research and development. Candidates should demonstrate expertise and experience as reflected by a significant number of scientific publications in critically reviewed scientific journals as appropriate to his/her research, and possess active membership in scholarly societies appropriate to the Department of Pharmacology. The successful candidate must be academically qualified for a faculty appointment at the Assistant Professor level in accordance with USUHS academic policies.

U.S. citizenship is required.

The position sensitivity level is designated as non-critical sensitive and does not require a secret clearance. The incumbent must be able to obtain and maintain the non-critical sensitivity level. Nominees for this position shall be required to successfully complete an Access National Agency Check (ANACI). Failure to meet the requirement will result in the withdrawal of the position offer or removal from the position.

All inquiries and electronic applications should be sent to
Review of applications will begin in the early fall and continue until the position is filled.

Interested individuals should submit a CV, a brief statement of research interests (2-3 pages), and arrange for three letters of reference to be submitted electronically to:
The Uniformed Services University does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factors. USUHS is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong commitment to racial, cultural, and ethnic diversity.
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