Assistant/Associate Professor of Pharmacology

The Assistant/Associate Professor of Pharmacology will be responsible for developing interactive and didactic osteopathic medical education curricula centered around clinically-relevant, systems-based pharmacologic principles in drug therapeutics.  Faculty duties will also include maintaining a viable scholarly/research agenda and engaging in institutional, community and professional service.


  • Work in harmony within an interdisciplinary team of biomedical scientists and clinicians to develop novel interactive medical educational materials and curricula
  • Develop didactic and interactive team-based learning activities regarding general principles of pharmacology, systems-based drug therapeutics, toxicology and pharmacogenomics
  • Supervise, interact and mentor osteopathic medical students in a variety of learning activities
  • Develop and maintain a productive ongoing scholarly research agenda
  • Functions as a faculty member of ARCOM including teaching, research and service
  • Other duties as assigned by Dean, or his/her designee.


Education and Experience

Minimum Qualifications

  • Terminal degree (PhD) in Pharmacology or a closely related field.
  • For Assistant Professor, minimum of two years (2) of successful teaching experience as an instructor or course coordinator/director of a relevant scientific discipline at the undergraduate or graduate level.
  • Demonstrated productivity and contribution (e.g. presentations, publications, patents, etc.) to a relevant professional field.
  • Possess skills necessary to contribute to the establishment and formation of a Department of Physiology, Pharmacology and Pathology at a new medical school.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Post-doctoral experience in a biomedical research setting.
  • Established track record of directing/overseeing student trainees at the undergraduate or graduate level within a research setting.
  • Terminal degree (PhD) in Pharmacology or a closely related field.
  • For Assistant Professor, two years (2) academic experience as a full-time faculty member at a College of Osteopathic Medicine, College of Allopathic Medicine, College of Health or Allied Sciences. Appointments at the Associate or Professor level will depend on previous experience.
  • Excellent leadership and administrative skills, a demonstrated record of faculty mentorship and involvement in faculty development, and experience in medical and/or graduate education.
  • Experience in the development and implementation of courses in pharmacology, physiology and pathophysiology and related topics and demonstrated excellence in delivering course content to medical students.
  • Experience in team-based learning approaches to instruction.

Required knowledge, skills, and abilities

  • Demonstrate proficiency in computer skills, i.e. Microsoft Office.
  • Display professionalism for the college in all communication and interaction.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and privacy.
  • Ability to prioritize and organize numerous and varied assignments.
  • High-energy, versatile, self-directed.

If you need assistance in the application process because of a disability, or for any other reason, please contact Barbara Jetton, director of Human Resources, at 479.308.2291 or