Assistant/Associate Professor, Pharmaceutical Sciences

Position Details

Position Information

Position Title Assistant/Associate Professor, Pharmaceutical Sciences
Division College of Pharmacy
Department Pharmaceutical Sciences
Vacancy Number F18-044
Work Location Atlanta
Hours per week
Scheduled Hours

The Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences in the College of Pharmacy of Mercer University is seeking a full-time, tenure-track, 12-month faculty member who will teach in the broad areas of pharmaceutical sciences and conduct research in pharmaceutical sciences. This faculty position requires teaching our professional (Pharm.D.) and graduate (Ph.D.) students in a variety of areas of pharmaceutical sciences, including cardiovascular pharmacology.

The College of Pharmacy is located on the Cecil B. Day Campus of Mercer University in northeast Atlanta, Georgia. The 335 wooded acres of the campus create a serene and secluded atmosphere in close proximity to downtown Atlanta. This location is ideal for fostering collaborative research with investigators at other institutions in Atlanta including Emory University School of Medicine, Georgia State University, the Georgia Institute of Technology, as well as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences consists of sixteen faculty members who mentor approximately forty Ph.D. students in diverse areas of biomedical and pharmaceutical sciences such as pharmacology, pharmaceutics, molecular biology, drug and vaccine delivery, and pharmacometrics.


The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. from an accredited college/university in pharmaceutical or related sciences or a background in teaching and research in a school of pharmacy and should be familiar with pharmacy education. Preference will be given to candidates who have a Pharm.D./Ph.D. degree. The position may be filled at an Assistant or Associate Professor level.

The successful candidate will be expected to develop and/or maintain a sustainable, extramurally-funded research program, participate in collaborative research and demonstrate a high level of scholarly activity as evidenced by publications in high impact, peer-reviewed scientific journals. The successful candidate will also be expected to participate in service activities at the Department, the College and University levels.

Selection of the final candidate is contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check.

Applicants must complete a brief online application and attach a cover letter, a Curriculum Vitae, a statement of research interests, teaching philosophy, and the names and addresses of three references. Applicants can obtain additional information about Mercer University, the College of Pharmacy and the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences at

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Please direct any questions to:
Dr. J. Grady Strom, Chair, Search Committee
Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences
College of Pharmacy
Mercer University
Atlanta, GA 30341

Is a criminal background check needed for this position? Yes
Is a credit check needed for this position? No
Does this position require travel for University business in a rental car or University owned vehicle? No
Job Category Faculty
Post to JobTarget? Yes
Job Type Full-Time
Pay Rate Commensurate with experience
FLSA Status Exempt
Pay Basis Monthly
Internal posting only? No
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes

Supplemental Questions

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Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  4. Statement of Research Interests/Goals
  5. References
Optional Documents