Valentino J. Stella Distinguished Professor

## Position Overview
The Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry at The University of Kansas (Lawrence) invites applications and nominations for the position of the Valentino J. Stella Distinguished Professor. This is an Endowed Position with generous start up funds and highly competitive salary. The successful candidate should be an internationally recognized scholar with interest in the application of physical, physical-organic and/or biophysical chemistry to the characterization of physicochemical properties, formulation and/or drug delivery of small or large molecules, or both, including therapeutics peptides, proteins, antibodies and vaccines. Exceptional candidates will have the ability to catalyze the development of multidisciplinary research and graduate training programs; and have experience in the development of mutually beneficial entrepreneurial relationships between a university and the pharmaceutical and business community. The successful candidate for the position must be eligible to work in the U. S. prior to the start date of the position.
The Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry is one of four departments (with the other being Medicinal Chemistry, Pharmacology and Toxicology, and Pharmacy Practice) in the School of Pharmacy of The University of Kansas.
In addition to its involvement in the professional pharmacy program (Pharm.D.) within the School of Pharmacy, the Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, which has currently 16 faculty, maintains active programs in research and graduate training (approx. 35 predoctoral students, 25 masters students, and 30 postdoctoral associates). The Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry hosts the Macromolecular and Vaccine Stabilization Center (MVSC), which specializes in the characterization, stabilization and formulation of vaccines and biopharmaceutical drug candidates, and the Kansas Vaccine Institute dedicated to the development of novel vaccines. The general research areas emphasized in the Department include: physical pharmacy (with emphasis on the application of physical, physical organic and organic chemistry to pharmaceutical problems in solution, polymers and the solid state), cellular and molecular biopharmaceutics (with emphasis on the application of cell biology to pharmaceutical problems, including drug delivery and cellular drug compartmentalization), macromolecular pharmaceutics (with emphasis on the application of biophysical chemistry and nanotechnology to pharmaceutical problems), bioanalysis (with emphasis on the application of analytical chemistry to pharmaceutical problems), and vaccine design, delivery and formulation. The Department is also the home of the Globalization of Pharmaceutics Education Network(GPEN) and it has a strong commitment to Global Health & education and research.
## Job Description
40% Teaching: Teach at both the undergraduate level in the School of Pharmacy and the graduate level in the Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry in his/her area of expertise. Mentor undergraduate and graduate students (M.S., Ph.D.) and postdoctoral associates in the Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry
40% Research: Serve as a leader and catalyst in his/her field of expertise for the Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry and the School of Pharmacy. As a Distinguished Professor, the individual will be expected to serve as a leader at a university-wide level. Participate in the activities of the Kansas Vaccine Institute. Maintain a well-funded and productive research program in the Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry.
20% Service: Participate and assume leadership in the Globalization of Pharmaceutical Education Network (GPEN). Provide service at a local, state, national and international level.
## Required Qualifications
(1) A doctorate degree in pharmaceutical sciences or a related discipline. Eligible for an appointment with tenure as a Distinguished Professor. For additional guidelines or information on required qualifications for an appointment as a Distinguished Professor, please refer to http://policy.ku.edu/provost/distinguished-professors
(2) A national and international reputation for scholarly achievements sufficient to qualify for the rank of Distinguished Professor.
(3) Research interests which directly impact on the design, formulation, delivery and development of small molecule and/or macromolecular drugs (proteins, DNA, RNA) as well as vaccines.
(4) Evidence of the ability to be a scientific leader.
(5) Evidence of the ability to secure financial resources from the private and/or public sectors to support his/her research program.
(6) Strong commitment to the maintenance of excellence in undergraduate and graduate education.
(7) Ability to foster and maintain collegial relationships with students, support staff, faculty and administrators, with leadership and active participation in pharmacy education and pharmacy professional association activities
## Additional Candidate Instruction
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Screening of applications will begin January 16, 2017 and applications will be accepted until the position is filled. A complete application includes online application, a letter of interest and a resume.
## Contact Information to Applicants
Direct additional inquiries about the position to Dr. Teruna Siahaan at 785-864-7327 (siahaan@ku.edu).
Chairman, Distinguished Professorship Search Committee
Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry
2095 Constant Avenue
The University of Kansas
Lawrence, KS 66047
## Disclaimer
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Posting Title: Valentino J. Stella Distinguished Professor
Position Number: 01199127
Department: Pharmaceutical Chemistry
Location/Division: Lawrence
FTE: 1
Reg/Temp: Regular
Advertised Salary Range: Salary commensurate with qualifications.
Application Review Begins: 16-Jan-2017 0cb5e3b32e0b4b1f84a880924e0c4ce8

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