University of Utah (Utah)

Assistant Professor (PRN03101F)

University of Utah (Utah)

Salt Lake City, UT, United States

University of Utah Job ID# PRN03101F 00276 – Pharmacology and Toxicology

TRACK: Tenure Track

The Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology in the College of Pharmacy at the University of Utah seeks applicants for a tenure-line Assistant Professor position. We welcome diverse applicants with expertise in any area of Neuropharmacology, Neuroimmunology, Neuroendocrinology, or Neurotoxicology, with particular interest in applicants involved in cross-cutting research in mechanistic and/or translational pharmacology and toxicology related to neurological or psychiatric disorders and diseases. Ideally, the applicant’s research will complement existing departmental research expertise in these areas, as well as interdisciplinary research initiatives on the broader campus. Applicants will be expected to develop and sustain an independent, extramurally funded research program, as well as teach in the College of Pharmacy PharmD and College and interdepartmental PhD programs. The University of Utah is ideally suited to support cutting-edge research at the basic and translational levels, with a vibrant and collaborative atmosphere and state-of-the-art healthcare and research facilities.

The College of Pharmacy and the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology is situated in a major academic Health Sciences Campus that is integrated with the University of Utah Hospitals and Clinics and Intermountain Healthcare Primary Children’s Hospital, facilitating research involving human cohorts. The University of Utah Health campus also has a variety of research core facilities and unique curated genetic databases to support multi-disciplinary research efforts, as well as interdisciplinary research initiatives including: Diabetes and Metabolism; Immunology, Inflammation, and Infectious Disease; and Genomic Medicine. The College of Pharmacy further has identified Special Interest Research Groups including ones in Drug Development and Screening Technologies, Inflammation and Infectious Diseases, and Neurological and Psychiatric Diseases. The College of Pharmacy is also an integral component of the University of Utah Therapeutic Accelerator (U2TAH) and has faculty who are Program Directors on two NINDS-sponsored training grants in Translational Neuroscience and Neuroimmunology.

The department is strongly committed to promoting diversity among its faculty, staff, and students. We are committed to cultivating an inclusive, equitable environment within the Department and, more broadly, in Education and Science. A demonstrated commitment to these values will feature prominently in the selection process of applicants. All candidates are urged to put their best effort into providing the required diversity statement for this application.




For fullest consideration, materials should be received by November 15, 2022. Applicants should provide their curriculum vitae, along with their research statement, teaching statement, a diversity statement, and a cover letter listing names and contact information for at least three references.

Applications must be submitted on-line at: Inquiries may be directed to the Chair of the Search Committee: Kristen Keefe, PhD Professor of Pharmacology & Toxicology, at


The University of Utah Health (U of U Health) is a patient focused center distinguished by collaboration, excellence, leadership, and respect. The U of U Health values candidates who are committed to fostering and furthering the culture of compassion, collaboration, innovation, accountability, diversity, integrity, quality, and trust that is integral to our mission.

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students, staff, faculty and patients from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education, employment opportunities, and quality healthcare for historically underrepresented groups.


Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran’s status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.

To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability or if you or someone you know has experienced discrimination or sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, you may contact the Director/Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action:

Director/ Title IX Coordinator

Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action (OEO/AA)

135 Park Building

Salt Lake City, UT 84112


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The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen and immunizations.

Please apply via recruiter’s website.