Department Head, Pharmacology and Toxicology, University of Arizona College of Pharmacy

The University of Arizona invites applications and nominations for the position of Head, Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, College of Pharmacy. Individuals with broad interests in pharmacology, toxicology and/or drug discovery are encouraged to apply. The Head is responsible for advancing the educational and research missions of the department and college. The successful candidate will be an internationally recognized leader with a PhD or MD degree, and a substantial record of NIH-funded research and peer-reviewed scholarly productivity. She or he will have the in-depth knowledge and ability to effectively lead scientific researchers and academicians while embracing the importance of academic distinction, diversity, and financial sustainability.

The College is under new leadership and poised for growth in the areas of therapeutic target identification, drug discovery, drug metabolism, gene-environment interactions, molecular or computational toxicology and pharmacology, systems biology, metabolomics, and bioinformatics/statistics of “omics” technologies over the next several years. In addition, the College enjoys a rich history among the top echelon of all pharmacy schools nationally. The College is home to the Southwest Environmental Health Sciences Center, the Center for Toxicology, and the Program in Drug Discovery. Excellent opportunities exist for research collaborations within an active community of basic and clinical scientists in academic departments across the university, as well as participation in numerous Centers of Excellence that include the Arizona Cancer Center, Bio5 Institute, Sarver Heart Center, and Arizona Respiratory Center. The University of Arizona Health Sciences have proven interdisciplinary strengths in imaging, bioinformatics, genomics, and precision medicine, with particular focus on chronic diseases and related behaviors impacting environmental and general health in diverse populations.

The University of Arizona is located in Tucson, a city with a blossoming economic and recreational center driven by a vibrant multicultural population reflecting the richness of the Southwest. Tucson is surrounded by majestic desert and beautiful mountains rising to more than 9000 feet. For additional information, please visit

The Search Committee will begin reviewing candidates immediately and will continue until the position is filled. For priority consideration, please apply by Monday, October 31, 2016. Applications should include a detailed curriculum vitae and a letter summarizing the applicant's personal vision and relevant leadership experience. At least three professional references will be required for candidates selected for an on-site interview. Applications should be submitted to (Job #F20659). Questions or nominations should be submitted to either Todd W. Vanderah, PhD ( or Brian L. Erstad, PharmD (