Assistant or Associate Professor of Pharmacology/Signal Transduction
Utah State University - Logan, UT

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Position Title

Assistant or Associate Professor of Pharmacology/Signal Transduction

Position Summary

Utah State University has established a new professional veterinary (DVM) education program in cooperation with the Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine. We seek an exceptionally-qualified researcher/educator in the field of Pharmacology/Signal Transduction to join the Department of Animal, Dairy and Veterinary Sciences ( and associated DVM education program ( This is a 9-month tenure-track research and teaching position (60% research/35% teaching/5% service). Rank is at the level of Assistant or Associate Professor, depending on the qualifications and experience of the successful applicant. The successful candidate will be expected to establish a productive research program and will have the opportunity to supplement their appointment with external funding. Candidates for Associate Professor should demonstrate an established research program that has a history of sustained extramural funding and peer-reviewed publications. Evaluation of candidates will begin April 15, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled. Utah State University ( is a land-grant institution with an enrollment of approximately 15,000 undergraduate students and 1,700 graduate students on the main campus in Logan, Utah. Located in northern Utah's Cache Valley ( Utah State is 80 miles northeast of Salt Lake City and is within a day's driving distance of six national parks. The surrounding area, including ski resorts, lakes, rivers and mountains, makes Utah State one of the finest recreational environments in the nation. The university is a place of diverse thought, where first-rate cultural offerings provided by talented professors and visiting artists benefit thousands of students and members of the community. It is a safe place that provides a unique living-learning community and is the oldest and largest public residential campus in Utah. Utah State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse faculty. Women and members of minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply.


The position is associated with the newly established veterinary (DVM) education program at Utah State University. The successful candidate will have the responsibility to coordinate and participate in the teaching of the "Fundamentals of Pharmacology" course to professional veterinary students. This course includes fundamental pharmacology (pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics and receptor agonists/antagonists) and receptor mediated autonomic regulation (autonomic pharmacology). The individual will also be expected to establish a productive research enterprise with the capacity to generate extramural funding from the NIH, NSF, DOD, USDA or other sources. The successful candidate's interests and background will determine the research focus of this position. Applicants should have a background in pharmacology/cell signaling. Ideally, the research area(s) will involve fundamental aspects of receptor-mediated cellular responses and their associated intracellular signaling pathways. Current areas of research at USU that may provide opportunities for collaboration include: cardiovascular physiology; reproductive and developmental biology; cancer biology; neurobiology; toxicology; immunology; nutrition; and infectious diseases. The successful candidate will be expected to develop and maintain a productive, extramurally funded research program and should have an understanding of animal agriculture. A doctoral degree (PhD, DVM, MD or equivalent) with post-doctoral experience is required along with a commitment to mentor undergraduate students, graduate students, and post-doctoral fellows in the research environment. It is expected that the successful candidate will be eligible to receive promotion and tenure based upon the development and progress of an active research program. The successful applicant will be expected to be an active "citizen" in the Department of Animal, Dairy and Veterinary Sciences; School of Veterinary Medicine; and College of Agriculture. This expectation includes effective service and eventual leadership on college, department and possibly university committees deemed relevant to the departmental and college missions and appropriate for the position description.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Ph.D. and/or D.V.M./M.D. degree(s) in pharmacology, physiology, cell biology, developmental biology, molecular biology or a related field. *Evidence of excellent teaching capabilities in a professional or graduate student academic environment is highly desirable. *Strong English language written and communication skills. *Two years of post-doctoral training is highly desirable. * A strong publication record.
Preferred Qualifications

  • Evidence of the ability to attract and maintain significant extramural funding. * The research degree and/or postdoctoral training should be in an area compatible with and complementary to the departmental research goals and programs.
Work Environment

Office Environment: Employees are protected from weather conditions or contaminants, but not necessarily occasional temperature changes. Outdoor Environment: Employees work outdoors and may not be protected from weather conditions. Hazards: Includes a variety of physical conditions, such as proximity to moving mechanical parts, moving vehicles, electrical current, working on scaffolding and high places, or exposure to chemicals.

Physical Requirements-Nearly Continuously

Hearing,listening Talking

Physical Requirements-Often

Sitting Repetitive hand motion(such as typing) Hearing,listening Talking Standing Walking Bending Stooping Climbing Stairs Climbing ladders Kneeling, squatting Crouching Lifting - up to 10 pounds

Special Instructions to Applicants

Along with on-line application, please attach: 1. A current Curriculum Vitae. 2. A letter of intent that highlights candidate fit to the minimum and preferred qualifications. Include information in your letter of intent regarding short and long-term research goals and teaching interests and philosophy. 3. The names, addresses, phone numbers and email addresses of three professional references that are familiar with your work. It is recommended that you have all required documents ready to attach before you click on the "apply for" link.

Required Applicant Documents

Curriculum Vitae Letter of Intent References

Optional Applicant Documents

Optional document 1 Optional document 2

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