Open September 1st, 2021 through Wednesday, Aug 31, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Susan and Henry Samueli Endowed Chair in Integrative Health
The University of California, Irvine (UCI) invites nominations and applications for a tenured endowed chair (rank of associate or full professor) in the Susan Samueli Integrative Health Institute and School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. The Susan Samueli Integrative Health Institute in the Susan and Henry Samueli College of Health Sciences at UCI offers integrative healthcare that incorporates research, teaching, and education into patient care, in the classroom and local community. The School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences faculty is dedicated to training the next generation of pharmacists and scientists involved in leading-edge research in the basic, translational, and clinical aspects of drug discovery, development, and utilization.
Candidates should have an exemplary record of scholarly activities and a profound understanding of human health and wellness as demonstrated through translational studies into the molecular mechanisms of bioactive compounds, including intervention strategies that combine complementary practices with conventional medicine.
Examples of relevant research areas include:
● Discovery/synthesis of biologically active natural products and their congeners
● Synthetic biology approaches to drug discovery
● Molecular approaches that couple translational research to clinical trials
● Identification of plant-derived bioactive compounds using various model systems (in silico, in vitro, and in vivo)
● Plant chemistry, biotechnology and phytochemistry
● Clinical trials on the efficacy and safety of botanicals
Applicants should be qualified for appointment as associate or full professor with tenure. Endowed Chairs have a University FTE in addition to endowed Chair funding. Endowed Chairs are reviewed for reappointment every 5 years.
Application review for this recruitment will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
The University of California is committed to creating and maintaining a community dedicated to the advancement, application, and transmission of knowledge and creative endeavors through academic excellence, where all individuals who participate in University programs and activities can work and learn together in a safe and secure environment, free of violence, harassment, discrimination, exploitation, or intimidation. With this commitment as well as a commitment to addressing all forms of academic misconduct, UC Irvine conducts institutional reference checks for candidates finalists to whom the department or other hiring unit would like to extend a formal offer of appointment into Ladder Rank Professor or Professor of Teaching series, at all ranks (i.e., assistant, associate, and full). The institutional reference checks involve contacting the administration of the applicant’s previous institution(s) to ask whether there have been substantiated findings of misconduct that would violate the University’s Faculty Code of Conduct. To implement this process, UC Irvine requires all candidates of Ladder Rank Professor or Professor of Teaching series, at all ranks (i.e., assistant, associate, and full) to complete, sign, and upload the form entitled “Authorization to Release Information” into AP RECRUIT as part of their application. If the candidate does not include the signed authorization to release information with the application materials, the application will be considered incomplete. As with any incomplete application, the application will not receive further consideration. Although all applicants for faculty recruitments must complete the entire application, only finalists (i.e., those to whom the department or other hiring unit would like to extend a formal offer) considered for Ladder Rank Professor or Professor of Teaching series, at all ranks (i.e., assistant, associate, and full) positions will be subject to institutional reference checks.
PhD, PharmD, MD, MD/PhD, or PharmD/PhD degree.
Applicants should be qualified for appointment as associate or full professor with tenure.
Applicants should currently hold an endowed chair or be qualified to hold an endowed chair at their current institution.
Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
Statement of Research - One (1) page executive summary of the candidate's research program. Please be sure to highlight how the candidate's research program aligns with the goals of the search.
Inclusive Excellence Activities Statement - Statement addressing how past and/or potential contributions to inclusive excellence will advance UCI's Commitment to Inclusive Excellence. See our guidance for writing an inclusive excellence activities statement.
Authorization to Release Information Form - A reference check will be completed only if you are made a tentative offer to a Professor or Professor of Teaching series, at any rank. Download, complete, sign, and upload the form: https://ap.uci.edu/wp-content/uploads/AuthReleaseForm.pdf
The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.