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Endowed Chair in the UCI Susan Samueli Integrative Health Institute and School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Position overview

Review timeline: Application review for this recruitment will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Application Window

Open October 5, 2022 through Saturday, Sep 30, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

Position description

The University of California, Irvine (UCI) invites applications for a tenured/tenure-track faculty position at multiple ranks (assistant, associate, or full professor) in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences in the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. Final candidate will be nominated for an Endowed Chair in the Susan Samueli Integrative Health Institute and the 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 scientists and pharmacists involved in cutting-edge drug discovery research.

Ideal candidates will have an exemplary record of scholarly activities leading toward a deeper understanding of human health and wellness through translational studies that reveal the molecular mechanisms of bioactive compounds or complementary interventions combining atypical practices with conventional medicine.

Research areas of particular interest include:
● Discovery/synthesis of biologically active natural products
● Chemical biology tool development for elucidating drug MOA / molecular
● Synthetic biology approaches to drug discovery
● Discovery of novel biomarkers that advance early disease detection
● Molecular approaches that couple translational research to clinical trials
● Identification of bioactive natural products (esp. plant-derived)
● Plant chemistry, biotechnology and phytochemistry

Institutional Reference Check

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. In support of this commitment, and as a means to address all forms of academic misconduct, UC Irvine will conduct an institutional reference check on recruitment finalists of Senate Ladder-Rank Professor and Professor of Teaching series, at all ranks (i.e. assistant, associate, full), prior to extending a formal offer of appointment. Applications submitted via AP Recruit must include a signed copy of the Authorization to Release Information Form for consideration.


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

PhD, PharmD, MD, or combinations thereof.

Application Requirements

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Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)

References will not be contacted prior to discussion with applicant.

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Campus Information

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.

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California Policy on Vaccination Programs – With Updated Interim Amendments. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of receiving the COVID-19 Vaccine Primary Series or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, Religious Objection, and/or Deferral based on pregnancy or recent COVID-19 diagnosis and/or treatment) no later than the applicable deadline. All Covered Individuals must also provide proof of receiving the most recent CDC-recommended COVID-19 booster or properly decline such booster no later than the applicable deadline. New University of California employees should refer to Exhibit 2, Section II.C. of the SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Attachment for applicable deadlines. All Covered Individuals must also provide proof of being up-to-date on seasonal influenza vaccination or properly decline such vaccination no later than the applicable deadline. Please refer to the Seasonal Influenza Vaccination Program Attachment. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.) Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

Job location

Irvine, CA