Department Chair Search


The University of Kentucky College of Medicine invites applications and nominations for the position of Chair of the Department of Pharmacology and Nutritional Sciences. The applicant should be an outstanding scientist with an international reputation in an area of research addressing either pharmacology or nutritional sciences in one or more of the emphasis areas of the department: brain cognition and aging, cancer, cardiovascular and metabolic diseases. Applicants should have a PhD and/or MD, or equivalent degree, a substantial track record of sustained scientific accomplishment, extramural funding in one or more of the fields above, experience managing large budgets and people, and a demonstrated commitment to academic and educational leadership. The candidate should have experience sufficient to be a tenured full Professor. The Department of Pharmacology and Nutritional Sciences is a unique department with a multidisciplinary faculty positioned for opportunities for interdisciplinary cross-talk and collaboration. The environment breaks down barriers in research and training between two disciplines that have an immense impact on chronic disease processes. The Department has a T32 training grant focused on Multidisciplinary Approaches for Metabolic Disease and runs two graduate programs; one in pharmacology and one in nutritional science. Teaching efforts also include professional medical and dental students and undergraduates. We seek a visionary chair to lead our faculty and students in new and innovative ways that will align the department with the latest technologies and trends in the pertinent research directions. The University of Kentucky is home to the NCI-designated Markey Cancer Center, CTSA-supported Center for Clinical and Translational Science, Kentucky Neuroscience Institute, Saha Cardiovascular Research Center, Barnstable Brown Diabetes and Obesity Center, and NIA supported Sanders-Brown Center on Aging. UK’s Resource Center for Stable Isotope-Resolved Metabolomics is one of only six NIH Common Fund-supported Regional Comprehensive Metabolomics Resource Centers in the U.S. The College takes pride in interdisciplinary programs in neurosciences, cancer, toxicology, and cardiovascular disease and is committed to maintaining ongoing interactions and fostering new collaborations across clinical and basic science departments. The College is also committed to providing the Chair with access to resources and space appropriate to the goals for the future of the Department. The University of Kentucky is located in the heart of the Bluegrass Region, one of the top ranked areas in the country for quality of life. Additional information regarding the Department and the University are found at ( 

The review of applications will begin December 15, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled.

Please apply at the following link: and include a cover letter addressed to Chair, Search Committee along with curriculum vitae and names of three referees.

Upon offer of employment, successful applicants must pass a pre-employment drug screen and undergo a national background check as required by University of Kentucky Human Resources. The University of Kentucky is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, African Americans, and all minorities.