Jobs: George Urdang Chair in the History of Pharmacy, University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Pharmacy

The University of Wisconsin School of Pharmacy, Social and Administrative Sciences Division invites applications for a 12-month, tenure-track faculty position at the assistant/associate/full professor rank. Associate and full professors will hold an endowed chair. An assistant professor will hold the endowed chair upon promotion with tenure.  Applicants for this position should hold a Ph.D. in the history of pharmacy, social and administrative pharmacy or a closely related field and have an established record of independent scholarship and research related to historical aspects of pharmacy and/or pharmaceuticals or a related field of study. Applicants possessing doctorates in other disciplines and exceptional achievement in the field of interest will be considered.  The successful candidate will be expected to continue their independent research program; advance the American Institute of the History of Pharmacy; be committed to effective teaching of required and elective courses in professional and graduate programs within the Social and Administrative Sciences Division that serve a diverse student body; assist in expanding the graduate program; and be active in university service.

The George Urdang Chair in the History of Pharmacy, the first such chair in the nation, named in honor of Dr. George Urdang (1882-1960). Urdang, a renowned pharmacy historian and professor of the History of Pharmacy at the UW School of Pharmacy, was also the first Director of the American Institute of the History of Pharmacy. The Urdang Chair holder will support and advance the academic discipline of the History of Pharmacy at the UW School of Pharmacy and the American Institute of the History of Pharmacy (AIHP). As part of collaboration with AIHP, the Urdang Chair is expected to further the mission of the Institute in a leadership role. The endowed chair appointment is renewed every five-years and includes a significant source of funding for research support. The renewal decision for the endowed chair is based upon continued scholarly activity and successful collaboration with and contribution to AIHP and its mission.

We seek an individual with excellent written and verbal communication skills who will foster Urdang’s commitment to the humanistic aspects of the pharmacy profession. A focus on modern pharmacy and/or pharmaceuticals is preferred.  A background or professional degree in pharmacy is desirable, but not required.

The successful candidate will join a major university that encourages, values, and supports basic, applied, and interdisciplinary research.  Joint appointments are possible with several relevant campus units such as history of medicine, history of science, history, and population health.  The University of Wisconsin School of Pharmacy is dedicated to excellence in teaching and research including a 125-year commitment to scholarship in history of pharmacy. The University of Wisconsin-Madison holds in its various libraries and repositories the largest collection of printed and manuscript materials documenting the history of modern pharmacy in North America.  Support for graduate students includes the Clarence Sondern Fellowship in the history of pharmacy.  The Social and Administrative Sciences Division is well established with faculty members at all academic ranks and diverse expertise. Madison and its surrounding communities consistently are rated in the top tier of “most-livable cities.”  In addition to the energy of this Big Ten campus, Madison and South Central Wisconsin boast great schools, plentiful recreational opportunities, and year-round cultural diversions.  Visit for information on living and working in Madison.
To apply, please use the following link:

All applications must be received by December 20, 2017 to ensure full consideration with the appointments starting on or around September 1, 2018. Women and underrepresented minority groups are especially encouraged to apply.  The search will continue until the position is filled.
Applications should submit
1) Cover letter/statement of interest;
2) Curriculum vita;
3) One document that contains brief statements (1 page) in the areas of:
-teaching interests that includes a review of the applicant’s teaching experience and teaching philosophy
–summary of current and planned research;
4) copy of, or link to, a published writing sample.
In addition, you will be asked to provide the names and contact information of three references within the application process.  At a future date applicants may be asked to provide at least three letters of reference.
The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

Posted in Jobs.