Pharmacology - Open Rank Faculty

School of Medicine
23001423 Requisition #

Department of Pharmacology
The Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

The Department of Pharmacology in the Joe R. & Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine at UT Health San Antonio invites applications for a full-time, open-rank faculty position.  Individuals with an outstanding record of innovative research and academic performance in areas of research broadly related to Pharmacology are encouraged to apply.  The successful candidate should complement the existing strengths of the department which include neuroscience, substance use disorders, drug-receptor interactions, pain, aging, and cancer. They will receive a highly competitive start-up package and state-of-the-art laboratory space, with rank and salary commensurate with experience. 

The Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine is among the top 50 medical schools in the nation and the Department of Pharmacology is consistently ranked in the top 25 with our faculty being well-respected locally, nationally, and internationally.  Our collegial and cooperative atmosphere provides an outstanding environment for success. The final candidate will be encouraged to interact with investigators in Departmental centers such as the Addiction Research Treatment & Training Center of Excellence, the Center for Biomedical Neuroscience, and the Center for Innovative Drug Discovery. In addition, the Department of Pharmacology has strong associations with the Barshop Institute for Longevity and Aging Studies, the Glenn Biggs Institute for Alzheimer's & Neurodegenerative Diseases, and the Greehey Children's Cancer Research Institute. Multiple NIH T32 training grants are available to support pre-doctoral and post-doctoral Pharmacology trainees, including individuals from groups that are underrepresented in biomedical research.

San Antonio is the 7th largest city in the U.S. with a low cost of living and excellent public and private schools. It has a beautiful historic downtown area featuring the Riverwalk with diverse entertainment and fine restaurants.  It is also a gateway to the scenic Texas Hill Country with many recreational options.

Qualifications and application process

Applicants should hold a Ph.D. and/or M.D. degree with relevant postdoctoral experience. Applicants for the Assistant Professor position must have a record of achievement and demonstrate the potential to establish a robust externally funded research program. Applicants for an Associate or Full Professor position must have an established extramurally funded research program with a strong record of peer-reviewed publications and national/international recognition.

To apply, interested candidates should visit and search job number 23001423.  Please submit a cover letter, Curriculum vitae, statement of research accomplishments and experience in teaching and mentorship, future plans, and names and contact information of three references.  Review of applications will start immediately and continue until the position is filled. For questions regarding this opportunity, please email

UT Health San Antonio is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer including protected veterans and persons with disabilities. All faculty appointments are designated as security-sensitive positions.

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Benefits Overview

UT Health San Antonio offers an excellent benefits package for its employees. Employees who work at least 20 hours a week, with an appointment of at least 4.5 months, are eligible for benefits.

Medical- UT SELECT Medical insurance is offered free for employees and administered by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas. Family members can be added to the plan through payroll deduction. Employees and their dependents can also receive discounted copays and coinsurance when using UT Health Physicians, a network of 800 premier physicians including more than 100 specialists.

Dental - Three dental insurance plan options are available for employees and their families through Delta Dental Insurance Company, two PPOs and one dental HMO plan. Both PPO plans allow employees to choose any licensed dentist.

Vision- Fully insured Vision Care benefits are offered by Superior Vision Services. Two vision plan options that offer either standard or enhanced vision benefits. Life Employees receive $40,000 of group term life insurance and $40,000 of basic accidental death and dismemberment insurance for free, with options to purchase additional employee and dependent coverage for both at group rates.

Retirement- Employees are eligible for either the Teacher Retirement System (TRS) or the Optional Retirement Plan (ORP). TRS is a defined benefit retirement plan which UT Health matches employee contributions. ORP is for eligible faculty staff employees. Voluntary retirement programs are also available to invest before- or after-tax dollars with the choice of five quality retirement plan providers.

Time Off- A generous leave program offers multiple paid leave options:

Front-loaded Paid Time Off: 128 to 208 hours (16 to 26 days) of Paid Time Off based on years of service, given at the start of each fiscal year. PTO may be prorated in year one based on date of hire.

Extended Illness Bank: 8 hours (1 day) accrued per month which can be used for illness or injury after one day of Paid Time Off is taken.

Paid Family Leave: Up to 240 hours (6 weeks) to care for a spouse, child, or parent after 6 months of consecutive employment.

Holidays: 12 set paid holidays each year plus three floating holidays, which can be used anytime during the fiscal year.

FSAs- Employees can enroll in flexible spending accounts (FSAs) to set aside money from earnings before taxes for qualifying dependent day care expenses or out-of-pocket health care expenses.

Discounts- Employees enjoy a range of discounts on services, tickets, and gym membership.

UT Health San Antonio is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer.  It is our policy to promote and ensure equal employment opportunity for all individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status.

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