003582-2016 - Assistant Professor of Industrial and Physical Pharmacy (Pharmaceutical Solids)


The College of Pharmacy at Purdue University is seeking applications to fill a faculty position in the Department of Industrial and Physical Pharmacy in the general area of Pharmaceutical Solids.

The position is for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor. The faculty member is expected to establish an externally funded research program and will teach courses in the undergraduate, graduate and professional (PharmD) programs.  It is expected that the individual will collaborate on various research activities within the department and in multidisciplinary, multi-institutional research throughout the University. This is a nine-month (academic year) appointment.

The candidate should have expertise in fundamental and applied research related to the development, design, analysis and manufacturing of drug products. Representative areas of expertise include:

  • Pharmaceutical materials science
  • Pharmaceutical engineering
  • Crystallization and particle technology
  • Solid state chemistry of pharmaceutical systems
  • Unit operations/continuous manufacturing associated with drug substance and drug product

Established in 1869, Purdue is Indiana’s land-grant university, a comprehensive educational and research institution which is a member of the prestigious American Association of Universities (AAU). The Department of Industrial and Physical Pharmacy encompasses multidisciplinary research and teaching in the areas of drug development, biotechnology, pharmacokinetics, drug delivery systems and manufacturing technologies. Purdue University offers a thriving interdisciplinary environment for education and research. 


The candidate must hold a PhD degree or equivalent in a relevant discipline which would include pharmaceutical sciences, engineering, biochemistry, analytical chemistry and biophysics, and have an outstanding academic record, an exceptional potential for world-class research and a commitment to both undergraduate and graduate education. Postdoctoral and/or industrial experience is preferred but not required. Candidates with experience working with diverse groups of students, faculty, and staff and the ability to contribute to an inclusive climate are particularly encouraged to apply.


For consideration, please submit a single PDF file electronically to mhurt@purdue.edu including:

  • Candidate’s curriculum vitae
  • Letter of interest providing a summary of qualifications for the position
  • Statement of research interests and goals
  • Statement of teaching philosophy
  • Names and contact information for three references

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Review of applications will begin October 24, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled. The desired starting date is August 14, 2017, but flexible and negotiable.

For further information concerning the search please contact Mary Ellen Hurt, Assistant Professor Search Committee, Department of Industrial and Physical Pharmacy, College of Pharmacy, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907-2091 mhurt@purdue.edu.

A background check will be required for employment in this position. 

Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.


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