Associate/Full Professor and George Urdang Chair in the History of Pharmacy

The University of Wisconsin

Job Type: Tenure Track

Application Deadline: April 6, 2014

The University of Wisconsin School of Pharmacy, Social and Administrative Sciences Division invites applications for a new faculty position with an accompanying endowed chair. The position is a 12-month tenure-track faculty position at the associate/full professor rank. Applicants for this position must hold a Doctorate in the History of Pharmacy or a related field and have an established record of independent scholarship and research related to historical aspects of pharmacy and/or pharmaceuticals. The successful candidate will be expected to be committed to and conduct effective teaching in professional and graduate programs within the Social and Administrative Sciences Division that serve a diverse student body; assist in expanding the graduate program; continue their independent research program; and be active in university service.

The candidate selected for this faculty position will hold 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 at the School. 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 the role of Historian. The George Urdang Chair in the History of Pharmacy is a five-year appointment and includes a significant source of funding for research support. The Chair has an option for renewal 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 120-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; most of the faculty members also are affiliated with the Sonderegger Research Center. Madison and its surrounding communities are consistently 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.

Refer to PVL# 78653 for the posting, which can be found at:

All applications must be received by April 6, 2014 to ensure full consideration with the appointments starting on or around July 1, 2014. Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vita, names of three references, a brief (1-page) statement of teaching interests that includes a review of the applicant’s teaching experience and teaching philosophy, a brief (1-page) summary of current and planned research, a copy of, or link to, a published writing sample, and letters from three references. The letters of reference should be submitted directly to the Search Committee Chair and should reference the PVL # 78653. If submitting by e-mail, please indicate “Application for PVL# 78653” in the subject line. Women and underrepresented minority groups are especially encouraged to apply. The search will continue until the position is filled. Submit your application materials to:

David A. Mott, Ph.D.
Chair, Search Committee
UW-Madison School of Pharmacy
777 Highland Avenue
Madison, WI 53705-2222

Phone: 608-265-9268; Fax: 608-262-5262

The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

Posted: February 17, 2014