UW School of Pharmacy Seeks George Urdang Chair in the History of Pharmacy

The University of Wisconsin School of Pharmacy seeks to hire a new George Urdang Chair in the History of Pharmacy. The George Urdang Chair in the History of Pharmacy, the first such chair in the nation, is 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 a leadership role.

George Urdang at his desk at the UW School of Pharmacy in 1951.

George Urdang at his desk in the UW School of Pharmacy in 1951.

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 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 http://www.jobs.wisc.edu/ for information on living and working in Madison.

Read the full job description and call for applications for the George Urdang Chair in the History of Pharmacy posted at the University of Wisconsin.

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