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Assistant or Associate Professor - Department of Pharmacy

University of Washington Department of Pharmacy
Seattle, Washington State
$9,450 - $14,000 per month, commensurate with experience and qualifications
Closing date
Mar 8, 2024

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Specialty Area
Cardiology, Pain Management and Palliative Care
Work Setting
College / University

Job Details

The Department of Pharmacy in the UW School of Pharmacy invites applications for a full-time 100% FTE, 12-month service period, tenure-eligible faculty position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. This position will specialize in one of the following priority areas: cell and gene therapy, precision medicine, rare and ultra rare diseases, pediatrics, cardiology, obstetrics, or pain management.

Duties and Responsibilities  

The successful candidate will be expected to:

Support the Department and School's commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion as well as contribute to the larger service mission of the School of Pharmacy and the UW.

Actively contribute to instruction in the PharmD curriculum which focuses on preparing pharmacist providers who are practice-ready in Washington State’s innovative and permissive pharmacy practice environment.

Support the training mission facilitated by a new Health Sciences Education Building, a state-of-the-art interprofessional space for training future health professionals.

Develop and/or maintain an externally funded, independent research/scholarship program at a top-tier R1 research university, resulting in peer-reviewed publications and other scientific communications

Positive factors for consideration include, but are not limited to:

  • Demonstrated record of scholarly success.
  • Strong interpersonal, team, written, and verbal communication skills.
  • A history of demonstrated commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion in scholarship, teaching and service.

The individual in this position will join a diverse department (50 faculty with over 400 adjunct, affiliate, and clinical faculty) with nationally and internationally recognized clinical, policy and research experts. The University of Washington has been perennially ranked in the top three public universities for federal research funding. The faculty received $1.87 billion in sponsored research in FY2023. The School of Pharmacy ranks #3 in the U.S. for total research funding per faculty member. Our faculty received 67 grants and awards in 2021 totaling more than $24 million. Pharmacy faculty received $130 million in research support over the most recent 6-year period. The Chronicle for Higher Education ranked the UW School of Pharmacy research programs as “best in the nation” based on faculty scholarship.

Opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration within and beyond the University of Washington are unparalleled. The UW has six, world-class health sciences schools (dentistry, nursing, medicine, pharmacy, public health, and social work), four affiliated hospitals, as well as the NIH-funded CTSA Institute of Translational Health Sciences. The UW has strong affiliations with the Veterans Administration Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle Children’s Medical Center, the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Allen Brain Institute, PATH, and a number of small to large biopharmaceutical companies in the Seattle area.

The base salary range for this position at the rank of Assistant Professor will be $9,450 - $14,000 per month, commensurate with experience and qualifications, or as mandated by a U.S. Department of Labor prevailing wage determination.

The base salary range for this position at the rank of Associate Professor will be $11,500 - $16,780 per month, commensurate with experience and qualifications, or as mandated by a U.S. Department of Labor prevailing wage determination.

Other compensation associated with this position may include a moving allowance.


The candidate should have a PharmD or PhD (or foreign equivalent) from an accredited institution in a relevant field.


Understanding of and instructional ability in one of the department priority areas noted above. This understanding and instructional ability may be gained through residency, fellowship, other postgraduate training or equivalent research experience, or demonstrated by sustained research productivity and publication record or teaching in PharmD or graduate courses.

Application Instructions

Please submit the following materials via Interfolio.


1.    Cover letter

2.    Curriculum vitae

3.    500-word research summary

4.    500-word teaching philosophy; and

5.    500-word diversity statement describing how you incorporate the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion in your teaching, mentoring and/or scholarship


Contact information for three professional references will be requested of candidates after initial review.


Complete applications be evaluated on a rolling basis, effective March 15, 2024.

Please direct queries to the search committee chair, Sean D. Sullivan, PhD (  Rank and salary will be commensurate with education, training and experience and includes a generous benefits package. The anticipated start date for this position is late 2024.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status.

Benefits Information

A summary of benefits associated with this title/rank can be found at Appointees solely employed and paid directly by a non-UW entity are not UW employees and are not eligible for UW or Washington State employee benefits.

Commitment to Diversity

The University of Washington is committed to building diversity among its faculty, librarian, staff, and student communities, and articulates that commitment in the UW Diversity Blueprint ( Additionally, the University’s Faculty Code recognizes faculty efforts in research, teaching and/or service that address diversity and equal opportunity as important contributions to a faculty member’s academic profile and responsibilities (

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Disability Services

To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 or


We educate student pharmacists to work in partnership with other health professionals to provide accessible, compassionate, and integrative pharmaceutical care with the goal of enhancing patient outcomes. In addition, we provide high quality graduate and post-graduate education tailored to foundational and advanced training in the pharmaceutical, clinical and health outcomes sciences.

Research and Discovery:

We provide scientific leadership through development of innovative research programs in the biomedical sciences, conduct basic, translational and outcomes research, and make informed decisions at preclinical, clinical and post-approval stages of drug discovery, development and implementation.


We serve patients and the wider community as committed and compassionate leaders in the use of our knowledge and discoveries to help develop and disseminate solutions to complex healthcare problems and promote the health and well-being of regional, national and global populations.

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