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Assistant or Associate Professor of Pharmacy – Behavioral Health (tenure eligible)

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School / Campus / College: School of Pharmacy

Organization: Pharmacy

Title: Assistant or Associate Professor of Pharmacy – Behavioral Health (tenure eligible)

Position Details

Position Description

The Department of Pharmacy in the UW School of Pharmacy invites applications for a 100% FTE, 12-month service period, tenure-eligible faculty position in behavioral health pharmacy at the rank of assistant or associate professor. The University of Washington is one of the world’s preeminent public universities with faculty committed to excellent teaching, outstanding scholarship, and exemplary service. The School of Pharmacy is located on the beautiful University of Washington campus in Seattle, Washington and is consistently ranked in the top ten best pharmacy schools in the country.

This position was created to expand student pharmacist and pharmacist training in caring for diverse patients with psychiatric and behavioral conditions. The successful candidate will be expected to develop effective verbal and written communication, support the Department's commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and provide leadership and innovation. Positive factors for consideration include, but are not limited to, licensure or eligibility for licensure in Washington State and board certification or potential for board certification in psychiatric pharmacy. The successful candidate will actively contribute to instruction in the PharmD curriculum. The curriculum focuses on preparing pharmacist providers who are ready to practice at the top of their license in Washington State’s innovative and permissive pharmacy practice environment. Our training mission is supported by the opening of the new Health Sciences Education Building, a state-of-the-art interprofessional space for training future health professionals. The successful candidate will also support the training of PGY2 psychiatric pharmacy residents that will be based at the new Behavioral Health Teaching Facility being constructed on the University of Washington Medical Center Northwest Campus, a one-of-a-kind fully integrated welcoming and healing environment for individuals struggling with serious physical and behavioral health problems.

The successful candidate will be expected to develop an independent, externally funded research program. Scholarship efforts are expected to lead to peer-reviewed publications or other appropriate literature. Other responsibilities will include service to the department, school, university, and profession. Rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience and includes a generous benefits package.

The successful candidate will join a diverse department (50 faculty with over 400 adjunct, affiliate, and clinical faculty) with nationally recognized expertise in pharmacotherapeutics, clinical pharmacology, geriatrics, pharmacogenomics, translational research, pharmacoepidemiology, health economics, outcomes research, and health policy evaluation. The School of Pharmacy ranks #3 in the U.S. for total research funding per faculty member. Faculty received 67 grants and awards in 2021 totaling more than $24 million. The collaboration opportunities at the University of Washington are unparalleled and include the six health sciences schools (dentistry, nursing, medicine, pharmacy, public health, and social work) as well as the Institute of Translational Health Sciences, UW Medical Center, VA Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle Children’s, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center, Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute, the Gates Foundation, and PATH.

The base salary range for this position at the rank of Assistant Professor will be $9,000 - $11,000 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 $10,900 - $13,250 per month, commensurate with experience and qualifications, or as mandated by a U.S. Department of Labor prevailing wage determination


Requirements - the successful candidate should have a PharmD (or foreign equivalent) and residency, fellowship, other postgraduate training, or relevant practice experience in psychiatric pharmacy.



Applicants should submit the following materials electronically via Interfolio.

  1. cover letter
  2. curriculum vitae
  3. names and contact information for three professional references
  4. 500-word research plan
  5. 500-word teaching philosophy; and
  6. 500-word diversity statement describing how you incorporate the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion in your teaching and mentoring.

Evaluation of candidates will begin by November 1, 2022, and applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Please email the chair of the search committee, Jennifer Bacci, PharmD, MPH, BCACP at with any questions. The anticipated start date for this position is on or before July 1, 2023. 

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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