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Assistant or Associate Professor of Pharmacy – Geriatrics/Aging (tenure eligible)

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School / Campus / College: School of Pharmacy

Organization: Pharmacy

Title: Assistant or Associate Professor of Pharmacy – Geriatrics/Aging (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 Aging/Geriatrics 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 among the top ten best pharmacy schools in the country.

We are seeking a highly motivated candidate - this position will be expected to engage in effective leadership and communication and contribute to the School’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. This position is supported by an endowment and carries the title of the David and Anita Bailey Faculty Fellow in Geriatric Pharmacy. The candidate will be expected to contribute to scholarship, teaching, and service of the School of Pharmacy and the UW. This position will be expected to teach courses in pharmacotherapeutics, focusing on topics related to geriatric pharmacotherapy, with the potential to broadly cover internal medicine. They will actively contribute to instruction in the PharmD curriculum. In addition, the candidate may be appointed as the Assistant Director for Research in the Plein Center for Geriatric Pharmacy Research, Education and Outreach if credentials/experience are aligned with this role. The faculty of the Plein Center are committed to optimizing older adults’ medication outcomes and promoting healthy aging through training/education, service, and cutting-edge research.

The successful candidate will be expected to develop an independent, externally funded research program as well as to develop an established publication record. The successful candidate will also be expected to engage in aging research, in an area including but not limited to clinical geriatrics related to a specific disease state, deprescribing, comparative effectiveness research, pharmaceutical outcomes research, health services research, and/or pharmacoepidemiology. 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 geriatric pharmacy.

The Department of Pharmacy is 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. Our faculty contribute to the PharmD curriculum in the areas of pharmacy fundamentals, clinical and population therapeutics, pharmacist provider training, pharmacy systems and quality, and experiential education. Additionally, the Department houses a graduate program in Health Economics and Outcomes Research that trains MS and PhD students.

Aging research is a priority within the UW School of Pharmacy, other health sciences schools and the institutions in the Seattle region.  Potential for collaboration within the Department of Pharmacy include the Comparative Health Outcomes, Policy, and Economics (CHOICE) Institute and the Institute and Institute for Innovative Pharmacy Practice (I2P2).  In addition, there are unparalleled collaborative opportunities elsewhere in the School of Pharmacy (Departments of Pharmaceutics and Medicinal Chemistry), and across all health sciences schools of the UW (Schools of Medicine, Nursing, Public Health, Social Work and Dentistry), as well as with the Institute of Translational Health Sciences (the UW’s CTSA), Harborview Medical Center, the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center, Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute, the Gates Foundation, and PATH.

The University of Washington has been perennially ranked in the top three public universities for federal research funding and received $1.89 billion in sponsored research in FY2021.  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, and over $130 million over a 6-year period.  The Chronicle for Higher Education ranked the UW School of Pharmacy research programs as “best in the nation” based on faculty scholarly activities.  Our PharmD graduates compete successfully for the limited number of residency positions. The State of Washington is one of the leaders in advanced pharmacy practice laws and regulations, which position pharmacists to practice at the top of their license.  

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


The candidate should have a PharmD (or foreign equivalent) and prior expertise in geriatric pharmacy, whether gained through residency, fellowship, other postgraduate training or equivalent research mentorship.


Applicants should submit the following materials electronically 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

* Three original reference letters will be requested of candidates after initial review.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Please email search committee chair, Shelly Gray, PharmD, MS, FASCP, AGFS, ( with questions.  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 July 1, 2023. 

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