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Associate or Full Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences - Pharmaceutics

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School / Campus / College: School of Pharmacy

Organization: Pharmaceutics

Title: Associate or Full Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences - Pharmaceutics

Position Details

Position Description

The Department of Pharmaceutics, School of Pharmacy at the University of Washington (Seattle campus) invites applications for a full-time, 12-month, tenure-track appointment at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor, with an anticipated start date of June 1, 2024. 

 The University of Washington (UW) is proud to be one of the nation’s premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our faculty and staff not only enjoy outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty.

 The University of Washington School of Pharmacy is ranked nationally in the top schools of Pharmacy.  At the School of Pharmacy, we are committed to educating the next generation of leaders in pharmacy, pharmaceutical research, and health care – while seeking to ensure the safe, rational, and cost-effective use of medicines.

The Department of Pharmaceutics is internationally renowned for excellence in research and training in the areas of pharmacokinetics, drug metabolism, drug transport and drug delivery. The Department consists of 11 full-time faculty and 16 affiliate, adjunct or emeritus faculty. At the start of the 2023-24 academic year, our graduate program will include 26 PhD and 10 MS students. The diverse community in the department also includes post-doctoral fellows, research scientists and administrative or fiscal staff. The vibrant research programs in the department are supported by over $12 million in annual research funding.

The School of Pharmacy houses facilities and instrumentation for state-of-the-art mass spectrometry of small molecule and protein analyses, nucleic acid analyses, cell culture and imaging, microphysiologic systems, and drug formulation.  The Department and the School of Pharmacy, located in the health sciences complex, is adjacent to the University of Washington’s comprehensive medical center, affording the ability to conduct studies in healthy volunteers and patients. The health sciences complex also offers cutting edge facilities for cryo-electron microscopy, confocal, widefield and live cell fluorescence microscopy, high throughput compound screening, genomic analysis, animal facilities (including a primate center) and other bioanalytical instrumentation. Adjacent to School of Pharmacy space, are the Departments of Pharmacology, Biochemistry, Bioengineering and Genome Sciences, as well as the Brotman Baty Institute for Precision Medicine.  Other institutions and centers within or close to the University campus that are supportive of pharmaceutical science research include the Institute of Translational Health Science (CTSA-funded), Diabetes Research Center, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle Children’s Research Institute, Allen Institute of Brain Sciences, Interdisciplinary Center for Exposures, Diseases, Genomics and Environment and the Institute for Systems Biology. These resources, combined with the highly collaborative culture, contribute to the outstanding research environment of the University of Washington which consistently ranks as one of the premier research Universities in the world.

Seattle is an exciting, culturally diverse major West Coast city with lush evergreen trees, parks, and waterfronts. The "Emerald City" is ranked among America's best places to live and work.

The successful candidate will be expected to instruct students in the professional PharmD and graduate PhD/MS programs in the area of pharmaceutical sciences, and train and mentor graduate and professional PharmD students in scientific investigation. Specific instructional area needs are precision medicine, mechanisms and pharmacodynamic consequences of interindividual differences in drug metabolism or transport processes, including genetic variation, drug-drug interactions and disease states, as well as enzyme/transporter kinetics and clinical pharmacokinetics. All faculty members are expected to provide service to the Department, School and University. 

Annual Salary

The annual salary for this tenured/tenure-track position will depend on prior work experience, time in current rank and the appointment rank.  A starting salary within the range of $135,000 – $255,000 can be expected.

Review of Applications

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            Priority Review Date: November 15, 2023


  • Doctoral degree (or foreign equivalent) in Pharmaceutical Sciences, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Pharmacology, or a related biomedical and bioengineering field is required.
  • Strong track record of peer-reviewed publications and scholarly activity in their focus area.
  • Documented at least 5 years of teaching and graduate student mentoring experience.
  • The ideal candidate for this position will have an established, extramurally funded research in drug (small or large molecule) metabolism or transport, pharmacokinetics, systems pharmacology, pharmacometrics or pharmacogenomics.


Applicants should submit the following materials.  

  • Letter of interest outlining experience, current and future research interests and teaching philosophy, as well as a diversity, equity and inclusion statement.
  • Curriculum vitae.
  • Three reference contacts who will be contacted to provide letters of support in confidence.

Inquiries about the position should be addressed to Mai Ponsang <>.

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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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