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Assistant Teaching Professor - Department of Pharmacy

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School / Campus / College: School of Pharmacy

Organization: Pharmacy

Title: Assistant Teaching Professor - Department of Pharmacy

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Position Description

The Department of Pharmacy at the University of Washington, School of Pharmacy invites applications from highly motivated candidates for two full-time, 12-month service period, non- tenure track faculty position at the Assistant Teaching Professor level.

The University of Washington is one of the world’s preeminent public universities, and the School of Pharmacy is ranked in the “Top Ten” schools in the nation (#7 in the 2020 US News and World Report). The Department of Pharmacy is a diverse Department (40 faculty with over 700 affiliate and volunteer clinical faculty) with nationally-recognized expertise in pharmacotherapeutics, clinical pharmacology, geriatrics, pharmacogenomics, translational research, pharmacoepidemiology, health economics, outcomes research and health policy evaluation.

The University of Washington has perennially ranked in the top three nationally for federal research funding and received $1.58 billion in sponsored research in FY2019. The School of Pharmacy is ranked #1 nationally for Schools of Pharmacy in research funding per faculty, and 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 are highly competitive candidates nationally for postgraduate residencies and fellowships. The State of Washington is one of the leaders in pharmacy practice advancement with progressive pharmacy practice laws and regulations. In addition, there are abundant collaborative opportunities with innovative faculty at the UW School of Pharmacy, Medicine, Nursing, Public Health, Social Work and Dentistry as well as with the Institute of Translational Health Sciences (the UW CTSA), Harborview Medical Center, Seattle Children’s Hospital and Regional Medical Center, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, PATH, and a pioneering practice community are unparalleled.

The Assistant Teaching Professor will exercise independent clinical decision-making skills while also establishing team collaborations. The ideal candidate will be expected to teach, in both the classroom and in experiential settings. This successful candidate will be expected to use innovative approaches to teaching, including practice-related skills, and to design and coordinate courses. Candidates in all areas of pharmacy, including but not limited to general internal medicine, family medicine, and/or pediatrics are welcome to apply.

As of Autumn 2020, The School of Pharmacy is in the second year of implementing its new curriculum (aka the Purple Curriculum). One of the highlights of the Purple curriculum is the innovative teaching platform; i.e., Wednesday-in-Practice (WIP), where Wednesdays are devoted to practice and application. Students alternate every other Wednesday between their assigned practice site and campus. WIP provides a platform for students to link practice experiences to what is being taught in the classroom early in their training. The successful candidate for this position will be expected to serve as an integral member of the WIP instructional team and engage in the implementation of the new curriculum. The successful candidate will also provide expertise and leadership to the School in the area(s) of pharmacy practice and have other teaching responsibilities, such as contributing to core content (e.g., disease-specific expertise and knowledge in pharmacotherapeutics).

  • Teaching: 60% - Includes Experiential Education (WIP), weekly skills and case conference sessions, WIP mentoring, and additional instructional opportunities in pharmacotherapeutics, based on departmental needs and faculty experience. Other teaching responsibilities may include contributing to core content (e.g., disease-specific expertise and advanced clinical practice).
  • Scholarship, Service and Pharmacy Practice: 40% - Includes preceptor training and development , student mentoring, precepting student-led outreach activities in the community, scholarly activities as defined in the department-based clinical faculty guidance document, and service to the School, university, and/or professional organizations. Clinical practice opportunities can be explored based on area of clinical expertise and opportunities with partners. Potential research opportunities are abundant through collaboration with current faculty in various research and practice areas.


  • PharmD degree (or foreign equivalent), and 2 years of post-graduate training (PGY1 or 2) residency, fellowship or equivalent experience
  • Proven recent contemporary practice experience and clinical skills in team-based patient care practice setting.
  • A deep understanding of the emerging needs for pharmacy education, outstanding verbal and written communication skills, and proficient and current clinical, analytical and instructional skills to teach about the landscape of pharmacy practice.
  • High quality patient care-focused teaching experience along with demonstrated leadership and organizational skills.
  • Positive factors for consideration include but are not limited to: experience in classroom teaching and course coordination that will inform the education and training of the next generation pharmacist and address expanding gaps in health-care disparities in vulnerable populations, other advance degrees (e.g., MS, MPH) and board certification (e.g., BCPS, BCACP)
  • Washington State Pharmacist licensure will be required.


Applicants should submit the following materials via Interfolio.                       

  1. Letter of interest including a description of your pharmacy practice experiences, teaching experience and philosophy, scholarly activities and areas of interest, as well as a diversity, equity and inclusion statement addressed to Professor Doug Black, Search Committee Chair
  2. Curriculum vitae
  3. Provide contact information for three references who will be prepared to submit letters of recommendation upon request.

Please address inquiries to Doug Black, PharmD, Search Committee Chair, (

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, 2021. Evaluation of candidates will begin early February 2021 and applications will be accepted until the position(s) is filled.

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.

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