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Assistant Professor (Tenure-Track), Pharmacology

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School / Campus / College: School of Medicine

Organization: Pharmacology

Title: Assistant Professor (Tenure-Track), Pharmacology

Position Details

Position Description

The Department of Pharmacology at the University of Washington invites applications for two full time, tenure-track assistant professor positions with an anticipated start date of September 2022. Assistant professors (tenure-track) are eligible for multi-year appointments that align with a 12-month service period (July 1-June 30). Faculty with 12-month service periods are paid for 11 months of service over a 12-month period (July-June), meaning the equivalent of one month is available for paid time off.

The Department of Pharmacology values diverse experiences and perspectives. We strive to create a welcoming and respectful learning environment that promotes access, opportunity, and justice for all.  We are firmly committed to supporting activities that enhance diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Our academic mission is to explore the action of drugs and their role in the treatment of disease. Consequently, faculty research interests encompass drug discovery and precision medicine, gene architecture and action, intracellular signaling, molecular basis for disease, neurobiology and behavior and protein structure. Our departmental values encourage the translation of these ideas from the lab to the clinic.

These principles are the foundation of our scientific contributions to the State of Washington, the University of Washington, international science communities, and the public. Our broader mission centers on three areas. Discovery: to understand the molecular basis of endocrine, neuronal and cardiovascular processes with the goal of pharmacological intervention. Training: to provide high-quality, rigorous training that prepares students, postdoctoral scholars, and clinical fellows for science-and medicine-related careers. Communication: to disseminate scientific results and share our passion for equity in science, and to champion biomedical research within our community.

All University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research and service. The successful candidate will be expected to establish an independent research program, to contribute to the teaching responsibilities of the department through existing or new courses, and to contribute to the department’s commitment to service within the School of Medicine, the University of Washington or the greater Seattle community.

We welcome applications from individuals with research interests that complement and extend the department’s current activities in the molecular basis of disease and cardiac pharmacology.


Candidates must have a Ph.D (or foreign equivalent) in a relevant field. A MD or M.D./Ph.D degree (or foreign equivalents) are also acceptable. 


Application packages should include a curriculum vitae, a description of research accomplishments and plans, three letters of references, a diversity statement, teaching statement, and up to two papers or manuscripts as PDFs must be submitted electronically through Interfolio.

Instructions for the diversity statement: The Department of Pharmacology is committed to creating and sustaining an inclusive and equitable departmental climate that embraces the diversity of all individuals and allows trainees, staff and faculty develop their full potential. We are currently focused on four goals that align to the University of Washington Diversity Blueprint: 1. Cultivate and communicate our commitment to diversity; 2. Attract, retain, and advance an excellent and diverse workforce; 3. Foster and sustain a welcoming climate for diversity and outreach; and 4. Improve accountability and transparency. An important part of our applicant evaluation process will be the contributions candidates would make - through background, experiences and/or plans of action towards our diversity goals.  Please describe (in no more than one page) how you would contribute to our effort.

Review of applications will begin April 15, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. Contact with any questions.

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

COVID-19 Vaccine Requirements and Information

Under University of Washington (UW) Policy, University-compensated personnel must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and provide proof thereof, or receive a UW-approved medical or religious exemption. This requirement will be a condition of any offer associated with this recruitment. For more information, please visit

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The University of Washington is using Interfolio's Faculty Search to conduct this search. Applicants to this position receive a free Dossier account and can send all application materials, including confidential letters of recommendation, free of charge.

For help signing up, accessing your account, or submitting your application, please check out Interfolio's help and support section or get in touch via email at or phone at (877)997-8807.

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