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Assistant Professor

Washington State University, College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Spokane, Washington State
Annual Salary: $110,000.00 - $130,000.00; commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Closing date
Oct 21, 2023

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Description of Position:

Washington State University (WSU) College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (CPPS), Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, is seeking a permanent, full-time (12-month), tenure-track faculty member at the rank of Assistant Professor. This position is located on the WSU Health Sciences campus in Spokane, WA. The ideal candidate will complement research and teaching strengths in the Department, including fundamental and translational pharmacology and toxicology, drug discovery and development, pharmacokinetics, medicinal chemistry, drug metabolism and transport, and drug delivery. Successful candidates will participate in teaching and training students in the Pharmaceutical Sciences and Molecular Medicine PhD program, Doctor of Pharmacy program, and/or Bachelor of Science in Pharmaceutical and Medical Sciences program.

Responsibilities Include: 

  • Develop and maintain a highly productive and extramurally funded research program
  • Mentor PhD, PharmD, and BS students
  • Teach courses in the PhD, PharmD, and/or BS curricula
  • Contribute to the mission of WSU and CPPS through service at the department, college, and university level

Required Qualifications:

Candidates must have an earned PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences or equivalent terminal degree (such as PhD, MD/PhD, or PharmD/PhD) and at least two years of postdoctoral training in Pharmaceutical Sciences or a related field. This position has been designated by the department to require a background check.

Position Specific Qualifications:

  • A track record of accomplishments that demonstrate the potential to become an outstanding scholar and educator
  • Cogent plans to develop and maintain a highly productive and extramurally funded research program
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Experience teaching/mentoring students at different levels in a higher education setting (i.e., graduate, professional, undergraduate)
  • Contributions to service within an institution and in professional societies
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion

Additional Information:

Area/College: College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Department Name: Pharmaceutical Sciences
City, State, Zip: Spokane, WA 99202
Department Link:

Annual Salary: $110,000.00 - $130,000.00; commensurate with qualifications and experience.

In accordance with RCW 49.58.110, the above salary reflects the full salary range for this position. Individual placement within the range is based on the candidate’s current experience, education, skills, and abilities related to the position or as mandated by a U.S. Department of Labor prevailing wage determination.

WSU offers a comprehensive benefits package which includes paid sick and vacation leave; paid holidays; medical, dental, life and disability insurance package for employees and dependents; retirement; deferred compensation and optional supplemental retirement accounts.

For a more detailed summary of benefits offered by WSU for Faculty visit:

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Department and Campus:

The Department supports the training of students in the Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) program, including teaching concepts of the pharmaceutical sciences within the curriculum. The department is responsible for leading graduate student training in Pharmaceutical Sciences and Molecular Medicine (PhD) and undergraduate student training in Pharmaceutical and Medical Sciences (BS). The department offers a popular summer undergraduate research program that is funded by the American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics. The department is world-class and research-focused, maintaining an outstanding, externally funded research program that generates more than $10M annually. Faculty members within the department conduct basic and translational research in critical areas of pharmaceutical and toxicological sciences, addressing a variety of major health disorders including inflammatory, cardiovascular, and infectious disease and cancer using in vitro and in vivo models. Research approaches of our faculty include computational pharmacology and molecular modeling; drug metabolism, disposition and toxicity assessment; pharmacokinetic modeling; pharmacogenomics; and drug discovery and medicinal chemistry. See and

The WSU Health Sciences campus houses various research core facilities to support WSU faculty, including a state of the art vivarium, mass spectrometry, NMR, microscopy, flow cytometry, and genomics (see Complete with a rich cultural scene, historic neighborhoods, urban appeal, and easy access to four-season outdoor recreation, Spokane offers a high quality of life with a low cost-of-living. The Health Sciences campus lies at the heart of the developing University District and enjoys a premier location near the Spokane River. Spokane is within an easy drive to Seattle, Portland, British Columbia, and the scenic recreational areas of Idaho and western Montana.

Overtime Eligibility: This position is overtime exempt.

Tenure Track: Yes

FTE: 100%

Screening Begin Date: This position has been posted as Open until Filled. The screening of applicants will begin October 16, 2023 and continue until a suitable candidate has been identified.

Background Check: This position has been designated by the department to require a background check because it requires access to children or vulnerable adults as defined by RCW 74.34, engages in law enforcement, requires security clearance, interacts with WSU students in a counseling or advising capacity, has access to personal identifying and/or financial information, unsupervised access to university buildings/property, or other business-related need.  A background check will not be completed until an initial determination of qualification for employment has been made.

Application Instructions:

At the time of application, please be prepared to submit the following materials:

1) Cover letter

2) Current curriculum vitae

3) Research statement (2 pages max)

4) Teaching statement (2 pages max)

5) Diversity, equity, and inclusion statement (1 page max)

6) Complete contact information for three professional references.

Applicants must upload the following documents to their online application. 

  • Cover Letter (required)
  • Curriculum Vitae (required)
  • Research statement (required)
  • Teaching statement (required)
  • Diversity, equity, and inclusion statement (required)
  • Complete contact information for three professional references (required)

External candidates, please upload all documents in the “Resume/CV” section of your application.  Internal candidates, please upload all documents in the “Resume/Cover Letter” section of your application.

Documents may be submitted in one file or separate files. Applicants are encouraged to upload as a PDF if possible. Application materials should clearly communicate how the applicant meets all required qualifications and additional requirements.
Applicants are required to include contact information for professional references within the application.

WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EDUCATOR AND EMPLOYER. Members of ethnic minorities, women, special disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam-era, recently separated veterans, and other protected veteran, persons of disability and/or persons age 40 and over are encouraged to apply. WSU employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized non-U.S. citizens. All new employees must show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

WSU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact Human Resource Services: 509-335-4521 (v), Washington State TDD Relay Service: Voice Callers: 1-800-833-6384; TDD Callers: 1-800-833-6388, 509-335-1259(f), or

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