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Tenure-Track or Tenured Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Full Professor

University of Pittsburgh Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences
University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh
TBD Based Upon Qualifications
Closing date
Feb 12, 2024

University of Pittsburgh

Tenure-Track or Tenured Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Full Professor

Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences

School of Pharmacy


The Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences of the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy is seeking a highly motivated individual for an open-rank tenure-track or tenured professor position. The ideal candidate will have documented outstanding research experience that is focused on medicinal chemistry; candidates with expertise in chemical biology will also be considered. Aided by a competitive start-up package, the successful applicant is expected to establish and lead an independent laboratory and conduct extramural funding-driven research. Teaching excellence is also expected of the successful candidate, who is expected to teach in the PharmD and Graduate Degree Programs of the School of Pharmacy,


Candidates must have a Ph.D., MD/PhD, or PharmD degree and either postdoctoral training or commensurate experience in medicinal chemistry, chemical biology, chemistry, or a closely related field with existing funding or a clear potential for future extramural funding. The University of Pittsburgh is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute to the diversity and inclusive excellence of the academic community through their leadership, research, teaching, and/or service. Salary for this calendar-year appointment will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. 


The University of Pittsburgh ranks #3 in the nation in NIH funding. Pitt Pharmacy ranks #5 in total research funding among schools of pharmacy (FY2021) and is a leader in education, research, and practice. It is one of six schools of the health sciences that are located with nine other schools on the Oakland (main) Campus of the University of Pittsburgh. The School of Pharmacy partners with UPMC, which is one of the leading integrated healthcare delivery networks in the country; the NCI-designated UPMC Hillman Cancer Center; the University of Pittsburgh’s Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI); and the University of Pittsburgh's life sciences innovation project BioForge. The partnerships include state-of-the-art research, pharmacy services, patient care, and teaching support. For more information about the School of Pharmacy, visit


Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should apply online at Home | Talent Center: Careers at Pitt | University of Pittsburgh Requisition #23008739 and submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and a summary of research accomplishments, as well as a description of 3 future research projects (no more than 5 pages). In addition, statements of teaching philosophy (1 page), diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) (1 page), and the names and contact information of four individuals who will serve as references.


For specific inquiries about this position, please contact Peter Wipf, PhD, Search Committee Chair: University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy, Email: 


This position may be union-eligible. 


The University of Pittsburgh is committed to championing all aspects of diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility within our community. This commitment is a fundamental value of the University and is crucial in helping us advance our mission, which includes attracting and retaining diverse workforces. We will continue to create and maintain an environment that allows individuals to discover, belong, contribute, and grow, while honoring the experiences, perspectives, and unique identities of all.


The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EOE, including disability/vets.

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