Associate Professor of Pharmacy
University of Washington
United States

Associate Professor of Pharmacy

Position Overview

School / Campus / College: School of Pharmacy

Organization: Pharmacy

Title: Associate Professor of Pharmacy (WOT), Co-Director, Center for Epilepsy Drug Discovery

Position Details

Position Description

The Department of Pharmacy in the UW School of Pharmacy, invites applications for a 100% FTE, 12-month service period, faculty position at the rank of Associate Professor without tenure (WOT) and serve as Co-Director for the newly recognized Center for Epilepsy Drug Discovery (CEDD).  The CEDD is committed to the discovery of novel drugs for the treatment and prevention of acquired drug-resistant epilepsy using translationally relevant animal models, discovery and pharmacological validation of novel rodent epilepsy models, and to the training of next-generation epilepsy investigators and healthcare professionals.

This position will be involved in emerging drug discovery research focused on the basic mechanisms of the epilepsies and therapy discovery for drug-resistant epilepsy, and will specialize in  epidemiology, pathophysiology, molecular genetics and treatment of epilepsy and translational epilepsy research.

Duties and Responsibilities  

The successful candidate will be expected to:

  • Expertly design and execute preclinical efficacy studies and pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamic outcome analysis using etiologically relevant model systems.
  • Develop and/or maintain an externally funded, independent research/scholarship program, resulting in peer-reviewed publications and other scientific communications
  • In their role as CEDD Co-Director, be an integral member of the CEDD leadership team and work closely with the current co-Director and Director of Education (TBN) in the development of a strategic plan and initiatives to support CEDD’s overall scientific and educational mission.
  • Engage in research, teaching, mentorship, and service, and to develop a teaching portfolio that enhances the Department's teaching mission, including classroom instruction at the PharmD, graduate and undergraduate level. 
  • Support the Department and School's commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion as well as contribute to the larger service mission of the School of Pharmacy and the UW.
  • Support the training mission facilitated by a new Health Sciences Education Building, a state-of-the-art interprofessional space for training future health professionals.


Positive factors for consideration include, but are not limited to:

  • Record of peer-reviewed publications and related scholarly activity in their focus area
  • A well developed independent research program and success in obtaining extramural funding for pharmacology research
  • A passion for education and demonstrated experience and capacity for working in a collaborative and multidisciplinary setting.
  • A history of graduate student and postdoctoral scholar mentoring experience.
  • A history of demonstrated commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion in scholarship, teaching and service.


The Department of Pharmacy is a leader in pharmacy education, research, and professional and outreach initiatives. Its faculty conduct pioneering research in numerous areas and educate the next generation of leaders in pharmacy practice and pharmaceutical sciences. The department consists of 50 faculty with over 400 adjunct, affiliate, and clinical faculty with nationally and internationally recognized clinical and research experts. The University of Washington has been perennially ranked in the top three public universities for federal research funding. The School of Pharmacy ranks 7th best in the country among schools of pharmacy in the U.S., according to the latest U.S. News and World Report. We also rank highly nationally for federal grant funding among US schools and in total research funding per faculty member. The collaboration opportunities at the University of Washington are unparalleled and include the six health sciences schools (dentistry, nursing, medicine, pharmacy, public health, and social work), four affiliated hospitals, as well as the NIH-funded CTSA Institute of Translational Health Sciences, Veterans Administration Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle Children’s Medical Center, the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Allen Brain Institute, and PATH. The successful candidate will join a cadre of other active and collaborative nternationally recognized epilepsy researchers and educators

The base salary range for this position at the rank of Associate Professor will be $11,336 - $13,780  per month, commensurate with experience and qualifications, or as mandated by a U.S. Department of Labor prevailing wage determination

Other compensation associated with this position may include a moving allowance.


  • Ph.D (or foreign equivalent) in Pharmacology or related field from an accredited institution in a relevant field.
  • At least 3 years of teaching and student mentoring experience at the graduate or professional degree level.
  • Understanding of and demonstrated expertise in translational pharmacological research and drug discovery in the neurological sciences, including epilepsy. This understanding and/or potential may be gained through residency, fellowship, other postgraduate training or equivalent research expertise, or demonstrated by sustained research productivity and publication record


Please submit the following materials via Interfolio.


1.    Cover letter

2.    Curriculum vitae

3.    500-word research summary

4.    500-word teaching philosophy; and

5.    500-word diversity statement describing how you incorporate the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion in your teaching, mentoring and/or scholarship


Contact information for three professional references will be requested of candidates after initial review.


Complete applications be evaluated on a rolling basis, effective April 15th, 2024 


Please direct queries to the search committee chair, Andy Stergachis (  Salary will be commensurate with education, training and experience and includes a generous benefits package. The anticipated start date for this position is late 2024.

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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