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Assistant Professor of Pharmacy (tenure eligible) – CHOICE Institute

University of Washington: Academic Personnel: School of Pharmacy: Pharmacy
Location: Seattle, WA
Open Date: Dec 20, 2022
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The Department of Pharmacy, and the Comparative Health Outcomes, Policy, and Economics (CHOICE) Institute at the University of Washington seek to fill one 12 month, 100% FTE faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor (tenure eligible) with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2023. The University of Washington is one of the world’s preeminent public research universities with faculty committed to excellent teaching, outstanding scholarship, and exemplary service. The School of Pharmacy is located on the beautiful University of Washington campus in Seattle, Washington and is consistently ranked in the top ten best pharmacy schools in the country.
The CHOICE Institute is a global leader in generating knowledge to improve individual and population health through transformative learning, research, and dissemination about the effectiveness, safety, and value of medical products, services, and policies. The Institute consists of 13 faculty members based in the School of Pharmacy, 7 Adjunct faculty, and 20 Affiliate faculty with training and expertise in health economics, pharmacoepidemiology, outcomes research, biostatistics, and policy. Our graduate program includes approximately 15 PhD and 6 MS students and is focused on health economics, outcomes research, pharmacoepidemiology, and policy analysis.

The successful candidate will be expected to develop an independent and sustainable externally funded research program in their focus area and contribute to and lead departmental research programs. The successful candidate will also be expected to continue to build on an established publication record. The successful candidate will actively contribute to instruction in the graduate curriculum of the CHOICE Institute and the School of Pharmacy’s PharmD curriculum and contribute to the school’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Positive factors for consideration include but are not limited to, a candidate with a PharmD or a background in Pharmacy.

Successful candidates will find a diverse Department (47 faculty with over 400 Adjunct, Affiliate and Clinical faculty) with nationally recognized expertise in health economics, outcomes research, health policy evaluation, pharmacogenomics, pharmacoepidemiology, translational research, pharmacy practice and therapeutics. In addition, there are unparalleled collaborative opportunities at the UW with colleagues in the Departments of Health Services and Global Health, Surgical Care and Outcomes Assessment Program in the School of Medicine, the Program for Health Economics and Outcomes Methodology, the Institute of Translational Health Sciences (the UW CTSA), and in the Seattle area (Seattle Children’s, Kaiser Washington Health Research Institute, the Health Services Research & Development Center of Excellence at the VA, the Gates Foundation, and the Hutchinson Institute for Cancer Outcomes Research (HICOR)). The successful candidate will have opportunities to develop close collaborations with this community soon after arriving at the Department.

The base salary range for this position will be [$9,000 – $11,000] per month, commensurate with experience and qualifications, or as mandated by a U.S. Department of Labor prevailing wage determination.

 Doctoral degree (PhD, DSc, DPhil or PharmD, or foreign equivalent) in a discipline such as Health Services Research, Health Policy, Health Economics, Public Policy, Public Health or Economics.
 Expertise in health outcomes measurement, evidence synthesis, preference-based research, decision sciences, health economics, and/or data sciences.

Application Instructions
Applicants should submit the following materials electronically via Interfolio:

  1. Cover Letter (~1 page)
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Research Statement (~1 page)
  4. Teaching Statement (~1 page)
  5. Diversity statement describing how you incorporate the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion in your teaching, research and mentoring (~1 page)
  • Three original reference letters will be requested of candidates after initial review.
  • Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Please send questions to: Josh Carlson, PhD, Professor and Search Committee Chair, Department of Pharmacy (
  • Applications must be submitted via InterFolio: