Assistant/Associate Professor of Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Sciences (Teaching Track)

Los Angeles, California
Based on experience, accomplishments
January 15 2021
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Job Type

Biopharmaceutical Sciences

USC Jobs website:

Requisition ID: REQ20096496

Job Code: 064111 – Assistant Professor-Instructional-Non-Tenure Track

Position Description, Required Credentials and Experience: The USC School of Pharmacy’s Department of Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Sciences invites applications for a full-time, position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor (depending on academic experience and accomplishment).  The candidate should be strongly committed to excellence in teaching, curriculum development and grant writing within the area of pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical sciences. The candidate will be primarily engaged in the curriculum development and implementation of coursework related to the School of Pharmacy’s new undergraduate Bachelor of Science Major in “Biopharmaceutical Sciences”.

Applicants must have a strong background in pharmaceutical and/or biopharmaceutical sciences, possess a doctoral degree in a relevant field and have demonstrated educational expertise, including the ability in the use of varied instructional strategies and technologies that engage students, including cooperative, experimental, and practical learning methods. The candidate will work closely with the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education at the School of Pharmacy to extend the educational growth in the new undergraduate major and other undergraduate programs offered to USC students with an interest in graduate programs in the biomedical and pharmaceutical sciences. In addition, the candidate will support the development, analysis, and application of educational research proposals and implementation within the department, and its graduate programs of the School.

As a Teaching Track faculty member, the candidate will be expected to combine undergraduate teaching/mentoring to a total of at least 80% of USC activities. This will include undergraduate teaching, course development, and laboratory development and training, with excellence in these pursuits demonstrated and fulfilled toward consideration for promotion. Scholarly activities and university service are important additional contributions. This position does not lead to consideration for tenure.

Compensation and Benefits: The University of Southern California offers a competitive salary within an academic environment based on the candidate’s experience, accomplishments, and rank. The University also offers excellent benefits to employees, which include: health, dental and life insurance; tuition assistance; disability and retirement plans; credit union membership; and participation in cultural and social events, as well as access to athletic and recreational facilities.

Application Procedure: The position is available immediately. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Qualified individuals are requested to see further details and apply online at, and are requested to upload a current curriculum vitae, a letter of intent/personal statement, a description of his/her research and experience relevant to the position, and a list of the names and current contact information for three to five individuals who will serve as professional references. Additional information and inquiry can be obtained through contact with:  

Martine Culty, PhD

1985 Zonal Ave, PSC 702-D

University of Southern California,

Los Angeles, CA 90089

(323) 865-1677 (office)

The University of Southern California is actively committed to equal opportunity, diversity, and inclusion within its faculty hiring practices, so qualified candidates from underrepresented minorities are encouraged to apply.

The USC School of Pharmacy is located on the USC Health Sciences Campus, which includes the Keck Hospital of USC, the Norris Cancer Hospital, and LAC+USC hospital. Ranked by US News and World Report as the #1 private pharmacy school in the United States, the USC School of Pharmacy is recognized for its more than century-long reputation for innovation in pharmaceutical education, practice and research. The School uniquely spans the entire spectrum of pharmaceutical development and clinical care – from drug discovery to regulatory approaches that promote safety and innovation, from delivery of contemporary patient care services to evaluating the impact of care on patient outcomes and costs.

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