Assistant Professor

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Salary commensurate with experience.
July 16 2021
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Job Type

University of Pittsburgh 

Tenure-Track Assistant 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 a tenure-track assistant professor position.  The ideal candidate will have documented research experience that is focused on medicinal chemistry or chemical biology; candidates with expertise in pharmaceutics or biochemical pharmacology 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 driving 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 should have a PhD, MD, PharmD or equivalent and either postdoctoral training or commensurate experience in medicinal chemistry, chemical biology, chemistry, biochemistry or related field, and 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 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 health care delivery networks in the country; the partnership include research, state-of-the-art pharmacy services, patient care and teaching. 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 and submit a letter of intent, curriculum vitae, summary of research accomplishments and a description of future research plans (no more than 5 pages), and the names and contact information of at least three individuals who will serve as references. 


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


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