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Assistant/Associate Professor/ Professor in Pharmaceutical Science

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Hillsboro Professional Campus - , OR


Pacific University achieves excellence and distinction by investing in exceptional people to think, care, create, and pursue justice in our world. We embrace discovery in a close nurturing environment that leads to genuine transformation. Our community is diverse, sustainable, and dedicated to discovery and excellence in teaching, scholarship and practice. 


At Pacific University we thrive in an extraordinary environment, surrounded by the beauty of the great Pacific Northwest, with campus locations in Forest GroveHillsboroEugene, and Woodburn. We humbly acknowledge and thank the original caretakers of the lands on which we live, work, teach, acquire and share knowledge.





The School of Pharmacy at Pacific University Oregon invites applications for a tenure track faculty position in the pharmaceutical sciences with a focus on pharmaceutics in the Doctor of Pharmacy curriculum. The University values primacy in teaching with an increasing focus on research. The approximated allocation of effort is 60% teaching, 30% research, 10% service. The ideal candidate has teaching experience in pharmaceutics and experiences in other areas of pharmacy and pharmacy education, such as engagement in Master of Pharmaceutical Sciences (MSPS) research programs. The faculty member will be involved in basic science or translational research and is expected to involve and mentor PharmD, PharmD/MSPS, MSPS, and undergraduate students in research. In addition, the faculty member is expected to seek external funding and the potential to collaborate with other faculty members of the School of Pharmacy in scholarship is an advantage. The faculty member will be actively engaged in the service mission of Pacific University and serve on various committees within the School of Pharmacy, College of Health Profession, and the University. The faculty member will report to the Associate Dean for Pharmaceutical Sciences.




Prior experience in these general areas will receive highest consideration:

  • Coordinate didactic pharmaceutics course and develop, maintain, and administer student-centered curricular material in pharmaceutics
  • Assess teaching, with emphasis on competencies and outcomes, in order to provide continual improvement in student and faculty performances and in student retention for a diverse population
  • Contribute to teaching in Master of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences programs (MSPS: joint PharmD/MSPS and standalone MSPS degree)
  • Provide mentoring and advising to Pharmacy and MS students throughout the didactic curriculum and regarding research
  • Develop, implement, and maintain an active discovery research program that involves PharmD, PharmD/MSPS, MSPS, and/or undergraduate students
  • Actively seek extramural funding
  • Participate in various committees in the School, College and University, and the profession
  • Commit to fostering an inclusive, equitable, and multicultural environment and interpersonal connections



  • PhD in biomedical or pharmaceutical sciences, ideally related to pharmaceutics
  • At least one-year of postdoctoral training or equivalent work experience
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to work effectively as a team member
  • Collaborate with diverse faculty, staff, administrators, and students
  • Evidence of prior teaching experience
  • Publication history
  • Candidates must be highly motivated to excel in teaching, scholarship, and service


  • Prior academic experience in pharmacy education
  • Successful external grant/funding history
  • Evidence of graduate and/or undergraduate teaching experience


WORKING CONDITIONS: Office environment in LEED Gold certified building.  Teaching schedules will be arranged to meet the needs of the program.



APPLICATION:  Interested applicants for this opportunity should submit a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, and names of three references with their telephone numbers, email addresses, and an explanation of the relationship to the applicant.  The letter of interest should discuss the applicant’s 1) experience in pharmaceutical sciences and research, 2) future goals, and 3) teaching philosophy.  Application materials will be screened; candidates for interview will be selected and notified by email.  


Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled. 


At Pacific University we are dedicated to providing experiences that are authentic, holistic, equity minded, and responsive. We continue to develop our equity practices with a particular focus on racial equity.


For qualifying employees, our benefits include generous paid time off for vacation, holidays (including winter break) and sick leave. We offer medical coverage with alternative care (in-network services covered at 100% after payroll deduction), comprehensive dental, vision plans, 9% contribution to retirement after one year of service with no match required, free mental health appointments, and tuition remission for employees and their dependents. We cover employer paid life, short term disability, and long term disability insurance. On campus benefits include free access to our sports facility and library, with discounts on campus food, bookstore purchases, clinic services, and gear rentals through our outdoor program (kayaks, snow shoes, bikes and more).


Candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.  Studies have shown that candidates that are female and/or BIPOC are less likely to apply for jobs unless they meet all of the qualifications they find in the job description. We are seeking the best candidate for the job, and that candidate may be a person who comes from a less traditional background. We encourage you to apply even if you don't meet every minimum qualification described or are unsure if your experience could be considered related experience.




It is the policy of Pacific University not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, age, religion or religious creed, disability, sex or gender, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, military, veteran or Vietnam Era status, or any other protected classification recognized by applicable law, in admission, access to, or treatment in employment, educational programs or activities as required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, or any other applicable state or federal law, or city ordinance. Questions or complaints may be directed to the Vice President for Academic Affairs, 2043 College Way, Forest Grove, OR


Application materials will be screened and interview candidates will be selected and notified by telephone.  The hiring process normally consists of several interviews and can last several weeks depending on the position.  All applicants will be notified once the position is filled.  Employment is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.