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University of Utah Assistant/Associate/Professor DOQ - Pharmacotherapy in Salt Lake City, Utah

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Position/Rank Assistant/Associate/Professor DOQ - Pharmacotherapy

Department 00281 - Pharmacotherapy

City Salt Lake City, UT

Track Tenure Track

New Position to Begin 7/1/2022


This position provides opportunity for pharmacotherapy outcomes research scholarly activity in a research-intensive, interdisciplinary health sciences center.

The Department of Pharmacotherapy is seeking to fill a 12-month, Tenure Track faculty position at the rank of Assistant/Associate Professor. We are a dynamic Department with faculty pursuing diverse research agendas, all within the overarching disciplines of health technology assessment and health economics and outcomes research. Specific areas of interest for this position include implementation science, clinical pharmacogenomics, patient-centered outcomes research, value assessment of technologies and pharmacy services, machine learning, and bioinformatics. Previous experiences in oncology research is desirable but not required. The successful candidate will be expected to build and maintain a research program funded through extramural grants, teach in the PharmD and PhD programs, and provide service through committee involvement at department, college, university & national levels. The ideal candidate will possess a documented research record, grant writing experience, as well as a strong commitment to and demonstrated competence, in teaching.

The University of Utah, College of Pharmacy is located in the state-of-the-art L.S. Skaggs Research Institute and is part of University of Utah Health, an umbrella health sciences center encompassing a wide scope of clinical and research enterprises. The College of Pharmacy is ranked among the top five in terms of National Institutes of Health research productivity and in the top twenty list of PharmD programs in the nation. The department has a unique mix of clinical, research and tenured faculty to support the training of professional and graduate students. Faculty have the opportunity to collaborate with practicing clinicians and health services researchers in the Pharmacotherapy Department and across University of Utah Health Sciences Campus in the Departments of Family and Preventive Medicine, Pediatrics, Population Health Sciences, the Program in Personalized Health Care, the Huntsman Cancer Institute, Department of Economics and various other academic departments. University of Utah Health also has an NIH funded Center of Clinical and Translational Science ( CCTS ) and numerous core facilities. The environment is highly conducive for interdisciplinary and translational research.

Salary is commensurate with experience. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. For further information regarding the University of Utah College of Pharmacy and University Health System, visit and

Either a PhD in a health research-related field (e.g., behavioral research, Pharmacoeconomics, Pharmacoepidemiology, health economics, health services research, pharmacogenomics) or a PharmD with post-graduate research training (e.g., research-focused residency or fellowship) is required. Excellent verbal and written communication skills and proven ability to work with other health professionals in an interdisciplinary environment are required. Experience specific to the profession of pharmacy and the ability to work within interdisciplinary teams consisting of tenure track, clinical/research track, and PhD students/PharmD students/post-doc fellows are preferred.

Appointment as an Assistant/Associate/Professor within the Department of Pharmacotherapy and a salary commensurate with qualifications and experience plus benefits will be provided. This is an academic calendar year appointment.

Interested candidates should apply online by completing an application and submitting a cover letter, list of references and CV at .

Please address questions or intention to apply to:

Nathorn Chaiyakunapruk, PharmD, PhD

Professor, Department of Pharmacotherapy

University of Utah College of Pharmacy

30 South 2000 East, 4th floor

Salt Lake City, UT 84112 (

Inquiries about the position may also be directed to Administrative Manager, Tiffany O’Bonnon at .

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

The University of Utah Health (U of U Health) is a patient focused center distinguished by collaboration, excellence, leadership, and respect. The U of U Health values candidates who are committed to fostering and furthering the culture of compassion, collaboration, innovation, accountability, diversity, integrity, quality, and trust that is integral to our mission.

EEO/Non-Discrimination Information

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students, staff, faculty and patients from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education, employment opportunities, and quality healthcare for historically underrepresented groups.

Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran’s status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.

To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability or if you or someone you know has experienced discrimination or sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, you may contact the Director/Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action:

Director/ Title IX Coordinator

Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action ( OEO /AA)

135 Park Building

Salt Lake City, UT 84112


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For more information:

To inquire about this posting, ( or call 801-581-2300.


The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“ URS ”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen and immunizations.

Special Instructions for Candidates

Interested candidates should apply online by completing an application and submitting a cover letter, list of references and CV at .

Open Date 11/01/2021

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Requisition Number PRN02820F

Type Faculty