Assistant Professor of Pharmacy (3 Positions)

University of Rhode Island

Job Title Assistant Professor of Pharmacy (3 Positions)

Job Description Summary, Duties and Responsibilities, Required Qualifications and Preferred Qualifications 

The search will remain open until the position has been filled. First consideration will be given to applications received by January 14, 2024. Applications received after January 14, 2024, may be reviewed depending on search progress and needs, but are not guaranteed full consideration.


The Department of Pharmacy Practice and Clinical Research at the University of Rhode Island (URI) invites applications for full-time tenure-track academic year positions at the level of Assistant Professor of Pharmacy. The time of appointment will be Spring/Fall 2024. We are searching for three faculty positions with expertise in the following pharmacy specialty disciplines: 1) immunology/infectious diseases, 2) cardiology, and 3) neurology, psychiatry, addiction, and/or mental health. We will also consider expertise in the pharmacy specialty disciplines of aging and health, autoimmune disorders, rheumatology, microbiome, and genomics.

The University of Rhode Island is the state’s flagship land and sea-grant research institution, with a commitment to urban initiatives. A student-centered research institution, URI actively partners with other organizations globally and locally to advance knowledge and to develop informed residents and leaders. URI is committed to community engagement, excellence in education, and solving the world’s most important challenges. Situated on the traditional land and territories of the Narragansett Nation and the Niantic People along the Atlantic Ocean, URI strives to create a diverse and inclusive environment for researchers, teachers, learners, and community members.

The College of Pharmacy is on the main campus in Washington County Rhode Island. Washington County is Rhode Island’s southernmost region, covering 100 miles of coastline, and sandy beaches along the Atlantic Ocean. The College of Pharmacy is a welcoming and inclusive community of scholars with a vision to “Advance Health and Transform Communities”. The College community seeks to pursue lives of service and intellectual exploration to solve scientific challenges and deliver progressive interdisciplinary healthcare with compassion and intention.

The Department of Pharmacy Practice and Clinical Research prepares outstanding and compassionate pharmacists and health outcomes specialists that excel as clinicians, scholars, and leaders. We aim to strengthen and diversify the practice of pharmacy. We invite applicants that are interested in expanding our community of scholars that work together and inspire one another in teaching, research, practice, and service. The College of Pharmacy has extensive partnerships with health systems and research centers across the state of Rhode Island, Eastern and Central Massachusetts, and Eastern Connecticut, including the Advance Rhode Island Clinical and Translational Research, Brown University, and the Veterans Affairs Providence Healthcare System.


We are looking for an applied clinical scholar and educator with research skills that may include clinical trials, implementation science, laboratory sciences, outcomes, or pharmacoeconomics.

The candidate will be expected to establish a program of research in an area that complements the College’s mission and is supported by extramural funding. The successful candidate will also contribute to the University’s teaching mission and participate in service activities.

The University of Rhode Island College of Pharmacy values diversity and respect for all individuals. We are committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce to enhance our student environment and the health of all people in Rhode Island, the United States, and the world. We strongly encourage applications from candidates who demonstrate through their efforts in teaching, research, and engagement that they are creating environments to promote equity in education and divest health inequities.


  • Establish and maintain a robust clinical research program of research germane to pharmacy and health that is supported by extramural funding.
  • Maintain a high level of scholarly activity as evidenced by peer-reviewed publications and presentations at national and international meetings.
  • Contribute to the Doctor of Pharmacy and graduate teaching missions of the University by mentoring and teaching graduate, professional degree, and undergraduate courses for the college.
  • Serve on college and University committees.


  • Perform other duties as assigned.


The incumbent is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions.



1. Doctor of Pharmacy degree from an ACPE accredited college or university with additional research-based degrees (such as Master of Public Health, Master of Science, Doctor of Philosophy) and/or training (such as research-based fellowships or other post-doctoral research training or experience); or Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Doctor of Medicine (MD), Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO) and/or other health-related Doctorates, with clinical expertise in a pharmacy specialty by time of appointment.

2. Demonstrated record of scholarly productivity commensurate with experience.

3. Evidence of eligibility for appointment as Assistant Professor (as showcased in candidate CV for research and teaching effectiveness).

4. Demonstrated strong interpersonal and oral communication skills.

5. Demonstrated excellence in writing skills.

6. Clinical expertise in any of the numerous pharmacy specialty disciplines within an expansive discipline, particularly in the fields of 1) immunology/infectious diseases, 2) cardiology, and 3) neurology, psychiatry, addiction, and/or mental health. We will also consider expertise in the pharmacy specialty disciplines of aging and health, autoimmune disorders, rheumatology, microbiome, and genomics.

7. Eligible for pharmacist licensure in Rhode Island, if applicable.

8. Demonstrated ability to work with diverse groups/populations.


1. Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD).

2. Postdoctoral fellowship training in an area related to the program of research appropriate to pharmacy and health.

3. Demonstrated experience in the classroom and/or clinical teaching.

4. Evidence of successful research collaborations.

5. Demonstrated ability to write competitive applications for extramural funding.




Union AAUP – American Assoc of Univ Professors

Status Academic Year, Full-time, Tenure-track, Permanent

End Date of Restriction or Limitation 

Department Pharmacy Practice and Clinical Research


Please note: Job applications must be submitted directly online only at: (

Contact Email 

Campus Location Kingston

Grant Funded No

Extension Contingent on Funding Date 

Special Instructions to Applicants 

Please attach the following 3 (PDF) documents to your Faculty Employment Application:

(#1) Cover letter.

(#2) Curriculum Vitae that should include the names and contact information of three professional references (as one complete document).

(#3) A Diversity Statement describing at least one of the following: lived experiences, current interests or activities, or future plans to incorporate and promote diversity, inclusion, and equity in an academic environment focused on clinical practice and health research (as one complete document).


PLEASE NOTE: Letters of reference upon request only.

Position Number (106079), (108088), (108443)

Posting Number F00400

Posting Date 11/17/2023

Closing Date 

Open Until Filled Yes

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