Assistant Professor, Department of Biomed & Pharmaceutical Sciences – Montana

Assistant Professor, Department of Biomed & Pharmaceutical Sciences

The University of Montana



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The University of Montana (UM) Skaggs School of Pharmacy invites applications for an academic year tenure-track Assistant/Associate Professorposition in the Department of Biomedical & Pharmaceutical Sciencesbeginning August 21, 2023. The primary focus of the position is to support the Doctor of Pharmacy curriculum through instruction in Pharmacology with an emphasis in neuroscience, as well as other foundational didactic courses. The successful candidate will contribute to the mission of the Skaggs School of Pharmacy through excellence in instruction, scholarship, and service.

The faculty member will contribute at least 50% of time to teaching excellence through instruction in the Doctor of Pharmacy program. Teaching efforts may include the development and/or coordination of pharmacy related courses and teaching labs, and other foundational courses as assigned by Chair/Dean within the expertise of the successful candidate. The successful candidate is expected to dedicate at least 30% of time to scholarly and 20% of time to service activities. Faculty members are expected to develop strong research programs in their areas of expertise and are encouraged to collaborate with faculty and students in other departmental research areas. Faculty members are also expected to contribute to the activities of the School and University as well as contribute to the reputation of the School through service on a local, regional and national level.

Required Qualifications:

  • Hold a PhD in a relevant Biomedical Sciences discipline from an accredited institution or equivalent degree.
  • Completion of a Post-doctoral appointment.
  • Have a minimum of three years teaching experience in the education of pharmacy students.
  • Have experience in the education of graduate students in a biomedical science discipline.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Record of publications in a relevant field.
  • Record of obtaining extramural funding.

Position Details:

Title:Assistant/Associate Professor

Position Type:Full time, 9-Month, tenure track, (1.0 FTE)

Entry Rate: Salary commensurate with qualifications and experiences, but ranges from $75,000-85,000 per year.

Benefits:Comprehensive and competitive benefits packageincluding health and life insurance, mandatory retirement savings plan, partial tuition waiver, and an employee wellness program.

About the University of Montana, Skaggs School of Pharmacy, and the Department of Biomedical & Pharmaceutical Sciences:

The Department of Biomedical & Pharmaceutical Sciences, one of two departments in the Skaggs School of Pharmacy, is comprised of 12 tenure track faculty, and 12 non-tenure track research or instructional faculty. The Pharmacy School class size is approximately 50 students, with two graduate programs (Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Sciences & Drug Design) supporting 24 PhD, PharmD/MS, and MS students.

The University of Montana is a flagship, R1 research institution with a student enrollment of over 10,000. It is the state’s primary liberal arts and social sciences institution. Native Americans comprise the largest minority group on campus. Montana is home to seven reservations, 12 Tribal Nations, and multiple urban indigenous communities. Missoula is located on the traditional homelands of the Salish and Kalispel people and traditional territory to multiple Native American peoples. It is a thriving community representing the region’s cultural hub for visual and performing arts. It balances the warmth of small-town life with the sophistication and amenities of the urban northwest. Missoula and Montana offer stunning mountain scenery, blue ribbon trout streams, abundant wilderness, and thrilling recreational opportunities. Outside Magazine ranked Missoula among the top 10 best places to live in the 2014 and one of the “Best Towns Ever” in 2017.

The University of Montana is an ADA/EOE/AA/Veteran’s Preference Employer and has a strong institutional commitment to the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion in all areas. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of qualified individuals who would assist the University in demonstrating its five priorities for action: Place student success at the center of all we do; drive excellence and innovation in teaching, learning, and research; embody the principle of “mission first, people always”; partner with place; and proudly tell the UM story.

To learn more about the University of Montana, Missoula, and the State of Montana, please visit the links below.

  • University of Montana
    • Video: Mission First, People Always
  • City of Missoula
    • Video: There’s This Place
  • The State of Montana

Criminal Background Investigation is required prior to the Offer of Employment In accordance with University regulations, finalists for this position will be subject to criminal background investigations. ADA/EOE/AA/Veteran’s Preference Reasonable accommodations are provided in the hiring process for persons with disabilities. For example, this material is available in alternative format upon request. As an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, we encourage applications from minorities, veterans, and women. Qualified candidates may request veterans’ or disabilities preference in accordance with state law. References:References not listed on the application materials may be contacted; notice may be provided to the applicant. Testing:Individual hiring departments at UM may elect to administer pre-employment tests, which are relevant to essential job functions. Employment Eligibility:All New Employees must be eligible and show employment eligibility verification by the first date of employment at UM, as legally required (e.g., Form I-9).

How to apply

Priority Application Date:Sunday, April 2, 2023  by 11:59 PM (Mountain Time)

Complete applications received by this date will be guaranteed consideration. To receive full consideration, candidates are required to submit all of the following materials.

Please submit the following application materials** via the UM Jobs portaland by clicking “New Resume/CV” button.  Please do not apply through*.

*Please note, only five (5) attachments allowed per application. Please combine documents accordingly.

A complete application Includes:

  1. Letter of Interest– addressing your qualifications and experience related to the stated required skills for the position. A general letter salutation such as “Dear Search Committee” or “Dear Hiring Manager” is acceptable.
  2. Detailed Resume– listing education and describing work experience.
  3. Professional References– names and contact information for three (3) professional references.

*Applying through or easy apply through may result in submission of an incomplete application.  Applications may be removed from full consideration if they are not complete with materials listed above under the “How to Apply” section.  It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure complete application materials are submitted and received by the date listed above.

**Please note: only five (5) attachments are allowed per application. Please combine documents accordingly.

Nestled in the heart of western Montana’s stunning natural landscape, the University of Montana is a place where top-tier students, educators and researchers from across the country and around the globe come and thrive. UM is located in Missoula, Montana’s second-largest city with a population of 80,000 residents. The University draws a diverse population to Missoula and helps cultivate an educated, engaged and vibrant community. 


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