Assistant/Associate/Professor - Pharmaceutical Sciences

DESCRIPTION OF POSITION: The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) invites nominations and applications for an open-rank faculty position in Pharmaceutical Sciences (tenure-track/tenured), with a focus on Pharmaceutics, Pharmacokinetics or Pharmacometrics. The successful candidate will be a talented faculty member who will collaborate in teams to cultivate and embrace excellence in teaching, research, and service in a predominantly Mexican-American community. This position represents a unique opportunity for an outstanding individual to be a part of shaping/delivering an integrated curriculum and advancing scholarship in Pharmaceutical Sciences in a new Pharmacy School at UTEP, a research-intensive university. Appointment is commensurate with the applicant’s history of excellence in teaching, scholarship, and leadership. The appointment date, start-up package and rank are negotiable.

RESPONSIBILITIES: The recruited faculty member will: (1) work in teams to create, implement and deliver an integrated Doctor of Pharmacy curriculum using innovative teaching models that connect science to practice; (2) contribute to the Accreditation Council for Pharmaceutical Education (ACPE) accreditation process; (3) engage and mentor a culturally diverse Doctor of Pharmacy student body in pharmacy practice/research experiences; (4) communicate well across diverse faculty disciplines and student populations; (5) advance teaching and research skills through faculty development opportunities; (6) provide leadership through university, professional, scientific and/or community service; (7) demonstrate scholarly activity as evidenced by publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals; (8) develop and maintain a sustainable and extramurally-funded research program; (9) develop collaborations with established graduate programs at UTEP and neighboring institutions; and (10) mentor junior faculty members (for the Associate and Professor rank).

UTEP PHARMACY: The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) School of Pharmacy ( continues transitioning from a cooperative pharmacy program with The University of Texas at Austin to a stand-alone School of Pharmacy at UTEP. The mission of the School of Pharmacy is to “bridge borders for access and excellence by transforming pharmacy education, patient care, community service, research and leadership to benefit a 21st century demographic.” UTEP’s School of Pharmacy will be a pioneer for excellence in pharmacy education for “Innovation, Diversity, Engagement, Access, and Leadership (IDEAL).” The School of Pharmacy recruits students from the El Paso and Southwest region in larger numbers than were possible in the earlier cooperative program. The school was granted “Candidate” status in June 2018, by the ACPE, and its second class matriculated in the Fall of 2018.

ABOUT UTEP & EL PASO: The University of Texas at El Paso is an emerging national research university at the heart of the U.S.-Mexico border region, committed to the ideals of access and excellence. UTEP’s over $95 million in research spending a year ranks the University among the top 200 universities in the nation and its more than $35 million in federal research spending ranks fourth among all Texas public universities. The Brookings Institution in 2017 ranked UTEP as the No. 1 leader in equal access to higher education, based on a combination of research productivity and student social mobility. UTEP enrolls more than 25,000 students – about 80 percent of them Hispanic – and is the only doctoral research university in the nation with a student body that is a majority Mexican-American. UTEP offers 74 bachelors, 76 masters, and 22 doctoral degree programs – with more in development. UTEP features excellent classroom and laboratory facilities, including the recently opened Health Sciences and Nursing Building. UTEP is characterized by its bilingual and bicultural student population. The community offers opportunities to engage in research in the U.S. – Mexico border region and among Hispanic (Mexican and Mexican-American) populations. For more information about UTEP, please visit our website:

El Paso is a highly livable, bicultural community of almost 700,000 people that offers affordable homes and is the safest large city in the United States. Shielded by mountains on three sides, El Paso enjoys more than 300 days of sunshine annually and a dry climate, making it possible to engage in outdoor activities year-round. The city of El Paso adjoins both the state of New Mexico and the country of Mexico, making it one of the largest international communities in the world. El Paso comprises 248 square miles and is the sixth largest city in Texas and 19th largest in the United States.


Candidates must have a doctoral degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences with an emphasis on pharmaceutics/kinetics or pharmacometrics, or a doctoral degree in a related field from an accredited institution, with documented evidence of:

  1. Success in collaborative scholarship, external funding, and publications;
  2. Evidence of successful teaching in the Pharmaceutical Sciences or related fields in a higher education institution;
  3. Ability to work effectively as a team with faculty, staff, and students from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds;
  4. Involvement of students in research and/or publication opportunities;
  5. Service in their discipline/profession and at the university; and
  6. Mentoring of junior faculty (for the Associate and Professor rank).

Preference will be given to candidates that have a pharmacist-training background, and those who are qualified for a tenured appointment within the UTEP School of Pharmacy.

Minimum qualifications for appointment at the rank of associate professor or professor include an extensive and continuing body of research published in peer-reviewed scholarly journals. Applicants eligible for the associate or professor rank may be considered for leadership opportunities that are available or might become available within the School of Pharmacy.

BENEFITS: The initial salary is competitive, based on qualifications and experience, and comes with excellent fringe benefits.  

APPLICATION INFORMATION: Review of applications will begin immediately and applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Candidates must submit: 1) a cover letter, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) statement of teaching philosophy, 4) statement of research goals, and 5) contact information for at least three professional references. Questions should be directed to the Chair of the Pharmaceutical Sciences Department – Fadi Khasawneh, BPharm, PhD – at / Phone number: 915-747-8187.

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Hiring decisions are based on budget approval.

In keeping with its Access and Excellence mission, the University of Texas at El Paso is committed to an open, diverse, and inclusive learning and working environment that honors the talents, respects the differences, and nurtures the growth and development of all.

The University of Texas at El Paso is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. The University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation or gender identity in employment of the provision of services.