Assistant Professor – Pharmacology

Morgantown, West Virginia, United States

Job description

Requisition Number: 08247

Applications are invited from qualified individuals for a full-time, non-tenure-track, 12-month appointment as Clinical Pharmacy Specialist in Cardiology and Assistant Professor in the School of Pharmacy. Salary commensurate with academic background and practice experience.

Responsibilities: The principal responsibilities are to provide specialized pharmaceutical care on a cardiology-focused inpatient service and in an outpatient cardiology-focused clinic at WVU Medicine-Ruby Memorial Hospital and Clinics. The faculty member will practice in a team-based setting with professionals from the WVU Medicine Heart and Vascular Institute and the Department of Pharmaceutical Services to improve the care of patients. The faculty member will serve as a primary preceptor for fourth-year students taking cardiology-focused ambulatory care or acute care rotations as part of the advanced pharmacy practice experiences. They will also teach cardiovascular topics in the School of Pharmacy curriculum. The faculty member is expected to contribute to the scholarly mission of the school by remaining active in research and publishing. The effort allocation for this position will be: 40% teaching, 40% service, and 20% research/scholarship.

Institution and Location: West Virginia University is a land grant, Carnegie-designated Doctoral Research/Extensive institution, with approximately 23,000 undergraduate, 5,000 graduate, and 1,600 professional students. The Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center (HSC) in Morgantown includes the Schools of Pharmacy, Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, and Public Health. The Morgantown area has approximately 80,000 residents and is rated as one of the best small towns in the U.S., with affordable housing, excellent schools, a picturesque countryside and many outdoor activities.


Credentials: Doctor of Pharmacy degree and completion of a PGY1 pharmacy residency training is required. Applicant must also have completed either a Cardiology Fellowship or a PGY2 Cardiology Residency with research experience. Pharmacy licensure in West Virginia will be required. The successful candidate will possess a high level of clinical practice skills, enthusiasm for didactic and clinical teaching, and the interpersonal skills needed for interacting effectively with students, faculty, health professionals, and patients.

How to apply

Interested candidates are asked to submit an online application at: Requirements include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, references, and a background check. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

West Virginia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity. The University values diversity among its faculty, staff and students, and invites applications from all qualified individuals, including minorities, females, individuals with disabilities and veterans.

For inquiries or additional information, please contact: Jon Wietholter, Pharm.D., Search Committee Chair, Department of Clinical Pharmacy, WVU School of Pharmacy, 1124 Health Sciences North, Morgantown, WV 26506. Telephone (304) 293-1504, E-mail:

As a land-grant institution in the 21st century, WVU will deliver high-quality education, excel in discovery and innovation, model a culture of diversity and inclusion, promote health and vitality, and build pathways for the exchange of knowledge and opportunity between the state, the nation, and the world.