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Faculty Positions in Biomedical Sciences, Pharmacology - Basic and Clinical Sciences

California Northstate University
Elk Grove, California
commensurate with experience

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Title:                               Assistant/Associate Professor


Classification:                Faculty; 1.0 FTE Full Time, Exempt


Supervisor:                    Chairs, Department of Basic and Clinical Sciences


Education:                    MD, PhD, or Equivalent


Salary:                            Commensurate with qualifications and experience          


Position Description:


The Departments of Basic and Clinical Sciences at the California Northstate University College of Medicine invites applications for full-time faculty positions in Pharmacology.

These positions participate and assist the Department Chairs and faculty colleagues in the planning, directing, and implementation of the college of medicine programs and assist in the development and teaching of curricula that integrates the different specialty areas. The positions will serve the academic mission of the Departments in teaching medical students, performing scholarly activities, and providing institutional service.  In addition, other responsibilities may include student advising, student recruitment, retention, and placement efforts.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach first and second year medical students, participate in the interdisciplinary Biomedical Research graduate program, develop and maintain an extramurally funded research program, and contribute to the service activities of the departments. The Department of Basic Sciences provides an open-policy Laboratory space where Faculty members share several common equipments including PCR machines, microplate readers, imaging system, Flow cytometry, separate tissue culture rooms with incubators and Biosafety level 2 cabinets, cryofreezing and -80 and -20 freezers.


  • Exceptional interpersonal communication skills (e.g., with students, faculty, etc.)
  • Commitment to professional excellence
  • Terminal degree (PhD, MD, MD/PhD, DO, SeD, etc.)
  • Experience in teaching Systems at the medical school level will be strongly preferred.
  • Experience in teaching in an integrated curriculum will be preferred
  • Ability to work effectively in an inter-disciplinary environment
  • A history of exceptional scholarly, professional and/or individual achievement


CNUCOM is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to fostering a diverse, equitable and family-friendly environment in which all faculty and staff can excel and achieve work/life balance irrespective of, race, national origin, age, genetic or family medical history, gender, faith, gender identity and expression as well as sexual orientation. CNUCOM also encourages applications from women and veterans.


Applications will be reviewed upon receipt. For full consideration, candidates should provide curriculum vitae/resume with at least three references. All candidates are asked to provide a cover letter, articulating how their knowledge, experience, and beliefs have prepared them to function in support of California Northstate University's vision and mission statements.

Please submit your cover letter, curriculum vitae, list of references, and any additional information to the HR Department. Review of applicants will begin immediately and will continue until positions are filled.

California Northstate is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. For inquiries, please contact us by email or telephone: (916) 686-7400.


Mission: To advance the art and science of healthcare

Vision: To provide innovative education and healthcare delivery systems

Core Values: 

Working as a team

Embracing diversity and workplace excellence

Caring about our students, our staff, our faculty, and our profession

Advancing our university, our goals, and our discipline

Responding to challenges that may impede the mission

Enhancing communication and partnership

About: Our new 110,000 square foot facility located in Elk Grove is right off of Interstate 5 just minutes south of Sacramento. The new facility is currently home to both the College of Pharmacy and College of Medicine and was designed with new academic and research facilities for our students and faculty. Our new College of Health Sciences facility is located right off of Highway 50 just minutes west of Sacramento. The College of Health Sciences program offers a four-year Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences, 2+4 and 3+4 BS-MD and BS-PharmD accelerated programs in partnership with the CNU College of Medicine and College of Pharmacy, and a Pre-Med Post Baccalaureate Program.

California Northstate University is accredited by WASC, College of Pharmacy is accredited by ACPE and College of Medicine is accredited by LCME.

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9700 West Taron Drive
Elk Grove
United States
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