The University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy invites qualified candidates to apply for a full-time (11-month appointment) tenure track position as Assistant/Associate Professor within the Department of Pharmacy Practice, with an anticipated start date of August 2017.
The University of Connecticut (UConn) is entering a transformational period of growth supported by the $1.7B Next Generation Connecticut (http://nextgenct.uconn.edu/) and the $1B Bioscience Connecticut (http://biosciencect.uchc.edu/) investments and a bold new Academic Plan: Path to Excellence (http://issuu.com/uconnprovost/docs/academic-plan-single-hi-optimized_1). As part of these initiatives, UConn has hired more than 450 new faculty at all ranks during the past three years. We are pleased to continue these investments by inviting applications for this faculty position in the Department of Pharmacy Practice.
The School of Pharmacy is comprised of the Departments of Pharmacy Practice and Pharmaceutical Sciences. The Department of Pharmacy Practice’s 25 faculty members instruct the school’s approximately 200 undergraduates and 200 professional students. The department is among the top 10 pharmacy practice departments nationally in publications and citations per faculty member. Department faculty are actively engaged in outcomes research focused on Comparative Effectiveness and Medication Management and Safety, are assessing the impact of pharmacist’s care on clinical outcomes and health service research (including a Pinnacle Award project), and have extensive state and national pharmacy leadership experience including advocating for expanding pharmacist scope of practice.
Faculty Role and Responsibilities:
The tenure track pharmacy faculty member will be integral in optimizing a major health services research initiative called PRISM (http://pharmacy.uconn.edu/research/centers-collaboratives/prism/ ). This will involve working with a group of talented faculty around common research themes and expanding an existing community pharmacy practice network. The network can be leveraged for investigating the impact of new pharmacy practice models on medication management and safety and health outcomes, and as a teaching and service modality. The role within PRISM integrates the community pharmacy network leadership with practice transformation through health services research and policy implications.
The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to research & scholarship through extramural funding, high quality publications, impact as measured through citations, and national recognition as through honorific awards. Scholarship activities (~40% of time) will be focused on evaluating the impact of pharmacists as patient care providers and community care team members.
The faculty member will teach at the School of Pharmacy and precept students on Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences (approximately ~60% of time). In the area of teaching, the successful candidate will share a deep commitment to effective instruction at the undergraduate and professional level, development of innovative courses and mentoring of students in research, outreach and professional development. Successful candidates will also be expected to broaden participation among members of under-represented groups; demonstrate through their research, teaching, and/or public engagement the richness of diversity in the learning experience; integrate multicultural experiences into instructional methods and research tools; leadership in developing pedagogical techniques designed to meet the needs of diverse learning styles and intellectual interests.
The successful candidate must possess a PharmD and be licensed or eligible for pharmacist licensure in the State of Connecticut, have completed post-doctoral training (residency in ambulatory care, geriatrics, or community pharmacy, fellowship, or advanced degree such as an MPH or PhD), performed health services research, and demonstrated previous teaching experience. The candidate will possess excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal skills; and an ability to be a component of a multifunctional research team in a collegial fashion.
Experience working specifically with a pharmacy network and researching the impact of the pharmacist as a patient care provider or community care extender. The candidates’ scholarly portfolio (publications, presentations, contracts, grants) demonstrates involvement with a multi-person research group conducting health services research.
This is a full-time (11-month appointment) tenure track position as Assistant/Associate Professor within the Department of Pharmacy Practice. The successful candidate’s primary academic appointment will be at the University of Connecticut main campus in Storrs, CT, with travel required to clinical sites throughout the state of Connecticut. Salary and rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Please submit a cover letter; curriculum vitae; teaching statement (including teaching philosophy, teaching experience, commitment to effective learning, concepts for new course development, etc.); research and scholarship statement (innovative concepts that will form the basis of academic career, experience in proposal development, mentorship of post-graduate residents, fellows, and/or graduate students, etc.); commitment to diversity statement (including broadening participation, integrating multicultural experiences in instruction and research and pedagogical techniques to meet the needs of diverse learning styles, etc.); and a sample of journal articles or books. Five letters of reference should be sent to: Barbara Murawski, Search #2017049, UConn School of Pharmacy, 69 N. Eagleville Rd, Unit 3092, Storrs, CT 06269-3092, or e-mailed to Barbara.Murawski@uconn.edu.
Evaluation of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.
For more information regarding the School of Pharmacy please visit our website at http://pharmacy.uconn.edu.
This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on March 1, 2016.
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The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.