Minimum qualifications include a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from an ACPE accredited school of pharmacy, residency in psychiatric pharmacy practice and experience in research, psychiatric pharmacy practice and teaching. Certification as Psychiatric Pharmacist by the Board of Pharmacy Specialties and Maryland licensure are required. Excellent communication, research and patient skills are essential. Candidates with evidence of scholarship, a national reputation, leadership and at least 5 years of experience are highly desirable. A more specific delineation of responsibilities follows.
A. Ability to teach a broad range of topics related to behavioral health therapeutics and patient care and general concepts regarding pharmacy practice. Teaching responsibilities will be determined in discussions with Vice Chair for Academic Affairs.
B. Provide pathophysiology and pharmacotherapeutics instruction in the entry level PharmD program.
C. Develop, teach, and participate in instruction related to pharmacy practice in the Pharmacy Practice Laboratory experiences at the Baltimore and Shady Grove campuses.
D. Develop and teach advanced practices experiences for pharmacy students and residents at the practice site.
E. Provide clinical education in pharmacotherapeutics to students, pharmacy residents, pharmacists, staff, physicians, patients, and patient caregivers.
A. Provide behavioral health pharmacy services of an administrative and/or clinical nature as determined in discussions with Director, Mental Health Programs, School of Pharmacy.
B. Participate in Behavioral Health Administration Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee meetings and activities.
C. Serve as principal investigator or co-principal investigator on Mental Health Program projects such as the Peer Review Program for Mental Health Medications in Children and Adolescents and similar projects under development.
D. Participate in planning and strategy sessions for the Mental Health Program.
A. Scholarly activity is required; publication and presentation of work is expected. Engage in scholarly activity in areas related to behavioral health. Scholarship is broadly interpreted and may include the development of innovative pharmacy practices, evaluation of therapeutic outcomes, and implementation and assessment of novel instructional methods.
B. Scholarly activity may be pursued either independently or in collaboration with other schools, departments, or campus faculty or external partners.
C. Serve as a principal investigator on grants and contracts. Pursue new grants and contracts.
D. Serve as a research mentor and collaborator to other faculty members, residents and students.
IV. SERVICE TO THE UNIVERSITY, SCHOOL, AND PUBLIC
A. Participation in appropriate faculty activities (e.g. faculty assembly, department meetings, and faculty committees), professional organizations and other endeavors is expected.
B. Participation in professional organizations related to pharmacy and behavioral health is also expected.
C. Work with state agencies on projects designed to improve the health of those with behavioral health disorders.
The University of Maryland professional campus has schools of Pharmacy, Medicine, Nursing, Public Health, Social Work, Law and Dentistry with an excellent established track record of successful collaboration for interprofessional practice and research collaborations. Additionally, the School of Pharmacy has a satellite campus at the Universities of Shady Grove in Rockville, Maryland.
Interested candidates should submit the following:
Cover letter, noting position # (above)
Statement of teaching philosophy
Statement of research philosophy
Signed curriculum vitae
Three letters of recommendation
Mail (or e-mail) materials to:
Chanel F. Whittaker, PharmD, BCPS, CGP, FASCP
Chair Mental Health Faculty Search Committee
University of Maryland School of Pharmacy
Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science
Saratoga Office Building/Room 01-123
220 Arch Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
Phone: (410) 706-5535
If accommodations are needed, contact Staffing & Career Services at 410-706-7171, Monday Friday, 8:30am - 4:30pm EST. Maryland Relay can be accessed by dialing 711 (in-state) or 1-800-735-2258.
The University of Maryland, Baltimore is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.