JOB DESCRIPTION: The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) invites nominations and applications for the position of Assistant/Associate Professor in Pharmacy Practice/Administration (tenure-track/tenured) from diverse pharmacy practice specialties. 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 work with a pharmacy practice team to shape an integrated curriculum and practice research agenda in a new School of Pharmacy at UTEP and with collaborating entities. Opportunities for leadership and advancement are available, contingent on candidate experience. The appointment date is negotiable with the potential to initiate an appointment in the summer of 2017.
RESPONSIBILITIES: These tenure-track faculty positions allow pharmacy practice faculty to: (1) work in teams to create and implement innovative educational opportunities in a new pharmacy curriculum through interprofessional teams, lectures, labs, service-learning, precepting, and/or online courses; (2) develop a research agenda through successful collaboration in research/publication opportunities with pharmacy, health sciences, and/or community partners; (3) engage and mentor a culturally diverse Doctor of Pharmacy student body in research experiences; (4) communicate well across culturally and linguistically diverse patient, student, and faculty populations; (5) advance teaching and research skills through faculty development opportunities; (6) provide leadership through university and community/professional service.
UTEP PHARMACY: During the next two years, the UTEP will transition from its current Cooperative Pharmacy Program (CPP) with UT Austin College of Pharmacy to a fully accredited UTEP School of Pharmacy, serving larger cohorts of students from the El Paso region. The mission of the UTEP School of Pharmacy will be to achieve access and excellence by transforming pharmacy education, patient care, community engagement, research, and leadership for a 21st century demographic. UTEP's School of Pharmacy will be a pioneer in the advancement of pharmacy education through "Innovation, Diversity, Engagement, Access, and Leadership" (IDEAL) in our community and beyond.
THE UNIVERSITY: 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. A leader among Hispanic-serving institutions, UTEP enrolls 23,922 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 72 bachelor's, 74 master's, and 21 doctoral degree programs - with more in development. UTEP's over $87 million in research spending a year ranks the University among the top 200 universities in the nation; its over $35 million in federal research spending ranks fourth among all Texas public universities.
The center for intellectual capital in the region, UTEP awarded its 100,000th degree since its founding in 1914 at the May 2011 commencement. A major economic engine in the Paso del Norte region, UTEP generates $369 million in local business volume, contributes over 7,050 jobs, and contributes $452 million in household income. UTEP offers exciting Division I athletic programs; award-winning theater, dance, and music programs; several art galleries and a museum; and continuing and lifelong education programs open to the public. For more information about UTEP, visit our website at www.utep.edu.
THE COMMUNITY: El Paso County is a highly livable, bi-cultural community of 750,000 people that offers affordable homes and is one of the safest large cities 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.
El Paso's active arts and culture community features the state's longest running symphony orchestra, a nationally recognized chamber music festival, art galleries, history museums, and a full schedule of seasonal festivals and events. UTEP adds to the arts scene with an award-winning dinner theater, contemporary and student art galleries, and a natural history museum.