POSITION DESCRIPTION: The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) invites nominations and applications for an open-rank faculty position in Pharmacology (tenure-track/tenured) with a focus on Neuropharmacology and/or Pharmacogenomics. 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 be a part of shaping an integrated curriculum and advancing scholarship in the pharmaceutical sciences in a new Pharmacy School at UTEP, a research-intensive university. Appointment is commensurate with the applicant’s history of excellence in teaching, scholarship, and leadership. The appointment date and start-up package are negotiable, with the potential to initiate an appointment in the fall of 2017.
RESPONSIBILITIES: The recruited faculty member will: (1) work in teams to create and implement an integrated foundational pharmaceutical sciences curriculum using innovative teaching models that connect science to practice; (2) contribute to the ACPE accreditation process; (3) develop and maintain a sustainable and extramurally-funded research program; (4) establish collaborations with established graduate programs at UTEP and neighboring institutions; (5) demonstrate scholarly activity as evidenced by publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals; (6) engage and mentor a culturally diverse Doctor of Pharmacy student body in research experiences; (7) communicate well across diverse faculty disciplines and student populations; (8) advance teaching and research skills through faculty development opportunities; and (9) provide leadership through university, professional, scientific and/or community service.
UTEP PHARMACY: The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) School of Pharmacy (www.utep.edu/pharmacy/) is currently in the transition from a cooperative pharmacy program with The University of Texas at Austin to a stand-alone School of Pharmacy at UTEP. The mission of the School of Pharmacy is to “bridge borders for access and excellence by transforming pharmacy education, patient care, community service, research and leadership to benefit a 21st century demographic.” UTEP’s School of Pharmacy will be a pioneer for excellence in pharmacy education for “Innovation, Diversity, Engagement, Access, and Leadership (IDEAL).” The School of Pharmacy will recruit students from the El Paso and Southwest region in larger numbers than were possible in the earlier cooperative program. The teams of faculty and leadership are working together to seek full accreditation as a School by the Accreditation Council for Pharmaceutical Education (ACPE) to matriculate the first class in the fall of 2017.
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. UTEP offers 72 bachelor’s, 74 master’s, and 21 doctoral degree programs – with more in development. It is the only doctoral research university in the nation with a student body that is predominantly Mexican-American. UTEP has over $93 million in research spending per year, placing the University among the top 200 universities in the nation. Among all Texas public universities, UTEP ranks fourth with over $35 million in federal research spending.
As the center for intellectual capital in the region, UTEP has awarded more than 119,000 degrees since its founding in 1914. 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 vibrant bicultural community of 750,000 people that offers affordable homes, 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, one of the safest large cities in the United States, 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 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.