Assistant Clinical Professor, Psychiatric Pharmacy
University of Connecticut
July 28, 2018
The University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy invites qualified candidates to apply for a full-time (11-month appointment), non-tenure track position as Assistant Clinical Professor within the Department of Pharmacy Practice, with an anticipated start date of August 2019.
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 undergraduate and 200 professional students and guide them to becoming competent and compassionate health-professionals. We are among the top 10 pharmacy practice departments nationally in publications and citations per faculty member, making major contributions in scholarship. Department faculty have extensive state and national pharmacy leadership experience including advocating for expanding pharmacist scope of practice and caring for the underserved.
Known for its excellent public schools, natural beauty, and quaint, family-oriented neighborhoods, Connecticut blends the charm of New England with a cosmopolitan style. The region’s ideal location makes it easy to escape to the Connecticut beaches or destinations such as Boston, New York City, Newport, Cape Cod or the mountains of Vermont and New Hampshire – all within a two-hour drive.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
All faculty members are expected to be strong teachers and develop a prominent national reputation in the areas of scholarship and/or service. The non-tenure track pharmacy faculty member in psychiatric pharmacy will be integral in training students about psychiatric drugs and general topics, providing care to individuals with mental illness, and supporting the department’s major health services initiative called PRISM (http://pharmacypractice.uconn.edu/prism/) through scholarly and service activities.
The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to scholarship (~20% of time) through high quality publications, the impact of those publications (as measured through citations), and research presentations. Honorific awards and extramural funding are additional metrics of excellence that are highly valued but not required in this non-tenure track position.
The faculty member will teach at the School of Pharmacy, precept students on Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences, and be involved in public engagement, state and national service, and service to the University of Connecticut (approximately ~80% 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. Successful candidates will also be expected to broaden participation among members of under-represented groups; demonstrate through their scholarship, 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 faculty member in psychiatric pharmacy will maintain a successful clinical practice in the field.
The successful candidate must possess a Pharm.D. degree and be licensed or eligible for pharmacist licensure in the State of Connecticut. They must have completed post-doctoral training (PGY2 psychiatric pharmacy residency or psychiatric fellowship), and/or hold board certification in psychiatric pharmacy. The candidate will possess excellent written/verbal/ interpersonal skills, demonstrable previous teaching experience, and an ability to be a member of a multifunctional team in a collegial fashion.
Experience conducting scholarship that results in presentations, publications, contracts, or grants. Experience working on committees with state or national pharmacy organizations. Board certification in psychiatric pharmacy or pharmacotherapy.
This is a full-time (11-month appointment), non-tenure track position as Assistant Clinical Professor within the Department of Pharmacy Practice. The successful candidate’s primary academic appointment will be at a health facility in Hartford County. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Please select “Apply” to submit the following on Academic Jobs Online: 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. Additionally, please follow the instructions on Academic Jobs Online to submit five letters of recommendation.
Evaluation of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. For more information regarding the School of Pharmacy please visit our website at http://pharmacy.uconn.edu/ and pharmacypractice.uconn.edu. Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. (Search #2018668)
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.
Internal Number: 2018668
About University of Connecticut
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