The University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy invites applications for a director of experiential learning. This non-tenure position will be at the rank of instructor or assistant/associate professor depending on experience and qualifications of the successful applicant. The incumbent will lead the Experiential Learning Team that includes faculty coordinators for year-specific experiential education and the staff Assistant Director for the Experiential Learning Program and have overall responsibility for the introductory and advanced professional practice experiences. The position reports to the associate dean for education. Together, the team is accountable for the quality, efficiency, and effectiveness of the introductory and advanced professional practice experiences. Among the responsibilities of the director will be ongoing development, management, and coordination of the professional experience program, including instruction and logistical operations. The director will interface with faculty course coordinators of year-specific experiential education courses to assure continuity and curriclular integrity, and will collaborate with the associate dean for education on quality assurance initiatives. To ensure and advance the quality of the professional experience program, the director will be responsible for recruiting, developing, and retaining practitioners as preceptors and selecting exemplary experiential learning environments. The director of experiential learning will also chair the School of Pharmacy continuing pharmacy education steering committee, though the responsibility for accreditation is through the UPMC Center for Continuing Education in the Health Sciences. The University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy is one of six health science schools located on the Oakland Campus. The School of Pharmacy is affiliated with the internationally renowned UPMC, the region's largest and acclaimed network of tertiary, specialty, and community hospitals. Collectively, these educational, research, and clinical facilities provide one of the nation's most complete health centers for health sciences research, patient care, and teaching. The ideal applicant will have an earned professional pharmacy degree and relevant post-graduate training and/or experience; have at least five years of practice and/or academic experience; hold or be eligible for licensure as a pharmacist in Pennsylvania; and must document responsibilities and accomplishments in teaching, scholarship, patient care services, and leadership.
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