The Department of Pharmacy at the University of Washington, School of Pharmacy invites applications from highly motivated candidates for a full-time, 12-month service period, non- tenure track faculty position at the Clinical Assistant Professor level.
The Department of Pharmacy has diverse faculty (50 faculty with over 700 affiliate and volunteer clinical faculty) with nationally-recognized expertise in pharmacotherapeutics, clinical pharmacology, geriatric pharmacy, pharmacogenomics, translational research, pharmacoepidemiology, health economics, outcomes research and health policy evaluation. In addition, faculty and students in the School of Pharmacy are active and effective participants in assuring progressive pharmacy practice laws, resulting in the State of Washington being one of the leaders in pharmacy practice advancement. Collaborative opportunities exist at the UW across all SOP departments, as well as in Medicine, Nursing, Public Health, Social Work, Dentistry, the Institute of Translational Health Sciences , Harborview Medical Center, Seattle Children's Hospital and Regional Medical Center, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and PATH. The pioneering practice community is unparalleled.
The Plein Center for Geriatric Pharmacy Research, Education & Outreach (in the SOP) was established in 2016 with the generous support of Drs. Joy and Elmer Plein. The establishment of the Plein Center allowed continued building on a 30+ year foundation in educating pharmacists to care for medically complex older adults and to expand the SOP's role as a national leader in geriatrics research, education and outreach committed to optimizing older adults' medication outcomes to promote healthy aging. The Plein Certificate has been offered since 1986 and is a key program of the Center. Since its inception, more than 400 students have received the certificate. Plein Center faculty also conduct innovative clinical and translational research, receiving funding for federal, industry, and foundation grants.
As a member of the Plein Center Leadership team, the Clinical Assistant Professor will be leading educational, clinical and outreach efforts with existing and new practice partners (e.g. senior independent living and assisted living communities) in the greater Seattle area. This position will serve as the Assistant Director for Outreach for the Plein Center and will oversee efforts related to the outreach mission including preceptor training and development related to geriatric pharmacy, precepting student-led outreach activities in the community, and developing new geriatrics-related community partnerships. The Outreach Core also seeks to share new research findings with communities through innovative communication strategies. The candidate will also be expected to engage in scholarly activities as defined in the department-based clinical faculty guidance document , and be active in service to the School, university, and/or professional organizations. Teaching responsibilities may include contributing to core content (e.g., disease-specific expertise and advanced clinical practice). Success in this position will require a deep understanding of the emerging needs for pharmacy education in geriatrics, outstanding verbal and written communication skills, and demonstrated leadership and organizational skills.
Minimum requirements: Applicants must have a PharmD degree (or foreign equivalent), and 2 years of post-graduate training (PGY1 or two residency), fellowship, or equivalent clinical practice experience. Preference will be given to candidates trained in geriatrics, however, candidates who have recent direct patient care experience in general internal medicine or family medicine will also be considered. Board certification in geriatrics (BCGP) is encouraged. Washington State Pharmacist licensure will be required
Please submit applications via Interfolio. Include 1) curriculum vitae, 2) a letter of interest including a description of your pharmacy practice experiences, teaching experience and philosophy, scholarly activities and areas of interest, as well as a diversity, equity and inclusion statement, and 3) 3 x letters of reference. Please address any questions to Professor Shelly Gray, Chair, Search Committee Chair, firstname.lastname@example.org
Salary will be commensurate with education, training and experience and includes a generous benefits package.
The anticipated start date for this position is July 1, 2020. Evaluation of candidates will begin by January 15, 2020 and applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status.
Founded in 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest public institutions in the west coast and one of the preeminent research universities in the world. The University of Washington is a multi-campus university comprised of three different campuses: Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell. The Seattle campus is made up of sixteen schools and colleges that serve students ranging from an undergraduate level to a doctoral level. The university is home to world-class libraries, arts, music, drama, and sports, as well as the highest quality medical care in Washington State and a world-class academic medical center. The teaching and research of the University’s many professional schools provide undergraduate and graduate students the education necessary toward achieving an excellence that will serve the state, the region, and the nation. As part of a large and diverse community, the University of Washington serves more students than any other institution in the Northwest.