DESCRIPTION OF POSITIONS: The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) invites applications for faculty positions of Clinical Assistant/Associate/Professor of Pharmacy Practice (clinical track with a focus on Acute Care Pharmacotherapy in Adult Medicine (e.g., Internal Medicine or Family Medicine); other specialties including ambulatory care, cardiology, critical care, infectious diseases, and oncology will also be considered). The successful candidates will be talented faculty members 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/delivering an integrated curriculum and advancing scholarship in practice research 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 rank are negotiable and dependent upon qualifications and experience.
RESPONSIBILITIES: The recruited faculty member will: (1) work in teams to create, implement and deliver an integrated Doctor of Pharmacy curriculum using innovative teaching models that connect science to practice; (2) contribute to the Accreditation Council for Pharmaceutical Education (ACPE) accreditation process; (3) develop a pharmaceutical care practice in internal medicine or other practice settings; (4) precept pharmacy students and residents in a teaching hospital or other practice sites; (5) communicate well across diverse faculty disciplines and student populations; (6) develop pharmacy practice research collaborations in pharmacy, health sciences and the community; (7) demonstrate scholarly activity as evidenced by publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals; (8) engage and mentor a culturally diverse Doctor of Pharmacy student body in pharmacy practice/research experiences; (9) advance teaching and research skills through faculty development opportunities; and (10) provide leadership through university, professional, scientific and/or community service.
UTEP PHARMACY: The UTEP School of Pharmacy (www.utep.edu/pharmacy/) was recently established in 2017 and is the first pharmacy school on the Texas – Mexico border, and one of only a handful of pharmacy schools at a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) in the United States. 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’s inaugural cohort of PharmD students graduated in May of 2021 and the school was granted full accreditation status in June 2021 by ACPE; its fifth class matriculated in the Fall of 2021.
ABOUT UTEP & EL PASO: The University of Texas at El Paso is a Carnegie R1 and Community Engaged research university at the heart of the U.S.-Mexico border region that is increasing access to excellent higher education. UTEP enrolls nearly 25,000 students – 83% of whom are Hispanic and half of whom are the first generation in their families to attend college. The city’s border location makes it an ideal venue for academic programs and research studies on topics of national interest such as bilingual education/language acquisition, border environment and immigration, environmental sustainability and infrastructure, health disparities, and international trade and commerce. The Paso del Norte region’s center for intellectual capital, UTEP is one of the major economic engines in the region, adding $1.4 billion to the local economy annually.
El Paso’s active arts and culture community features the state’s longest-running symphony orchestra, a nationally recognized chamber music festival, art galleries, museums, and a full schedule of seasonal events and festivals. UTEP adds to the arts and entertainment scene with an award-winning dinner theater, music and dance productions, contemporary and student art galleries, and a natural history museum.
For sports fans, the UTEP Miners offer exciting Division I college athletics at several campus venues including Sun Bowl Stadium, the Don Haskins Center, Kidd Field, University Field and the Helen of Troy Softball Complex. Southwest University Park, located a mile away in lively downtown El Paso, is home to the El Paso Chihuahuas, the Triple-A affiliate of the San Diego Padres, and the El Paso Locomotive, a professional soccer team founded in 2019.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Candidates must have a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from an accredited institution with completion of postgraduate residency (or equivalent experience with clinical competence in practice area), and Texas State Board Pharmacist Licensure within two months of employment, with documented evidence of:
- Potential for successful teaching and precepting in a higher education institution;
- Potential to develop academic scholarship as demonstrated by development of pharmacy practice research, professional conference presentations, and/or submission for publications/extramural research funding;
- Service to the community, pharmacy profession, and/or university;
- Ability to work effectively as a team with faculty, staff, students and patients from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds; and
- Willingness to be mentored in faculty roles.
Preference will be given to candidates who have: 1) completed a PGY2 residency program, fellowship, or board certification; or have one or more years of post-residency experience; and 2) practice research experience and/or state/national professional leadership. The ability to verbally communicate in Spanish or navigate across language diversity will assist successful candidates to participate in patient-centered care and community outreach activities.
BENEFITS: The initial salary is competitive, based on qualifications and experience, and comes with excellent fringe benefits.
APPLICATION INFORMATION: Review of applications will begin immediately and applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Candidates must submit: 1) a cover letter, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) statement of teaching philosophy, and 4) contact information for at least three professional references. Questions should be directed to the Administrative Services Coordinator, Claudia Vrahnos, at firstname.lastname@example.org / phone: 915-747-8303.
To apply, please visit https://utep.edu/employment.
Hiring decisions are based on budget approval