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Assistant Professor (Non-Tenure Track)

University of South Florida
Tampa, Florida
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USF is seeking qualified candidates to apply for a full-time, Assistant Professor position in the Department of Pharmacotherapeutics and Clinical Research, Taneja College of Pharmacy.

About USF
A preeminent research University located in the heart of Tampa Bay, the University of South Florida (USF) is dedicated to empowering students to maximize their potential for life long success with campuses in Tampa, St. Petersburg and Sarasota/Manatee. Together these campuses serve more than 50,000 students and offer undergraduate, graduate, specialist and doctoral level degrees in a variety of disciplines. Across our 14 colleges, undergraduates choose from over 180 majors and concentrations, from Business and Engineering to The Arts and USF Health. We are proudly dedicated to empowering our students to prosper and have been recognized nationally for our achievements in closing the gap by for underrepresented population with diversity and inclusion for student success.

High-impact, global research is central to what we do here at USF. In 2018, USF reached into the top 25 public universities for research expenditure - and reached 42nd in the nation overall among public and private universities. With a total research expenditure of $568 million in 2016- 2017, USF is at the forefront of cutting-edge research of medicine, public health, nursing, pharmacy, science, engineering and the arts.

About USF Health
USF Health's mission is to envision and implement the future of health. It is the partnership of the University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine, the College of Nursing, the College of Public Health, the Taneja College of Pharmacy, the School of Biomedical Sciences and the School of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences; and the USF Physician's Group. USF is a global research university ranked 34th in federal research expenditures for public universities.

About Taneja College of Pharmacy:
The USF Health Taneja College of Pharmacy is managed by the Dean and an actively-engaged administrative leadership team. The mission of the Taneja College of Pharmacy is to Transform Health through educating students to be outstanding and successful practitioners and leaders in the profession; through leading in discovery and innovation of education and practice in pharmacy; and through delivering the highest quality care in diverse, interprofessional clinical and community settings

Department of Pharmacotherapeutics and Clinical Research (PCR):
PCR is one of the two departments in Taneja College of Pharmacy. PCR consists of 31 faculty and is responsible to teach courses to the Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm D) students. The Department of Pharmacotherapeutics and Clinical Research is supervised by the Chair who works as primary contact for the faculty and staff in this department.

The Department of Pharmacotherapy and Clinical Research has its mission to shape competent clinicians to foster the evolution of the profession thru building healthy sustainable communities one patient at a time. It envisions producing practitioners who are proponents for the stimulation of change and the evolution of the profession. The departmental research goals are:

  • Facilitate learning that produces creative, critical and independent thinking.
  • Engage in interdisciplinary and translational research that leads to improvements in the delivery of healthcare services.
  • Train pharmacists to incorporate pharmacogenomics and pharmacodynamics principles into healthcare.
  • Promote excellence in teaching by educating students through utilization of emerging technologies and innovative instructive strategies.


Required qualifications:
Doctoral degree from an accredited institution or the highest degree appropriate in the field of specialization with a demonstrated record of achievement in teaching, academic research, and service. Must meet university criteria for appointment to the rank of Assistant Professor. The desired credentials of applicants include a clinical doctoral degree in pharmacy (Pharm. D.) with post-doctoral specialization (residency and/or fellowship) in Ambulatory Care.

Preferred qualifications:
Prior teaching experience in a Doctor of Pharmacy program and BPS Board Certification are encouraged to apply; Clinical faculty that possess joint degrees (PhD, MPH, MHA, JD, Etc) are strongly encouraged to apply.

Candidates with post graduate training and research interest in Ambulatory Care Pharmacotherapy are encouraged to apply.

Candidates with a passion for practice and education and have a collegial approach to their work are encouraged to apply. USF Health has an emphasis on interprofessional/interdisciplinary education and research and candidates with passion for such activities will be considered for this position.

The candidate will be joining a department with existing clinical and research collaborations among faculty within USF Health, VA Hospital, Tampa General Hospital, Moffitt Cancer Research Center, and other healthcare institutions in the Tampa Bay area. The department has a strategic plan to start post-doctoral training programs and practice initiatives for pharmacy students and practitioners. 

Instruction to Candidates:
Interested individuals should apply to the position on line using USF Careers:  Submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a brief statement of research interests (2-3 pages), also include teaching philosophy and interests (1-2 pages). Provide names and contact information of three references from whom the letters can be obtained.

The position will be open until filled. Applications will be reviewed on a regular basis by the PCR Faculty Search committee along with the Chair of the committee: Wendy Updike, PharmD, Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacotherapeutics and Clinical Research, USF Taneja College of Pharmacy, Tampa, FL. USA.

USF is an equal opportunity, equal access academic institution that embraces diversity in the workplace.

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