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 2022.
The School of Pharmacy is comprised of the Departments of Pharmacy Practice and Pharmaceutical Sciences. The Department of Pharmacy Practice’s 26 faculty members instruct the School’s approximately 200 undergraduate and 200 professional students and guide them to becoming competent and compassionate health professionals. Department faculty have extensive state and national pharmacy leadership experience including advocating for expanding pharmacist scope of practice. UConn Pharmacy won the 2021 AACP Weaver Award in recognition of excellence in public engagement and caring for the underserved. We are among the top 10 pharmacy practice departments nationally in publications and citations per faculty member.
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 general medicine will be integral in training students about drugs and general internal medicine topics, providing care to individuals with a wide range of diseases, and supporting the Department’s major scholarly and public engagement health initiatives called PRISM (https://pharmacy.uconn.edu/research/prism/) and HOPES (https://pharmacy.uconn.edu/hopes/).
The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to scholarship (~20% of time) by producing high quality and impactful publications (as measured through publication number, impact factor, and citations), and research presentations. Honorific awards and extramural funding are additional metrics of excellence that are highly valued but not required in this 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 underrepresented 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 general medicine (which encompasses internal medicine) will maintain a successful clinical practice in the field.
Founded in 1881, UConn is a Land Grant and Sea Grant institution and member of the Space Grant Consortium. It is the state’s flagship institution of higher education and includes a main campus in Storrs, CT, four regional campuses throughout the state, and 13 Schools and Colleges, including a Law School in Hartford, and Medical and Dental Schools at the UConn Health campus in Farmington. The University has approximately 10,000 faculty and staff and 32,000 students, including nearly 24,000 undergraduates and over 8,000 graduate and professional students. UConn is a Carnegie Foundation R1 (highest research activity) institution, among the top 25 public universities in the nation. Through research, teaching, service, and outreach, UConn embraces diversity and cultivates leadership, integrity, and engaged citizenship in its students, faculty, staff, and alumni. UConn promotes the health and well-being of citizens by enhancing the social, economic, cultural, and natural environments of the state and beyond. The University serves as a beacon of academic and research excellence as well as a center for innovation and social service to communities. UConn is a leader in many scholarly, research, and innovation areas. Today, the path forward includes exciting opportunities and notable challenges. Record numbers of undergraduate applications and support for student success have enabled the University to become extraordinarily selective.
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.
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 (PGY1, PGY2 pharmacy residency, or pharmacy fellowship), and/or hold board certification in pharmacotherapy (BCPS). 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.
Candidates who have one or more of the following will be preferred for this position: (1) Board certification in pharmacotherapy (BCPS); (2) completion of a PGY2 in internal medicine or secondarily a PGY2 or fellowship in a related subspecialty (e.g. pulmonology, renal, hepatology, cardiology); (3) four of more years-experience working on internal medicine inpatient floors; (4) experience conducting scholarship that results in presentations and publications; (5) experience on committees with state or national pharmacy organizations.
This is a full-time (11-month appointment), non-tenure track position as an Assistant Clinical Professor within the Department of Pharmacy Practice with an anticipated start date of August 2022. The successful candidate’s primary academic appointment will be at St. Francis Hospital in Hartford, CT or Backus Hospital in Norwich, CT where they will provide clinical service on internal medicine floors with occasional travel to Storrs, CT for didactic teaching, committee work, or meetings. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
Employment at the University of Connecticut is contingent upon the successful candidate’s compliance with the University’s Mandatory Workforce COVID-19 Vaccination Policy. This Policy states that all workforce members are required to have or obtain a Covid-19 vaccination as a term and condition of employment at UConn, unless an exemption or deferral has been approved.
Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.
Please apply online to Academic Jobs Online https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/20471 and submit the following application materials:
- 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.)
- Sample journal articles or books
- 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 https://pharmacy.uconn.edu/department-of-pharmacy-practice/.
At the University of Connecticut, our commitment to excellence is complemented by our commitment to building a culturally diverse community.
This job will be filled subject to budgetary approval.
All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at http://www.ct.gov/ethics/site/default.asp.
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.