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Assistant Professor

University of Tennessee Health Science Center, College of Pharmacy
Memphis, Tennessee
The salary will be commensurate with experience.
Closing date
May 17, 2022

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Assistant Professor - Pharmacy, Memphis 

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Pharmacy seeks nominations and applications for a position as Assistant or Associate Professor in the Department of Clinical Pharmacy and Translational Science for its campus in Memphis. This position, available as of September 1, 2022, is a full-time, non-tenure-track appointment.

Successful applicants will hold the PharmD degree, have completed a pharmacy practice residency (PGY1) and specialized residency (PGY2), or have equivalent training or experience. Applicants with training and experience in critical care with an emphasis on nutrition support will be given preferential consideration. Candidates must be eligible for pharmacy licensure in Tennessee. The applicants should demonstrate excellence in written and oral communication, clinical skills, and teaching. Experience with delivering clinical service via an advanced practitioner model is highly desirable. Demonstrated ability to produce scholarly activity in an academic setting in the form of peer-reviewed publications and journals is also desired. Board certification in critical care and/or nutrition support or eligibility for board certification is preferred.

Typical responsibilities of the position are summarized below:

  • Teaching: Teach and coordinate courses in the PharmD curriculum, lead small group courses and discussions, deliver didactic lectures, participate in the advanced pharmacy practice experiential program, and perform other tasks as assigned by the Department Chair or designee. (50% time and effort)
  • Scholarship: Actively participate in a program of scholarship leading to a minimum of 2 unique peer-reviewed publications annually. Apply and seek external funding as opportunities present. Presentations at national, regional, and local professional meetings are expected. (10% time and effort)
  • Clinical Service: Primary emphasis is directed towards the Critical Care Trauma and Nutrition Support Services at Regional One Health (formerly “Regional Medical Center” or “The MED”) in Memphis; however, the amount of time dedicated to each respective service may vary depending on the interest of the candidate. (30% time and effort)
  • Service to the University and Profession: Participation in College, Department, and University/Campus Committees as directed by the Department Chair or designee and serving in an advisory role to student groups or functions and participation in professional organizations (15% time and effort)

The salary will be commensurate with experience. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Qualified applicants should submit a letter of interest, current curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of three references online at the UTHSC website (

For specific questions, please contact:

Roland N. Dickerson, Pharm.D., BCNSP

Professor, Department of Clinical Pharmacy and Translational Science Chair, Search Advisory Committee


Applicants should have a demonstrated commitment to and knowledge of equal employment opportunity and affirmative action.

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center is the flagship statewide, public, academic health institution in Tennessee. Founded in 1911, the mission of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center is to improve the health and well-being of Tennesseans and the global community by fostering integrated, collaborative, and inclusive education, research, scientific discovery, clinical care, and public service. Employing more than 4,600 people on its faculty, staff, and not-for-profit corporation faculty practice groups, and with more than 3,200 students across the state, UTHSC contributes $4 billion to the economy of Tennessee.

Part of the University of Tennessee System, the Health Science Center is headquartered in Memphis and includes all six of UT’s doctoral-degree-granting health science colleges -- Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Nursing, Graduate Health Sciences, and Health Professions. UTHSC spans the state with its four major, regional clinical health science locations in Memphis, Knoxville, Chattanooga, and Nashville, as well as more than 100 clinical education sites across Tennessee. UTHSC is the largest educator of health care professionals in the state and operates the state’s largest residency and fellowship advanced training programs.

Located in West Tennessee on the banks of the Mississippi River, Memphis is the second-largest city in the state and among the largest cities in the Southeast. The Greater Memphis metropolitan area has more than 1.3 million residents, and the city ranks among those with the lowest cost of living in the country. It is home to a vibrant restaurant scene, a revitalized Downtown, the Midtown Arts District, many scenic neighborhoods, an active medical district, and a burgeoning airport in the midst of a $214 million modernization.

Memphis boasts attractions, including Elvis Presley’s Graceland, the Memphis Grizzlies, historic Beale Street, the National Civil Rights Museum, the second-largest urban county park in the United States, and the Memphis in May World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest.

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