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Assistant /Associate 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/Associate Professor - Clinical Pharmacy and Translational Science, Memphis 

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) College of Pharmacy in affiliation with Baptist Medical Group, is seeking a full-time (12-month appointment), a non-tenure-track faculty member at the level of assistant or associate professor in the Department of Clinical Pharmacy and Translational Science.

Successful candidates will hold a PharmD degree and have completed a PGY2 Internal Medicine or Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Residency or have at least 4 years of experience in education and pharmacy practice. Candidates must be eligible for licensure as a pharmacist in Tennessee.

Applicants should demonstrate excellence as engaging and effective communicators (written and oral), teachers, and mentors. Board Certification in pharmacotherapy (BCPS) or ambulatory care (BCACP) is preferred. Experience in the classroom and small group learning settings with lecturing, active learning, and facilitating recitations and co-curricular activities are required. The ability to work independently and with others in a team environment is a requirement. A commitment to diversity and inclusivity in working with students, faculty, staff, community members, and stakeholders is expected. Demonstrated ability or potential to produce scholarly activity in an academic setting in the form of peer-reviewed publications is essential. Candidates who have a record of peer- reviewed publications and evidence of funded grants are preferred.

Typical responsibilities of the position are summarized below:

  • Teaching: The Department Chair or designee will assign teaching responsibilities that may include didactic lecturing, experiential training, course directorship, and participating in various other teaching activities. The starting estimated percent effort in teaching is 40%.
  • Scholarship: Develop, grow, and maintain national recognition in primary care medicine through an active program of scholarship that includes peer-reviewed publications on an annual basis. Identify and apply for external funding. Presentations at national, regional, and local meetings are expected. The starting estimated percent effort in scholarship is 10%.
  • Service: Establish and maintain local, state, and national recognition in the field of primary care and population health. Participate in College, Departmental, and UTHSC Campus committees as deemed appropriate. The starting estimated percent effort in service is 10%.
  • Patient Care: Provide outstanding pharmacy services, develop an experiential teaching service, and participate in residency training. Starting estimated percent effort in inpatient* care is 40%.


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 along with their application.

For specific questions, please contact:

Joseph Swanson, Pharm.D., FCCP, FCCM Professor,

Department of Clinical Pharmacy and Translational Science Chair, Search Committee

University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy (

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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