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University of Tennessee Health Science Center, College of Pharmacy
Memphis, Tennessee
The salary will be commensurate with experience.
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Jul 27, 2022

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) College of Pharmacy is seeking a full-time (12-month appointment), a non-tenure-track faculty member at the level of assistant professor in the Department of Clinical Pharmacy and Translational Science.  The position will oversee the development and maturation of the skills of an entry-level pharmacist within the PharmD curriculum, including simulation and interprofessional education oversight, and report to the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Assessment and the Chair of the Department of Clinical Pharmacy and Translational Science.

Successful candidates will hold a PharmD degree and have completed at least a PGY2 Pharmacy Residency or have at least 4 years of experience in education and pharmacy practice. Candidates who have completed an academic fellowship and/or have significant direct patient care experience are preferred. Candidates must have experience in educating health profession students and understand the skills needed for contemporary pharmacy practice. Candidates must be eligible for licensure as a pharmacist in Tennessee.

Applicants should demonstrate excellence as an engaging and effective communicator (written and oral), teachers, mentors, and leaders. 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 include skills-based instruction, didactic lecturing, course directorship, and participation in various other teaching activities.  The starting estimated percent effort in teaching is 40%.

Scholarship:  Develop, grow, and maintain national recognition in the scholarship of teaching and learning 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:  Oversee skills-based education in conjunction with the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Assessment, Curriculum Committee, and course directors. This includes coordination with course directors and campuses for skills-based activities, including Objective Structured Clinical Exams (OSCEs); with course directors, campuses, and the Center for Healthcare Improvement and Patient Simulation (CHIPS) for simulation-based activities; and with other healthcare professions, course directors, and campuses for interprofessional education activities. Establish and maintain local, state, and national recognition as an educator.  Participate in College, Departmental, and UTHSC Campus committees as deemed appropriate.  The starting estimated percent effort in service is 50%.


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:

Dr. Joseph Swanson


Professor, Department of Clinical Pharmacy and Translational    




Chair, Search Committee


University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy




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