University of Iowa College of Pharmacy Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science
Full-Time Instructional Track Faculty Position
This newly established full-time Instructional Track faculty position at the rank of Lecturer or Associate Professor of Instruction will be based in the UI College of Pharmacy. The position will have primary responsibility in development, implementation, and delivery of a new curricular component focused on knowledge application and integration within the College’s Doctor of Pharmacy curriculum. This new component, called Synthesis, will be an integral element of Integrated Pharmacotherapy (IP) series and Applications of Pharmacy Practice associated material that spans all three years of the pre-Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (APPE) curriculum, and will focus on content reinforcement, content integration and application, problem solving skills, student assessment, and personal and professional development activities. The faculty member will serve as a role-model/practitioner-educator for Doctor of Pharmacy students through educational delivery in didactic and clinical settings. The clinical assignment will be not more than 20% of total effort.
Established in 1885, the University of Iowa College of Pharmacy is committed to interdisciplinary and interprofessional collaboration, fostering an environment of teamwork and breakthrough thinking. Faculty work closely with pharmacy practitioners to explore methods to improve services through pharmaceutical care delivery. The College enrolls approximately 100 PharmD students each year, offering an innovative and evolving curriculum. The state-of the-art College of Pharmacy facility provides integrated and technologically advanced learning spaces to prepare graduates to be health care leaders and scientists of the future.
The College of Pharmacy educates and prepares students to provide quality pharmacy care services. Instructional track faculty are accountable to provide teaching and service within their faculty role. No professional productivity or traditional scholarship is expected in this faculty track. Rank within the Instructional Track will be determined by the candidate’s prior experience in educational programs. The responsibilities of this role will include, but not be limited to:
- Develop, in consultation with and guidance from faculty and College leaders, the framework and curriculum for the longitudinal Synthesis series within the curriculum to better prepare our student pharmacists for APPE and ultimately licensure and practice.
- Create the course components for and the teaching materials to deliver the Synthesis curriculum.
- Deliver faculty development sessions to prepare our faculty to assist in the implementation of the Synthesis course series.
- Teach in classroom, laboratory and simulated clinical settings; both in the Synthesis course series and other courses, reinforcing content as applicable.
- Participate in service activities in the College and broader University levels.
- Provide pharmaceutical care services to patients in a clinical setting as a faculty preceptor. Given limited time in this component of position the faculty member would not be the primary preceptor for a rotation site.
- In the clinical setting, provide clinical support, education, monitoring and intervening to optimize drug therapy outcomes of patients and coordination with patient care services of the institution.
- Doctor of Pharmacy degree or a Bachelor of Science degree in Pharmacy with a minimum of two years’ experience in a clinical setting.
- Current eligibility for pharmacist licensure by the Iowa Board of Pharmacy required upon hire
- Education of Doctor of Pharmacy Student pharmacists in the clinical and/or classroom setting
- Completion of an ASHP-accredited PGY1 pharmacy practice residency OR 2 years’ experience in a complex interprofessional environment
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Commitment to collaboration and service excellence
- Job-related experience with and/or commitment to developing or improving diversity and inclusion efforts in the work environment
- Faculty experience in an ACPE-Accredited college or school of pharmacy
- Experience providing care to patients in an acute care setting
- Satisfactory completion of an ASHP-accredited PGY2 residency or fellowship
- Active board certification
- Experience in institutional drug distribution
- Able to work independently, prioritize multiple stakeholders and tasks, manage details and deliver results in an environment with competing demands
- Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to work with others
- Curriculum development experience or training in educational theory and/or methodology
Faculty Appointment Qualifications:
- The appointee must have a terminal degree or other qualifications appropriate to the position based on additional training or experience.
- The appointee must show promise of ability as a teacher.
Associate Professor of Instruction
- The appointee must have a terminal degree or other qualifications appropriate to the position.
- The appointee must show convincing evidence of excellence in teaching.
- The appointee must show the clear potential to enhance the teaching mission of the department through contributions such as curricular advances, innovative teaching methods, development of collaborative educational opportunities across the University, creation of new learning opportunities, etc.
- The appointee must show evidence of professional, departmental, collegiate, or University service (committee or other) at an appropriate level.
For consideration, applicants must submit an online application including a cover letter that includes your experience and/or commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion efforts in the workplace, and a complete curriculum vitae. Names and contact information of three professional references will be required, and references will not be contacted until a later step in the search process. To apply, go to https://jobs.uiowa.edu and refer to requisition #74601. Potential applicants seeking further information about the position should contact: Jay D Currie, PharmD, FCCP, FAPhA, RPh, Clinical Professor and Chair, Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science by email at email@example.com.
The College of Pharmacy strives to create a welcoming environment for learning, growth and science exploration. For more information, please visit: https://pharmacy.uiowa.edu/about/diversity_equity_inclusion. The University of Iowa is located in Iowa City, which was recently recognized as a “Welcoming City”. To learn more about University of Iowa, job benefits, and surrounding area, please visit: https://jobs.uiowa.edu/working-at-iowa
The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran. The University also affirms its commitment to providing equal opportunities and equal access to University facilities. Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply for all employment vacancies. For additional information on nondiscrimination policies, contact the Coordinator of Title IX and Section 504, and the ADA in The Office of Institutional Equity, 319/335-0705 (voice) or 319/335-0697 (text), The University of Iowa, 202 Jessup Hall, Iowa City, Iowa, 52242-1316.
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The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.