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Assistant/Associate Professor of Clinical Pharmacy in Internal Medicine, Acute Care, Immunology, Rhe

Keck Graduate Institute
Claremont, California
Salary commensurate with experience
Closing date
Oct 6, 2023

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Position Type
Specialty Area
Internal Medicine
Work Setting
College / University

The KGI School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences seeks outstanding individuals for full-time clinical pharmacy faculty positions at the Assistant, Associate, or Full-Professor level with expertise in Internal Medicine, Acute Care, Immunology, Rheumatology, or Nephrology. The practice sites for these positions are to be determined.

Candidates will be expected to have a strong commitment to innovative teaching, research, and service.  Salary and academic rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Keck Graduate Institute (KGI) was founded in 1997 as the first higher education institution in the United States dedicated exclusively to education and research related to the applied life sciences. KGI offers innovative postgraduate degrees and certificates that integrate life and health sciences, business, pharmacy, engineering, and genetics, focusing on industry projects, hands-on industry experiences, and team collaborations. KGI employs an entrepreneurial approach and industry connections that allow students to become leaders in healthcare and the applied life sciences.

Located in beautiful Claremont, California, KGI is a member of the Claremont Colleges, a consortium of five undergraduate liberal arts colleges, two graduate institutions, and The Claremont Colleges Services, which provides shared institutional support services. Each nationally recognized college has its own campus, students and faculty, and distinctive mission, and each offers top-notch curricula, small classes, distinguished professors, and personalized instruction. The Claremont Colleges consistently place at the top of national college rankings, including Forbes, Money and U.S.  News and World Report, and the Princeton Review.

Education and Experience:

Applicants should have a Pharm.D. from an accredited college of pharmacy with post-graduate residency, fellowship, or relevant knowledge gained over a period of at least three to five years in a healthcare setting.  Candidates must be licensed or eligible for licensure in California.  Clinical experience in internal medicine, acute care, immunology, rheumatology, or nephrology is preferred.

Candidates with previous experience teaching Doctor of Pharmacy students, a track record of effective scholarship, and research interests that complement the strengths of KGI will be given preference.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:   Individuals must possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the essential function of the position, or be able to explain or demonstrate how the essential functions may be performed, with or without, reasonable accommodations, using some other combination of skills and abilities.

  • Creating, delivering, and assessing instruction and its effectiveness for student learning in the doctor of pharmacy curriculum, both in the classroom and at the designated practice site.
  • Developing and maintaining a clinical practice in internal medicine at a designated practice site; precept students at that site and develop a program of research/scholarship as evidenced by professional presentations, publications, and/or grants.
  • Participate in faculty governance, contribute to the service needs of the college, serve on various committees, participate in the accreditation process, and participate in the co-curricular activities within the school.
  • Engaging in service to the profession and community.
  • Provide academic advising/mentoring for PharmD students and support their personal and professional development.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:  Individuals must possess knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the essential function of the position or be able to explain or demonstrate how the essential functions may be performed, with or without, reasonable accommodations, using some other combination of skills and abilities.

  • Excellent communication skills including the ability to effectively communicate, both verbally and in writing
  • Excellent time management skills and organizational skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work as a member of a team of highly motivated and experienced individuals
  • Honesty, integrity, and commitment to maintaining high professional standards. 
  • A valid driver’s license or equivalent means of reliable transportation to off-site meetings and events is required.

Special Requirements:
Keck Graduate Institute has implemented a SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) and Influenza Vaccination Program covering all employees and students. Employees must submit proof of vaccination, an Institute-approved exception, or deferral to comply with the policy.

Physical and Mental Requirements

Ability to maintain good concentration level while dealing with interruptions; attention to details with emphasis on accuracy; capable of giving, receiving, and analyzing information, formulating work plans, and articulating goals and action plans. 

Sitting in a normal seated position for extended periods of time.  Standing for extended periods of time. Reaching and extending hand(s) or arm(s) in any direction.  Finger dexterity required to manipulate objects with fingers rather than the whole hand(s), or arm(s), for example, using a keyboard. Communication skills using the spoken word. Ability to see within normal parameters.  Ability to hear within normal parameters.  Ability to bend and stoop, for example, to file.  Ability to move about.  Ability to lift and carry short distances up to 20 lbs., for example to lift or move office supplies, files, books and packages. Ability to drive locally and travel by airplane nationally.  Occasionally, will be required to stand for prolonged periods of time at activities/events on and off-campus. 

To Apply:

A confidential review of applications, nominations, and expressions of interest will begin immediately and will continue until an appointment is made. To be ensured full consideration, please submit a cover letter highlighting your professional experience; a complete CV outlining your career and educational credentials; and three professional references (including their names, relationship to you, their position, email, and direct phone numbers). Minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

Keck Graduate Institute is an equal opportunity employer. It does not discriminate against qualified employees or applicants based on race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, marital status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable state or federal law. Equal employment opportunity will be extended to all persons in all terms and conditions of employment. KGI strongly encourages candidates from underrepresented groups to apply.

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