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Assistant Professor - Pharmacy

Duquesne University
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Closing date
Mar 1, 2024

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The Duquesne University School of Pharmacy seeks to fill a 12-month non-tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level in the Division of Pharmacy Practice. The faculty member will be primarily responsible for teaching and/or coordinating integrated courses related to pharmacy practice, skills-based laboratory courses, and other assigned PharmD course content within the School of Pharmacy. Expectations will include developing and maintaining a clinical practice site to facilitate experiential training of APPE students.

Duties and Responsibilities (approximate percent allocations of effort provided):

Teaching (50-60%):

Direction, coordination, and delivery of pharmacy practice content integrated within the School of Pharmacy curriculum. Pertinent topics include general/internal medicine, sterile and/or non-sterile compounding with associated pharmacy calculations, and pharmacy practice skills. Additional teaching responsibilities assigned may encompass a broad range of pharmacy practice areas based on skill and experience level.

Clinical practice (20-30%):

Development and implementation of a collaborative pharmacy practice site is an expectation of this position. The successful candidate will also serve as a preceptor for experiential training of PharmD students.

Scholarship (10%):

Successful candidates for this position will be engaged in development of scholarly materials. Expectations include presentation at local, regional, and/or national meetings as well as contribution of other scholarly works in the candidate’s research interest area.

Service (10%):

The successful candidate will be expected to participate in School, Department, and/or University committees. In addition, the candidate will be expected to provide student mentoring as well as advisement to a student professional organization.

Minimum Requirements:

Doctor of Pharmacy degree or equivalent in practice-based experience.

Prior teaching experience with pharmacy students or trainees.

3-5 years work related experience.

Proficiency in teaching, organization skills, communication skills, and presentation skills.


Prior experience and training in pharmacy practice areas with provision of direct patient care services that include general/internal medicine, medication therapy management, or sterile and/or nonsterile compounding are preferred. Post-graduate residency training (PGY1, PGY2 residency) and/or teaching experience within a school of pharmacy is preferred.

Alternately, the successful candidate may possess any equivalent combination of experience and training, which provides the knowledge, skills and abilities required to perform the essential job functions. This includes commitment to the University’s values of diversity, equity and inclusion, and recognition of the importance of treating each individual with dignity and respect consistent with the University’s Mission. Additionally, applicants must have demonstrated experience with, and understanding of, the broad diversity of the University community (students, faculty, staff and others).

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the University Community.

Ability and willingness to contribute actively to the mission of the University and to respect the Spiritan Catholic identity of Duquesne University. The mission is implemented through a commitment to academic excellence, a spirit of service, moral and spiritual values, sensitivity to world concerns, and an ecumenical campus community.


Applicants are asked to submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three professional references.

Applications can be submitted through the Duquesne University online employment site at

For questions regarding the position or additional information, please contact Dr. Christine O’Neil, Search Committee Chair at

Duquesne University is committed to attracting, retaining, and developing a diverse faculty that reflects contemporary society, serves our academic mission and enriches our campus community. As a charter member of the Ohio, Western PA and West Virginia Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC), we encourage applicants from members of underrepresented groups, and support dual-career couples.

Founded in 1878 by its sponsoring religious community, the Congregation of the Holy Spirit, Duquesne University is Catholic in mission and ecumenical in spirit. Its Mission Statement commits the University to “serving God by serving students through commitment to excellence in liberal and professional education, through a profound concern for moral and spiritual values, through the maintenance of an ecumenical atmosphere open to diversity, and through service to the Church, the community, the nation and the world. Applicants for this position should describe how they might support and contribute to the mission.

Motivated by its Catholic and Spiritan identity, Duquesne values equality of opportunity both as an educational institution and as an employer.


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