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Samford University
Birmingham, Alabama
Salary commensurate with experience
Closing date
May 11, 2024

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Internal Medicine
Work Setting
College / University


Samford University’s McWhorter School of Pharmacy invites individuals interested in serving in a Christian university environment to apply for the Assistant/Associate Professor position in Pharmacy Practice (non-tenure track). This full-time, non-tenure track position is a 12-month appointment. The individual in this position will contribute to teaching, service, and scholarship, supporting the mission and vision of the McWhorter School of Pharmacy and the Department of Pharmacy Practice. The successful candidate must develop and maintain a meaningful and progressive clinical pharmacy practice site in internal medicine. Teaching responsibilities include experiential instruction at the practice site and classroom and laboratory instruction regarding general topics related to internal medicine. Additional responsibilities include scholarship, academic service, professional/community service, and other duties as assigned. This full-time appointment may begin as early as July 1, 2024.

Candidates must have a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from an ACPE-accredited college or school of pharmacy, at least one year of post-graduate residency training in a health system ASHP-accredited residency program, and eligibility for licensure in the state of Alabama obtaining a pharmacist license within three months of employment. Preferred qualifications include a PGY2 Internal Medicine Residency and certification through the Board of Pharmacy Specialties in Pharmacotherapy. Academic rank and salary depend on qualifications and previous experience. To be considered for Associate Professor, applicants must have at least five years of teaching experience and a strong scholarship and service success record.

The successful individual must exhibit effective verbal and written communication skills, interpersonal skills, time management and organization skills, and attention to detail. The candidate must also embrace the interprofessional teaching model of the College of Health Sciences and the student-centered teaching of the McWhorter School of Pharmacy.

The College of Health Sciences includes four schools: School of Health Professions, Moffett & Sanders School of Nursing, McWhorter School of Pharmacy, and School of Public Health. The college offers multiple degree programs and majors within the health sciences with an interprofessional education focus that reflects today’s team approach to healthcare delivery and professional practice.

Samford University ( is a leading nationally ranked Christian University.  Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th oldest institution of higher learning in the United States.  It is the largest privately supported and fully accredited institution for higher learning in Alabama. Located in the Birmingham, Alabama, suburb of Homewood, with 425 full-time faculty and more than 5,700 students representing 49 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and 22 countries. Samford is ranked #10 in the U.S. for the quality of career preparation provided to its students according to a newly published ranking, “The Top U.S. Colleges for Career and Learning-Related Opportunities,” in The Wall Street Journal. The University is dedicated to the promotion of rigorous academic inquiry in a Christian setting. The University seeks and prefers employee applicants of the Christian faith and offers competitive salaries with a generous benefits package. Samford University and the McWhorter School of Pharmacy embrace diversity in their faculty, students, and staff and encourage applications from those who would add to the diversity of our academic community. 


Applications will be accepted beginning March 11, 2024, and continue until May 12, 2024. Review of applications will begin April 15, 2024. Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, the names of three professional references, application for a faculty position, and faculty application Christian Mission Statement. The successful candidate must pass a background check. Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States, as Samford will not sponsor any employment visas for this position.

“Application for Faculty Position” found at:

“Faculty Applicant Christian Mission Statement” found at:   

Please submit all materials in PDF format to:

Subject: Internal Medicine Pharmacy Practice

In accordance with applicable federal and state laws, such as Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, and the Americans with Disabilities Act and ADA Amendments, the University does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of sex, gender, race, color, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, religion, or any other protected status under federal, state or local law applicable to the University, in its education policies, programs, and activities, in its admissions policies, in employment policies and practices, and all other areas of the University. As a faith-based institution, the University is exempted from certain laws and regulations concerning discrimination.

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