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Clinical Assistant/Associate Professor

University of Florida College of Pharmacy
Gainesville, Florida
Commensurate with experience
Closing date
Aug 5, 2024

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Position Type
Specialty Area
Critical Care
Work Setting
College / University

The Department of Pharmacotherapy and Translational Research invites applications for a full-time, 12-month, non-tenure track position at the rank of Clinical Assistant or Associate Professor. The ideal candidate will contribute to a partnership in which College of Pharmacy faculty share responsibilities for clinical practice in UF Health Shands Hospital and contribute to the teaching, research, and service missions of the College. Responsibilities will include 1) didactic, clinical skills, and experiential teaching in the PharmD program focusing on acute care pharmacy practice; 2) maintaining a high-quality clinical pharmacy practice focused in critical care (primarily in surgical/trauma intensive care); 3) providing service to the College of Pharmacy, Hospital, the pharmacy profession; and, 4) conducting scholarly works. The clinical practice is a shared responsibility among three faculty, with this position contributing 40% effort to patient care. Faculty in these positions report to the Chair of the Department of Pharmacotherapy and Translational Research (60% of FTE) with clinical reporting responsibility to the Director of Pharmacy or designee in the UF Health Shands Department of Pharmacy (40% of FTE).

The PTR Department and the UF College of Pharmacy: The Department of Pharmacotherapy and Translational Research is the largest department in the college and home to the clinical faculty. The department’s faculty are highly interactive and engaged leaders in pharmacy practice, education, and clinical translational research. The department has strong faculty in the department’s Health System-Based Pharmacotherapy Division. Research strengths in the department include precision medicine, pharmacogenomics, infectious diseases, health disparities, and the scholarship of teaching and learning. The UF College of Pharmacy ranks among the top five pharmacy colleges in the nation. In recognition of its efforts to cultivate a diverse and inclusive environment, the College of Pharmacy received the Insight into Diversity Health Professions Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award three years in a row (2021-2023). The College is based in one of the largest integrated academic health centers in the country, with Colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Dentistry, Public Health and Health Professions, and Veterinary Medicine, as well as the UF Health and the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, situated on a campus serving over 55,000 students. Opportunities to build cross-college collaborations are abundant.

The University of Florida: UF, the flagship AAU institution of the State of Florida, is a top-tier research institution with a long history of training outstanding undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. UF is currently ranked #5 among U.S. public universities by U.S. News and World Report. The University of Florida’s academic health center is the country’s only academic health center, with six health-related colleges located on a single, contiguous campus. The colleges, major research centers and institutes, and clinical enterprises focus on building collaborative, specialized clinical services centered on quality and innovation.

The successful applicant will have strong skills to provide comprehensive, person-centered pharmaceutical care to adults in intensive care units and foster interdisciplinary collaboration to optimize drug therapy and prevent adverse medication events. Additional information on the Department and College is available at the website:

UF Health Shands is a nationally recognized academic medical center located in beautiful Gainesville, Florida. UF Health Shands Hospital provides diverse and comprehensive patient care services including pediatric, critical care, hematology/oncology, neurosurgical, cardiovascular and general medicine services.

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity/ affirmative action/ADA employer. This selection process will be conducted under the provisions of Florida’s “Government in the Sunshine” and Public Records laws. As such, all Search Committee meetings and interviews will be open to the public and all applications, resumes, and other documents related to the search will be available for public inspection.

Job Qualifications

Minimum Required Qualifications: Applicants should have a PharmD degree with 2 years of post-graduate training (residency or fellowship) or equivalent experience, with focus in critical care pharmacy practice. Applicants must be eligible for Florida Pharmacist licensure. Excellent teaching and communication skills are essential. An FDLE Criminal Background Check is required.

Preferred Qualifications: Completion of a PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency and a PGY-2 Critical Care Residency, previous teaching experience (didactic and/or experiential), evidence of scholarship, experience in mentoring students and/or postgraduate trainees, and prior experience providing culturally competent care to a diverse patient population are preferred. A background in critical care pharmacy practice is strongly preferred.

Application Instructions

Interested applicants should apply online: UF Jobs. The review of applications will begin on May 1, 2024 and continue until the position is filled. Qualified applicants should submit an application that includes: a CV, a cover letter that describes qualifications and teaching/clinical experience, teaching philosophy, and a list of at least three professional references. Applications will be kept confidential, and references will not be contacted without permission. Please free to reach out to Dr. Veena Venugopalan ( if you have any further questions.

We welcome applications from anyone who would bring additional dimensions to the department’s teaching, clinical, and research missions, including women, members of underrepresented groups, protected veterans, and persons with disabilities. The University of Florida offers a salary commensurate with education and experience, resources to promote health and well-being, and a robust leave package with family-friendly benefits.

The final candidate will be required to provide an official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible. Degrees earned from an educational institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, the University is committed to nondiscrimination with respect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status, national origin, political opinions or affiliations, genetic information, and veteran status in all aspects of employment including recruitment, hiring, promotion, transfers, discipline, terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, and training. If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call 352/392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at 800/955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the US. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida’s Sunshine Law.

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