The School of Pharmacy - Worcester/Manchester seeks a full-time faculty member at the rank of Assistant Professor to deliver high quality learning experiences and education for students in the accelerated PharmD program and graduate programs. The faculty member will engage in teaching, service and scholarship activities, and works collaboratively with colleagues across the University as well as with the chair of the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences. Additionally, the incumbent provides mentorship to students and contributes to the visibility, impact and reputation of the University and its programs through research and scholarly engagement. The selected candidate will have responsibilities teaching classroom and laboratory courses to PharmD and graduate students. Subject matters may include Pharmacology and related courses such as Toxicology, Physiology/Pathophysiology and Biochemistry. Rank will be commensurate with education and experience.
• Deliver didactic, laboratory and/or experiential instruction via multiple formats (in-person, online, or in a ‘blended’ format) in the accelerated PharmD and graduate programs. • Provide students with an approved syllabus that includes course objectives and learning outcomes, teaching methodology, attendance policies in line with those of the School, texts and readings, assignments and deliverables, timelines and evaluation criteria. • Provide engaging assignments that demonstrate the real-world applications of concepts covered. • Support incorporation of diversity, equity and inclusion into the curriculum, as well as co-curricular experiences, to broaden the education of students and expand their knowledge of health disparities. • Participate in service activities; serve on committees; serve on regional, state, or national organization committees and volunteer activities; represent the program and University in/at community functions; attend School and institutional activities such as Commencement and ceremonies; and support student activities such as health fairs and service projects. • Participate in scholarship resulting in conference presentations, publishable manuscripts, peer-reviewed instructional materials, or other outcomes consistent with expectations for scholarly activities described in the Faculty Manual. • Use the University’s learning management system to post syllabus, assignments and other materials and to communicate with students. • Advise and assist students through office hours or scheduled appointments, by phone or email, and through other University-approved mechanisms. • Provide service including student mentoring, ongoing course development, and assessment. • Attend and participate in monthly School and Department meetings, University ceremonies, and other major events, and serves as a member of University, School and/or Department committees, as assigned. • Contribute to periodic reviews and revisions of departmental course offerings. • Maintain advanced knowledge in discipline and areas of expertise. • Build and maintain relationships with professional organizations involved with the healthcare sector. • Additional responsibilities may be assigned by the supervisor.
Travel between the Worcester and Manchester campus as needed for teaching responsibility.
Doctorate degree in Pharmacology or closely related field
Prior teaching experience at the college/university level, preferably in a PharmD program
Commitment to undergraduate, graduate and/or professional education and student success
Excellent organizational and communication skills
Demonstrated commitment to valuing diversity and contributing to an inclusive working and learning environment
Must be able to work independently and effectively interact with a wide array of parties at all levels (students, faculty, administration/staff, alumni, and external constituents, including healthcare industry professionals)
Record of scholarly activities commensurate with an academic appointment
Evidence of teaching excellence
Ability to work with classroom learning management systems (e.g., Blackboard)
Ability to work with electronic examination/testing platforms (e.g., ExamSoft)
Demonstrated commitment to valuing diversity and contributing to an inclusive working and learning environment.
Apply Please attach a cover letter, and a curriculum vitae/resume. Finalist candidate(s) for this position will be subject to reference checks and a pre-employment background check as a condition of employment
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MCPHS University, an innovator in health and professional education, is setting the pace in the health science fields. MCPHS has more than 7000 students across campuses in Boston’s Longwood Medical Area, downtown Worcester, MA and downtown Manchester, NH. Here, we are preparing future generations of global leaders and promoting systems to improve the health of the public. We are a fast-moving, data-driven educational institution with a strong entrepreneurial mindset and excited to be in the midst of implementing an ambitious strategic plan that will bring us to our 200th anniversary in 2023.
MCPHS University core values of diversity, equity and inclusion are celebrated throughout our diverse community. We are passionate about building and sustaining an inclusive and equitable working and learning environment for all students, staff, and faculty. All applicants must have a demonstrated commitment to valuing diversity and contributing to an equitable and inclusive working environment. As an equal opportunity employer, we strive to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to any characteristic protected by law.
We offer competitive salaries and excellent benefits that include a substantial contribution toward the cost of medical, vision, and dental insurance, generous time off, retirement and pension plans, and flexible work arrangements to support work/life balance for our employees while supporting the MCPHS mission.
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