Assistant/Associate Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Pharmacogenomics University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Department of Pharmacology United Kingdom

Position overview: This position is a 12-month tenure-track (FW campus) pharmacogenomics and pharmaceutical sciences faculty position. Preference will be given to candidates with experience teaching pharmacogenomics or related topics (e.g., genomics, biochemistry, molecular biology, human genetics). Individuals with pharmacogenomics laboratory experience, especially microarray technology, delivering distance learning, and those individuals with interest in a teacher-scholar model of education are highly desired.


Essential job functions: These consist of three domains: teaching, service and scholarship. 

Teaching (55-65%)

  • Provide quality instruction in on-campus and online didactic courses and laboratory courses in pharmacogenomics and related topics.
  • Collaborate with other faculty to further develop the Master of Science in Pharmacogenomics program for effective delivery of the curriculum with emphasis in the distance-learning environment and dual degree PharmD/PGx. This includes creating, developing and evaluating innovative teaching methods which prepare students for the application of pharmacogenomics in a wide variety of settings (e.g., research laboratories, clinical laboratories, clinical settings).
  • Work closely with the laboratory technical specialist to keep the pharmacogenomics lab supplied and in regulatory compliance
  • Serve as course coordinator in both the pharmacogenomics program and the pharmacy program, as assigned.
  • Develop and teach elective courses in both the Pharmacogenomics program and the Pharmacy program, as necessary.
  • Continuously strive to incorporate and introduce timely topics and cutting-edge concepts in relevant areas.
  • Be an exemplary professional role model for students and colleagues.
  • Provide a one week (40 hour) lab course to develop distance learners, and others (such as relevant pharmacogenomic companies)

Scholarship (15-25%)
  • Lead and participate in the scholarship of discovery, application, integration and teaching in Pharmacogenomics services.
  • Pursue fundable programs appropriate to the faculty member’s discipline and interests (on-campus primarily)
  • Disseminate the results of scholarly endeavors in appropriate forums, including publications, presentations and teaching.
  • Mentor and collaborate with other scholars both inside and outside the institution, as appropriate.

Service (15-25%)
  • Serve as a faculty mentor to on campus and distance-learning Master of Science in Pharmacogenomics students.
  • Serve as a faculty mentor to Pharmacy and PGx Students
  • Participate actively on College and University committees.
  • Serve as a faculty advisory to student organizations, as necessary.
  • Serve as a mentor to new faculty and staff, as appropriate.
  • Contribute meaningfully to departmental and College developmental and planning activities, such as retreats and workshops.
  • Participate in local, state and national professional organizations and professional development activities.
  • Participate in community service activities, as appropriate, for the faculty’s area of practice or as determined by the College or University.
  • Other responsibilities as assigned.

Qualifications:
  • Doctor of Philosophy or terminal degree in pharmaceutical science with a focus on pharmacogenomics.
  • Understanding of current pharmacogenomics education and application.
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing with students, faculty, staff, administrators and other stakeholders.
  • Effective presentation skills.
  • Ability to deliver course content through distance-learning platforms.
  • Ability to provide effective feedback.
  • Ability to adapt to changing teaching and learning environments and content-delivery methods.
  • Ability to work cooperatively with colleagues and collaborators.
  • Ability to prioritize responsibilities, meet deadlines and manage time.
  • Proficiency in spoken and written English.
  • Basic computer proficiency in word processing, spreadsheet, e-mail and internet use.
  • Commitment to continuous self-improvement and professional development.
  • Expertise in more than one area of study or research, e.g., pharmacogenomics, pharmacodynamics, pharmacokinetics.

General Information: Manchester University is an independent, liberal arts university with a campus in North Manchester, Ind., where approximately 1,300 students choose from at least 60 areas of undergraduate study, two master's programs and 21 NCAA Division III varsity sports. Our second campus in Fort Wayne is home to the Manchester University Pharmacy Program, where graduates are awarded the Pharm.D. Doctoral degree.


Manchester has a distinctive commitment to developing respect for ethnic, cultural and religious pluralism and an international consciousness. Manchester University respects the infinite worth of every individual and graduates persons of ability and conviction who draw upon their education and faith to lead principled, productive, and compassionate lives that improve the human condition. As an institution rooted in the tradition of the Church of the Brethren, Manchester University values learning, faith, service, integrity, diversity, and community.


Work Schedule: Onsite classes are generally scheduled between 8 AM and 5 PM. Some classes, laboratories, events and/or meetings may be scheduled in the evening or on weekends. 


What We Offer: We offer competitive pay and the opportunity to serve in a dynamic educational environment.


To Apply: We seek a candidate with a commitment to working effectively with students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Apply online via ADP and submit a cover letter, curriculum vita/resume, teaching philosophy and evidence of effective teaching. Questions can be emailed to hiring@manchester.edu


Manchester University is an equal opportunity employer.

Applicants who further diversify our faculty and staff are warmly welcome.


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