University of Connecticut, School of Pharmacy

Position ID:UConn-School of Pharmacy-495934 [#20799, 495934]
Position Title: Director of Experiential Education and Assistant/Associate Clinical Professor
Position Type:Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Storrs, Connecticut 06269, United States [map]
Subject Area: Pharmacy Practice & Science
Appl Deadline: finished (2021/12/14, finished 2022/03/22, listed until 2022/03/14)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed and new applications are no longer accepted. ***

INTRODUCTION 

The University of Connecticut's School of Pharmacy invites qualified candidates to apply for a full-time (11-month appointment), non-tenure track position as the Director of Experiential Education (OEE) for the School of Pharmacy and Assistant or Associate Clinical Professor within the Department of Pharmacy Practice. The start date is flexible and, ideally, as soon as possible but no later than June 1, 2022.

The School of Pharmacy is comprised of the Departments of Pharmacy Practice and Pharmaceutical Sciences. The Department of Pharmacy Practice’s 26 faculty members instruct the School’s approximately 200 undergraduate and 200 professional students and guide them to become competent and compassionate health professionals. Department faculty have extensive state and national pharmacy leadership experience including advocating for expanding pharmacist scope of practice. UConn Pharmacy won the 2021 AACP Weaver Award in recognition of excellence in public engagement and caring for the underserved. We are among the top 10 pharmacy practice departments nationally in publications and citations per faculty member. This non-track faculty’s primary role (80% of the time) at the School of Pharmacy is the directorship of the Office of Experiential Education (OEE).

Founded in 1881, UConn is a Land Grant and Sea Grant institution and member of the Space Grant Consortium. It is the state’s flagship institution of higher education and includes a main campus in Storrs, CT, four regional campuses throughout the state, and 13 Schools and Colleges, including a Law School in Hartford, and Medical and Dental Schools at the UConn Health campus in Farmington. The University has approximately 10,000 faculty and staff and 32,000 students, including nearly 24,000 undergraduates and over 8,000 graduate and professional students. UConn is a Carnegie Foundation R1 (highest research activity) institution, among the top 25 public universities in the nation. Through research, teaching, service, and outreach, UConn embraces diversity and cultivates leadership, integrity, and engaged citizenship in its students, faculty, staff, and alumni. UConn promotes the health and well-being of citizens by enhancing the social, economic, cultural, and natural environments of the state and beyond. The University serves as a beacon of academic and research excellence as well as a center for innovation and social service to communities. UConn is a leader in many scholarly, research, and innovation areas. Today, the path forward includes exciting opportunities and notable challenges. Record numbers of undergraduate applications and support for student success have enabled the University to become extraordinarily selective.

Known for its excellent public schools, natural beauty, and quaint, family-oriented neighborhoods, Connecticut blends the charm of New England with a cosmopolitan style. The region’s ideal location makes it easy to escape to the Connecticut beaches or destinations such as Boston, New York City, Newport, Cape Cod, or the mountains of Vermont and New Hampshire – all within a two-hour drive.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 

  • Providing leadership for the office of experiential education and associated personnel and office duties
  • Maintaining and developing adjunct faculty preceptors and experiential education sites
  • Managing students at placement sites
  • Coordinating and teaching portions of the curriculum related to experiential education or other therapeutic areas as assigned
  • Working in conjunction with the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and the Director of Assessment to maintain ACPE accreditation standards and curriculum development
  • Conducting quality improvement scholarship that improves understanding or function of experiential education
  • Providing career development for students
  • Participating in leadership of the School of Pharmacy as a member of the Executive Committee
  • Participating in service commitments as assigned
  • Actively participating in the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, including the experiential education section

As faculty, you are expected to participate in departmental faculty teaching (10% of the time) with pedagogy judged to be strong. You will also participate in quality improvement scholarship (10% of the time).

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

The successful candidate must possess a Pharm.D. degree and be licensed or eligible for pharmacist licensure in the State of Connecticut. The candidate will possess excellent written/verbal/interpersonal skills and have demonstrable previous teaching and leadership/management experience at a supervisory level.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Candidates who have one or more of the following will be preferred for this position: (1) previous experience leading an Office of Experiential Education or its equivalent in another School of Pharmacy; (2) three or more years of experience precepting students on introductory or advanced pharmacy practice experiences; (3) management of teams; (4) experience on committees with state or national pharmacy organizations.

APPOINTMENT TERMS

This is a full-time (11-month appointment), non-tenure track position as an Assistant or Associate Clinical Professor within the Department of Pharmacy Practice on the Storrs, CT campus. The start date is flexible and, ideally, as soon as possible but no later than June 1, 2022. Salary and rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT

Employment at the University of Connecticut is contingent upon the successful candidate’s compliance with the University’s Mandatory Workforce COVID-19 Vaccination Policy.  This Policy states that all workforce members are required to have or obtain a Covid-19 vaccination as a term and condition of employment at UConn, unless an exemption or deferral has been approved.

Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.

TO APPLY

Please apply online to Academic Jobs Online https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/20799 and submit the following application materials:

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Director of Experiential Education statement (include major challenges in experiential education and how your education and experience make you uniquely qualified to tackle those issues.)  
  • Teaching statement (including teaching philosophy, teaching experience, commitment to effective learning, etc.)
  • Quality improvement scholarship statement (include how you will leverage your role as Director of Experiential Education to develop scholarship that impacts the field, supports our accreditation, and advances the value of the experiential learning environment, etc.)
  • Commitment to diversity statement (including broadening participation, integrating multicultural experiences in instruction, scholarship, and pedagogical techniques to meet the needs of diverse learning styles, etc.)
  • Names and contact information for 3-5 professional references. Letters will be requested for finalists.

Evaluation of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  For more information regarding the School of Pharmacy please visit our website at http://pharmacy.uconn.edu/ and https://pharmacy.uconn.edu/department-of-pharmacy-practice/

At the University of Connecticut, our commitment to excellence is complemented by our commitment to building a culturally diverse community.

This job will be filled subject to budgetary approval.

All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at http://www.ct.gov/ethics/site/default.asp.

The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.


Application Materials Required:
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Further Info:
 
University of Connecticut
9 Walters Avenue
Unit 5075
Storrs, CT 06269