Assistant/Associate Professor of Pharmacology

Location
Arkansas, United States
Salary
Competitive Salary
Posted
Sep 30, 2020
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The Assistant/Associate Professor of Pharmacology will be responsible for developing and delivering interactive and didactic osteopathic medical education curricula centered around clinically relevant, systems-based pharmacologic principles in drug therapeutics.  Faculty duties will also include maintaining a viable scholarly/research agenda and engaging in institutional, community and professional service.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Work in harmony within an interdisciplinary team of biomedical scientists and clinicians to develop novel interactive medical educational materials and curricula
  • Develop didactic and interactive team-based learning activities regarding general principles of pharmacology, systems-based drug therapeutics, toxicology and pharmacogenomics
  • Supervise, interact and mentor osteopathic medical students in a variety of learning activities
  • Develop and maintain a productive ongoing scholarly research agenda
  • Functions as a faculty member of ACHE including teaching, research and service
  • Other duties as assigned by Dean, or his/her designee.

 QUALIFICATIONS AND CREDENTIALS

Education and Experience

Minimum Qualifications

  • Terminal degree (PhD) in Pharmacology or a closely related field.
  • For Assistant Professor, minimum of two years (2) of successful teaching experience as an instructor or course coordinator/director of courses in pharmacology or a related field at the undergraduate or graduate level.
  • Demonstrated productivity and contribution (e.g. presentations, publications, patents, etc.) in the field of pharmacology or related discipline.
  • Possess skills necessary to contribute to the overall collegiality and team efforts in the delivery of the pharmacology curriculum to the students of ACHE.

 Preferred Qualifications

  • Post-doctoral experience in a biomedical research setting.
  • Established track record of directing/overseeing student trainees at the undergraduate or graduate level within a research setting.
  • Terminal degree (PhD) in Pharmacology or a closely related field.
  • For Assistant Professor, two years (2) academic experience as a full-time faculty member at a College of Osteopathic Medicine, College of Allopathic Medicine, College of Health or Allied Sciences or School of Pharmacy. Appointments at the Associate or Professor level will depend on previous experience.
  • Excellent leadership and administrative skills, a demonstrated record of faculty mentorship and involvement in faculty development, and experience in medical and/or graduate education.
  • Experience in the development and implementation of courses in pharmacology and related topics and demonstrated excellence in delivering course content to medical students.
  • Experience in team-based learning approaches to instruction.

Required knowledge, skills, and abilities

  • Demonstrate proficiency in computer skills, i.e. Microsoft Office.
  • Display professionalism for the college in all communication and interaction.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and privacy.
  • Ability to prioritize and organize numerous and varied assignments.
  • High-energy, versatile, self-directed.

ABILITIES AND COMPETENCIES ESSENTIAL TO THE FUNCTION OF THE JOB

Communication and Comprehension

ACHE is in full compliance with American with Disabilities Act (ADA) and does not discriminate with regard to applicants or employees with disabilities and will make reasonable accommodation when necessary. The following are essential abilities and physical requirements for all positions at the college.

  • Ability to orally communicate effectively with others.
  • Ability to work cooperatively with colleagues and supervisory staffs at all levels.
  • Ability to understand oral and written information, using the English language, and organize thoughts and ideas into effective forms of communication.
  • Ability to make decisions which range from moderate to a significant impact on the immediate work environment, as well as outside contributors.
  • Possess public communication skills that allow professional representation of ACHE to a variety of business and community customers and associates.
  • Strong organizational skills.

 Problem Solving

  • Intuitively able to reason, analyze information and events, and apply judgment in order to solve problems of both a routine and complex nature.
  • Expertise in negotiation.
  • Experience with scholarly publication and research.

 Physical and Sensory Abilities

  • May be exposed to short, intermittent, and/or prolonged periods of sitting and/or standing in performance of job duties.
  • May be required to accomplish job duties using various types of equipment/supplies to include, but not limited to pens, pencils, calculators, computer keyboards, telephone, etc.
  • May be required to transport oneself to other campus offices, conference rooms, and on occasion, to off-campus sites to attend meetings, conferences, workshops, seminars, etc.
  • May require significant travel or work away from campus.
  • Requires attendance at events representing ACHE both within as well as outside of the college setting.
  • Frequently required to work at a desk, conference table or in meetings of various configurations.
  • Frequently required to see for purposes of reading matter.
  • Frequently required to hear and understand speech at normal levels.
  • Occasionally required to lift items in a normal office environment.
  • Frequently required to operate office and presentation equipment.

If you need assistance in the application process because of a disability, or for any other reason, please contact Barbara Jetton, Associate Vice President for Human Resources, at 479.308.2291 or barbara.jetton@acheedu.org.

 Arkansas Colleges of Health Education is an equal opportunity employer.