Location: University of Maryland School of Pharmacy, Baltimore,
The University of Maryland School of Pharmacy is conducting an open
search for a qualified candidate to fulfill the faculty position of
Instructor (non-tenure track) for the MS in Regulatory Science
within the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences. The MS in
Regulatory Science is a two-year master’s degree, with activities
delivered online, supplemented by in-person co-curricular
activities such as student/alumni events and regulatory agency site
visits. This program covers all major areas of drug product and
biologics regulatory science, including: Chemistry, Manufacturing,
and Controls (CMC); Clinical Research; Pharmacovigilance; Phase IV
Research (e.g., Pharmacoepidemiology); and Drug and Biologics
Discovery. Additionally, responsibilities include a Certificate in
regulatory science, which is the first two courses in the MS in
Regulatory Science. The student population for the program possess
a diverse range of backgrounds including regulatory professionals,
healthcare practitioners, public health personnel, and legal
professionals. Students are typically working professionals in
industry, academia, and government. Experience teaching regulatory
science and a familiarity with online education are strongly
desired. This position is a full-time, non-tenure track, 12-month
The University of Maryland, Baltimore campus houses schools of
Pharmacy, Medicine, Nursing, Social Work, Law and Dentistry.
Additionally, the School of Pharmacy has a satellite campus at the
Universities at Shady Grove in Rockville, Maryland. The University
of Maryland enjoys an excellent established record of
accomplishment of successful collaboration for interprofessional
practice and research collaborations with the other professional
schools on campus.
This position is responsible to the Chair of the Department of
Pharmaceutical Sciences with teaching responsibility to the
Graduate Program Director and Associate Dean for Graduate
ACADEMIC RESPONSBILITIES AND ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
- Demonstrate teaching excellence in certificate and master’s
degree education offered online at the University of Maryland
School of Pharmacy in the MS in Regulatory Science program, with a
focus on introductory and regulatory affairs aspects of the
program, as well as another aspect of the program (e.g. clinical
- Create, facilitate, interact, and moderate on-line classroom
- Evaluate and grade students' coursework, assignments, and
papers within the timeframe set forth by the School policy
providing effective feedback to guide student learning and
- Engage in the classroom/online and reply to emails, etc. at
least every other day, including one day during the weekend.
Provide appropriate feedback on all course work.
- Participate in professional development to enhance teaching
skills, scholarship and service.
- Assure quality curriculum design, ensure discipline, program
and course continuity, currency, and relevance.
- Update course content and materials and/or delivery methods,
based on information such as emerging regulatory, biomedical, or
medical practice changes in the discipline, instructional
effectiveness data, current or future performance requirements,
feasibility, and costs.
- Analyze courses and prepare analysis for program and course
- Remain aware of new science advances in the area of regulatory
science, curricular committee changes, virtual classroom
procedures, UMB requirements, and instructional materials.
- Attend (in person or through technology) regular meetings with
program directors and faculty to stay aware of how their courses
fit within the overall program progression of students.
- Contribute to advancing the discipline as a leader through
education research and service.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
Expertise in Regulatory Science.
SERVICE TO THE UNIVERSITY, SCHOOL, AND PUBLIC
Participate in service contributions to the MS program through
serving on appropriate committees associated with the
Participation in appropriate faculty activities (e.g. faculty
assembly, department meetings, and faculty committees),
professional organizations, and other endeavors is also
Master of Science degree or at-least equivalent (e.g. Doctor of
Pharmacy, Doctor of Regulatory Science) is required in an area
related to regulatory science. Prior teaching experience is
required, preferably of working professionals. Experience in
curriculum development is recommended. Proficient in Microsoft
Office Suite programs required. Record of excellence in
PREFERRED AREAS OF EXPERTISE AND EXPERIENCE
Regulatory science, including introductory and regulatory affairs
aspects, as well deep knowledge in another aspect (e.g. clinical
Drug and biologics development and assessment.
REQUIRED SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES
WORK ENVIRONMENT AND PHYSICAL DEMANDS
- Professional conduct in all dealings with students, faculty and
- Communications - Knowledge of communication and dissemination
techniques and methods. This includes alternative ways to inform
via written, oral, and visual media.
- Deep Knowledge - Knowledge of regulatory science, and the
ability to translate theory and practice into learning
opportunities that advance the discipline.
- Education - Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum
design principals, evidence- based teaching and instruction for
individuals and groups, and knowledge of measurement and
- Initiative - Willing and able to take on responsibilities and
- Leadership - Willing and able to lead; take charge and offer
opinions and direction.
- Learning Strategies - Selecting and using instructional methods
and procedures appropriate in the discipline family when learning
or teaching new things.
- Monitoring - Monitoring/assessing curricula to make
improvements or take corrective action.
- Stress Tolerance -Ability to accept criticism and deal calmly
and effectively with high stress situations.
HOW TO APPLY
- Sitting, extensive use of keyboard, for prolonged
- Technology and Media use varies for instruction and
- Travel is required for institutional events, and co-curricular
activities that are typically once a semester.
Interested candidates must apply online through the UMB Online
Recruitment System and submit an initial application that includes
a letter of intent (reference Position Number 05-178-75),
curriculum vitae (signed and dated), and a one-page statement of
teaching philosophy, statement of regulatory science
experience/objectives, and the names and contact information of at
least three references. Shortlisted candidates will be required to
submit three letters of recommendation from reviewers external to
the University of Maryland, School of Pharmacy. Review of
applications will continue until the position is filled. In
addition to applying online, interested candidates may email
application materials to:
Jim Polli, Ph.D.
University of Maryland School of Pharmacy
Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Questions regarding this search or to receive more information,
please contact Dr. Jim Polli at email@example.com
Please reference position number 05-178-75.
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