Instructor for Master of Science (MS) in Regulatory Science, Non-Tenure Track

Employer
University of Maryland at Baltimore
Location
Maryland, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Start date
Jun 24, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Other Health & Medicine, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Biology & Life Sciences, Other Science & Technology, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Political Science & International Relations, Administrative, Academic Affairs, Curriculum & Instructional Development
Employment Type
Full Time


POSITION SUMMARY

Location: University of Maryland School of Pharmacy, Baltimore, MD.

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 appointment.

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.

SUPERVISORY CONTROLS

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 Programs.

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 research).
  • Create, facilitate, interact, and moderate on-line classroom activities.
  • 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 success.
  • 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 reviews.
  • 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.


TEACHING

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 program.

Participation in appropriate faculty activities (e.g. faculty assembly, department meetings, and faculty committees), professional organizations, and other endeavors is also expected.

Qualifications :

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 teaching.

PREFERRED AREAS OF EXPERTISE AND EXPERIENCE

Regulatory science, including introductory and regulatory affairs aspects, as well deep knowledge in another aspect (e.g. clinical research).

Drug and biologics development and assessment.

REQUIRED SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES

  • Professional conduct in all dealings with students, faculty and administration.
  • 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 assessment.
  • Initiative - Willing and able to take on responsibilities and challenges.
  • 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.


WORK ENVIRONMENT AND PHYSICAL DEMANDS

  • Sitting, extensive use of keyboard, for prolonged intervals.
  • Technology and Media use varies for instruction and communication.
  • Travel is required for institutional events, and co-curricular activities that are typically once a semester.


HOW TO APPLY

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.

Professor

University of Maryland School of Pharmacy

Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences

Email: jpolli@rx.umaryland.edu

Questions regarding this search or to receive more information, please contact Dr. Jim Polli at jpolli@rx.umaryland.edu . Please reference position number 05-178-75.

The University of Maryland, Baltimore is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law or policy.

If you need a reasonable accommodation for a disability, for any part of the employment process, please contact us a HRJobs@umaryland.edu and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Please note that only inquiries concerning a request for a reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this email address.

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