Pharmacology Educator Assistant/Associate/Professor of Pharmacology

University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
Texas, United States
Salary Not specified
Jul 02, 2021
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Pharmacology Educator - Assistant/Associate/Professor of Pharmacology

Job Class Code: 10031
FLSA: Exempt
Posting Number: FRGV1185
Location: Edinburg, Texas
Division/Organization: Division of Health Affairs
Appointment Period for Non-Tenure Position: 1 year
Tenure Status: Non Tenure Track
FTE: 1.0 (Full Time)

Scope of Job:
The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine (UTRGV SOM) established in 2015 is located in the heart of the Rio Grande Valley of Texas, a region known for its rich culture and growing urban environment. UTRGV is predominantly a Hispanic-serving Institution with a very diverse student body, in addition to a diverse faculty who are committed to working in a multicultural environment and dedicated to student success. The region boasts of multiple cities adjacent to each other, with excellent schools, safe neighborhoods, and a vibrant economic environment, and yet is one of the most affordable places to live within the country.
The Department of Pharmacology at the UTRGV SOM is located in Edinburg, TX, and seeks to fill one open position with a highly qualified faculty member to teach primarily within the pre-clerkship curricular years of the MD program. The position is a full-time, non-tenure track, 12-month appointment, with renewal of appointment on an annual basis contingent on satisfactory performance and budgetary availability. Recruitment rank is open and will be awarded commensurate with qualifications and experience. The UTRGV SOM offers a competitive salary and a highly comprehensive benefits package.
This is a wonderful opportunity for an outstanding academic pharmacologist who is enthusiastic about teaching and education, to contribute to a new and growing medical school with an extremely dynamic environment and culture.
Candidates should possess a Ph.D., M.D., Pharm.D., or equivalent and should have demonstrable expertise in Pharmacology, especially in its teaching as a basic science discipline. Additionally, the desire and flexibility to integrate instruction across other disciplines within a fully integrated curriculum, along with the ability to work collegially within an interdisciplinary team of other clinical/basic science educators would be considered an asset. All candidates with an enthusiasm for teaching and those with prior teaching experience in a health profession related environment are encouraged to apply; however, prior teaching experience in an LCME-accredited medical school would be considered extremely desirable. This position has a full-time instructional mandate and the recruited candidate must be committed to excellence in the teaching and mentoring of first- and second-year medical students, in addition to teaching within other graduate programs offered by the School of Medicine. The present MD curriculum at the school is of a hybrid nature, designed around the Problem Based Learning (PBL) modality, while also employing traditional lecture-based instruction. All instructional faculty teaching within the pre-clerkship curricular years are expected to provide lecture-based instruction, facilitate small group PBL sessions, in addition to performing other assigned co-curricular and administrative duties such as serving as course/module leads etc. While the primary responsibility of this position is to serve as an educator, all instructional faculty are encouraged to pursue scholarly activities, especially those that may be related to medical education. All faculty members within the School of Medicine are expected to contribute via their participation in school/university committees and other service-related activities.

Minimum Qualifications:
Terminal doctoral degree (Ph.D., M.D., Pharm.D. etc.)

Discipline Specific Required Qualifications:

Preferred Qualification:
Demonstrable expertise in Pharmacology and its teaching as a basic science discipline. Prior teaching experience in an LCME-accredited medical school would be considered extremely desirable.

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.
License or Certification Required?: No
Number of Vacancies: 1
Desired Start Date: 09/06/2021

EEO Statement:
EEO Statement
UTRGV is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer that strives to hire without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information or veteran status. UTRGV takes affirmative action to hire and advance women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.
Diversity Statement
UTRGV is a Hispanic-serving Institution dedicated to student success and building a diverse faculty committed to working in a multicultural environment. UTRGV has an NSF ADVANCE grant to increase the representation of women in STEM fields and to promote a positive, family friendly workplace for all faculty. We strongly encourage applications from women and minorities.

Open Date: 07/01/2021

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Dear Applicant, Human Resources will not be held responsible for redacting any confidential information from the documents you attach with your application. The confidential information includes the following: *Date of Birth *Social Security Number *Gender *Ethnicity/Race Please make sure that you omit this information prior to submission. We are advising that Human Resources will be forwarding your application to the department as per your submission.

Additional Information:
UTRGV is a distributed institution. As such and as assigned, the position may
require presence at multiple locations throughout the Rio Grande Valley. Work is
performed primarily in a general office environment. This position is security sensitive
and thereby subject to the provisions of the Texas Education Code
ยง51.215. The retirement plan for this position is Teacher Retirement System of
Texas (TRS), subject to the position being at least 20 hours per week and at least
135 days in length. This position has the option to elect the Optional Retirement
Program (ORP) instead of TRS, subject to the position being 40 hours per week
and at least 135 days in length.

Please Note:
Texas law requires faculty members whose primary language is not English to
demonstrate proficiency in English as determined by a satisfactory paper-based
test score of 500 (computer-based of 173 or internet-based of 61) on the Test of
English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or a satisfactory test score of 6.0 on the
International English Language Testing System (IELTS). Incomplete applications
will not be considered.

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