Assistant/Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacy Practice-Ambulatory Care (12-MO-NTT)

Samford University
Alabama, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Closing date
Sep 28, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Pharmacology
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Samford University’s McWhorter School of Pharmacy invites individuals interested in serving in a Christian university environment to apply for openings (two available) at the rank of Assistant/Associate Professor, Pharmacy Practice (Ambulatory Care). These are full-time, non-tenure track, 12-month appointments. The successful candidates will contribute to teaching, service, and scholarship supporting the mission and vision of McWhorter School of Pharmacy and the Department of Pharmacy Practice. Individuals are expected to develop and maintain a meaningful and progressive clinical pharmacy practice at an ambulatory care site. Teaching responsibilities include experiential instruction at the practice site as well as classroom and laboratory instruction regarding ambulatory care-related topics. Additional responsibilities include scholarship, academic service, professional/community service, and other duties as assigned. This full-time appointment may begin as early as January 2022.

Candidates must: possess a doctor of pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degree from an accredited U.S. school or college of pharmacy (or equivalent); be eligible for pharmacist licensure in Alabama and obtain a pharmacist licensure in Alabama within 3 months of hire; and have completed an accredited PGY2 ambulatory care pharmacy residency or have completed an accredited PGY1 residency and have a minimum of 1 year of clinical pharmacy practice experience in an ambulatory care setting. Preference will be given to candidates who: have completed an accredited PGY2 ambulatory care pharmacy residency and have a minimum of 2 years of clinical pharmacy practice experience in an ambulatory care setting; possess board certification through the Board of Pharmacy Specialties in Pharmacotherapy or Ambulatory Care Pharmacy; and have previous experience in an academic position or participation in academic-related activities, such as teaching, scholarship, and professional service.  Academic rank and salary are dependent upon qualifications, previous teaching involvement, and research and scholarship accomplishments.

The successful individual must exhibit effective verbal and written communication skills, interpersonal skills, time management and organization skills, and attention to detail. The candidate must also embrace the interprofessional teaching model of the College of Health Sciences and student-centered teaching of the McWhorter School of Pharmacy.

The College of Health Sciences includes four schools: Moffett & Sanders School of Nursing, McWhorter School of Pharmacy, School of Health Professions, and School of Public Health. The college offers multiple degree programs and majors within the health sciences with an interprofessional education focus that reflects today’s team approach to healthcare delivery and professional practice.

Samford University ( is the largest privately supported and fully accredited institution for higher learning in Alabama. Located in suburban Birmingham, the University was founded in 1841 and has 425 full time faculty and more than 5,700 students representing 44 states and 30 countries. Samford has been nationally recognized for academics, affordability and value by a number of prestigious publications and rankings. The Wall Street Journal ranks Samford 2nd nationally for student engagement and Kiplinger’s Personal Finance ranks Samford 34th among private universities in the U.S. for value and affordability. The University is dedicated to the promotion of rigorous academic inquiry in a Christian setting. The University offers competitive salaries with a generous benefits package.

Applications will be accepted beginning July 30, 2021 and continue through September 30, 2021.   Applications will be reviewed beginning August 30, 2021. Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vita, statement of teaching philosophy, the names of three professional references, application for faculty position and faculty applicant Christian Mission Statement. The successful candidate must pass a background check. Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States, as Samford will not sponsor any employment visas for this position. Samford University and the McWhorter School of Pharmacy embrace diversity in their faculty, students, and staff and encourage applications from those who would add to the diversity of our academic community.

“Application for Faculty Position” found at:


“Faculty Applicant Christian Mission Statement” found at:


Please submit all materials in PDF format to:

Subject: Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Practice

Except as specifically exempted by federal law requirements, Samford University does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, disability or age in the administration or application of its educational programs and policies, admissions policies, employment policies, scholarship and loan programs. Consistent with its Christian mission and organizations, Samford is exempt from the religious provisions of Title VII pursuant to 42 U.S.C. Sections 2000e-1(a) and 2000e-2(e).

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