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School Assistant/Associate Professor, Non-Tenure Track - Aging/Geriatric Practice

Employer
University of Maryland, Baltimore
Location
Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Feb 22, 2023


Location: On-site at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy, Baltimore, Maryland

The University of Maryland School of Pharmacy is conducting an open search for a School Assistant or Associate Professor, non-tenure track, in the Department of Practice, Sciences and Health Outcomes Research. This position requires teaching, practice, service to the school, campus and the profession, and scholarly activity as a geriatrics practice specialist.

The position is a full-time, 12-month appointment based at our Baltimore campus. In addition to teaching, service, and scholarly activity, this faculty member will provide leadership within the Lamy Center on Drug Therapy and Aging. The faculty of the Lamy Center are committed to improving older adults’ drug therapy and promoting healthy aging through innovative research, education, and clinical initiatives.

The University of Maryland, Baltimore campus houses schools of Pharmacy, Medicine, Nursing, Social Work, Law, and Dentistry. 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 Practice, Sciences, and Health Outcomes Research (P-SHOR). Clinical and research reporting responsibility is shared with the Executive Director of the Lamy Center and the Chair. Teaching reporting responsibility is to the Chair of the Department through the Vice Chair for Education.

UMB CORE VALUES

Respect & Integrity, Well-Being & Sustainability, Equity & Justice, and Innovation & Discovery

COMMITMENT to DIVERSITY

We believe every person brings with them unique strengths, experiences, and perspectives and we value these differences. One of our best opportunities to deliver a workplace that is diverse, inclusive, and focused on equality is to hire candidates who share these values.

The successful candidate for this position will be able to describe and demonstrate their commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusiveness as well as how they contribute to a respectful, positive workplace.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

EDUCATION
  • Ability to teach a broad range of topics related to pharmacy, interprofessional care and age-related diseases and syndromes across care settings. Teaching responsibilities will be determined in discussions with the Vice Chair for Education.
    • Provide pathophysiology and pharmacotherapeutics instruction in didactic courses in our entry-level PharmD program.
    • Develop and teach in advanced pharmacy practice experiences for pharmacy students, residents and fellows at the clinical site.
    • Provide clinical education in an acute, long-term care or ambulatory care setting to students (pharmacy, medicine, and nursing), residents/fellows (pharmacy and medicine), pharmacists, nurses, physicians and other healthcare providers, patients, and patient caregivers.
PRACTICE
  • Develop active practice at a clinical site consistent with area of expertise.
  • The clinical faculty member will provide clinical pharmacy services to older adults.
  • Responsibilities will include but not limited to:
    • Participating in direct patient care with the Lamy Center and its affiliate clinical contracts.
    • Assisting with medication management outlined within the clinical protocols and collaborative practice agreements at the respective sites.
    • Ensuring compliance with established clinical protocols and applicable regulations.
    • Assisting with clinical reports and tracking of services provided.
SCHOLARSHIP
  • Expected to develop and/or participate in externally funded research projects. The successful candidate will also be expected to engage in aging research, in an area including but not limited to clinical geriatrics related to a specific disease state, deprescribing, comparative effectiveness research, health services and outcomes research, and/or pharmacoepidemiology.
  • Scholarly activity is required; publication and presentation of work is expected.
  • Scholarly activity supports the efforts of the Lamy Center which may be pursued either independently or in collaboration with other schools, departments, or campus faculty.
SERVICE TO THE UNIVERSITY, SCHOOL, AND PUBLIC
  • Participate in appropriate faculty activities (e.g., faculty assembly, department meetings, faculty committees), professional organizations, and other endeavors.
Qualifications :

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

An earned Doctor of Pharmacy degree from an ACPE accredited school of pharmacy plus 2 years of post-graduate training (residency, fellowship, or equivalent experience), and teaching experience are required. Eligibility for a Maryland Pharmacy licensure is required. Excellent communication and patient skills are essential. Board certification (e.g., Board Certified Geriatric Pharmacist “BCGP,” Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist “BCPS”) and evidence of scholarship are preferred.

REQUIRED SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, AND ABILITIES

Professional conduct in all dealings with students, faculty, or administration.

Communications - Knowledge of communication and dissemination techniques and methods.

This includes alternative ways to inform via written, oral, and visual media.

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.

Strong interpersonal abilities with excellent verbal and written communication skills to effectively communicate with students, staff, faculty, and standardized patients.

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

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 05-179-100), curriculum vitae (signed and dated), statement of teaching philosophy, statement of scholarly interests, and 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. In addition to applying online, interested candidates may also send application materials to:

Nicole J. Brandt, PharmD, MBA, BCGP, FASCP

Executive Director , The Peter Lamy Center on Drug Therapy and Aging &

Professor , Department of Practice, Sciences, and Health Outcomes Research

University of Maryland School of Pharmacy

Office: (410) 706-1491

Email: nbrandt@rx.umaryland.edu

Website: http://www.pharmacy.umaryland.edu/centers/lamy/

Rank and salary will be commensurate with education, training and experience and includes a generous benefits package. The anticipated start date for this position is July 1, 2023.

UMB employees are strongly encouraged to follow all CDC recommendations related to COVID-19 vaccinations and booster doses. Employees whose job duties require them to work in clinical settings or at clinical or field sites continue to be subject to the vaccine requirements of those sites. For additional information on protocols and exemptions, please visit the COVID-19 website .

The University of Maryland, Baltimore is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration of employment without regard of 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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