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Director of Pharmacology (Erie, PA)

Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
Erie, Pennsylvania
Commensurate with experience
Posted Date
Apr 5, 2023

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JOB SUMMARY: The Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine has opened a search for a Director of Pharmacology.  We are looking for a seasoned educator/leader to lead the Pharmacology team.   The successful candidate will have a terminal degree (Ph.D., D.O., or M.D., Pharm.D.), with a minimum of five (5) years' demonstrated excellence in teaching and experience administering a medical pharmacology course.  Teaching responsibilities include the College of Medicine, and Master of Medical Science programs.  All faculty members are expected to participate in research or scholarly activity. 

A Pharmacology Faculty member is required to serve as an educator in medically oriented Pharmacology in order to fulfill the curricular needs of all learning pathways at LECOM Erie and to contribute to the mission of the college through research and service.  The successful candidate is knowledgeable and qualified to teach Pharmacology at a medical college level. 


The following are a list of Academic Exercises that may be required as a member of the Basic Science Faculty from time to time:

  • Lead the Pharmacology Faculty team;
  • Teach Pharmacology to preclinical medical and masters students;
  • Prepare lectures, lecture notes, learning objectives, Power Point slides, exam questions, and syllabi;
  • Participate in curriculum development and evaluation;
  • Serve as Problem Based Learning (PBL) facilitator;
  • Serve as content expert in area of expertise;
  • Provide examination questions for exams in area of expertise for all pathways;
  • Interview prospective candidates for the College of Medicine (COM);
  • Serve as advisor/mentor to assigned students, providing counseling and guidance;
  • Serve as advisor to at least one student club;
  • Serve on committees, as assigned;
  • Provide, at minimum, one scholarly activity or research project yearly;
  • Preparation of educational tools (A/V, demonstration models, lectures, lesson plans…etc.); 
  • Prepare demonstrations, small group discussions, and the selection of suggested and required reading from various sources, and coordinating these educational tools with other faculty members for students in all pathways;
  • Prepare evaluation tools that will aid in the evaluation of students’ work product and help to identify students that are discovered to be weak in various areas;
  • Participate in faculty and professional development opportunities;
  • Attend “Team” meetings approved by COM that require advancement of your profession;
  • Faculty member will contribute and be responsible for overall student success, including, but not limited to, advising and student outcomes;
  • Faculty member will contribute directly to the Mission of LECOM embodying the essence of Osteopathic Principles and Practices by assisting with Institutional fundraising and participating in the LECOM Scholarship Auction;
  • Faculty member will participate in scholarly activity so to enrich and broaden the student learning experience;
  • Faculty member will commit to being a representative of LECOM by being actively involved in the community, including, but not limited to, serving on Boards, participating in community fundraisers and overall outreach; and
  • Must be able to take direction and receive assignments from the Assistant/Associate Dean of Preclinical Education;
  • Must be available for work during the hours assigned, for student instruction;
  • Accept other duties assigned/needed for the Institution’s needs.




An applicant must complete the online application and upload current CV (curriculum vitae) to the application site.  The applicant must also email to the following: a cover letter outlining how he/she would enhance the LECOM family, a statement of teaching philosophy, and contact information for three professional references.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. For more information on LECOM, visit our website at

Job Requirements:


KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS: Must possess required knowledge and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.

  • Knowledge of student and patient’s privacy (i.e. FERPA, HIPAA…etc.);
  • Follow proper OSHA and safety guidelines;
  • Protect equipment (office, medical, facility);
  • Strong communications skills are essential as well as computer literacy (MS Office Suit [i.e. Word, PowerPoint and Excel]) and accurate data entry skills;
  • Excellent organizational skills;
  • Must be accurate and attentive to detail;  
  • Must be trained and certified on the Institutional Data System;
  • Maintain an established work schedule as described in the professional contract;
  • Effective use of interpersonal and communications skills, including tact and diplomacy;
  • Effective use of organizational and planning skills, including attention to detail and follow-through;
  • Must be able to assess and prioritize multiple tasks, projects, and demands;
  • Must maintain confidentiality of work-related information and materials;
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships;
  • Be able to be flexible to accept other duties needed/assigned for the COM;
  • The ability to work cooperatively and collegially with others, consistent with a workplace of dignity and respect and EEO rules and regulations;
  • The ability to report to work as scheduled, ready to devote full attention and energy to the important work of LECOM; and
  • The ability to accept work directives from managers and supervisors in a respectful and cooperative manner.


Education and experience equivalent to:
 terminal degree (Ph.D., D.O., or M.D., Pharm.D.), with a minimum of five (5) years' demonstrated excellence in teaching and experience administering a medical pharmacology course at the medical college level.  Required evidence of research productivity and potential for success in obtaining extramural research funding.  Must have a strong desire to teach in a student-centered environment using innovative methods.  Requires excellent organizational, communication, teaching, and decision-making skills, along with an ability to work with faculty from other disciplines.

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