Instructor Positions (Non-Tenure Track)
University of Maryland School of Pharmacy
Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science
Location: On-site position at the University of Maryland School
of Pharmacy, Baltimore, Maryland.
The University of Maryland School of Pharmacy is conducting an open
search for several qualified candidates to fulfill the faculty
position of Instructor (non-tenure track) for the MS in Medical
Cannabis Science and Therapeutics within the Department of Pharmacy
Practice and Science. The MS in Medical Cannabis and Therapeutics
is a two-year professional master’s degree, with the majority of
activities delivered online, supplemented by on symposium each
semester at the Universities at Shady Grove. This program is
comprised of history, science, therapeutic, regulatory, and law
courses. The student population for the program possess a diverse
range of backgrounds including, healthcare professionals, basic
scientist, regulatory professionals and law enforcement. Experience
with graduate education and a familiarity with online education are
strongly desired. This position is a full-time, non-tenure track,
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.
This position is responsible to the Chair of the Department of
Pharmacy Practice and Science with teaching responsibility to the
Graduate Program Director and Vice Chair of Academic Affairs.
ACADEMIC RESPONSIBILITIES AND ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
- Demonstrate teaching excellence in Certificate and Master
Degree education offered online at the University of Maryland
School of Pharmacy in the MS in Medical Cannabis Science and
Therapeutics program, with a focus on the clinical aspects of the
- Deliver intercultural communication, leadership, health science
research, quality improvement instruction to graduate
- Create, facilitate, interact and moderate on-line classroom
- 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
- 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 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
- Remain aware of new therapeutic advances in the area of medical
cannabis, 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.
Expertise in Medical Cannabis and Therapeutics.
SERVICE TO THE UNIVERSITY, SCHOOL, AND PUBLIC
Participate in service contributions to the MS program through
serving on appropriate committees associated with the
Participation in appropriate faculty activities (e.g. faculty
assembly, department meetings, and faculty committees),
professional organizations, and other endeavors is also
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 05-179-95),
curriculum vitae (signed and dated), and a one-page statement of
teaching philosophy, statement of medical cannabis
experience/objectives, and the names and contact information of at
least three references. Shortlisted candidates will be required to
submit three letters of recommendation.
Questions regarding this search should be directed to Lisa
Calvert-Chalk ( firstname.lastname@example.org ). Please reference
position number 05-179-95.
The University of Maryland, Baltimore is an equal
opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants
will receive consideration for 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
PREFERRED AREAS OF EXPERTISE AN EXPERIENCE
- Terminal clinical degree (PharmD or equivalent) is required
- Two years clinical experience is preferred.
- Experience in medical cannabis industry recommended.
- Prior teaching experience is required.
- Experience in curriculum development is recommended
- Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite programs required.
- Record of excellence in teaching.
REQUIRED SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES
- Pathophysiology, assessment, and pharmacotherapy of a wide
range of symptoms and conditions.
- Therapeutics of medical cannabis, administration and dosing
strategies, monitoring parameters, adverse effects, drug
interactions, contraindications and warnings.
WORK ENVIRONMENT AND PHYSICAL DEMANDS
- Professional conduct in all dealings with students, faculty or
- 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 the therapeutics of medical
cannabis, 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
- Initiative - Willing and able to take on responsibilities and
- 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.
Sitting, extensive use of keyboard, for prolonged intervals.
Technology and Media use varies for instruction and
Travel is required for institutional events, and a required
symposium once per semester.