Public Service Assistant

University of Georgia
Georgia, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted date
Aug 30, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Pharmacology
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The University of Georgia College of Pharmacy, Division of Experience Programs, is seeking a permanent full-time academic calendar faculty member at the Public Service Assistant rank. This position will report to the Assistant Dean for Experience Programs within the Division of Experience Programs of the College of Pharmacy. See the University of Georgia Guidelines for Appointments and Promotions for Public Service and Outreach Academic Rank for information regarding the Public Service faculty ranks.

The primary functions of the position are to: (1) oversee, manage and evaluate the ambulatory care and pharmacy residency introductory pharmacy practice experiences (IPPEs); (2) develop and maintain a practice site that serves as the primary site for the ambulatory care IPPE as well as ambulatory care APPEs; and (3) provide instruction in Doctor of Pharmacy required and elective courses, including experiential, laboratory and didactic courses. The anticipated start date for the position is 10/15/2021.

Position Responsibilities:

  1. Oversee the organization, development, implementation and delivery of the following introductory pharmacy practice experiences (IPPEs):  ambulatory care and pharmacy residency exposure.
    1. Develop and maintain a high-quality practice site to serve as the primary site for the ambulatory care IPPE.
    2. Develop and maintain local and statewide community partnerships to facilitate the delivery of the assigned IPPE programs.
    3. Collaborate with College of Pharmacy faculty to ensure adequate preparation through didactic and lab courses to maximize the student’s IPPE experience.
    4. Oversee the consistency of IPPE experience outcomes through assessment, evaluation, and appropriate modifications/remediation (if necessary) of students, preceptors, sites, and program activities.
    5. Serve as a liaison between College of Pharmacy faculty, staff, and students related to the assigned IPPE programs.
  2. Develop and offer an advanced pharmacy practice experience in ambulatory care.
  3. Provide instruction in Doctor of Pharmacy required and elective courses, including didactic, laboratory and experiential training.  This includes, but is not limited to, assisting with the development, administration, and teaching in other Experience Programs initiatives as needed such as immunizations, standardized patients, and labs. 
  4. Initiate, develop, and publish educational based scholarship and research. 

The successful candidate will:
1. Understand trends and issues affecting the practice of pharmacy in community, hospital, ambulatory, and non-traditional settings.
2. Understand requirements and procedures necessary for placement of students and faculty in experiential training settings.
3. Develop professional relationships with local, state, regional, and national leaders in areas of pharmacy and healthcare.
4. Have a working knowledge of university and college requirements related to course coordination, student progression, registration, grading and evaluation.
5. Effectively communicate experience program policies and procedures to associated faculty, staff, students, pharmacists and other health care providers.
6. Provide advice and counsel to students to facilitate their professional development.

Minimum Qualifications: Applicants must possess a Pharm.D. degree and eligibility for pharmacy licensure in the State of Georgia is required, with the attainment of a Georgia pharmacist license within 6 months from the date of hire.
Preferred Qualifications: Preference is given to candidates having completed an ASHP-accredited residency in an applicable area or equivalent experience (three years of professional pharmacy experience). Practice and familiarity with pharmacy teaching, administration/management, health care industry and technology are also preferred.

Applications received by 9/30/2021 are assured full consideration; however, applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled. Applicants must submit the below listed documents online at: 
(1) curriculum vitae;
(2) brief (1 – 2 page) summary of clinical practice, teaching experience, and scholarship interests;
(3) Names, addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of at least three professional references.

Questions regarding the position should be directed to: Lori J. Duke, Pharm.D., Assistant Dean for Experience Programs, University of Georgia, College of Pharmacy, Athens, Georgia 30602-2351, Phone: (706) 542-5315; Fax: (706) 542-6022, E-mail:

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, gender identity,
sexual orientation or protected veteran status. 

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