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Clinical Assistant/Associate Professor

University of Kansas
Kansas, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Dec 4, 2023

Job Details

Job Title

Clinical Assistant/Associate Professor


Pharmacy Practice

Primary Campus

University of Kansas Lawrence Campus

Job Description

Teaching (50%): The position will be responsible for the coordination, instruction and completion of didactic courses in the School of Pharmacy curriculum for the Pharm.D. Program. Didactic teaching will include a minimum of approximately 50 contact hours per academic year. In addition, the position requires the clinical instruction of pharmacy students in experiential rotations. Teaching responsibilities will primarily be within courses taught by the Department of Pharmacy Practice and may include instruction in the Pharmacotherapy, Pharmacy Skills Labs, and involvement with interprofessional educational initiatives. Specific course assignments, coordination and locations are at the discretion of the Department of Pharmacy Practice Chair, in consultation with the individual faculty member.

Clinical Practice (20%): The position will include working as a clinical pharmacist in a ambulatory care, inpatient hospital, or other unique pharmacy practice setting. The practice site will support the academic functions of the position and be identified collaboratively with the Chair of Pharmacy Practice.

Research and Scholarship (10%): Faculty within the Department of Pharmacy Practice, are expected to conduct research and/or scholarship on an ongoing basis. Because of the unique nature of Pharmacy Practice, collaboration is essential both within the department and with other healthcare disciplines. Publication and presentation of completed research is expected.

Service (20%): The position will support the Profession, University, School of Pharmacy, and Department through their involvement and leadership roles with various committees and organizations. This may include serving and chairing University, School of Pharmacy and Department committees, holding elected positions in professional organizations, and serving on local, state and national professional organization committees. Other responsibilities may involve serving as an adviser in supporting student organizations within the School of Pharmacy and refereeing for granting agencies, journals and professional association meeting materials. Lastly faculty shall serve their communities as a valued health care professional and citizen by providing community education and professional lectures, which may be assigned by the Chair.

Req ID(Ex: 10567BR)



The University of Kansas prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, age, ancestry, disability, status as a veteran, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, gender identity, gender expression, and genetic information in the university's programs and activities. Retaliation is also prohibited by university policy. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies and is the Title IX coordinator for all KU and KUMC campuses: Associate Vice Chancellor for Civil Rights and Title IX,, Room 1082, Dole Human Development Center, 1000 Sunnyside Avenue, Lawrence, KS 66045, 785-864-6414, 711 TTY.

Contact Information to Applicants

Jim Backes

Position Number


Required Qualifications

  1. A terminal degree, which would include a Pharm.D. or Master’s in Hospital Pharmacy or similar field.
  2. Completion of advanced training through residency and/or fellowship, or equivalent experience. (e.g. clinical/teaching experience).
The above is required of all candidates. For Clinical Associate Professor candidates, materials, experience and training will be evaluated for rank by the Pharmacy Practice Guidelines located at:

Employee Class

A-Unclassified Academic Staff

Advertised Salary Range

commensurate with experience



Preferred Qualifications

  1. Preferred specialties may include oncology, internal medicine, ambulatory care, and geriatrics. A broad background of professional pharmacy experience prior to specialization may also be preferred.
  2. Evidence of excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  3. Completion of a teaching certificate program or equivalent experience in teaching.
  4. Advanced certification in patient care or evidence of excellence in a clinical setting.

Position Overview

The University of Kansas, School of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmacy Practice, invites applications for a full-time, 12-month nontenure-track position at the Clinical Assistant or Clinical Associate Professor rank, for either the Lawrence or Wichita campus . The position requires the establishment, maintenance, and/or advancement of a clinical practice in an ambulatory care, inpatient hospital, or other unique pharmacy practice setting. The Department of Pharmacy Practice expects its faculty to contribute to the mission and goals of the Department and School in the areas of teaching, scholarship, service and practice. Academic rank and salary will be commensurate with the qualifications and expertise of the individual.

The KU School of Pharmacy is a world-class research institution and one of the country’s premier pharmacy schools. We train the pharmacists who serve the people of Kansas and researchers who help solve the world’s most pressing medical problems. In addition to the Pharm.D. Program, the KU School of Pharmacy is home to the departments of Medicinal Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Pharmacology & Toxicology, and Pharmacy Practice. Through exemplary curricula and programs, the school encourages the advancement of patient-centered care to enhance health. The school maintains a leadership role in developing innovative technologies and pharmaceuticals and conducting drug therapy related research inclusive of basic, clinical and administrative sciences for the state, nation and world.

In a continuing effort to enrich its academic environment and provide equal educational and employment opportunities, the University actively encourages applications from members of underrepresented groups in higher education. KU's vision is to be an exceptional learning community that lifts each other and advances society. The Jayhawks Rising Strategic Plan was developed around three Institutional Priorities: creating a clear and ambitious direction to fulfill our mission to educate leaders, build healthy communities, and make discoveries that change the world. Additional information is available at . The successful candidate must be eligible to work in the U.S. prior to the start of the position. This position can be located at either the University of Kansas Lawrence Campus or the University of Kansas Wichita Campus.



Application Review Begins


Anticipated Start Date


Additional Candidate Instruction

For complete information and to apply, go to . A complete application will consist of a letter of application, a CV/Resume and a list of 3 professional references.

In addition to the materials above, learning about each applicant's contribution and engagement in areas of diversity is an important part of KU's mission. As a result, applicants will be presented the following question at the time of application. The response must be within 4,000 characters or less:
  • Describe your experiences working with people from diverse backgrounds, and explain how those experiences reflect your commitments to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
First review of applications will begin Friday, January 5, 2024 and will continue until a pool of qualified applicants has been identified.


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