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Assistant or Associate Professor

Employer
University of Georgia
Location
Athens, Georgia, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Feb 22, 2024

Position Summary

The University of Georgia ( UGA ), in a collaboration between the College of Pharmacy and the College of Veterinary Medicine, is thrilled to announce an exciting opportunity for a tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor. This position is a cornerstone of our Presidential Cluster Hiring Initiative, aimed at transforming health professions education through immersive technologies.

This position will be a joint tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor split between the College of Pharmacy (51%) and the College of Veterinary Medicine (49%). The primary academic home for this position is the Department of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences in the College of Pharmacy.

The focus of our educational programs is evolving and gaining recognition in translational education by promoting active learning designs and using advanced teaching tools and technologies such as Virtual Reality (VR), Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Simulation. Our goal is to apply these active learning designs and technologies within health profession-related programs or healthcare practice to improve cognitive and active learning skills and to conduct innovative research that enhances how we teach in our Veterinary Medicine and Pharmacy Practice programs.

This position will contribute to the ongoing program of scholarship of teaching and learning in health professions practice and education. Specifically, this position will provide expertise on the incorporation of innovative technologies, including VR and AI, into the classroom and assess the outcomes of these technologies on student learning and success. This will apply to professional programs in Pharmacy and Vet Med (PharmD and DVM ) as well as current undergraduate programs including the One Health Certificate and Pharmaceutical Sciences, as well as train graduate and professional students in both Colleges. This type of research will be critical to the success of these programs as we transform traditional teaching that uses animal and human specimen handling, physical simulations, and aseptic and non-sterile compounding skills to innovative technologies that provide the students with the opportunity to experience and learn from these experiences virtually and through self-directed learning. In addition to the research described above the position will be expected to participate in instruction of undergraduate, professional, and/or graduate students.

The College of Pharmacy and the College of Veterinary Medicine are committed to educating a diverse student body, including various learning styles.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Application Instructions


Applications received by March 24, 2024, are assured full consideration. We will continue to accept and screen applications until the position is filled. A complete application includes:
  • A Cover Letter
  • A curriculum vitae.
  • Transcripts for all degrees earned and in progress (unofficial transcripts accepted initially).
  • Two samples of scholarly writing.
  • A one-page statement of how immersive technology can be applied to training health care professionals.
  • The names of three references. Official transcripts and letters of reference will be required only from finalists.
Please direct inquiries to the search committee chair, Dr. Mike Fulford at mfulford@uga.edu.

Please note that this position is contingent on the availability of funding.

Posting Details

Posting Number

F1904P

Working Title

Assistant or Associate Professor

Department

Pharmacy-Pharm & Biomed Sci

About the University of Georgia

About the University of Georgia


Since our founding in 1785, the University of Georgia ( www.uga.edu ) has operated as Georgia’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education (https://www.uga.edu/). The proof is in our more than 235 years of academic and professional achievements and our continual commitment to higher education. UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA employs approximately 3,000 faculty and more than 7,700 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 40,000 students including over 30,000 undergraduates and over 10,000 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 18 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

About the College/Unit/Department

About the College of Pharmacy and College of Veterinary Medicine


The University of Georgia College of Pharmacy ( www.rx.uga.edu ) offers pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences degree programs that are among the best in Georgia, the southeast, and the nation.

UGA’s College of Pharmacy provides a superior curriculum taught by nationally recognized faculty members in an experiential, research-based environment. Simply put, this is the right place to prepare for a career in pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences. What sets us apart, however, is the family atmosphere that has become a part of our culture. Our students, faculty, staff, and alumni share a unique bond because of the inclusiveness, character and personality of the college.

The University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine (www.vet.uga.edu), founded in 1946, is dedicated to training future veterinarians, providing services to animal owners and veterinarians, and conducting investigations to improve the health of animals as well as people. The college benefits pets and their owners, food- producing animals, and wildlife by offering the highest quality hospital and diagnostic laboratory services. Equipped with the most technologically advanced facilities located on a university campus, the college is dedicated to safeguarding public health by studying emerging infectious diseases that affect both animal and human health.

College/Unit/Department website

www.rx.uga.edu and www.vet.uga.edu

Posting Type

External

Retirement Plan

TRS or ORP

Employment Type

Employee

Benefits Eligibility

Benefits Eligible

Underutilization

Minorities & Females

Advertised Salary

Anticipated Start Date

08/01/2024

Effective End Date (for Limited-Term postings)

Job Posting Date

02/22/2024

Job Closing Date

Open until filled

Yes

Location of Vacancy

Athens Area

EEO Statement

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, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR (hrweb@uga.edu).

Position Details

Position Information

Classification Title

Open Rank

FLSA

Faculty Rank

Open Rank (Tenure Track)

Contract Type

Academic (9 mo.)

Tenure Status

Tenure Track

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications
  • A PharmD, DVM, MD, DNP, PhD, or another equivalent doctoral degree that is appropriate for teaching within undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs in health care related disciplines.
Additional Requirements

Additional Requirements
  1. An active program of research related to emerging technologies and learning design (i.e., artificial intelligence, virtual reality, augmented reality, etc.) that demonstrates coherent theoretical foundations and potential for high-quality teaching, publications, and external funding.
  2. Evidence obtaining external funding to support research in emerging technologies and learning design.
  3. Potential to promote collaborative relationships in various educational contexts with particular emphasis on the health professions.
  4. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

    For information about the requirements for appointment at the rank of Assistant and Associate Professor, please see the UGA Guidelines for Appointment, Promotion, and Tenure at https://provost.uga.edu/faculty- affairs/UGA_Guidelines_for_APT_approved_2_2020.pdf



Relevant/Preferred Education, Experience, Licensure, and/or Certification

Preferred Education and Experience
  1. Expertise in using and researching emerging technology applications (e.g., artificial intelligence, virtual reality, augmented reality) in the health professions.
  2. Strong evidence of applying instructional design in health settings.
  3. Proven record of teaching health professions students (PhD, DVM, PharmD, DNP, MD) that is commensurate with the stage of their professional career and aligned with the areas of research and scholarship associated with this position.
  4. Evidence of applying for and/or securing external funding.
  5. Leadership in current efforts and future directions of research and practice in the field.
  6. Holds a PharmD, DVM, MD, DNP, PhD, or other equivalent doctoral degrees appropriate for teaching and research in health care-related disciplines.


Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies

Ability to work collaboratively with faculty throughout the university on projects related to translational education in the health professions.

Physical Demands

Is this a Position of Trust?

Yes

Does this position have operation, access, or control of financial resources?

No

Does this position require a P-Card?

No

Is having a P-Card an essential function of this position?

No

Is driving a responsibility of this position?

No

Does this position have direct interaction or care of children under the age of 18 or direct patient care?

No

Does this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access to chemicals and medications)

Yes

Credit and P-Card policy

Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with financial responsibilities. For additional information about the credit check criteria, visit the UGA Credit Background Check website .

Background Investigation Policy

Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a background investigation including, a criminal background check demonstrating your eligibility for employment with the University of Georgia; confirmation of the credentials and employment history reflected in your application materials (including reference checks) as they relate to the job-based requirements of the position applied for; and, if applicable, a satisfactory credit check. You may also be subject to a pre-employment drug test for positions with high-risk responsibilities, if applicable. Please visit the UGA Background Check website .

Duties/Responsibilities

Duties/Responsibilities

  1. Establish and maintain a rigorous and innovative line of research exploring emerging technologies in the health professions.
  2. Pursue and obtain external funding to support and sustain your research agenda and the goals of the hiring initiative in active learning designs and using advanced teaching tools and technologies such as Virtual Reality (VR), Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Simulation.
  3. Design and teach undergraduate and graduate-level courses in health sciences and health professions programs in face-to-face, hybrid, and online formats.
  4. Provide leadership in local, national and/or international partnerships.
  5. Provide service to the department, college, university and profession.
  6. Advise graduate students and supervise graduate student research.


Percentage Of Time

100

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume/CV
  3. Unofficial Transcripts
  4. Writing Sample
  5. Other Documents #1
  6. List of References with Contact Information
Optional Documents
  1. Other Documents #2


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