Clinical Assistant/Associate Professor-Pharmacy Practice
DESCRIPTION OF POSITIONS: The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) invites nominations and applications for a faculty position in Pharmacy Practice (clinical track with a focus on Internal Medicine, Acute Care Pharmacotherapy and/or Acute Care/Clinical Pharmacokinetics). The successful candidate will be a talented faculty member who will collaborate in teams to cultivate and embrace excellence in teaching, research, and service in a predominantly Mexican-American community. This position represents a unique opportunity for an outstanding individual to be a part of shaping/delivering an integrated curriculum and advancing scholarship in practice research in a new Pharmacy School at UTEP, a research-intensive university. Appointment is commensurate with the applicant’s history of excellence in teaching, scholarship, and leadership. The appointment date and rank are negotiable.
RESPONSIBILITIES: The recruited faculty members will: (1) work in teams to create, implement and deliver an integrated Doctor of Pharmacy curriculum using innovative teaching models that connect science to practice; (2) contribute to the Accreditation Council for Pharmaceutical Education (ACPE) accreditation process; (3) develop a pharmaceutical care practice in internal medicine or acute care settings; (4) precept pharmacy students and residents in a teaching hospital or other practice sites; (5)
communicate well across diverse faculty disciplines and student populations; (6) develop pharmacy practice research collaborations in pharmacy, health sciences and the community; (7) demonstrate scholarly activity as evidenced by publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals; (8) engage and mentor a culturally diverse Doctor of Pharmacy student body in pharmacy practice/research experiences; (9) advance teaching and research skills through faculty development opportunities; (10) provide leadership through university, professional, scientific and/or community service.
UTEP PHARMACY: The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) School of Pharmacy (www.utep.edu/pharmacy/) continues transitioning from a cooperative pharmacy program with The University of Texas at Austin to a stand-alone School of Pharmacy at UTEP. The mission of the School of Pharmacy is to “bridge borders for access and excellence by transforming pharmacy education, patient care, community service, research and leadership to benefit a 21st century demographic.” UTEP’s School of Pharmacy will be a pioneer for excellence in pharmacy education for “Innovation, Diversity, Engagement, Access, and Leadership (IDEAL).” The School of Pharmacy recruits students from the El Paso and Southwest region in larger numbers than were possible in the earlier cooperative program. The school was granted “precandidate” status in June 2017 by the ACPE, and its first class matriculated in the fall of 2017. The teams of faculty and leadership are presently working together to seek “candidate” accreditation status by ACPE.
ABOUT UTEP & EL PASO: The University of Texas at El Paso is an emerging national research university at the heart of the U.S.-Mexico border region, committed to the ideals of access and excellence. UTEP’s over $90 million in research spending a year ranks the University among the top 200 universities in the nation and its more than $35 million in federal research spending ranks fourth among all Texas public universities. The Brookings Institution in 2017 ranked UTEP as the No. 1 leader in equal access to higher education, based on a combination of research productivity and student social mobility. UTEP enrolls more than 25,000 students – about 80 percent of them Hispanic – and is the only doctoral research university in the nation with a student body that is a majority Mexican-American. UTEP offers 73 bachelors, 75 masters, and 22 doctoral degree programs – with more in development. UTEP features excellent classroom and laboratory facilities, including the recently opened Health Sciences and Nursing Building. UTEP is characterized by its bilingual and bicultural student population. The community offers opportunities to engage in research in the U.S. – Mexico border region and among Hispanic (Mexican and Mexican-American) populations. For more information about UTEP, please visit our website: www.utep.edu.
El Paso is a highly livable, bicultural community of almost 700,000 people that offers affordable homes and is the safest large city in the United States. Shielded by mountains on three sides, El Paso enjoys more than 300 days of sunshine annually and a dry climate, making it possible to engage in outdoor activities year-round. The city of El Paso adjoins both the state of New Mexico and the country of Mexico, making it one of the largest international communities in the world. El Paso comprises 248 square miles and is the sixth largest city in Texas and 19th largest in the United States.
Candidates must have a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from an accredited institution with completion of postgraduate residency (or equivalent experience with clinical competence in practice area), and Texas State Board Pharmacist Licensure within two months of employment, with documented evidence of:
- Potential for successful teaching and precepting in a higher education institution;
- Potential to develop academic scholarship as demonstrated by development of pharmacy practice research, professional conference presentations, and/or submission for publications/extramural research funding;
- Service to the community, pharmacy profession, and/or university;
- Ability to work effectively as a team with faculty, staff, students and patients from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds; and
- Willingness to be mentored in faculty roles.
Preference will be given to candidates who have: 1) completed a PGY2 residency program, fellowship, board certification, or have one or more years of post-residency experience, and 2) practice research experience and/or state/national professional leadership. The ability to verbally communicate in Spanish or navigate across language diversity will assist successful candidates to participate in patient-centered care and community outreach activities.
BENEFITS: The initial salary is competitive, based on qualifications and experience, and comes with excellent fringe benefits.
APPLICATION INFORMATION: Review of applications will begin immediately and applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Candidates must submit: 1) a cover letter, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) statement of teaching philosophy, and 4) contact information for at least three professional references. Questions should be directed to Search Chair Dr. Amanda M. Loya, PharmD, BCPS at firstname.lastname@example.org/phone number: 915-747-8534.
To apply, please visit http://utep.edu/employment.
Hiring decisions are based on budget approval.
In keeping with its Access and Excellence mission, the University of Texas at El Paso is committed to an open, diverse, and inclusive learning and working environment that honors the talents, respects the differences, and nurtures the growth and development of all.
The University of Texas at El Paso is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. The University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation or gender identity in employment of the provision of services.