Position Title: Assistant, Associate or Full Professor
Posting Number: F2000024
The University at Buffalo (UB) Department of Pharmacy Practice (PHM) is seeking a non-tenure or tenure-track full-time, 12-month faculty member at the assistant, associate or full professor rank. We are looking for an energetic and enthusiastic faculty member who is interested in advancing the practice, quality, and scholarship of teaching and learning at the UB School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (SPPS). Faculty hired as non-tenure track may transition to a tenure-track appointment following consultation with the Chair of the Department.
The faculty member will work with faculty, staff, and leadership at the SPPS to implement an innovative Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) curriculum centered on active-learning pedagogy; to support educator development; to assist the faculty in implementation of innovative approaches to teaching and learning; and, to advance the educational research/scholarship endeavors of the School. The faculty member will also facilitate interprofessional collaborations in education across the Academic Health Center. The faculty member will be appointed as Adjunct Faculty within the School of Medicine, where he/she will serve as the SPPS' representative at the Medical Education and Educational Research Institute (MEERI), housed in the University's Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. To be successful in this role, the faculty member must have excellent communication and leadership skills as well as share in our commitment to preparing future leaders of the pharmacy profession.
Responsibilities to include:
Didactic and experiential teaching activities: The faculty member will: engage in curriculum planning and assessment; provide pedagogical design support to the faculty; facilitate distance-learning and online educational activities; engage in the development of faculty and postgraduate trainees in the area of teaching; develop a system for evaluating the effectiveness of faculty teaching; coordinate courses in the PharmD Program, as agreed to with the PHM Chair; and, degree/expertise-permitting, provide didactic teaching in required and elective courses as agreed to with the PHM Chair.
Scholarship: The faculty member will: develop and engage in independent and collaborative scholarly activities in his/her area of expertise; and, drive advancement of educational scholarship/research within PHM and the SPPS.
Service: The faculty member will provide service to the Department, School, and University, as agreed to with the Chair of the Department of Pharmacy Practice. This will include, but is not limited to: active membership on the SPPS Curriculum Committee, the SPPS Outcomes and Assessment Committee, and the SPPS Teacher of the Year Selection Committee; active involvement within MEERI; advisement to the Office of Continuing Education, as requested; and, as liaison between the SPPS and educational support entities within the University (e.g. the UB Center for Educational Innovation). The faculty member will support the recognition of high-quality teaching by identifying faculty for nomination for School, University, State University of New York (SUNY), and state/national professional organization awards. Active involvement in professional organizations is strongly encouraged.
Description of institution/organization: The School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at UB (SPPS) is ranked among the top pharmacy schools in the United States. It was founded in 1886, is the second-oldest component of UB, and is the only fully accredited pharmacy school in the State University of New York (SUNY) system. The SPPS maintains a strong relationship with health professions schools within the Academic Health Center. The mission of the Department of Pharmacy Practice at UB is to serve the global community through leadership in research, clinical care and teaching of the practice of pharmacy. The School's strategic plan focuses on education (including educational research/scholarship), clinical practice, research/scholarship, and service/outreach ( School of Pharmacy Strategic Plan).
The SPPS offers a formal mentoring program and faculty development program to help new faculty successfully transition into the Academy – the goal of this program is to facilitate growth of individual faculty members in the areas of education, research/scholarship, and service/outreach, and to help them achieve their personal/professional goals while meeting the overall department mission. The University provides resources for developing faculty teaching skills through the Center for Educational Innovation, while the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences has established the Medical Education and Educational Research Institute (MEERI), a comprehensive and innovative institute for advancing medical education at UB .
The SPPS encourages work-life balance and is committed to fostering and maintaining a diverse work culture that respects the rights and dignity of each individual.
University at Buffalo is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and, in keeping with our commitment, welcomes all to apply including veterans and individuals with disabilities.
Minimum Qualifications include: a Master's degree in Education (M.Ed.) and a minimum 5 years of experience in higher education; or a Doctor of Education degree (D.Ed.) and a minimum 2 years of experience in higher education; or a Doctor of Philosophy degree (Ph.D.) with a focus in education and a minimum 2 years of experience in higher education.
Candidates with a Pharm.D. degree are eligible (if they meet minimum qualifications), but must be licensed or eligible for licensure in NY State.
Experience in higher education within a health professions school (e.g. pharmacy, medicine, nursing, etc.) and in curricular design is preferred. Expertise in distance-learning/online education and educational scholarship/research (e.g. study design, statistical analysis, etc.) is preferred.
Candidates must have a track record of research support and peer reviewed publications commensurate with appointment faculty rank.
The University at Buffalo is SUNY’s most comprehensive public research university, and an outstanding place to work. UB amplifies ambition for faculty and staff by offering endless possibilities to achieve more. Here, people from all backgrounds and cultures challenge and inspire each other to discover, learn and succeed. Dedicated staff and engaged faculty collaborate to further knowl¬edge and understanding, and develop tenacious graduates who are valued for their talents and their impact on global society.