Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice

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Work type: Faculty - Temporary & Continuing
Location: Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Categories: Faculty

Position Title: Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice  
Location: Grand Rapids  

37004 - Pharmacy Practice

Advertised Salary: $113,000-$121,000. Salary commensurate with education, experiences, and other requirements. Comprehensive benefit package (health care, vacation, etc.)  
FLSA: Exempt  
Temporary/Continuing:  Continuing  
Part-Time/Full-Time: Full-Time  
Union Group: Ferris Faculty Association (MEA-NEA)  
Term of Position: 12 Month  
At Will/Just Cause: Just Cause  
Summary of Position: Tenure-track 12-month position as an Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice at Ferris State University College of Pharmacy. Individuals with experience in adult inpatient clinical pharmacy practice settings along with commitment to the teacher/scholar model and service are encouraged to apply. Primary responsibilities consist of establishing and maintaining an adult inpatient medicine or medicine subspecialty clinical pharmacy practice at an affiliated health system in the greater Grand Rapids, MI area with experiential and didactic teaching as key responsibilities. The individual will also be expected to develop individual or collaborative research consistent with the mission and vision of the College. Additional responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, contributing to the Department, College, University and profession through participation on committees, continuing professional development, and mentoring students.
The anticipated start date of this position is July 2024 at the earliest and January 2025 at the latest.
Position Type: Faculty - Temporary & Continuing  
Required Education: PharmD from an Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE)-accredited institution  
Required Work Experience: Post-graduate residency or at least 3 years of experience in adult inpatient clinical pharmacy practice

Required Licenses and Certifications: Current licensure to practice pharmacy in the State of Michigan (reciprocation acceptable but necessary at date of hire)  
Physical Demands:
  • Office Environment
  • Moving
  • Driving
  • Repetitive movement
Additional Education/Experiences to be Considered: Applicable board certification. Experience in higher education or precepting health care professional students. Post-graduate specialty residency or fellowship training.  
Essential Duties/Responsibilities: Duties
1. Establish and maintain a clinical hospital practice in adult inpatient medicine or inpatient medicine subspecialty.
2. Precept assigned students in a required Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience.
3. Teach as part of a team and/or coordinate various academic courses using effective instructional technology and teaching methods that focus on active student engagement.
4. Collaborate with faculty on curriculum development, assessment, and quality assurance of assigned didactic and experiential courses.
5. Advise and mentor students.
6. Maintain posted office hours that are convenient for students.
7. Conduct scholarly activity and publish in professional journals.
8. Serve on College and University committees.
9. Pursue service and professional development activities.
10. Demonstrate an understanding of diversity, equity and inclusion, especially in working relationships with students, faculty, staff and community members.
11. Maintain the highest level of ethical standards and confidentiality in the execution of all duties performed.
12. Any other duties assigned within the position classification area.

1. Faculty members also have professional responsibilities which may include advising students, orientation and registration of students, participation in University committees, keeping regular posted office hours (which are scheduled at times convenient for students), and participation in traditional functions which have academic significance (ex. reporting initial student participation data and submitting final grades on time). Faculty members may be required to teach off-campus or in an on-line environment.
2. Reports directly to the Department Chair of Pharmacy Practice
3. Maintains the confidentiality of designated information
4. Performs all duties in compliance with applicable University policies and procedures and state and federal requirements
Marginal Duties/Responsibilities:    
Skills and Abilities: 1. Honesty, integrity, and commitment to maintaining high professional standards
2. Strong commitment to student-centered education
3. Team-oriented and collaborative worker
4. Positive mindset and attitude
5. Excellent communication skills in writing, editing and verbal communication
6. Strong organizational and time management skills with the ability to prioritize tasks and complete multiple projects
7. Excellent analytic and problem-solving skills
8. Effective interpersonal and group facilitation skills
9. Ability to work effectively and collaboratively with diverse students, patients, faculty, and administrative staff within and across institutions
10. Demonstrated commitment, experience and understanding for diversity, equity and inclusion
11. Maintain familiarity with ACPE accreditation standards and assessment strategies
12. Ability and willingness to travel regionally or nationally to represent or present on behalf of the College/University
13. Ability and willingness to work scheduled evening and weekend events
Required Documents:
  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Unofficial Transcript 1
  • Certification/License
  • Teaching Philosophy
Optional Documents:    
Special Instructions to Applicants: Unofficial Transcript 1 (REQUIRED): Applicants must attach a copy of unofficial transcript of PharmD degree. Transcript must include: Institution name, applicant name, date degree attained, degree awarded. Finalist will be required to submit an official transcript.

License (REQUIRED): Applicants must attach a copy of Pharmacy license.

Cover letter, Curriculum Vitae, and Teaching Philosophy (REQUIRED): Applicants must attach a copy of each document.
Initial Application Review Date:
May 27, 2024  
Open Until Position is Filled?: Yes  
Posting Close Date:
EEO Statement: Ferris State University, an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, is committed to enhancing equity, inclusion, and diversity within its community. Ferris offers employment opportunities to qualified candidates seeking careers in a student-focused environment that values opportunity, collaboration, diversity and educational excellence.  Learn more about the Ferris Mission and community at The University actively seeks applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and other underrepresented groups. For more information on the University‚Äôs Policy on Non-Discrimination, visit: Ferris Non-Discrimination Statement.  

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