Overview

A Pharmacy Practice Faculty member is a full-time, twelve-month, non-tenure track position in the Doctor of Pharmacy program. The LECOM School of Pharmacy is fully accredited by ACPE with this position focusing on the school’s newly developed distance education pathway. The faculty member must be willing to be a part of a dynamic program and supportive of collaboration within the school as well as with the College of Osteopathic Medicine and the School of Dental Medicine.

CHARACTERISTIC JOB TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • To promote and preserve the mission of LECOM;
  • Primary teaching assignment is in the online distance education pathway which requires supporting students who are geographically dispersed;
  • Develop and institute logistical, instructional, and pedagogical policies for the creation and delivery of online courses;
  • Using electronic communication, coordinate courses and prepare educational tools (A/V, demonstration models, lectures, lesson plans…etc.) for said courses;
  • Prepare demonstrations, lectures, small group discussions, and the selection of suggested and required reading from various sources, and coordinate these educational tools with other faculty members for students in all pathways;
  • Contribute to the planning and administration of the School of Pharmacy;
  • Interview prospective candidates for the School of Pharmacy;
  • Serve as advisor/mentor to assigned students;
  • Serve as advisor to at least one student club;
  • Serve on committees as assigned;
  • Contribute to the scholarly pursuits of the school by providing, at minimum, one scholarly activity or research project yearly;
  • Prepare evaluation tools that will aid in the evaluation of students’ work product and help to identify students that are discovered to be weak in various areas;
  • Participate in faculty and professional development opportunities;
  • Participate in accreditation and other administrative functions;
  • Must be available for work during the hours assigned, for student instruction;
  • Must be able to take direction and receive assignments from the Assistant/Associate Dean of Pharmacy;
  • Works closely and collaboratively with other Faculty and Staff in and on a variety of shared responsibilities, and ensures good communication with other administrative offices; and
  • Accept other duties assigned/needed for the Institution’s needs.

Minimum Requirements

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS: Must possess required knowledge and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.

  • Must possess ability to follow oral and written instructions;
  • Must be able to gain and maintain confidence and cooperation of faculty, administration, and students;
  • Must be proficient in the use of personal computers, audio/visual equipment, computer programs, such as Word, Excel, Outlook, and Internet access; fax machine; photocopier; telephone; other office equipment;
  • Effective use of interpersonal and communications skills, including tact and diplomacy;
  • Effective use of organizational and planning skills, including attention to detail and follow-through;
  • Must be able to assess and prioritize multiple tasks, projects, and demands;
  • Must be accurate and attentive to detail;
  • Knowledge of principles and practices of organization, planning, records management and general administration;
  • Good analytical and problem‐solving skills.
  • Must exhibit flexibility and ability to perform successfully when challenged by changing workflow priorities.
  • Knowledge of student and patient’s privacy (i.e. FERPA, HIPAA…etc.);
  • Must maintain confidentiality of work related information and materials;
  • Follow proper OSHA and safety guidelines, and protect equipment (office, medical, facility);
  • Must be trained and certified on the Institutional Data System;
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships;
  • Be able to be flexible to accept other duties needed/assigned for the SOP;
  • The ability to work cooperatively and collegially with others, consistent with a workplace of dignity and respect and EEO rules and regulations;
  • Maintain an established work schedule as described in the professional contract;
  • The ability to report to work as scheduled, ready to devote full attention and energy to the important work of LECOM; and
  • The ability to accept work directives from managers and supervisors in a respectful and cooperative manner.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Education and experience equivalent to: a Doctor of Pharmacy degree along with residency training, fellowship training, or equivalent experience required. Prior teaching experience is preferred. Candidates must be licensed or eligible for licensure in the State of Pennsylvania or Florida, depending upon which campus the position is located.

The position will be appointed at the level of Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Professor, based on the school’s established criteria.

TO APPLY: All applicants must complete the online application at www.lecom.edu and upload current CV (curriculum vitae) to the application site. The applicant must also email to hr@lecom.edu the following: a letter of intent, statement of teaching philosophy, and letters of reference from three professional colleagues.

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