Overview

Samford University’s McWhorter School of Pharmacy invites individuals interested in serving in a Christian university environment to apply for the position of instructor in the Department of Pharmaceutical, Social and Administrative Sciences. This is a 9-month, full-time, non-tenure track appointment with full university benefits.

This individual will coordinate and teach our Human Resource Management and Pharmacy Law courses in the professional Pharm.D. curriculum, contribute to the Integrated Pharmacy Applications course, and serve as a faculty facilitator for student capstone projects. Responsibilities also include participation in departmental, school, college, and university committees and activities, and service to the profession through involvement in associations and educational programs.

Qualified candidates will have a degree in pharmacy and a Juris Doctor degree, as well as a graduate degree in a pharmacy administrative sciences field. Previous teaching experience is desired. Candidates should exhibit excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills, and dedication to student-centered education. A commitment to Christian values, academic excellence and the ability to work effectively with faculty, students and colleagues is expected. The candidate should embrace the mission and vision of Samford University, the College of Health Sciences, McWhorter School of Pharmacy and the profession-wide vision of pharmacy practice in which the pharmacist is the health-care professional responsible for providing patient-centered care that promotes optimal drug therapy outcomes.

The College of Health Sciences is a new and innovative initiative for Samford. The college includes four schools: Ida Moffett School of Nursing, McWhorter School of Pharmacy, School of Health Professions and School of Public Health. The college offers multiple degree programs and majors within health sciences with an interprofessional education focus that reflects today’s team approach to health-care delivery and professional practice. College faculty will have special opportunities for cross-disciplinary collaboration.

Samford University is located in Birmingham, Alabama, and is a nationally recognized academic institution. Samford is the top-ranked private university in Alabama, is ranked 4th in the South among regional universities by U.S. News & World Report, and has been nationally recognized for academics, affordability and value by a number of prestigious publications and rankings. For more information please go to www.samford.edu.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. Please submit a letter of intent, a faculty application, curriculum vita, one-page summary of teaching philosophy, copies of unofficial transcripts and contact information for three professional references to:

Dr. Bruce Waldrop
Chair, Department of Pharmaceutical, Social and Administrative Sciences
McWhorter School of Pharmacy
Samford University
800 Lakeshore Drive
Birmingham, AL 35229
bawaldro@samford.edu
205-726-2984

Samford University is an Equal Opportunity Institution that complies with applicable law prohibiting discrimination in its educational and employment policies and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information or national or ethnic origin.