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Assistant or Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacy Practice, Emphasis in Internal Medicine
University of Montana in Missoula, Montana
Date Posted 01/29/2021
Employment Type FullTime
Application Deadline Open until filled

The University of Montana invites applications for a 12-month fiscal year tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor in Pharmacy Practice beginning July 2021. The position requires primary responsibility for teaching in therapeutics courses and pharmacy practice skills in the Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) curriculum as well as serving as a preceptor for required Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences (APPE) in general medicine, which includes antimicrobial stewardship management. The successful candidate is expected to develop a research program and provide service commensurate with a tenure-track position.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Hold a Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) from an ACPE-accredited institution or equivalent degree
  • Eligible for pharmacy licensure in the state of Montana
  • Postdoctoral residency, fellowship or a minimum of 3 years of experience in an internal medicine practice setting
  • Eligible to precept pharmacy students in the state of Montana
  • Evidence of the ability to develop, implement or maintain clinical programs to further pharmacy involvement in the clinical site
  • Possess leadership and interpersonal skills to facilitate productive team dynamics and professional growth
  • Evidence of the ability to work effectively with other healthcare professionals
  • Detail oriented
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Ability to collaborate with both clinical and research colleagues

Preferred Qualifications
  • Board certified as Pharmacotherapy Specialist or be eligible for the certification
  • Experience in education of pharmacy students or other health profession students
  • Experience authoring clinical or scientific publications
  • Experience in research/scholarship and/or active research project and extramural funding
  • Experience and credentialing in antimicrobial stewardship and training

About UM  and the Department of Pharmacy Practice

UM is located in picturesque Missoula, Montana, a vibrant community of approximately 80,000 persons. It is the second largest city in Montana and is a hub for art, culture, and healthcare in Western Montana. The 56-acre main campus is located at the base of Mount Sentinel and near the Clark Fork River. Outdoor opportunities abound in the nearby area. Approximately 12,000 students attend UM and the associated Missoula College.

The Department of Pharmacy Practice is comprised of 13 tenure track faculty and 5 clinical faculty and fellows and numerous clinical instructors and affiliates located throughout the state of Montana. Students complete all required APPEs in the state and can choose to complete elective APPEs either in state or out of state. Class size is approximately 65 students.

Nestled in at the base of Mount Sentinel and on the banks of the Clark Fork River, UM campus is described as one of the most beautiful in the US. The region boasts unparalleled year around recreational opportunities and a vibrant arts and culture community. UM offers a unique opportunity for professional growth in a magnificent environment. The University of Montana offers eligible employees a generous benefits package that positively separates UM from other local employers and offers many programs and policies to support work-life balance for its employees.

UM provides a culture that values hard work, intellectual curiosity, diversity, collegiality, innovative thinking, and teamwork, making it a great place to grow and develop professionally. Located in the heart of western Montana’s stunning natural landscape, UM attracts first rate teachers, researchers, and students from around the world. A city within a city – with its own eateries, stores, medical facilities, banking and postal services, and zip code – UM has an increasingly diverse population and rich culture. The University of Montana is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer committed to diversity as a core value. We support equal access and welcome applications from individuals of all backgrounds, experiences, abilities, and perspectives. This position is eligible for veterans' and disabilities preference in accordance with Montana State Law.

Criminal Background Investigation is required prior to the Offer of Employment In accordance with University regulations, finalists for this position will be subject to criminal background investigations. ADA/EOE/AA/Veteran's Preference Reasonable accommodations are provided in the hiring process for persons with disabilities. For example, this material is available in alternative format upon request. As an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, we encourage applications from minorities, veterans, and women. Qualified candidates may request veterans’ or disabilities preference in accordance with state law. References: References not listed on the application materials may be contacted; notice may be provided to the applicant. Testing: Individual hiring departments at UM may elect to administer pre-employment tests, which are relevant to essential job functions. Employment Eligibility: All New Employees must be eligible and show employment eligibility verification by the first date of employment at UM, as legally required (e.g., Form I-9).

How to Apply

Priority Application Date: Monday, March 1, 2021 by 11:59 PM (Mountain Time)

Complete applications received by the ‘Priority Application Date’ will be guaranteed consideration. The position will remain open until filled. Candidates are required to submit the following materials online.

A complete application Includes:

  • Letter of Interest – addressing your qualifications and experience related to the stated required skills for the position. A general letter salutation such as “Dear Search Committee” or “Dear Hiring Manager” is acceptable.
  • Detailed Resume – listing education and describing work experience
  • Professional References – names and contact information for three (3) professional references

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