College of Pharmacy Openings

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Position: Director of Instructional Design - Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of Pharmacy Practice/Pharmaceutical Science

Job Responsibilities and Duties: Reporting to the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, this position will be responsible for leading the design, development, implementation, and assessment of instructional strategies and methods by working collaboratively with faculty and administrators.

Essential Job Functions

These consist of four domains: Teaching, Service, Scholarship, and Administration.

Administration (50-65%)

  • Maximize teaching and learning effectiveness at the College through evidence-based and appropriate instructional design.
  • Educate and mentor faculty on developing and implementing effective instructional and assessment strategies, including optimal use of instructional technology.
  • Work collaboratively with faculty to facilitate effective teaching and learning.
  • Collaboratively assess the effectiveness of instructional methods and strategies employed in the curriculum.
  • Assist faculty in incorporating assessment results into future instructional strategies.
  • Direct the peer teaching evaluation program at the College.
  • Promote and foster the scholarship of teaching and learning.
  • Facilitate student academic success through development of optimal learning and studying strategies.

Teaching (15-25%)

  • Provide quality instruction in didactic courses both inside and outside the classroom.
  • Collaborate with other members of the faculty to develop the curriculum, and teaching and evaluation methods needed for effective delivery of that curriculum. This includes creating, developing, and evaluating innovative teaching methods which prepare students for modern pharmacy practice.
  • As appropriate, develop and teach elective courses.
  • Be an exemplary professional role model for pharmacy students and faculty colleagues.

Scholarship (10-25%)

  • Lead and participate in the scholarship of discovery, application, integration, and teaching appropriate for the faculty’s discipline and interests.
  • Disseminate the results of scholarly endeavors in appropriate forums, including publications, presentations, and teaching.
  • As appropriate, mentor and collaborate with other scholars both inside and outside the institution.

Service (10-20%)

  • Serve as a faculty mentor to pharmacy students.
  • Participate actively on College and University committees.
  • If applicable, serve as a faculty advisor to student organizations.
  • As appropriate, serve as mentor to new faculty and staff.
  • Contribute meaningfully to departmental and College developmental and planning activities such as retreats and workshops.
  • Participate in local, state, and national professional organizations and professional development activities.
  • Participate in community service activities as appropriate for the faculty’s area of practice, or as determined by the College or University.


  • An advanced degree in education, instructional design, or directly related field; and/or a pharmacy- or health care-related field or
  • Prior instructional design experience in academia or pharmacy.
  • Thorough knowledge of instructional design theory and practice.
  • Familiarity with current instructional technology tools and resources.
  • Demonstrated ability to apply instructional design to classroom teaching and curricular development.
  • Demonstrated ability to assess instructional methodology and make improvements based on the results.
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing with students, faculty, staff, and administrators.
  • Effective presentation skills.
  • Ability to deliver course content and to assist students in understanding course content.
  • Ability to provide effective feedback and coaching.
  • Ability to adapt to changing teaching and learning environments and content-delivery methods.
  • Ability to work cooperatively with colleagues.
  • Ability to prioritize responsibilities, meet deadlines, and manage time.
  • Proficiency in spoken and written English.
  • Basic computer proficiency in word processing, spreadsheet, e-mail, and internet use.
  • Commitment to continuous self-improvement and professional development.
  • Understanding of current pharmacy education and practice. (preferred)
  • Prior experience in distance education or online learning. (preferred)
  • Record of scholarly activity. (preferred)

General Information: Manchester University is an independent, liberal arts university with a campus in North Manchester, Ind., where approximately 1,300 students choose from at least 60 areas of undergraduate study, two master's programs and 21 NCAA Division III varsity sports. Our second campus in Fort Wayne is home to the Manchester University College of Pharmacy, where graduates are awarded the Pharm.D. Doctoral degree.

Manchester has a distinctive commitment to developing respect for ethnic, cultural and religious pluralism and an international consciousness. Manchester University respects the infinite worth of every individual and graduates persons of ability and conviction who draw upon their education and faith to lead principled, productive, and compassionate lives that improve the human condition. As an institution rooted in the tradition of the Church of the Brethren, Manchester University values learning, faith, service, integrity, diversity, and community.

Work Schedule: Generally daytime hours, Monday through Friday. Occasional evenings and weekends.

What We Offer: We offer competitive pay and the opportunity to serve in a dynamic educational environment committed to graduating persons of ability and conviction. We are consistently ranked as an Honor Roll Great College to Work For by the Chronicle of Higher Education.

To Apply: Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Applications should include a letter of intent, curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy, and names and contact information of three references.

Preferred method of application:

For more information, please contact Michael DeBisschop, Pharm.D., Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

PH: (260) 470-2659

E-mail questions regarding application to

Manchester University is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants who further diversify our faculty and staff are warmly welcome.





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