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Position: Chair, Department of Pharmacy Practice

Manchester University College of Pharmacy invites applicants for the full-time, 12-month position of Chair, Department of Pharmacy Practice.​ This individual will have the unique and exciting opportunity to join a growing college of pharmacy and play a leadership role in the development of the organization and practice department. Overall, the Chair of Pharmacy Practice will be responsible for leading the pharmacy practice department in implementing and achieving the department’s mission, vision and goals. This position reports to the Dean and is a member of the College’s Leadership Team.

The Chair will be responsible for the following:

  • Develop, promote and evolve a dynamic departmental culture that supports meaningful personal lives and professional accomplishments
  • Develop and foster a collaborative departmental team by developing and implementing effective recruitment and retention practices
  • Empower all employees through professional development, mentoring and coaching to maximize their success in support of the mission and goals of the department and the College
  • Lead departmental strategic planning efforts designed to continuously develop, implement and evolve practice initiatives, educational outcomes and scholarly work
  • Collaborate with department chairs both internal and external to the College to steward a highly integrated interprofessional environment that supports teaching, scholarship and service.
  • Promote success through alignment of the department’s human, financial, and physical resources with department and College strategic priorities.
  • Develop and steward strategic partnerships required for practice, educational and scholarly achievements.
  • Cultivate and maintain relationships with local healthcare institutions and organizations to develop meaningful clinical practice sites for faculty members

Qualified applicants will hold an earned doctorate in a pharmacy field (preferred) or, at minimum, a BS in pharmacy and have a minimum of six years of academic or practice experience. Leadership in academic or practice environments coupled with clinical practice site development is highly desirable. Candidates should have a record of academic teaching, scholarship, service, or clinical practice that will qualify for the rank of Associate Professor or higher. Academic rank and salary will be commensurate with experience.

Successful candidates will possess excellent verbal and written communication skills, demonstrated leadership and management ability, a collaborative working philosophy, and a strong desire to recruit, develop, mentor and coach a committed team of faculty.

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 19 NCAA Division III varsity sports. The College of Pharmacy, located on its Fort Wayne campus, has achieved Candidate status from ACPE and is matriculating its third student class in Fall 2014. The College is housed in an 82,000-square foot facility which incorporates state-of-the-art teaching facilities and instructional technology.

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.

About 400,000 people make their home in the Fort Wayne metropolitan area, the cultural, educational and commercial hub of northeast Indiana. Growing health care and life sciences sectors anchor the regional economy and offer a diverse range of experiential placements for students. Employees and students can enjoy Fort Wayne’s vibrant mix of entertainment and recreation venues, professional sports teams, affordable housing and easy access to Chicago and Indianapolis.

For more information, please contact Dusty Linn, Pharm.D., Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice. Email: ddlinn@manchester.edu or phone (260) 470-2672. Applications should include a letter of intent, curriculum vitae, and names and contact information of three references. To apply online, please visit our website at https://www.manchester.edu/ohr/apply/pharmacy_faculty/.

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

 


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.

Qualifications:

  • 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: http://www.manchester.edu/OHR/apply/staff/index.html

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

medebisschop@manchester.edu

PH: (260) 470-2659

E-mail questions regarding application to krjohnson@manchester.edu

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

 


 

Position: Assistant/Associate Director of Experiential Education

Department: Office of Experiential Education

Job Responsibilities and Duties: The assistant/associate director is a full-time administrative position with a faculty appointment. The focus of the position will be to recruit, develop, and evaluate new experiential rotation sites and preceptors as part of a continuous assessment and quality assurance program for clinical rotations.  This person will work collaboratively with all members of the Office of Experiential Education and the support staff of the College.

Essential Job Functions

The essential job functions of this position consist of four domains: Teaching, Service, Scholarship, and Administration.

Administration (60-70%)

  • Identify, recruit, develop, evaluate and maintain adjunct faculty and sites for experiential education.
  • Develop a system to conduct on-site visits to evaluate preceptor and student experiences to ensure the delivery of quality pharmacy practice experiences.
  • Assess student, preceptor, and faculty performance on introductory and advanced rotations.
  • Participate in development and teaching of the didactic components of IPPE coursework.
  • Collaborate with the OEE staff to develop, implement, and deliver preceptor and student orientation and training programs for pharmacy practice experiences.
  • Represent the College at local and national pharmacy organization meetings and professional development programs.
  • Participate in community service activities as appropriate.
  • Provide assistance in coordinating or administering other areas of the experiential program as requested by the Director of Experiential Education.

Teaching (20-30%)

  • Create and implement the structure of the introductory and advanced experiential educational curriculum.
  • Develop and teach the didactic components of the experiential education program, and other courses as assigned.
  • Prepare course syllabi and manuals for student pharmacists and preceptors for the experiential curriculum.
  • Promote integration of the experiential and didactic portions of the curriculum by assisting in the development of classroom activities which prepare students for experiential learning.
  • As appropriate, develop and teach elective courses.
  • Be an exemplary professional role model for pharmacy students and professional colleagues.

Scholarship (5-10%)

  • 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 (5-10%)

  • Serve as a faculty mentor to pharmacy students.
  • Participate actively on College and University committees.
  • 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.

Qualifications:

Required:        

  • Professional degree in pharmacy from an ACPE-accredited school of Pharmacy
  • Licensure or eligibility for licensure in Indiana
  • At least 3 years of experience in pharmacy practice
  • Valid Indiana driver license and ability to travel
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing with students, faculty, staff,   administrators, healthcare professionals and patients.
  • 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 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.
  • Basic computer proficiency in MS Office programs, email, an internet use.

Preferred:

  • Experience in pharmacy academia and/or precepting student pharmacists
  • Understanding of current pharmacy education and practice
  • Basic leadership, budgetary and supervisory skills
  • Residency or equivalent experience.
  • Prior academic leadership experience.

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.  Occasional evenings and weekends.  Travel required.

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. Please submit a letter of intent, curriculum vitae, and application through:

Preferred method of application: http://www.manchester.edu/OHR/apply/staff/index.html

For more information, please contact Ahmed Abdelmageed, Pharm.D., at aabdelmageed@manchester.edu, or 260-470-2676.

E-mail questions regarding the application process to krjohnson@manchester.edu.

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

 


 

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