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Sreenath MajumderSreenath Majumder, Howard and Myra Brembeck Associate Professor of Economics



Position: Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of Pharmacogenomics (Pharmaceutical Sciences)

Department: Pharmaceutical Sciences

Campus: Fort Wayne or Telecommuting

Job Responsibilities and Duties: This position is a 12-month, tenure-track (FW campus) or non-tenure track (telecommuting) pharmacogenomics faculty position.  Preference will be given to candidates with experience teaching pharmacogenomics and related topics (e.g., biochemistry, molecular biology, human genetics).  Individuals with experience delivering distance learning and those individuals with interest in a teacher-scholar model of education are also desired.

Essential Job Functions: These consist of three domains:  teaching, service and scholarship. Percentages will vary dependent on whether this is an on-campus or telecommuting position.

Teaching (50-70%)

  • Provide quality instruction in online didactic courses in pharmacogenomics and related topics.
  • Collaborate with other faculty to further develop the Master of Science in Pharmacogenomics program for effective delivery of the curriculum with emphasis in the distance-learning environment.  This includes creating, developing and evaluating innovative teaching methods which prepare students for the application of pharmacogenomics in a wide variety of settings (e.g., research laboratories, clinical laboratories, clinical settings).
  • Serve as course coordinator, as assigned.
  • Develop and teach elective courses, as necessary.
  • Continuously strive to incorporate and introduce timely topics and cutting-edge concepts in relevant areas.
  • Be an exemplary professional role model for students and colleagues.

 Scholarship (10-30%)

  • Lead and participate in the scholarship of discovery, application, integration and teaching in Pharmacogenomics services.
  • Pursue fundable programs appropriate to the faculty member’s discipline and interests (on-campus primarily)
  • Disseminate the results of scholarly endeavors in appropriate forums, including publications, presentations and teaching.
  • Mentor and collaborate with other scholars both inside and outside the institution, as appropriate.

 Service (10-20%)

  • Serve as a faculty mentor to distance-learning Master of Science in Pharmacogenomics students.
  • Participate actively on College and University committees.
  • Serve as a faculty advisory to student organizations, as necessary.
  • Serve as a mentor to new faculty and staff, as appropriate.
  • 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.
  • Other responsibilities as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Doctor of Philosophy or terminal degree in pharmaceutical science with a focus on pharmacogenomics.
  • Understanding of current pharmacogenomics education and application.
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing with students, faculty, staff, administrators and other stakeholders.
  • Effective presentation skills.
  • Ability to deliver course content through distance-learning platforms.
  • Ability to provide effective feedback.
  • Ability to adapt to changing teaching and learning environments and content-delivery methods.
  • Ability to work cooperatively with colleagues and collaborators.
  • 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.
  • Expertise in more than one area of study or research, e.g., pharmacogenomics, pharmacodynamics, pharmacokinetics.

Work Schedule: Full time, exempt, 40-hour per week.  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:  We seek a candidate with a commitment to working effectively with students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds.  Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.  Apply online by visiting: http://www.manchester.edu/ohr/apply/faculty/

Due to limited attachment space, please upload a cover letter and curriculum vita.  Email teaching philosophy, evidence of effective teaching, and contact information for three references to jnsteele@manchester.edu.

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


Position: Assistant/Associate Professor of Biochemistry/Molecular Biology/PGx (Pharmaceutical Sciences) 

Department: Pharmaceutical Sciences 

Campus: Fort Wayne 

Job Responsibilities and Duties: This position is a 12-month tenure-track biochemistry/molecular biology/pharmacogenomics faculty position.  Preference will be given to candidates with experience teaching biochemistry/molecular biology/pharmacogenomics and related topics.  Those individuals with interest in a teacher-scholar model of pharmacy education and research are also desired. 

Essential Job Functions: These consist of three domains:  teaching, service and scholarship. 

Teaching (30-60%)

  • Provide quality instruction in didactic courses in biochemistry/molecular biology/pharmacogenomics both inside and outside the classroom.
  • Collaborate with other faculty to develop the curriculum and teaching and administrative methods needed for effective delivery of that curriculum.  This includes creating, developing and evaluating innovative teaching methods which prepare students for modern pharmacy practice.
  • Serve as course coordinator, as assigned.
  • Develop and teach elective courses, as appropriate.
  • Continuously strive to incorporate and introduce timely topics and cutting-edge concepts in relevant areas.
  • Be an exemplary professional role model for pharmacy students and colleagues. 

Scholarship (30-50%)

  • Lead and participate in the scholarship of discovery, application, integration and teaching in biochemistry/molecular biology/pharmacogenomics services.
  • Pursue fundable programs appropriate to the faculty member’s discipline and interests.
  • Disseminate the results of scholarly endeavors in appropriate forums, including publications, presentations and teaching.
  • Mentor and collaborate with other scholars both inside and outside the institution, as appropriate. 

Service (10-20%)

  • Serve as a faculty mentor to pharmacy students.
  • Participate actively on College and University committees.
  • Serve as a faculty advisory to student organizations, if applicable.
  • Serve as a mentor to new faculty and staff, as appropriate.
  • 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.
  • Other responsibilities as assigned. 

Qualifications:

  • Doctor of Philosophy or terminal degree in pharmaceutical science with a focus on biochemistry/molecular biology/pharmacogenomics.
  • Understanding of current pharmacy education and practice.
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing with students, faculty, staff, administrators and other stakeholders.
  • Effective presentation skills.
  • Ability to deliver course content in our basic science courses and integrated pharmacotherapy modules.
  • Ability to provide effective feedback.
  • Ability to adapt to changing teaching and learning environments and content-delivery methods.
  • Ability to work cooperatively with colleagues and collaborators.
  • 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.
  • Expertise in more than one area of study or research, e.g., biochemistry/molecular biology/pharmacogenomics, pharmacodynamics. 

Work Schedule: Full time, exempt, 40-hour per week.  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:  We seek a candidate with a commitment to working effectively with students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds.  Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.  Apply online by visiting: http://www.manchester.edu/ohr/apply/faculty/

Due to limited attachment space, please upload a cover letter and curriculum vita.  Email teaching philosophy, evidence of effective teaching, and contact information for three references to jnsteele@manchester.edu.

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


Position: Visiting Assistant Professor of History  

Department: History and Political Science 

Campus: North Manchester  

Job Responsibilities and Duties: This is a full-time, one-year visiting teaching position (specialization in American History) with additional responsibilities related to the academic program, reporting through the department chair to the Dean of the College of Education and Social Sciences.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Teaching twenty-four semester hours per academic year (may include other functions in addition to teaching, such as administrative responsibilities or clinical assignments).
  • Maintain professional effectiveness, which include but are not limited to, high quality of scholarship; intellectual integrity; professional currency; cooperation of all phases of the academic program; openness to learn about and adopt improved methods of teaching; and above all, a vital interest in student learning.
  • Meeting assigned classes at the scheduled locations and for the scheduled durations
  • Directing and attending non-class activities, as appropriate
  • Participating in faculty governance, including attending meetings—full faculty, college, department, and committee—and fulfilling attendant responsibilities
  • Developing course syllabi
  • Administering examinations and assessing student learning
  • Working in a professional, collegial and team-oriented manner with the College community
  • Maintaining compliance with policies and procedures in the Faculty Manual

Secondary Job Functions: 

  • Supporting students’ personal and professional development
  • Designing new courses, as appropriate
  • Actively participating in student recruitment
  • Academic advising
  • Maintaining office hours, as appropriate

Qualifications - Education, Experience, Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Doctoral degree in history required, although ABD applicants will be considered
  • Knowledge and experience sufficient to enable the candidate to effectively teach courses as assigned in American history
  • Effective presentation skills
  • Effective organizational and administrative skills
  • Ability to deliver course content and to assist students in understanding course content
  • Ability to evaluate student writing and to provide effective feedback
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing with students, faculty, staff, and administrators
  • Ability to adapt to changing teaching and learning environments and content-delivery methods
  • Ability to work cooperatively with colleagues, in the best interests of the students
  • Ability to prioritize responsibilities, meet deadlines, and respond to students’ legitimate needs in a timely manner
  • Ability and willingness to work with students of all skill levels and academic backgrounds
  • Ability and willingness to perform clerical work for oneself, as necessary
  • Basic leadership, budgetary and supervisory skills
  • Proficient in spoken and written English
  • Basic computer proficiency in word processing, spreadsheet, e-mail and internet use

Work Schedule: Onsite classes are generally scheduled between 8 AM and 5 PM.  Some classes, laboratories, events and/or meetings may be scheduled in the evening or on 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:  We seek a candidate with a commitment to working effectively with students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds.  To receive full consideration, applications must be submitted by February 28.  Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.  Apply online by visiting: http://www.manchester.edu/ohr/apply/faculty/

Due to limited attachment space, please upload a cover letter and curriculum vita.  Email teaching philosophy, evidence of effective teaching, and contact information for three references to jnsteele@manchester.edu.

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


Position: Dean, Pharmacy Program (Internal Candidates Only)

Department: Pharmacy Program 

Campus: Fort Wayne 

Job Responsibilities and Duties: Reporting to the Vice President for Academic Affairs, the Dean of the Pharmacy Program is the chief academic officer and administrator of the Program.  She or he will provide visionary leadership of the faculty within the Program in support of the mission, values, and strategic plan of the University. 

Essential Job Functions:

  • Serves as the chief operating officer for the Pharmacy Program with responsibility for planning, budgets, operations and evaluation. Authorized to make decisions within the framework of general operating policies established by the University. 
  • In conjunction with the Vice President of Academic Affairs and through collaboration with department chairs and faculty develops long-range goals for the Program and achieves those goals through high quality programming and effective strategic planning. 
  • Directs ongoing strategic planning for the Program, involving appropriate University personnel and bringing recommendations to the Vice President for Academic Affairs regarding academic programs, operating budgets, teaching loads, research and scholarly opportunities, student enrollment, faculty development, and qualitative improvement.    Takes initiative in formulating action plans for the Program, seeking faculty, student, alumni, and stakeholder participation in planning whenever feasible. 
  • In close collaboration with the Assistant Vice President for Institutional Quality and Success, ensures Program level compliance with regional accreditation requirements and secures and maintains professional accreditation for relevant programs/departments within the Program.
  • Provides academic leadership for the Program.  Assures the mission of the University is clarified, pursued, and achieved through its programs. Encourages the faculty to embrace a sense of purpose and challenges faculty to give maximum performance in accomplishing University and Program mission and goals.
  • Serves as liaison between faculty and administration and between the Program and the University.  Responsible for recommending and maintaining strong communication between Program and University offices and practices.
  • Functions as the chief personnel officer of the Program. In cooperation with Deans Council and other University leadership, supports the strategic plan by actively pursuing the recruitment and retention of a broadly diverse faculty and staff. 
  • Directs the annual evaluation of Program faculty members.  Makes recommendations to the Vice President for Academic Affairs regarding appointment, promotion, and tenure and other personnel matters such as compensation, sabbatical leaves, and faculty absences in accordance with University policies.
  • Directs a balanced program of faculty development, including recommendations for committee assignments, long-range planning, faculty seminars, professional meetings, research and publication, workshops on effective teaching, and other continuing education opportunities.  Cultivates a balance of teaching, scholarship and service among the faculty without compromising productivity.  The Dean, working closely with departmental and program chairs, will be aware of and proactively respond to individual faculty needs to maximize faculty professional development. 
  • In conjunction with University Advancement, and in accordance with the strategic plan, assists in setting fundraising goals, developing strategies, and implementing action plans to meet these goals.
  • Contributes as a professor through pursuit of an active scholarship agenda and as an effective classroom instructor in her or his academic discipline. Cultivates a curricular specialty for personal intellectual fulfillment and to relate meaningfully with faculty and students. 
  • As a member of the Deans Council collaborates with University leaders and offices to support the recruitment of a diverse and talented student body while strengthening University-wide retention efforts. 
  • Represents the Program in relations with its students. Sees that prospective pharmacy students receive timely and accurate information regarding the pharmacy program. Works with the pharmacy faculty to determine qualifications for admission to the pharmacy program, insure suitable standards of student performance are maintained, and make the final decision regarding probation or dismissal of students for unacceptable performance or behavior. 

Secondary Job Functions

  • Provides leadership in articulating the University mission to various constituencies of the Program and University through writing, speaking, and involvement in educational, civic, and professional affairs.
  • Performs other duties as assigned. 

Qualifications:

  • Terminal degree appropriate for a Pharmacy Program faculty appointment, doctorate preferred
  • Experience in teaching, scholarship and service equivalent to that expected of a full professor.
  • Experience in an academic setting with demonstrated results in the planning, implementation and evaluation of pharmacy, natural and/or health science academic services
  • Highly organized, detail oriented, analytical, motivated, energetic, self-directed, flexible, assertive, proactive, and comfortable completing tasks with a minimum of direct supervision
  • Advanced computer skills, including MS Office Suite
  • Demonstrated commitment to students and diversity in all its forms
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with students, faculty, staff, trustees, alumni, service providers, community members, and education partners
  • Commitment to represent Manchester University with the highest degree of professionalism and integrity
  • Ability to present a positive attitude and contribute to a harmonious team environment consistently
  • Experience in on-line instruction preferred

Work Schedule: This is a full-time, 12 month, exempt, staff position with faculty appointment, with a weekly work schedule that will regularly exceed 40 hours and often include evening and weekend responsibilities as well as occasional travel. 

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. Apply online by visiting: http://www.manchester.edu/OHR/apply/staff/index.html.  Please submit a cover letter and resume with your completed employment application.  E-mail questions to jnsteele@manchester.edu.

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