Assistant/Associate Professor of Clinical Pharmacy (Clinician Educator) Inpatient Psychiatric Pharmacy Practice – (Los Angeles, California, United States)

The Alfred E. Mann School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Southern California (USC Mann) is seeking candidates for a Clinician Educator track faculty position based at Los Angeles General Medical Center Inpatient Psychiatry service located at Augustus F. Hawkins Mental Health Center on the Martin Luther King Medical Center campus in South Los Angeles. The Los Angeles General inpatient psychiatry service provides acute care treatment for 50 adults and 10 adolescents, and is the main teaching facility for the psychiatry residency at the Keck School of Medicine of USC and for other health provider teaching programs (i.e., occupational therapy, recreational therapy, psychology, and nursing).  Priority will be given to candidates with a strong background in patient care and clinical teaching. The successful candidate will be appointed as Assistant/Associate/Full Professor (Clinician Educator) for the USC Mann School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, with the rank assigned determined by experience, expertise, and established academic excellence and leadership.  Additional training or experience in adolescent psychopharmacology is advantageous.

The successful candidate will precept and coordinate APPE and IPPE student experiences in addition to PGY1 and PGY2 clinical pharmacy resident rotations at the Los Angeles General inpatient psychiatry service.  Candidates must possess excellent interdisciplinary communication and coordination skills and have experience and aptitude in coordinating care transitions from inpatient psychiatry to outpatient services. The Clinician Educator faculty member will devote 80% of time to clinical teaching/mentoring and patient care activities with 20% of time devoted to scholarly activities and University service. Annual merit salary increases and eligibility for promotion presumes the demonstrated excellent performance by the Clinician Educator faculty member in teaching and patient care, with value of these pursuits to the inpatient and outpatient mental health services illustrated within Los Angeles County’s vast healthcare system. This position does not lead to consideration for tenure.

Required Credentials and Experience:
Applicants must have a PharmD degree, and California licensure (or eligibility for licensure with passing the State Board exam at the first available sitting). Completion of an ASHP accredited psychiatric pharmacy residency and board certification in psychiatric pharmacy is also strongly preferred. A record of professional leadership and evidence of engagement in scholarship is also preferred.

Compensation and Benefits: 
The University of Southern California offers a competitive salary within an academic environment based on the candidate’s experience and accomplishments. The University also offers excellent benefits to employees, which include: health, dental and life insurance; tuition assistance; disability and retirement plans; credit union membership; and participation in cultural and social events, as well as access to athletic and recreational facilities. The rank of Associate/Full Professor, and compensation therein, is determined commensurate with the demonstrated clinical, educational, and scholarly accomplishments, assessed excellence in teaching capabilities, and expertise and leadership in the candidate’s field of study. 

Merit review is conducted annually from which salary enhancements are decided. Re-appointment and eventual promotion are expectations based on performance assessment and longitudinally via administrative review, dossier submission and internal and external review utilizing the applicable USC Mann Promotion Guidelines.

The annual base salary range for this position is $135,000 – $160,000. When extending an offer of employment, the University of Southern California considers factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the candidate’s work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, federal, state, and local laws, contractual stipulations, grant funding, as well as external market and organizational considerations.

Application Procedure:
The position is available immediately for hiring after application, dossier review and interview. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Qualified individuals are requested to apply online at https://usccareers.usc.edu. Applicants are requested to upload a current curriculum vitae, a letter of intent/personal statement, a description of his/her clinical, teaching and research experience relevant to the position, and a list of the names and current contact information for three to five individuals who will serve as professional references.

The USC Mann School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences is located on the USC Health Sciences Campus, which includes the Keck Hospital of USC, the Norris Cancer Hospital, and Los Angeles General Medical Center, the latter being a part of the Department of Health Services for the County of Los Angeles, with liaison to the Department of Mental Health. Ranked by US News and World Report as #1 among private schools, the USC Mann is recognized for its more than century-long reputation for innovation in pharmaceutical education, practice and research. The school uniquely spans the entire spectrum of pharmaceutical development and clinical care – from drug discovery to regulatory approaches that promote safety and innovation, from delivery of patient care services to evaluating the impact of care on patient outcomes and costs. The school’s dynamic faculty is involved in all levels of pharmacy education: from undergraduate majors to multiple MS and PhD graduate programs, from the Doctor of Pharmacy degree program with dual degree options to a wide variety of advanced clinical residency and fellowship training, and from laboratory to bedside learning experiences. The school has recently received a $50 million endowment from the Alfred E. Mann Foundation to name the school and to support student scholarships, faculty development and recruitment, and integrated biomedical innovation.

The University of Southern California is actively committed to equal opportunity, diversity, and inclusion within its faculty hiring practices, so qualified candidates from underrepresented minorities are encouraged to apply.

Required Credentials and Experience:
Applicants must have a PharmD degree, and California licensure (or eligibility for licensure with passing the State Board exam at the first available sitting). Completion of an ASHP accredited psychiatric pharmacy residency and board certification in psychiatric pharmacy is also strongly preferred. A record of professional leadership and evidence of engagement in scholarship is also preferred.

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