The University of Southern California (USC) Alfred E. Mann School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences is seeking candidates for a full-time, 12-month calendar, non-tenure track faculty appointment in the Titus Family Department of Clinical Pharmacy. The successful candidate will be appointed as Assistant/Associate Professor/Professor (Clinical Track) of the USC Alfred E. Mann School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences and the Titus Department of Clinical Pharmacy, reporting to the department chair. The successful candidate will contribute to the mission of the School through excellence in patient care, research, education, and service.
The faculty member is expected to establish a clinical practice in oncology/immunology at one of our affiliated medical centers. The faculty member will collaborate and communicate with an interdisciplinary health care team to provide exceptional patient care that supports innovative clinical/translational research. Collaborative research and scholarship across departments and schools within the university is encouraged.
The department is very active in clinical and translational sciences with expertise in infectious diseases, neurosciences, oncology, pediatrics, bioinformatics, pharmacometrics, pharmacogenomics, and pharmacoepidemiology. The successful candidate should demonstrate an interest and track record in interdisciplinary research that is directly applicable to clinical management of patients or the delivery of optimal patient care.
The faculty member will contribute to teaching excellence through didactic instruction in the Doctor of Pharmacy and the Departments Clinical and Experimental Therapeutics (CXPT) graduate programs (MS & PhD). Teaching efforts will include the course coordination and development of formal class lectures and assessments, and the construction and delivery of didactic learning materials. Opportunities to participate in experiential student and residency program training are also available, with interactive skills and on-site teaching expertise demonstrated. Inclusive teaching methods and expert use of pedagogical techniques and technologies is expected. Qualified candidates will preferably have demonstrated experience or leadership in diversity and inclusion within their prior academic and professional work environments that they can bring to the clinical practice and education setting.
As a faculty member, service to the school through active participation is expected. Routine faculty administration and participation duties, including attendance at departmental and pharmacy faculty council meetings, assigned committee service, as well as annual review submissions, peer review, and peer-to-peer teaching evaluation activities are components of faculty citizenship. The faculty member should also contribute to the growth of the profession through service on a national level. Applicants must have a PharmD degree, and current California licensure (or eligibility for licensure with passing the State Board exam at the first available offering). Candidates to be considered should have completed a PGY2 pharmacy residency and/or fellowship program and have demonstrated experience in clinical service, research, and teaching in the specialty. Greater demonstrated levels of academic and clinical accomplishments and leadership skills are expected for those considered for the associate professor and professor ranks, commensurate with standards used for promotion at USC.
Compensation and Benefits:
The University of Southern California offers a competitive salary and benefits package within an academic environment based on the candidate’s experience, accomplishments, and continuous funding sources. The rank of Assistant/Associate/Professor is provided commensurate with the research and scholarly accomplishments, assessed teaching capabilities, and expertise and demonstrated leadership in the field of study. The University’s benefits options 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 position does not lead to consideration for tenure. Merit review is conducted annually from which salary enhancements are decided. Re-appointment and eventual promotion within the clinical track are expectations based on performance assessment and longitudinally via administrative review, with department evaluation, dossier submission and internal/external review.
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.
The position is available immediately. Review of applications and interviews for selected qualified candidates will continue until the position is filled. Qualified individuals are requested to apply online at https://usccareers.usc.edu, and are requested to upload a current curriculum vitae, a letter of intent/personal statement, a research accomplishment and proposal statement, a teaching philosophy statement, and three to five names with current contact information of individuals who will serve as professional references.
USC Alfred E. 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, Doheny Eye Institute, and the flagship LAC+USC Medical Center, along with directing five university- and community-based pharmacies, adding a sixth in South Los Angeles in 2023. Ranked by US News and World Report as the #1 private pharmacy school in the United States, and the #2 overall school according to World Scholarship Forum, the USC Alfred E. Mann School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences is recognized for its more than century-long reputation for innovation and leadership in pharmaceutical education, practice, research, and service to the community and to the profession. 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 contemporary patient care services to evaluating the impact of care provision 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.
Applicants must have a PharmD degree, and current California licensure (or eligibility for licensure with passing the State Board exam at the first available offering). Candidates to be considered should have completed a PGY2 pharmacy residency and/or fellowship program and have demonstrated experience in clinical service, research, and teaching in the specialty. Greater demonstrated levels of academic and clinical accomplishments and leadership skills are expected for those considered for the associate professor and professor ranks, commensurate with standards used for promotion at USC.
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