Assistant Professor of Clinical Pharmacy and Clinical Assistant Professor of Family Medicine, Physician Assistant Program (Joint Position) – (Los Angeles, California, United States)

The University of Southern California Alfred E. Mann School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (USC Mann) and the Keck School of Medicine of USC Primary Care Physician Assistant (PA) Program invites applications for a co-funded, full-time, non-tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor.  The successful candidate would be jointly appointed as Assistant Professor of Clinical Pharmacy (Clinician-Educator) and Clinical Assistant Professor of Family Medicine (Clinician-Educator).  Competitive candidates will have clinical practice experience and expertise in ambulatory care and/or internal medicine.  

The faculty member is expected to contribute to the missions of both USC Mann and the Physician Assistant Program.  The faculty member is expected to devote 50% effort to USC Mann through the provision of didactic teaching in the Doctor of Pharmacy curriculum, involvement in the interprofessional education curriculum, committee service, and maintain an ambulatory care clinical practice up to one-day per week.  The faculty member will also devote 50% effort to the Keck School of Medicine of USC Primary Care PA Program through the provision of teaching (course coordination, curriculum development and assessment, and committee service) of pharmacology and pharmacotherapy-related topics throughout the curriculum.  

The Clinician-Educator is expected to combine teaching and patient care activities to total at least 80 to 85% of USC activities, with excellence in these pursuits demonstrated and fulfilled toward consideration for academic promotion.  Scholarly activities and service to the schools through participation on various committees are important contributions for the well-rounded faculty candidate’s recruitment and success. The faculty member should also contribute to the growth of both professions through service on a national level.  Annual merit salary increases and eligibility for promotion presumes the demonstrated excellent performance by the Clinician Educator faculty member in teaching and patient care. The position does not lead to consideration for tenure.

Required Credentials and Experience:

Applicants must have a Doctor of Pharmacy degree, California licensure (or eligibility for licensure with passing the State Board exam at the first available sitting). Completion of a PGY-1 pharmacy practice residency is required. Primary care or ambulatory care clinical experience and board certification are preferred. Candidates should possess excellent interdisciplinary communication and coordination skills. Candidates with prior experience at an academic institution of pharmacy, along with proven excellence, leadership, knowledge, and skills in pharmacy practice will be given priority. 

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 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 annual base salary range for this position is $135,000 – $145,000. 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.

Description of Institution/Organization:

USC Mann is located on the USC Health Sciences Campus, which includes the Keck Hospital of USC, the Norris Cancer Hospital, and LA General Medical Center, the latter being a part of the Department of Health Services for the County of Los Angeles. The Keck Hospital of USC is a 401-bed acute care hospital. Adjacent to the Keck Hospital are the Healthcare Centers 1, 2, and 4 which house a variety of outpatient primary care and specialty practices. USC Mann owns and operates five pharmacies, including USC Pharmacy, USC Health Center Pharmacy, USC Medical Plaza Pharmacy, USC Verdugo Hills Professional Pharmacy, and Keck Medicine of USC Specialty Pharmacy. Ranked by US News and World Report as a #1 among private pharmacy schools, 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 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 Keck School of Medicine of USC Primary Care PA program is located on the USC Health Sciences Alhambra campus and is part of the Department of Family Medicine. This long-standing program is dedicated to the advancement of physician assistant education, fosters excellence in clinical training and a commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging throughout the curriculum, equips students to address social determinants of health, and emphasizes service to the medically underserved. The program is committed to preparing students from diverse backgrounds to positively transform the healthcare system. The program has been an established nationally ranked program for the past 50 years and is committed to working collaboratively across disciplines to prepare future clinicians for interprofessional team-based, patient-centered care.  

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

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