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Belmont University College of Pharmacy
Assistant Professor of Pharmacy, Informatics
Nashville, TN 37212 United States
Academic – Professor – Assistant/Associate/Full
The College of Pharmacy at Belmont University is seeking applications for a full-time, 12-month, tenure-track faculty position at the rank Assistant Professor available immediately.
Job responsibilities include the development of problem based learning or mentor-assisted learning processes for faculty and students. Responsibilities include contributions in teaching, service and scholarly activity. Teaching responsibilities could include didactic and experiential coursework regarding the generation, development, use and integration of data, information, knowledge, technology and automation for the medication management system (pharmacy informatics). Service responsibilities will primarily include service as a clinical pharmacy informatics subject matter expert in the delivery of medication management services at an established practice site. Other faculty responsibilities will include committee activity, credentialing, and program development as assigned.
Belmont University is a private, coeducational university located in the heart of Nashville, in a quiet area convenient to downtown and adjacent to Music Row. It is the largest Christian university in Tennessee and among the fastest growing in the nation. Among its student body of nearly 6,500, are students from every state and more than 25 countries. In addition to seven baccalaureate degrees in almost 60 areas of study, Belmont offers master's degrees in Business Administration, Accountancy, English, Education (including Sports Administration), Music, Nursing and Occupational Therapy, and doctorates in Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy and Pharmacy. The university provides opportunities for students to develop intellectually, spiritually, socially, and physically through experiences of leadership and collaboration, of success and failure, and of choice.
Most people know Nashville as Music City. As one of the top healthcare centers in the Southeast, it’s also Medical City. Hospital Corporation of America (HCA), and Community Health Systems (CHS) which own and operate hospitals all over the world have their corporate headquarters here. Vanderbilt University Medical Center serves as the flagship health institution for the College. More than 350 healthcare companies are located in the immediate area. And meeting all this demand are Belmont graduates. Nashville is a great place to live and study. Whatever music you’re into—country, opera, symphonic—you’ll find performances by big-name stars and young up-and-comers in clubs, concert halls, outdoor concerts, street corners, everywhere. Looking for other arts? Check out the Tennessee Performing Arts Center and Frist Center for the Visual Arts. With professional football, hockey, baseball, and soccer teams, there’s plenty to cheer about. Plus, Tennessee’s 54 state parks offer a wide array of outstanding recreational opportunities such as biking, boating, camping, hiking, golf, horseback riding, picnicking, and swimming.
Education, training, experience:
The preferred candidate will have knowledge of pharmacy informatics, healthcare information technology initiatives, safety science principles, and clinical pharmacy practice. Must have the experience to teach these concepts and apply them in a clinical pharmacy informatics practice setting. Exemplary interactive skills with faculty and other healthcare professionals, the desire to maintain a new pharmacy informatics program, an appreciation for continued quality improvement, and life-long learning are desired.
Must have a Pharm.D. or Ph.D. in pharmacy practice area. Specialty residency training and board certification or other credentials preferred.
Prefer five years as a faculty member in a college of pharmacy or equivalent experiences as a practitioner/mentor/leader in the profession. Prefer 1-2 years of hospital pharmacy practice.
The university seeks a person of Christian faith and commitment to the mission of the university. While completing the online application, applicants will be required to explain how their knowledge, experience, and beliefs have prepared them to contribute to a Christian community of learning and service. Applicants could include, for example, a statement of how their Christian experience (academic, intellectual, or personal) would shape their role at Belmont. Applicants will also be asked to include a brief statement of teaching philosophy. An electronic version of your CV, cover letter, and a list of three professional references with contact information including phone and email must also be attached in order to complete the online application process.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. The selected candidate for this position will be required to complete a background check satisfactory to the University.
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