Pharmacology Educator

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Job ID: EB-3504324341
Job Title: Pharmacology Educator
Location: Memphis, TN

Assistant Professor – Pharmacology Educator
Open Rank Position in the College of Medicine
The University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Memphis, TN

As the flagship statewide, public, academic health system, the mission of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) is to bring the benefits of the health sciences to the achievement and maintenance of human health, with a focus on the citizens of Tennessee and the region, by pursuing an integrated program of education, research, clinical care, and public service.

The Department of Medical Education at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, College of Medicine (COM) invites nominations and applications for the open rank position of Pharmacology Educator. This is a full-time, non-tenure track salaried faculty position with a comprehensive benefits package and an initial 3-year appointment that is renewable subject to satisfactory performance.

Primary responsibilities will include teaching didactic and small group/team-based learning exercises in the discipline of pharmacology as it relates to multiple diseases. Students are first- and second-year medical students, first-year Physician Assistant (PA) students, and students in other health profession colleges at UTHSC. For the MD program, it is expected that material taught in the first and second years will be reinforced and integrated, with more limited teaching responsibilities throughout all 4 years of the MD degree program.

Where You’ll Work:
  • The Department of Medical Education unites core teaching faculty from across the College of Medicine, via joint appointments, into a single academic department with a sole focus on the College’s educational mission.
  • Pharmacology: A collaborative, learning environment that includes opportunities for team-based learning. An organ system approach with an integrated curriculum. A philosophy of teaching to actively involve students to engage in medical education with a scholarly focus.
  • Research: Over $300 million in sponsored program funding is awarded each fiscal year.
  • Educational and Clinical Footprint: UTHSC has almost 900 educational and clinical training sites across the state with full clinical campuses in Memphis, Nashville, Chattanooga, and Knoxville.
  • UTHSC’s Memphis campus is one of the nation’s largest medical centers and is home to the COM’s largest Graduate Medical Education, research, and clinical programs.
  • Tools for the 21st Century: Access to the Center for Healthcare Improvement and Simulation (CHIPS), a 45,000 square foot state-of-the-art simulation center for healthcare education and the Student Academic Support Service and Inclusion (SASSI), a nationally renowned model for tutoring and counseling.
  • Electronic Campus: UTHSC is a member of the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) Electronic Campus for distance education courses, programs, and services.
  • Since 1911, UTHSC has educated nearly 57,000 health care professionals.
  • Local Economy: Employing more than 6,000 people on its faculty, staff, and not-for-profit corporation faculty practice groups, UTHSC contributes more than $4 billion to the economy of Tennessee.
  • Memphis: Boasting a rich history and high ratings regarding housing and healthcare, life in Memphis is exciting since there is always something to do and see without having to venture too far from home. Nestled on the banks of the Mississippi River, Memphis is a:
    • Sports town (Grizzlies, Tigers, Redbirds, FedEx St. Jude Invitational, and Memphis 901 FC)
    • Foodie town (Tastin’ ‘Round Town, Barbecue Festivals, Bucket Lists Eats)
    • Outdoor town (Shelby Farms, Memphis Zoo, Big River Crossing)
    • Music town (Elvis Presley’s Graceland, Stax Records, Blues Hall of Fame, and the legendary Sun Studios where B.B. King and Johnny Cash recorded albums)
    • Art town (Go South Main, Broad Avenue Arts District, River Arts Fest).
Position Summary:

The Open Rank Pharmacology Educator will collaborate with the Associate Dean for Medical Education and Chair of Medical Education, Dr. Michael Whitt, and will work closely with faculty in the Office of Medical Education at the UTHSC College of Medicine.

  • Teaching experience in clinically oriented pharmacology is preferred.
  • The candidate should be an enthusiastic educator with demonstrated ability to work productively, collegially, and effectively within a faculty-team environment.
  • This position includes opportunities to conduct scholarly activities related to educational programs.
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Doctoral degree: M.D., D.O., Ph.D., or equivalent degree with a background in Pharmacology and be eligible for a faculty appointment at the level of an Assistant or Associate Professor.
  • Commitment to innovative approaches to medical education and learning.
  • Experience in teaching pharmacology.
  • A strong commitment to team-based work and collaboration in interdisciplinary settings.
  • Prior teaching experience in an LCME-accredited medical school or COCA-accredited osteopathic school would be considered extremely desirable.
Application Process and Instructions:

The Search Committee invites applicants to apply online via the “Apply Online” button below. Expressions of interest, including a letter with description of teaching philosophy and experience, CV should be electronically emailed to Julie Miller: academicmedicine@kbic.com Review of materials will begin immediately and continue until the appointment is made.

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center has a partnered with Kaye/Bassman to recruit for this Open Rank Educator position. The University of Tennessee is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution in the provision of its education and employment programs and services.