Director of Pharmacogenoomics, Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Pharmacogenomics
Position: Director of Pharmacogenomics, Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Pharmacogenomics
Department: Pharmaceutical and Graduate Life Sciences
Campus: Fort Wayne Campus
The Program Director for the Master of Science in Pharmacogenomics (PGx) is a full-time, 12-month, tenure-track faculty position that reports directly to the Chair, Department of Pharmaceutical and Graduate Sciences. Preference will be given to candidates engaged in pharmacogenomics training in the settings of graduate (e.g., Master of Science), professional (e.g., Doctor of Pharmacy), and faculty development education. Individuals involved with pharmacogenomics education at a national level is desired. Preference will be given to candidates with laboratory and teaching experience in pharmacology, pathophysiology, genomics, molecular biology, or closely related fields. Individuals will be expected to develop an independent yet collaborative research program in their area of expertise
- Must demonstrate a commitment to fostering an environment of diversity and inclusion among students, faculty, and staff.
- Doctor of Philosophy or terminal degree in pharmacology, pathophysiology, molecular biology, genomics, or closely related field.
- Understanding of current pharmacy education and practice.
- Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing with students, faculty, staff, administrators, and other stakeholders.
- Effective presentation and grant-writing skills.
- Flexibility to deliver diverse course content in biomedical sciences and integrated pharmacotherapy modules (e.g. endocrine, renal, cardiovascular pharmacology/pathophysiology).
- Ability to provide effective feedback.
- Ability to adapt to changing teaching and learning environments and content-delivery methods.
- Ability to work cooperatively with colleagues and collaborators.
- Ability to prioritize responsibilities, meet deadlines and manage time.
- Proficiency in spoken and written English.
- Basic computer proficiency in word processing, spreadsheet, e-mail, and internet use.
- Commitment to continuous self-improvement and professional development.
- Expertise in more than one area of study or research
- Ability to develop an independent yet collaborative research program.
Essential job functions:
Administrative Duties (20-25%)
- Chair the PGx Council, the body responsible for curricular development and assessment of the program
- Maintain PGx program-level assessment in collaboration with the Office of Assessment
- Maintain HLC-accreditation status in collaboration with the Office of Assessment
- Ensure compliance with SARA requirements for online degree delivery
- Maintain student progression reports in collaboration with the Office of Academic Affairs
- Assist the Chair of the Department of Pharmaceutical and Graduate Life Sciences to staff PGx courses
- Serve on University and College committees as a representative of the MS in PGx program
- Serve as a faculty mentor to on-campus MS in PGx students, including the dual-degree
- Build the external reputation of the pharmacogenomics program(s) at Manchester University
- Serve as the external link to the pharmacogenomics and pharmaceutical industries to foster collaboration and MS in PGx student recognition
- Serve as the external link to professional organizations through presentation of the MS in PGx degree at key meetings and expositions
- Establish Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences (APPEs) sites in collaboration with the Office of Experiential
- Provide quality instruction in didactic, laboratory, and online courses in pharmacology, pathophysiology, molecular biology, genomics, or closely related field.
- Collaborate with other faculty to develop the curriculum and teaching and administrative methods needed for effective delivery of that curriculum. This includes creating, developing and evaluating innovative teaching methods which prepare students for modern pharmacy practice or careers in research.
- Serve as course coordinator, as assigned.
- Develop and teach elective courses, as appropriate.
- Continuously strive to incorporate and introduce timely topics and cutting-edge concepts in relevant areas.
- Be an exemplary professional role model for pharmacy programs’ students and colleagues.
- Lead and participate in the scholarship of discovery, application, integration and teaching in area of expertise.
- Pursue fundable programs appropriate to the faculty member’s discipline and interests.
- Disseminate the results of scholarly endeavors in appropriate forums, including publications, presentations and teaching.
- Mentor and collaborate with other scholars both inside and outside the institution, as appropriate.
- Serve as a faculty mentor to pharmacy and graduate students.
- Participate actively on College and University committees.
- Serve as a faculty advisor to student organizations, if applicable.
- Serve as a mentor to new faculty and staff, as appropriate.
- Contribute meaningfully to departmental and College developmental and planning activities, such as retreats and workshops.
- Participate in local, state and national professional organizations and professional development activities.
- Participate in community service activities, as appropriate, for the faculty’s area of practice or as determined by the College or University.
Secondary Job Functions: Other responsibilities as assigned.
General information: Manchester University is an independent, liberal arts university with a campus in North Manchester, Ind., where approximately 1,300 students choose from at least 60 areas of undergraduate study, two master's programs, and 21 NCAA Division III varsity sports. Our second campus in Fort Wayne is home to growing health science programs, including athletic training, nursing, nutrition and nutrigenomics, pharmacy, pharmacogenomics, and physical therapy.
Manchester has a distinctive commitment to developing respect for ethnic, cultural, and religious pluralism and international consciousness. Manchester University respects the infinite worth of every individual and graduates persons of ability and conviction who draw upon their education and faith to lead principled, productive, and compassionate lives that improve the human condition. As an institution rooted in the tradition of the Church of the Brethren, Manchester University values learning, faith, service, integrity, diversity, and community.
Work schedule: This is a full-time, non-exempt position. Forty (40) hours per week (8:00 am-5:00 pm) will be the general rule. However, depending on the project cycles and workflow demands of the College, additional hours or workday schedule changes may be required occasionally.
To apply: We seek a candidate with a commitment to working effectively with students, faculty, and staff of diverse backgrounds. The review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Apply online via ADP and upload a cover letter and resume with your completed employment application. Questions can be emailed to HR@manchester.edu.
Manchester University is an equal opportunity employer.
Applicants who further diversify our faculty and staff are warmly welcome.