Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Location: Worcester, Massachusetts
Type: Full Time
The School of Pharmacy - Worcester/Manchester seeks a full-time faculty member at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor to deliver high quality learning experiences and education in the pharmaceutical/biomedical sciences for students in the accelerated PharmD program and graduate programs. The faculty member will engage in teaching, service and scholarship activities, and work collaboratively with colleagues within the Department, the School of Pharmacy, and across the University. Additionally, the faculty member will provide mentorship to students and contribute to the visibility, impact and reputation of the University and its programs through research and scholarly engagement. The selected candidate will have responsibilities teaching classroom and laboratory courses to PharmD and graduate students. Courses will include biochemistry and nutrition, medicinal chemistry, and related disciplines. Rank will be commensurate with education and experience.
The successful candidate will: • Deliver didactic, laboratory and/or experiential instruction via multiple formats (in-person, online, or in a ‘blended’ format) in the accelerated PharmD and graduate programs • Use distance education (DE) technology to deliver didactic teaching between the Worcester and Manchester campus locations, and vice versa • Travel, occasionally, between the Manchester and Worcester campus for teaching responsibilities • Provide students with an approved syllabus that includes course objectives and learning outcomes, teaching methodology, attendance policies in line with those of the school, texts and readings, assignments and deliverables, timelines and evaluation criteria • Provide engaging assignments that demonstrate real-world applications of concepts covered • Conduct ongoing course development and assessment; provide student mentoring; and support student activities such as health fairs and service projects • Support incorporation of diversity, equity and inclusion into the curriculum, as well as co-curricular experiences, to broaden the education of students and expand their knowledge of health disparities • Participate in service activities; serve on committees; serve on regional, state, or national organization committees and volunteer activities; represent the program and University in/at community functions; attend School and institutional activities such as Commencement and ceremonies • Participate in scholarship resulting in conference presentations, publishable manuscripts, peer-reviewed instructional materials, or other outcomes consistent with expectations for scholarly activities described in the University’s Faculty Manual • Use the University’s learning management system to post syllabus, assignments and other materials and to communicate with students • Advise and assist students through office hours or scheduled appointments, by phone or email, and through other University-approved mechanisms • Attend and participate in monthly School and Department meetings, University ceremonies, and other major events, and serves as a member of University, School and/or Department committees, as assigned • Contribute to periodic reviews and revisions of departmental course offerings • Maintain advanced knowledge in discipline and areas of expertise • Build and maintain relationships with professional organizations involved with the healthcare sector • Perform additional responsibilities assigned by the supervisor
Required: • Doctorate degree in biochemistry, or related field (e.g., medicinal chemistry, chemical biology, microbiology) with advanced training in biochemistry • Prior teaching experience at the college/university level, preferably in a PharmD program; candidates applying at the Associate Professor rank must demonstrate a record of prior teaching in the pharmaceutical sciences in both small and large class settings • Commitment to undergraduate, graduate and/or professional education and student success • Excellent organizational and communication skills • Demonstrated commitment to valuing diversity and contributing to an inclusive working and learning environment • Must be able to work independently and interact effectively with a wide array of parties at all levels (students, faculty, administration/staff, alumni, and external constituents, including healthcare industry professionals) • Record of scholarly activities commensurate with an academic appointment • Evidence of teaching excellence • Willingness to learn and use distant education (DE) technology in live, synchronous classroom teaching between two campus locations • Ability to work with/learn to use classroom learning management systems (e.g., Blackboard) • Ability to work with/learn to use electronic examination/testing platforms (e.g., ExamSoft)
Physical Requirements: • Standing, sitting, manual dexterity, ability to move between offices, buildings and floors of buildings • Ability to meet deadlines and perform well under pressure • Ability to be physically in attendance at designated worksite during scheduled work hours • Normal range of vision and hearing (with or without correction)
Please attach a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, summary of research plans and interests, and statement of diversity and inclusion.
Established in 1823, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (MCPHS) is the oldest institution of higher education in Boston, a city that is home to many of the world’s top universities and healthcare institutions. We are one of the largest and most highly-ranked schools for health- and life-sciences, and our alumni and faculty continually distinguish themselves in healthcare settings around the globe. MCPHS has more than 7000 students across campuses in Boston’s Longwood Medical Area, downtown Worcester, MA and downtown Manchester, NH. Our vision is to empower our Community to create a healthier, more equitable world, which we strive to achieve through our strategic priorities of collaboration, inclusion, success, sustainability, planning, and support.
We offer competitive salaries and excellent benefits that include a substantial contribution toward the cost of medical, vision, and dental insurance, generous time off, retirement and pension plans, and flexible work arrangements to support work/life balance for our employees while advancing the MCPHS strategic plan.
MCPHS is an equal opportunity employer that celebrates a diverse community. We seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to any characteristic protected by law
About Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
For nearly 200 years, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (MCPHS) has been educating future healthcare leaders. Our singular focus on healthcare and broad portfolio of undergraduate and graduate healthcare programs uniquely positions us to provide an innovative, interprofessional collaborative education that better prepares students to join the integrative team-based care models of today’s healthcare system.