Manchester University

Assistant/Associate Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Pharmacogenomics

Manchester University

Fort Wayne, IN, United States

  • Assistant/Associate Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Pharmacogenomics*

Academic Career & Executive Search is pleased to assist Manchester University in its search for an Assistant/Associate Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Pharmacogenomics.

As the first in the country to offer a Master of Science degree in Pharmacogenomics (MS in PGx), Manchester University remains a leader and at the forefront of one of the newest and most exciting fields of science: personalized medicine, also known as precision medicine.

The University boasts one of the largest programs in the country with extremely well equipped, state-of-the-art labs and exceptional funding opportunities.

This position is a 12-month tenure-track (FW campus) pharmacogenomics and pharmaceutical sciences faculty position.

Essential job functions: Consists of three domains: teaching, service and scholarship.

Teaching (55-65%)
• Provide quality instruction in on-campus and online didactic courses and laboratory courses in pharmacogenomics and related topics.
• Collaborate with other faculty to further develop the Master of Science in Pharmacogenomics program for effective delivery of the curriculum with emphasis in the distance-learning environment and dual degree PharmD/PGx. This includes creating, developing and evaluating innovative teaching methods which prepare students for the application of pharmacogenomics in a wide variety of settings (e.g., research laboratories, clinical laboratories, clinical settings).
• Work closely with the laboratory technical specialist to keep the pharmacogenomics lab supplied and in regulatory compliance.
• Serve as course coordinator in both the pharmacogenomics program and the pharmacy program, as assigned.
• Develop and teach elective courses in both the Pharmacogenomics program and the Pharmacy program, as necessary.
• Continuously strive to incorporate and introduce timely topics and cutting-edge concepts in relevant areas.
• Be an exemplary professional role model for students and colleagues.
• Provide a one week (40 hour) lab course to develop distance learners, and others (such as relevant pharmacogenomic companies).

Scholarship (15-25%)
• Lead and participate in the scholarship of discovery, application, integration and teaching in Pharmacogenomics services.
• Pursue fundable programs appropriate to the faculty member’s discipline and interests (on-campus primarily).
• 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.

Service (15-25%)
• Serve as a faculty mentor to on campus and distance-learning Master of Science in Pharmacogenomics students.
• Serve as a faculty mentor to Pharmacy and PGx Students.
• Participate actively on College and University committees.
• Serve as a faculty advisory to student organizations, as necessary.
• 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.
• Other responsibilities as assigned.

Qualifications:
• Doctor of Philosophy or terminal degree in pharmaceutical science with a focus on pharmacogenomics.
• Understanding of current pharmacogenomics education and application.
• Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing with students, faculty, staff, administrators and other stakeholders.
• Effective presentation skills.
• Ability to deliver course content through distance-learning platforms.
• 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, e.g., pharmacogenomics, pharmacodynamics, pharmacokinetics.

Preferred Qualifications:
• Candidates with experience teaching pharmacogenomics or related topics (e.g., genomics, biochemistry, molecular biology, human genetics)
• Individuals with pharmacogenomics laboratory experience, especially microarray technology, delivering distance learning
• Candidates with interest in a teacher-scholar model of education

About Manchester University:
Manchester University (MU) is an independent liberal arts university in North Manchester, Indiana, and offers more the 60 undergraduate programs, several master’s programs and a Ph.D. in pharmacy in four colleges. Its mission is to “graduate persons of ability and conviction who lead principled, productive and compassionate lives that improve the human condition.” The University has 1,600 students from 28 states and 20 countries. The University supports two campuses with 73 percent of students in North Manchester. The Fort Wayne campus offers the pharmacy programs. MU is ranked eighth in the Midwest in the "Great Schools, Great Price” category in U.S. News & World Report 2019 guide. Princeton Review ranks MU as a “best in the Midwest” and received a “Best College” ranking for 25 years running.

MU creates a caring environment for students. Faculty and staff enjoy small institution intimacy in a well-supported, collaborative, collegial environment throughout both campuses. Individuality and diversity are valued.

About Fort Wayne, Indiana:
U.S News ranks Fort Wayne as #40 in its Best Places to Live. Part of the community’s appeal includes its low cost of living and quiet neighborhoods.

Fort Wayne offers a myriad of entertainment options, a thriving arts scene, rich community life, and a variety of annual festivals. Downtown Fort Wayne is described as the “heart” of the city and is home to Parkview Field ballpark (named #1 minor league stadium in the US) and an award-winning Grand Wayne Convention Center. The creative and engaging community boasts having a “trail for every taste and season”, offering trail ideas that appeal to a variety of tastes which include the Dessert Trail, the Public Art Trail, Historic Trails, Apple Trail, Christmas Lights Trail and the Beer Trail.

Outdoor enthusiasts will appreciate access to more than 80 parks and more than 100 miles of trails. Art lovers will enjoy the Main Street Arts Campus which offers a theatre, dance, fine art, music, and festivals all within a one block radius.

Fort Wayne is the second largest city in Indiana and easy driving distance to Detroit, Indianapolis, Chicago, Cincinnati, Columbus.

Application Instructions:
Applications are reviewed as they are received and should include a cover letter and CV. Please do not email applications. You must apply directly at: https://acesrch.applicantstack.com/x/detail/a21esjy8pyxx

Inquiries, referrals and nominations are treated confidentially and can be sent to: Jennifer Muller, Academic Career & Executive Search at Jennifer@ACESrch.com or call 860-740-2600.

Manchester University is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants who further diversify our faculty and staff are warmly welcome.

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