Assistant Professor – Pharmacology

Big Rapids, Michigan, United States

Job description

Position Number: F21510
Posting Number: F0001826
Location: Ferris State University – Grand Rapids

Number of Positions Available:

Advertised Salary:
Salary to Commensurate with Qualifications.


Employee Class:
F2 – Faculty – FFA – 12-month

At Will/Just Cause:
Just Cause

Summary of Position:
The position is responsible for establishment of a clinical practice in adult inpatient medicine at Mercy Health Saint Mary’s with clerkship preceptorship and didactic teaching as primary responsibilities. The position is a fully-funded, 12-month, tenure-track faculty appointment within the Pharmacy Practice department of the College of Pharmacy.

Mercy Health Saint Mary’s is a 350-bed community teaching hospital located in downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan. The appointment will complement the existing clinical pharmacy practice and add to the substantial commitment to healthcare education at Mercy Health Saint Mary’s, including opportunities to precept residents as part of an established post-graduate training program. The position adds to the existing faculty base present at the institution, providing the successful candidate with excellent opportunities for collaboration, mentoring, and continuing professional development.

In addition to clerkship preceptorship, didactic teaching, and support of clinical initiatives within the institution, responsibilities of the position may include advising students and student organizations, membership in College and University committees, and pursuit of scholarly activities consistent with the teacher-scholar model.

Required Education:
The successful candidate must possess an advanced pharmacy degree (PharmD).

Required Work Experience:
Postgraduate residency and/or fellowship or equivalent experience (5 years).

Required Licenses and Certifications:
Eligible for licensure in Michigan. State of Michigan Pharmacy licensure required prior to completion of appointment.

Additional Education/Experiences to be Considered:
Preferred – Specialty residency training and experience in clinical education with applicable board certification; documented history of scholarly/research activities

Duties (essential):

Establish and maintain a clinical practice in general inpatient medicine at a community teaching hospital.
Precept 12-18 APPE students/academic year as assigned by the Office of Experiential Education in conjunction with the Department Chair.
Teach and facilitate student learning with advanced teaching strategies in a didactic environment.
Advise and mentor students.
Support College, University, and institution initiatives.


Report directly to the Department Chair for Pharmacy Practice.
Embrace the “teacher/scholar” model, which values excellent teaching that is enhanced through the scholarly and research activities of the faculty member.
Fulfill the faculty duties of teaching, scholarship, and service.
Manage additional professional responsibilities which may include advising student organizations, orientation and registration of students, participation in College and University committees, keeping regular posted office hours (which are scheduled at times convenient for students), and participation in traditional functions which have academic significance.

Required Skills and Abilities:

Candidates must demonstrate exceptional communication skills and a desire to be engaged in the clinical education of pharmacy students.

How to apply

Initial Application Review Date: 07/10/2017

Transcript 1(Required): Applicants must attach a copy of unofficial transcripts of PharmD degree. Transcripts must include: Institution name, applicant name, date degree attained, degree awarded. Finalist will be required to submit an official transcript.