Department Name: 7K700:PHARMACY PRACTICE & SCIENCE
The College of Pharmacy at the University of Kentucky in Lexington is seeking outstanding applicants for a full-time, tenure-track appointment at the Assistant or Associate Professor level with an anticipated start date of Fall 2020. The position will collaborate closely with the Institute for Pharmaceutical Outcomes & Policy (8 core faculty) and engage the entire Faculty of the College of Pharmacy and across the UK campus (e.g. Schools of Medicine, Nursing, and Public Health) to address research priorities https://www.research.uky.edu/research-priorities-initiative.
A primary mission of the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy is to improve health by developing innovative approaches for the treatment of disease. Our faculty create and lead collaborative, interdisciplinary efforts within our university's dynamic and growing research and clinical enterprises. Our faculty conduct multidisciplinary research, formulate theory and create data-driven tools to examine the factors that impact medication use and effects, quantify the impact of global, national, and state pharmaceutical policies and regulation, assess the impact that medication has on health outcomes at the population-level, including in vulnerable populations, and translate results to real-world settings to promote appropriate medication use for individual patients and populations.
The College of Pharmacy resides in a 286,000 sq. ft. building located at the center of the combined medical and academic campus and encourages close interactions with other departments and centers at the University of Kentucky. These include nationally recognized centers of excellence in neuroscience (Sanders-Brown Center on Aging, Spinal Cord and Brain Injury Research Center), cancer (NCI-designated Markey Cancer Center), cardiovascular disease (Gill Heart Institute), and clinical/translational research. In addition, the College houses the Center for Pharmaceutical Research and Innovation, the Molecular Modeling and Biopharmaceuticals Center, and the Center for the Advancement of Pharmacy Practice. These research centers cultivate and provide expertise in all aspects of drug discovery and development as well as translational science.
Applicants should have completed a PhD or anticipate completion by Fall 2020 in pharmacoeconomics, health economics, (pharmaco)epidemiology, implementation science, pharmaceutical outcomes research or other applicable terminal degree.
Preference will be given to candidates with a PharmD and strong technical background in empirical methods relevant to conducting health economics/pharmacoeconomics or pharmacoepidemiologic research, a record of peer-reviewed publications, relevant teaching experience, and a history of research funding, commensurate with position rank. Translational research experience is also desirable. Primary responsibilities include teaching in the graduate and professional pharmacy programs, mentoring graduate students, and performing innovative research and scholarship.
Application materials including a current curriculum vitae, a summary of research goals (upload under Specific Request 1), a teaching/mentoring philosophy statement (upload under Specific Request 2). When prompted in the application, please include a statement detailing the importance of diversity and inclusion in your academic responsibilities, as well as the names of three persons who may be contacted for reference letters.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
Excellent interpersonal skills
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Commitment to the development of and scholarly participation in genetics/genomic/pharmacogenomics research programs and a collaborative orientation toward University, community, state and national activities that enhance health
Strength in team building, as appropriate based on rank
Position Time Status: Full-Time
PhD – pharmacoeconomics, health economics, (pharmaco)epidemiology, implementation science, pharmaceutical outcomes research or other applicable terminal degree
Required Related Experience:
A developing or sustained record of scholarly achievement an appropriate area of science Strong track record of acquiring extramural research funding or high potential to acquire extramural funding as appropriate based on rank
Required License/Registration/Certification :
Preference will be given to candidates with a PharmD and strong technical background in empirical methods relevant to conducting health economics/pharmacoeconomics or pharmacoepidemiologic research, a record of peer-reviewed publications, relevant teaching experience, and a history of research funding, commensurate with position rank. Translational research experience is also desirable.
University Community of Inclusion:
The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.
As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.
Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.
Adjacent to downtown Lexington, UK is nestled in the scenic heart of the beautiful Bluegrass Region of Kentucky. UK's campus covers more than 814 acres, with more than 30,700 students and 13,500 full-time employees, including nearly 2,400 full-time faculty and librarians.