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Internal Medicine Clinical Faculty

Posted:  April 9, 2015 

The University of Charleston School of Pharmacy seeks applicants for Assistant / Associate Professor in the Acute Care - Internal Medicine practice area.  The School of Pharmacy is an instrument of the University of Charleston, designed to prepare pharmacists who will provide comprehensive patient care, advance the profession through research and advocacy, and to serve the community as leaders in rural health care.  The School fosters active participation of faculty, staff and students in an agenda of community outreach, advocacy, and activism as one of the hallmarks of the pharmacy program.  The University of Charleston’s Pharmacy School offers an integrated curriculum that seeks to develop pharmacy practitioners who are able to effectively communicate with diverse populations and work as an integral member of the healthcare delivery team. 

The faculty position is full-time, non-tenure track (rank and salary commensurate with skills and experience).  Faculty members are expected to support the vision and mission of the School of Pharmacy through teaching in the professional pharmacy curriculum, providing pharmacy services to identified clinical practice sites, participating in scholarly activities, being an active member of School of Pharmacy committees, and improving patient health outcomes in the state and region.  The practice site for this position is at a local Charleston, WV area hospital. 

Qualified candidates should have the Pharm.D. degree, completion of a one or two year pharmacy residency (or equivalent practice experience), and be eligible for licensure in West Virginia.  A high degree of knowledge of standards and current trends in pharmacy practice, particularly in the area of acute care and previous academic experience is highly desired.  

The University of Charleston School of Pharmacy boasts many interesting and distinctive assets, including

  • The School of Pharmacy has an onsite, faculty driven medication & disease management clinic.  Faculty members participate in direct patient care activities, community outreach and teaching of pharmacy students in the clinic. 
  • The School of Pharmacy supports a Pharmacy Practice and Community Care residency program providing experience in the development and justification of clinic practice, and academic training through a teaching certificate program.

A brief position description is listed below.  More complete details are available from the contact person.  Additional information regarding the School of Pharmacy can be found on our website: www.ucwv.edu/Pharmacy 

Internal Medicine Practice

The successful candidate is responsible for maintaining a clinical practice and education model with an inpatient rounding medical team at a local Charleston area hospital.  The overall desire is for the faculty member to be highly integrated into the multi-disciplinary teaching model.  Internal medicine teams may include any combination of an attending physician, medical residents, interns, and students, as well as, a clinical pharmacist, pharmacy residents, and fourth year pharmacy students.  

The faculty member’s time will involve teaching fourth year pharmacy students and providing patient-centered services at the practice site, participating in the education and training of the school’s PGY1 residents and providing didactic education in the classroom. The faculty member will also be expected to participate in both scholarship and service activities. 

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.  Interested individuals should provide a letter of interest, current curriculum vitae and three letters of recommendation (electronic correspondence is encouraged) to: 

David Bowyer, R.Ph.
Pharmacy Practice Department Chair
University of Charleston
School of Pharmacy
2300 MacCorkle Avenue SE
Charleston, West Virginia 25304
304-357-4892
davidbowyer@ucwv.edu

Charleston, West Virginia 

Charleston is the capital and largest city in West Virginia.  It is the cultural and economic center of the state.  The city has over 50,000 residents and the surrounding area over 250,000.

The University of Charleston (www.ucwv.edu) is located in the state capital of West Virginia amid magnificent mountains and rivers, with a panoramic view of the Capitol building across the Kanawha River. UC offers a professional education in a liberal arts setting to some 1300 undergraduate students and over 360 graduate students. The School of Pharmacy was established in 2006 and currently is home to approximately 300 students with a class size of approximately 80 students.  

The University of Charleston is an Equal Opportunity Employer.