|Assistant/Associate Professor, Clinical Toxicology (Non-Tenure Track) and Assistant Director, Maryland Poison Center – (2200005W)
Location: On-site position at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy, Baltimore, Maryland.
The University of Maryland School of Pharmacy is conducting an open search for a Clinical Toxicology Assistant/Associate Professor, non-tenure track, in the Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science, Maryland Poison Center (MPC). This is a full-time, non-tenure, 12-month faculty appointment to coordinate research and professional education in the MPC, serve as the Assistant Director of the MPC and direct of the Clinical Toxicology Fellowship Program. This individual will serve as co-course manager for two clinical toxicology elective courses in the UM School of Pharmacy as well as serve as co-course manager for the clinical toxicology rotation in the MPC.
The Maryland Poison Center is a certified regional poison center serving the majority of the state of Maryland and is a service program of the UM School of Pharmacy since 1972. Located in the UM School of Pharmacy’s Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science, the MPC has a total of 24 staff and two faculty positions to help support 24/7 poison center operations.
The University of Maryland, Baltimore campus houses schools of Pharmacy, Medicine, Nursing, Social Work, Law and Dentistry. The University of Maryland enjoys an excellent established record of accomplishment of successful collaboration for interprofessional practice and research collaborations with the other professional schools on campus.
SERVICE TO THE UNIVERSITY, SCHOOL, AND PUBLIC
This position requires teaching, practice, service to the school, campus and the profession, and scholarly activity as a clinical toxicologist. In addition to teaching, service, and scholarly activity, this faculty member will provide leadership in their area of clinical toxicology.
Participation in appropriate faculty activities (e.g., faculty assembly, department meetings, and faculty committees), professional organizations, and other endeavors is also expected.
This position is responsible to the Chair of the Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science. Clinical reporting responsibility is to the Executive Director of the Maryland Poison Center. Teaching reporting responsibility is to the Chair of the Department through the Vice Chair for Academic Affairs.
COMMITMENT to DIVERSITY
We believe every person brings with them unique strengths, experiences, and perspectives and we value these differences. One of our best opportunities to deliver a workplace that is diverse, inclusive, and focused on equality is to hire candidates who share these values.
The successful candidate for this position will be able to describe and demonstrate their commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusiveness as well as how they contribute to a respectful, positive workplace.
I. ASSISTANT DIRECTOR
A. Ability to teach a broad range of topics related to pharmacotherapy and the management of acutely ill patients. Teaching responsibilities will be determined in discussions with the Vice Chair for Academic Affairs.
B. Provide pathophysiology and pharmacotherapeutics instruction in didactic courses in our entry-level PharmD program.
C. Develop and teach in advanced pharmacy practice experiences for pharmacy students and residents at the clinical site.
D. Provide clinical education in an acute care setting (Maryland Poison Center) to students (pharmacy, medicine, and nursing), residents (pharmacy and medicine), pharmacists, nurses, physicians, patients, and patient caregivers.
A. The practice site is in the Maryland Poison Center. It is expected that the individual will provide patient care duties as needed, provide on-call support for the poison center staff, and provide leadership with the administrative team of the Maryland Poison Center.
B. Serve as Director for the Maryland Poison Center Clinical Toxicology Fellowship program. This role requires the individual to identify and select fellowship candidates, then coordinate and implement appropriate training in clinical toxicology, research, teaching, and service.
A. Engaging in scholarly activity relating to clinical toxicology is required.
B. Publication and presentation of work is expected.
C. Scholarly activity may be pursued either independently or in collaboration with other schools, departments, or campus faculty. It is expected that the individual will work with Maryland Poison Center fellows on publishable research.
An earned Doctor of Pharmacy degree from an ACPE accredited school of pharmacy plus 2-years of post-graduate training (residency, fellowship, or equivalent experience), and teaching and research experience are required. Eligibility for Maryland licensure is required. Excellent communication and patient skills are essential. Board certification is highly desirable. Applicants with several years of experience are especially desirable.
REQUIRED SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES
Professional conduct in all dealings with students, faculty or administration.
Communications – Knowledge of communication and dissemination techniques and methods. This includes alternative ways to inform via written, oral, and visual media.
Education – Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum design principals, evidence- based teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and knowledge of measurement and assessment.
Initiative – Willing and able to take on responsibilities and challenges.
Leadership – Willing and able to lead; take charge and offer opinions and direction.
Learning Strategies – Selecting and using instructional methods and procedures appropriate in the discipline family when learning or teaching new things.
Strong interpersonal abilities with excellent verbal and written communication skills to effectively communicate with students, staff, faculty and standardized patients.
Monitoring – Monitoring/assessing curricula to make improvements or take corrective action.
Stress Tolerance -Ability to accept criticism and deal calmly and effectively with high stress situations.
HOW TO APPLY
Interested candidates must apply online through the UMB Online Recruitment System and submit an initial application that includes a letter of intent (reference Position Number 05-179-97), curriculum vitae (signed and dated), statement of teaching philosophy, statement of scholarly interests, and names and contact information of at least three references. Shortlisted candidates will be required to submit three letters of recommendation from reviewers external to the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy. In addition to applying online, interested candidates may also send application materials to:
Bruce D. Anderson, PharmD, DABAT, FAACT
Professor and Executive Director, Maryland Poison Center
University of Maryland School of Pharmacy
220 Arch St, Baltimore, MD 21201
Questions regarding this search should be directed to Dr. Anderson at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please reference position number 05-179-97.
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