West Coast University - Center for Graduate Studies
Location: Los Angeles, California
Type: Full Time
Internal Number: 204306
Reporting directly to the Department Chair, the Assistant Professor, Pharmacy Practice (Graduate) provides program specific expertise and is actively engaged in all department initiatives. Primary responsibilities include developing and delivering didactic education in the professional PharmD program; supporting University and/or School of Pharmacy mission and goals in order to assure compliance with programmatic accreditation and/or licensure, internal consistency, and graduate outcomes that meet workplace and placement expectations; engaging in active scholarly/research activities as specifically defined and expected at the departmental level; providing professional leadership and service at the national, state, or community levels, serving as a teacher, role model, mentor and facilitator; and enabling an educational environment which fosters creativity, responsiveness, and self-responsibility; and maintaining an active pharmacy practice site and providing experiential education in the professional PharmD program.
Social, Behavioral and Administrative (SAS) Sciences:
A Ph.D. or equivalent terminal degree in one of following subject areas: pharmacy administration, public health, health economics, pharmacy law & ethics, and epidemiology.
Applicants must have a PharmD degree OR a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy plus 10 years professional experience in the areas of expertise or practice. AND Must have a documented background in educational methodology consistent with teaching assignments including but not limited to education theory and practice, current concepts relative to specific subjects he or she will be teaching, current clinical practice experience, and distance education techniques and delivery.
Faculty must have met residency requirements (post graduate year 1 and/or post graduate year 2) in different specialty areas (such as ambulatory care and/or acute care, etc.) or equivalent clinical experience in any of the following specialty areas - Ambulatory care, acute care, community, general/internal medicine, geriatric, drug information, informatics or any other specialty area.
The successful candidate must show potential for excellence as an educator and scholar.
Current California Registered Pharmacist License, Pharmacy Board License is required or other current professional licensure by state or national board if applicable.
If clinical faculty does not have a current license, a valid California license to practice pharmacy is required within 12 months from date of hire at employee’s own cost.
Must meet and maintain the qualifications and standards set forth by the California Board of Pharmacy.
Must meet and maintain the qualifications and standards set forth by any accreditation body that West Coast University is accredited by or in process of obtaining accreditation from, for area of expertise and expectations of faculty member as set forth in regulatory documents.
Must maintain any professional certifications deemed necessary to meet the requirements of the teaching role.
Knowledge of state, federal and local laws/regulations relating to programs, governmental compliance and other regulatory standards such as ACPE , NABP, WASC, California Board of Pharmacy or other regulators and/or accreditation bodies.
Previous post-doctoral and/or relevant academic experience is preferred.
Doctor of Pharmacy or Bachelor of Science plus 10 years professional experience in the areas of expertise or practice. AND At least 1 year of residency and/or fellowship training or equivalent experience. OR Previous rank of assistant professor from a regionally accredited institution and one or more years of teaching for West Coast University.
About West Coast University - Center for Graduate Studies
With innovative training experiences and a diverse, supportive community, West Coast University prepares you to face the complex and changing world of healthcare.
West Coast University was founded with a bold objective and a compassionate spirit: to make healthcare education accessible to everyone who meets our admissions criteria, while leading the way for market-responsive programs that adapt to the complex and changing landscape.
Many healthcare professionals start out wanting to help people, knowing that in so doing, they will also choose a career path that will help them earn a good living. Meanwhile, more than 100 years ago, West Coast University sought to redefine the way adult education prepared workers to enter the workforce. Traditional healthcare education was inflexible which meant that many people who wanted to work in healthcare couldn’t make the pursuit of an associated degree fit into their lives. Where were the alternatives?
It turns out, there weren’t many. The business of training world-class healthcare professionals was dominated by traditional systems that did not offer programs that fit into already busy schedules.
West Coast University was founded... to create a new path.
By offering flexible degree programs to fit the lifestyles of working professionals both online as well as across six campuses, we’re able to provide a dynamic education designed for today’s students. We have developed market-responsive programs to align with the modern healthcare landscape.
We believe that healthcare education should be exciting and qualified applicants should be able to access it. Hands-on training with our technologically-advanced experience is designed to leave our students engaged, changed, and prepared to make the world a better place.
We also know that our diverse community represents excellence.
Healthcare employment is projected to be one of the fastest growing occupations over the next decade1, which means that hiring managers will be looking for qualified and focused individuals to join the healthcare industry. Our graduates are prepared to flourish in a healthcare career they love while meeting the needs of the community and the demands of the market.
While healthcare has become more complex, getting a healthcare career started at WCU gives you the tools you need to navigate the changing landscape.
At West Coast University, we’re proud to offer undergraduate degrees in nursing and dental hygiene, business administration as well as master’s and doctoral programs in nursing, health administration, occupational therapy, physical therapy, and pharmacy.