Assistant Professor, Pharmaceutical Sciences
College of Pharmacy
The Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences within the College of Pharmacy at Mercer University, located in Atlanta GA, invites applications for a full-time, twelve-month, non-tenure track faculty appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor. The primary responsibility of the incumbent will be in didactic classroom teaching (60-70%), with responsibilities that may broadly include topics within the biomedical sciences, including, physiology, pharmacology, immunology, and biochemistry, in the Pharm.D., M.S., and Ph.D. programs. The remaining effort will be devoted to service to the department and college, as well as research and scholarship.
The mission of the College of Pharmacy, located on Mercer University's Cecil B. Day Graduate and Professional campus in Atlanta, GA, is to advance health through innovations in teaching, research, patient-centered care, and service. The College of Pharmacy is one of the four academic units within the Mercer University Health Sciences Center. Mercer University is a nationally ranked research university and the oldest private university in the State of Georgia, and the College of Pharmacy is one of the top-ranked private colleges of pharmacy in the Southeast.
The university and college have a deep commitment to excellence in teaching and fostering exceptional student outcomes. A number of resources are available for continuing professional growth and development. Modern office and instructional design space is available, and the University has announced the near-term construction of a new pharmacy and health sciences building, which will be outfitted with state-of-the-art teaching technology, including space specifically designed to facilitate advanced and evidence-based pedagogical approaches. Mercer University is a diverse and inclusive community, and the College is composed of collegial and collaborative faculty. Atlanta is a cosmopolitan, world-class city with a diverse population, temperate weather, extensive cultural amenities, and a relatively low cost of living.
Applicants must have a Pharm.D or Ph.D. from an accredited institution in a pharmaceutical or biomedical science, ideally focused on pharmacology, with a breadth of scientific knowledge affording the ability to effectively teach the biomedical science topics described above. Preference will be given to those with pharmacy backgrounds or those with previous classroom teaching experience in a college of pharmacy or medicine. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are essential. A highly competitive salary and full employee benefits package will be offered. Non-tenure track faculty contracts are renewable annually based on performance. Background Check
Selection of the final candidate is contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check.
Commensurate with experience
CV, Cover Letter, Evaluations, Teaching Philosophy, References
Special Instructions to Applicants
Applicants must apply online. For more details on the position and to apply online, please visit the employment application website at https://jobs.mercer.edu
. Application materials should include a curriculum vitae, a cover letter including a description of teaching interests and experience, a portfolio of peer and student teaching evaluations, a one-page statement of teaching philosophy, and the names of three references with complete contact information.
Questions regarding the search may be directed to the Chair of the Faculty Search Committee:
Nader H. Moniri, Ph.D.
Professor and Associate Dean for Research
(678)-547-6246 EEO Statement
Mercer University recognizes the power of a diverse community and encourages applications from individuals with varied experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds.