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Academic Leadership and Education Fellowship
American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy

Date Posted Dec. 19, 2018
Title Academic Leadership and Education Fellowship
University American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy
Arlington, VA, United States
Department Corporate Office
Application Deadline Feb. 28, 2019
Position Start Date July 2019
  • Graduate Student
    Medical Resident
  • Pharmacy Practice
    Clinical Pharmacy
    Pharmacy - General

Staff Member: Vacant
Position Title: Academic Leadership and Education Fellowship
Department: Public Affairs and Engagement
Reports to: Senior Vice President of Public Affairs and Engagement
FLSA Status: Exempt

Position Description Summary:
The Fellow will be responsible for working with AACP Vice Presidents and members to oversee and implement educational and practice innovation projects and programs related to the strategic priorities of AACP (specifically Priority #3 (Innovation in Education and Practice) in the AACP Strategic Plan. The fellow will be involved in the development and implementation of practice transformation initiatives involving AACP, its members and other associations/organizations. The Fellow will also conduct educational research in an area pertaining to health professions education and practice innovation and outcomes or the advancement of student learning. Other responsibilities related to the academic and professional affairs work of AACP will also be a part of the fellow’s scope of work. This 2-year fellowship provides opportunity to develop academic and practice leadership experience, research and scholarship skills, and to gain knowledge and skills in the work of the Association. The fellow must be able to work with a team and be motivated and self-directed to complete scholarly components. The Fellow will work in the office at the AACP Headquarters in Arlington, VA.
Essential Functions

  • Work with team and members to design core components of activities related to strategic priorities in educational innovation and practice. (65%)
  • Educational and Practice Research/Scholarship. (15%)
  • Direct the development of faculty development and education programs based on member needs analyses utilizing multiple education formats. (10%)
  • Other duties as required. (10%)
  • Attendance at AACP Interim and Annual Meetings with responsibility for assisting AACP staff as needed.

Technical Skill Requirements

  • Ability to independently analyze literature and project data
  • Excellent writing and communication skills.
  • Experience with statistical analysis a plus.
    Position Relationship to AACP Strategic Plan
    Strategic Priority #3 Innovation in Education and Practice
    AACP will lead and partner with members and other health professions in the transformation of innovative health professions education and practice. Identifying, communicating, assessing and networking regarding aspects pertaining to Interprofessional Education (IPE) and Interprofessional Practice (IPP) and the application of IPE and IPP will support and promote the academy on a local, national and international scale.

Qualifications for this Position:

  • Must have completed a graduate degree in educational research or have completed any health professions educational program with a graduate or professional degree.
  • Must be capable of working independently and have a high degree of self-motivation fueled by a fundamental interest in contributing to health professions education and leadership in academic pharmacy.
  • Ability to work and think proactively required.
  • Must have strong organizational skills.
  • Knowledge and skills with respect to team function and have worked or studied in an interprofessional environment.

AACP Assessment Factors
All AACP employees are assessed annually on the following five factors:
1. Self Awareness – Aware of one’s impact on others. Picks up on the need to change personal, interpersonal, or managerial behavior quickly. Effectively manages own time and behavior. Maintains a conscious balance between work and personal life.
2. Accountability – Keeps supervisor informed of progress, issues and potential problems. Honors commitments and takes responsibility for results. Is a good steward of association resources.
3. Initiative – Takes responsibility for completing work plans and planning ahead even when not asked, Anticipates challenges and opportunities, Offers assistance to other staff as available.
4. Continuous Improvement – Refers to the ability to assess own strengths and weaknesses. Seeks feedback to improve performance. Pursues training and development opportunities. Strives to continuously build knowledge and skills. Shares expertise with others.
5. Citizenship – Behaves in a consistently positive manner. Actively listens and shows respect for others. Resolves conflict collaboratively. Acts civilly and professionally.

How to Apply
We ask that recruiters not contact us at this time in regards to this position.
Applications should include a cover letter (which explains the interest in and qualifications for this fellowship) and a current resume. Applications will be accepted through February 28, 2019. All applications will be acknowledged.

  • Employees of the Association and applicants for employment are protected by federal laws designed to protect both employees and job applicants from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), parental status, national origin, age, disability, family medical history or genetic information, political affiliation, military service, or other non-merit based factors. These protections extend to all management practices and decisions, including recruitment and hiring practices, appraisal systems, promotions, training, and career development programs.

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Contact Information

  • Chris Marbaker
    Corporate Office
    American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy
    1400 Crystal Drive
    Suite 300
    Arlington, VA 22202


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