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  • ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF PHARMACY PRACTICE (Tenure track) Social and Behavioral Pharmacy or Health Outcomes
    Department of Pharmacy Practice
    Purdue University

    Purdue University College of Pharmacy invites applications for an academic year tenure-track position at the assistant professor level. Preference will be given to those with experience in social and behavioral pharmacy or health outcomes research, with a focus on patient/practitioner behaviors, health literacy, health care delivery, communications, practice management, pharmacoeconomics, public health, or health policy/law, but other content areas will be considered for particularly strong candidates. The successful candidate is expected to both lead and collaborate on interdisciplinary research teams. The candidate will also contribute to the Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) teaching program and actively participate in the department’s and MS/PhD graduate program.


    • Must hold an advanced degree (e.g., PhD, DrPH) in a discipline relevant to social and behavioral pharmacy or health outcomes research or a terminal clinical degree (e.g., PharmD, MD, DNP) with either post-doctoral training or experience in social and behavioral pharmacy or health outcomes research or a related field.

    • Desirable qualifications include:

    - Experience in instruction affiliated with a pharmacy school or health care-related program
    - Experience in social and behavioral pharmacy or health outcomes research methodology and proposal writing
    - Strong potential for leading an independent and extramurally-funded research program

    Position Responsibilities:

    • Contribute to the discovery of new knowledge or application(s) of fundamental knowledge in social and behavioral pharmacy, health outcomes research, or related areas.

    • Develop an extramurally-funded research program directed toward the advancement of science as it relates to social and behavioral pharmacy and/or health outcomes.

    • Participate collaboratively in research across disciplines, including with investigators at Purdue University and other universities, as well as mentor students/trainees.

    • Provide effective teaching and mentoring to PharmD, graduate students, and post-doctoral fellows on topics related to social and behavioral pharmacy and/or health outcomes research.

    • Contribute to the service mission of the Departmental, College, and University, and more broadly to the profession of pharmacy.

    This position will be located either on the West Lafayette campus or on the Indiana University-Purdue University campus in Indianapolis. Both locations provide a vibrant intellectual community environment designed to promote the success of its faculty, students, and staff. The College of Pharmacy has 600 PharmD students and an active graduate program. There are abundant opportunities for interdisciplinary collaborations across both campuses and State. On the West Lafayette campus, there are opportunities to work with research centers such as the Regenstrief Center for Healthcare Engineering. Housed within Discovery Park, Purdue’s large-scale multidisciplinary hub for health-related research, the Center supports interdisciplinary research efforts focused on healthcare delivery. Similarly, more than 20 departmental faculty members are based in Indianapolis. This location is home to several major medical centers, the Regenstrief Institute, the Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute, and the Indiana University School of Medicine.

    If you are interested in pursuing this position, please send a letter of intent including (1) a brief description (up to two pages) of your specific research interests, (2) your curriculum vitae, and (3) the names and contact information for three individuals who can provide a letter of reference upon request. Questions about the position and application documents should be directed to: Karen Hudmon, DrPH, Professor of Pharmacy Practice, at Applications will be reviewed as they are received, and the search will continue until the position is filled. Preference will be given to applications received by December 31, 2017. A background check will be required for employment in this position.

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