Clinical Assistant Professor/Assistant Director of the Office of Strategic Planning and Assessment

Chapel Hill
Jul 14, 2017
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Position Type: Permanent Faculty

Department: SOP-Practice Advancement - 452500

Appointment Type: Fixed Term Faculty

Vacancy ID: FAC0002057

Position Summary: The UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy is recruiting for a faculty member with expertise in assessment of student learning This individual will be appointed as a fixed-term faculty member at the rank of Clinical Assistant Professor in the Division of Practice Advancement and Clinical Education (PACE). The UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy ( is one of 5 health science schools (Pharmacy, Nursing, Dentistry, Public Health, and Medicine) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Chapel Hill is located near the prestigious Research Triangle Park of North Carolina and UNC faculty members have a strong history of collaboration with external partners in the area. The UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy is a nationally recognized leader in pharmacy practice, education, and research committed to developing leaders who make a positive difference on human health worldwide. The School has built a reputation for its continued pursuit of excellence, rigorous education and training programs, cutting-edge multidisciplinary research, progressive pharmacy practices, efficient business operations, and its outstanding faculty, staff, and students. The School has experienced unprecedented growth and success and continues to strategically position itself for sustained impact, as articulated in the School's Strategic Plan 2012-2017 ( us/school-organization/strategic-planning-and-assessment/strategic-plan-1). In 2015, the School created the UNC Eshelman Institute for Innovation to fuel the School's efforts to bring about transformative change in education, research, and health care that positively impacts society ( The Office of Strategic Planning and Assessment (OSPA) at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy was created to foster a culture of planning, assessment, and continuous quality improvement throughout the School. In an era of increasing accountability at all levels of higher education and given the need to better utilize data to inform decision making, OSPA assists the School in taking measurable steps to ensure that processes are in place to effectively and efficiently manage, analyze, and use data to advance our strategic goals. In all its work, OSPA takes a systematic approach that embraces collaboration, promotes coordination, and encourages communication. Beyond UNC, OSPA aims to influence and assist pharmacy schools to engage in activities that effectively demonstrate the responsible collection and use of data to inform decision making, establish best practices, improve educational outcomes, and optimize institutional impact. As a faculty member (50% effort), this individual will be responsible for: * Designing, conducting, presenting on and publishing educational research and scholarship of education relevant to pharmacy education and/or practice. In the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy, the scholarship of education focuses on teaching, assessment and learning, as well as intellectual pursuits that advance education in pharmacy and the pharmaceutical sciences, specifically, and in the health sciences more generally. Such scholarship must generate new knowledge and/or utilize existing knowledge in innovative and effective ways. The outcomes of this scholarship must be shared through appropriate publications and presentations, and have the capacity to influence educators on campus, in the State of North Carolina, nationally and internationally. * Teaching and mentoring students, residents and fellows in the professional and graduate programs. * Collaborating effectively with other School and Division faculty to design, develop and implement effective educational courses and programs. * Fostering a highly collaborative research environment to positively impact those faculty and students interested in learning and applying best practices in educational research. * Building partnerships with key partners on the Chapel Hill campus and within the UNC System. * Serve on School and multidisciplinary committees at the discretion of the Chair. As the Assistant Director of the Office of Strategic Planning and Assessment (50% effort), this individual will be responsible for: * Assisting the OSPA director in providing leadership for the Office, including managing the responsibilities of Office staff. * Assisting the OSPA director in developing a research and scholarship plan for the Office. * Overseeing the course evaluation process, the annual faculty activity reporting process, the administration of surveys, OSPA data management (e.g. Examsoft), and the monitoring and reporting of the School's Strategic Plan. * Ensuring the successful implementation and execution of Strategic Initiative 7 of the School's 2012-2017 Strategic Plan. * Contributing to regular communication with divisions, units, committees, faculty, staff, and students regarding activities within the Office. * Managing the administration and interpreting results of required surveys related to curriculum and assessment. * Working with School faculty, committees, and leadership to develop and facilitate the implementation of an assessment plan and related evaluation instruments for the School's new PharmD curriculum. * Collaborating with the Office of Professional Education to prepare reports for the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) and the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP). * Working with the Dean's Office to prepare annual reports on outcomes assessment for the UNC Provost's office.

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Education Requirements: The candidate must have an earned doctor of pharmacy degree and multiple years of assessment experience, or equivalent combination of training and experience. All the candidate's earned degrees must be from appropriately accredited institutions.

Qualification and Experience: The candidate must have: * Prior successful teaching experience in pharmacy and/or health education programs * Demonstrated record of productivity in education research and/or the scholarship of education * Prior experience in developing, managing, and monitoring educational programs within higher education * Prior experience with data collection, analysis and communication * Demonstrated skills in the assessment of student learning and program evaluation * Demonstrated and effective verbal and written communication skills * Demonstrated successful experience in leading complex collaborative efforts to achieve desired course, program and institution-level outcomes * Demonstrated skill in collaborating effectively with colleagues to achieve desired course, program and institution-level outcomes * Demonstrated skills in thinking strategically, and effectively planning and implementing Preference will be given to applicants who: * Are licensed/eligible to be licensed to practice pharmacy in the State of North Carolina * Have significant, successful prior clinical pharmacy practice experience

Equal Opportunity Employer: The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

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