Instructor, Pharmacy Technology

Foothill-De Anza Community College District
Los Altos Hills, CA

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Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Community College

Job Details

Initial Review Date: 02/21/2022*

*Any complete applications received after the review date will only be forwarded to the hiring committee at their request. 

The Foothill-De Anza Community College District is currently accepting applications for the faculty position of Instructor, Pharmacy Technology, Foothill College.

Foothill – De Anza Community College District Mission Statement:

The mission of the Foothill–De Anza Community College District is student success. We are driven by an equity agenda and guided by core values of excellence, inclusion, and sustainability. Every member of our district contributes to a dynamic learning environment that fosters student engagement, equal opportunity, and innovation in meeting the various educational and career goals of our diverse students. We are committed to providing an accessible, quality undergraduate education dedicated to developing a broadly educated and socially responsible community that supports an equitable and just future for California.

Foothill College Mission Statement:

The mission of Foothill College states in part: “Believing a well-educated population is essential to sustaining and enhancing a democratic society, Foothill College offers programs and services that empower students to achieve their goals as members of the workforce, as future students, and as global citizens. We work to obtain equity in achievement of student outcomes for all California student populations, and are guided by our core values of honesty, integrity, trust, openness, transparency, forgiveness, and sustainability.”

These core values are essential to authentic and sustainable institutional equity at Foothill College. Institutional equity is embedded not only in the college’s Educational Master Plan and Strategic Vision for Equity but in its planning, hiring and evaluative processes.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE POSITION INCLUDE:  Under the direction of the Dean, Biological and Health Sciences, Workforce Education Division and Pharmacy Technology Program Director, instruct community college and/or dual enrollment pharmacy technology program courses to a diverse student population committed to student equity.

The Pharmacy Technology Department has expanded its offerings to include Entry and Advanced Level pharmacy career pathway programs. The instructor will be expected to teach classes in-person* on subject matter in the following areas: Pharmacology, Pharmacy Law (Federal and California), Dosage Calculations/Pharmacy Math, Inpatient Pharmacy, Ambulatory/Community Pharmacy, Pharmacy/Medical Terminology, Aseptic Technique/Sterile Compounding, Non-sterile Compounding, and Pharmacy Practice.

Duties and responsibilities include classroom, lab, and/or clinical teaching while ensuring program compliance with related laws and ASHP/ACPE accreditation standards.

Standard duties expected of all faculty include development and evaluation of curricula, lesson plans, maintaining scheduled office hours, attending department and division meetings, pursuing professional growth activities, and performing other duties consistent with the role of an instructor. 

Secondary duties could include activities such as student recruitment, selection, and advising for the various PHT programs; act as liaison between the college and professional, clinical, educational organizations and community advisory groups; develop, implement, and evaluate curriculum in the subject matter of expertise in both the laboratory and lecture where appropriate.  This should include the integration of computers for instructional purposes in both the laboratory and lecture where appropriate. Maintain program(s) requirements including the organization, administration, continuous review, planning, development, and general effectiveness of the program(s). Assist with ASHP/ACPE Accreditation and college related accreditation, program review, and evaluations. Coordinate and manage retail/outpatient and hospital externship assignments with the progression to act as liaison between the college and clinical facilities. Assist in the coordination of retail and hospital affiliates to maintain and establish contracts.

*All classes will be in-person and dependent on district COVID safety protocols.  


    Understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds, disability, and sexual orientation of community college students, faculty, and staff.
  1. Any bachelor’s degree and at least 3 years of professional pharmacy experience, OR any associate degree and six years of professional pharmacy experience, OR any associate degree, and an accredited Pharmacy Technician Certification (CPhT), and 4 years of professional pharmacy experience.
  2. Must possess state licensure/registration to practice as a pharmacist or pharmacy technician.
  3. If a pharmacy technician, possess and maintain national certification (CPhT)
  4. Must demonstrate expertise and current knowledge in the discipline.


  • College-level instructional experience (lecture and lab) in Pharmacy/Pharmacy Technology course content.
  • High School-level instructional experience.
  • Experience teaching and working with individuals differing in age, gender, ethnicity, educational, and economic background.
  • Experience delivering pedagogy adaptable to a variety of learning styles including an emphasis on interactive multimedia, internet resources, and hands-on lab experiences.
  • Experience working in community/retail and hospital pharmacy setting or experience working in various pharmacy settings utilizing skills needed in a community and hospital pharmacy setting.
  • Experience with sterile and non-sterile compounding techniques and equipment used in in sterile and non-sterile compounding of pharmaceutical products.
  • Experience with various pharmacy automation/devices and software used in medication dispensing
  • Experience working in aseptic conditions.
  • Experience with externship/program coordination.
  • Ability to encourage students to engage in their own learning and motivate them to develop critical thinking skills.
  • Ability to change systems of teaching delivery to meet differing student needs and able to adapt to change easily.
  • Ability to work closely and cooperatively with faculty, support staff, and as a member of a team of professionals.
  • Demonstrate awareness of how pharmacy careers might be biased by socio-cultural norms and an ability to facilitate difficult conversations on the topic of cultural considerations in the classroom.
  • Demonstrate knowledge with California Board of Pharmacy requirements pertaining to experiential learning (externship)


    Variable: Indoor-office environment, college classroom/lecture hall and/or lab, high school classroom/space*, community education classroom/space*, various pharmacy settings (externship sites)*

    * location off-campus from Foothill College

    Physical Abilities:

    (Applicants should perform these physical abilities with or without reasonable accommodations)

  • Hearing and speaking to exchange information.
  • Vision sufficient to read various materials.
  • Dexterity of hands and fingers to perform the tasks required of the position.
  • Regularly stand, walk, and sit for extended periods of time.
  • Bending at waist, kneeling, or crouching. 
  • Reaching overhead, above the shoulders, and horizontally. 
  • Lifting and carrying objects up to 20 lbs.

  • A District on-line application to be completed at *In the application, you will provide information, which demonstrates your understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds, disability, and sexual orientation of community college students, faculty and staff. Additionally, you will be asked to explain how your life experiences, studies or work have influenced your commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. 
  • A cover letter detailing your background and experience, skills, and abilities as they relate to the minimum and preferred qualifications of this position.
  • A current resume of all work experience, formal education and training.
  • If you wish to request equivalency for this position (if you believe you do not otherwise meet minimum qualifications via educational degree attainment as specified), you may submit the Request for Equivalency form. This form will need to be submitted with your application packet. You may either scan a hard copy of this form with your application packet or submit it as a Word document with your application packet.

    If any required application materials are omitted, the committee will not review your application packet. Application materials not required (including reference letters) for this position will not be accepted.  For full-consideration, all application packets must be received by 11:59 pm on the closing date. 

    Please allow yourself ample time to complete your application and resolve any technical difficulties that may arise with your submission.  We do not guarantee a response to application questions within 48 hours of the closing date.  You may also visit our “Applicant Information” webpage to assist with technical difficulties at:

    HIRING RANGE: $60,490.00 - $99,345.00 annually plus benefits; actual placement is based on applicant’s verified education and experience.  

    For the complete Faculty Salary Schedule, go to:

    Excellent benefits package which includes medical coverage for employee and eligible dependents, dental, vision care, employee assistance program, long term disability, retirement benefits and basic life insurance.  Other voluntary benefits are also available such as legal assistance, pet insurance, and long-term care. Faculty are also eligible for paid professional development leaves and stipends for educational and professional development.

    For information on our benefits package that includes medical for employees and dependents, visit our web site:

    TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:  Full-time, Tenure-track, 10-months per year

    STARTING DATE: Fall 2022

    Persons with disabilities who require reasonable accommodation to complete the employment process must notify Employment Services no later than the closing date of the announcement.

    The successful applicant will be required to provide proof of authorization to work in the U.S.

    The Foothill-De Anza Community College District does not reimburse applicants for travel, lodging or any other costs incurred by applicant to attend interviews.  All interviewing costs incurred will be the responsibility of the applicant.


    For more information about our application process contact:

    Employment Services

    Foothill-De Anza Community College District

    12345 El Monte Road

    Los Altos Hills, California 94022

    (650) 949-6217

    Email: [email protected]


    This position will become Open Until Filled after the initial Closing Date. Any complete applications received while the position is Open Until Filled will be reviewed by the hiring committee only upon committee request.  


    Working at Foothill-De Anza Community College District

    For more than 50 years, Foothill-De Anza has demonstrated excellence and innovation in academic programs and student services. As one of the largest community college districts in the United States, Foothill-De Anza provides credit classes for about 43,000 students per quarter. The colleges are active members of the League for Innovation in the Community College, a national consortium of leading two-year institutions.

    The mission of the Foothill – De Anza Community College District is student success. We accomplish this by providing access to a dynamic learning environment that fosters excellence, opportunity and innovation in meeting the diverse educational and career goals of our students and communities.

    Located in the heart of Silicon Valley, Foothill-De Anza serves the communities of Cupertino, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Mountain View, Palo Alto, Stanford, Sunnyvale, and portions of San Jose.

    Foothill College

    Foothill College envisions itself as a community of scholars where a diverse population of students, faculty and staff intersect and are engaged in the search for truth and meaning. We recognize that by necessity this search must be informed by a multiplicity of disciplinary modes of inquiry. In order to ensure that every student has the opportunity to share in this vision, Foothill College commits itself to providing students with the necessary student support services, outstanding instruction, and opportunities for leadership both within and outside the classroom. By enacting this vision, the college ensures that it remains the distinctive and innovative institution it has been since its inception.

    De Anza College

    Two words—"excellence" and "innovation" — have captured the essence of De Anza College for nearly four decades. Although each carries importance, together they're a winning combination that has established De Anza in the forefront of community colleges nationwide.   De Anza provides outstanding general education and vocational courses as well as interdisciplinary studies, community service opportunities, on-the-job-training, internships, collaborative programs with businesses and industries, and online and television classes.     

    Employment with Foothill - De Anza

    Foothill - De Anza Community College District is one of the largest community college districts in the U.S. that has distinguished itself as a leader among California Community Colleges.

    We currently employ approximately 1,200 full-time employees and 1,900 part-time employees. It is the policy of the District to provide an educational and employment environment which is committed to high quality, equal opportunity and diversity.

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