This job has expired

Clinical Assistant/Associate Professor

The University of Kansas
University of Kansas Lawrence Campus

View more

Job Details

Position OverviewThe University of Kansas, School of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmacy Practice, invites applications for a full-time, 12-month nontenure-track position at the Clinical Assistant or Clinical Associate Professor rank, for either the Lawrence or Wichita campus. The position requires the establishment, maintenance, and/or advancement of a clinical practice in an ambulatory care, inpatient hospital, or other unique pharmacy practice setting. The Department of Pharmacy Practice expects its faculty to contribute to the mission and goals of the Department and School in the areas of teaching, scholarship, service and practice. Academic rank and salary will be commensurate with the qualifications and expertise of the individual.

The KU School of Pharmacy is a world-class research institution and one of the country’s premier pharmacy schools. We train the pharmacists who serve the people of Kansas and researchers who help solve the world’s most pressing medical problems. In addition to the Pharm.D. Program, the KU School of Pharmacy is home to the departments of Medicinal Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Pharmacology & Toxicology, and Pharmacy Practice. Through exemplary curricula and programs, the school encourages the advancement of patient-centered care to enhance health. The school maintains a leadership role in developing innovative technologies and pharmaceuticals and conducting drug therapy related research inclusive of basic, clinical and administrative sciences for the state, nation and world.

In a continuing effort to enrich its academic environment and provide equal educational and employment opportunities, the University actively encourages applications from members of underrepresented groups in higher education. KU's vision is to be an exceptional learning community that lifts each other and advances society. The Jayhawks Rising Strategic Plan was developed around three Institutional Priorities: creating a clear and ambitious direction to fulfill our mission to educate leaders, build healthy communities, and make discoveries that change the world. Additional information is available at The successful candidate must be eligible to work in the U.S. prior to the start of the position. This position can be located at either the University of Kansas Lawrence Campus or the University of Kansas Wichita Campus.Job DescriptionTeaching (50%): The position will be responsible for the coordination, instruction and completion of didactic courses in the School of Pharmacy curriculum for the Pharm.D. Program. Didactic teaching will include a minimum of approximately 50 contact hours per academic year. In addition, the position requires the clinical instruction of pharmacy students in experiential rotations. Teaching responsibilities will primarily be within courses taught by the Department of Pharmacy Practice and may include instruction in the Pharmacotherapy, Pharmacy Skills Labs, and involvement with interprofessional educational initiatives. Specific course assignments, coordination and locations are at the discretion of the Department of Pharmacy Practice Chair, in consultation with the individual faculty member.

Clinical Practice (20%): The position will include working as a clinical pharmacist in a ambulatory care, inpatient hospital, or other unique pharmacy practice setting. The practice site will support the academic functions of the position and be identified collaboratively with the Chair of Pharmacy Practice.

Research and Scholarship (10%): Faculty within the Department of Pharmacy Practice, are expected to conduct research and/or scholarship on an ongoing basis. Because of the unique nature of Pharmacy Practice, collaboration is essential both within the department and with other healthcare disciplines. Publication and presentation of completed research is expected.

Service (20%): The position will support the Profession, University, School of Pharmacy, and Department through their involvement and leadership roles with various committees and organizations. This may include serving and chairing University, School of Pharmacy and Department committees, holding elected positions in professional organizations, and serving on local, state and national professional organization committees. Other responsibilities may involve serving as an adviser in supporting student organizations within the School of Pharmacy and refereeing for granting agencies, journals and professional association meeting materials. Lastly faculty shall serve their communities as a valued health care professional and citizen by providing community education and professional lectures, which may be assigned by the Chair.Required Qualifications
    A terminal degree, which would include a Pharm.D. or Master’s in Hospital Pharmacy or similar field.Completion of advanced training through residency and/or fellowship, or equivalent experience. (e.g. clinical/teaching experience).
The above is required of all candidates. For Clinical Associate Professor candidates, materials, experience and training will be evaluated for rank by the Pharmacy Practice Guidelines located at: Preferred Qualifications
  1. Preferred specialties may include oncology, internal medicine, ambulatory care, and geriatrics. A broad background of professional pharmacy experience prior to specialization may also be preferred.
  2. Evidence of excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  3. Completion of a teaching certificate program or equivalent experience in teaching.
  4. Advanced certification in patient care or evidence of excellence in a clinical setting.
Additional Candidate InstructionsFor complete information and to apply, go to A complete application will consist of a letter of application, a CV/Resume and a list of 3 professional references.

In addition to the materials above, learning about each applicant's contribution and engagement in areas of diversity is an important part of KU's mission. As a result, applicants will be presented the following question at the time of application. The response must be within 4,000 characters or less:
  • Describe your experiences working with people from diverse backgrounds, and explain how those experiences reflect your commitments to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
First review of applications will begin Friday, January 5, 2024 and will continue until a pool of qualified applicants has been identified.Contact Information to ApplicantsJim Backes
jbackes@kumc.eduAdvertised Salary Rangecommensurate with experienceApplication Review BeginsFriday January 5, 2024Anticipated Start DateMonday March 4, 2024Apply to Job


Working at the University of Kansas 

Join the University of Kansas, and you’ll become part of a Jayhawk family that spans the globe. Wear your KU shirt in London, Istanbul, Buenos Aires, Nairobi or anywhere else, and you will likely hear a resounding “Rock Chalk!” from a stranger. Of course, the appropriate response is an enthusiastic “Jayhawk!” Because, after all, they’re not really strangers, they’re family.

The Jayhawk community is united by more than 150 years of tradition and by our commitment to pushing the boundaries of knowledge, transforming the academic experience, and creating solutions through innovative research. KU’s mission is to lift students and society by educating leaders, building healthy communities and making discoveries that change the world.  

The University of Kansas is the state’s flagship university and one of just 66 invited members of the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU). We consistently earn high rankings for academics and recognition as a premier research university.

KU faculty and staff embrace our role as the state’s flagship university, AAU member and R1 institution that serves the state, nation and world. We celebrate the energy and compassion that infuse the Jayhawk spirit; and, we remain true to KU’s historic values: the elevating force of education, the transformative power of research and the healing power of service.

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging 

The University of Kansas is committed to a learning and workplace environment that is representative of our nation and global society, accepts and values everyone, appreciates our common humanity and understands that our multiple differences are the cornerstone of academic preparation, professional excellence and distinction. KU must be a place where all people feel they belong and have access to resources and support that help them attain their educational and professional goals.

We recognize there are inequalities and privileges generated by historical and persistent intersecting differences by race, ethnicity, gender identities, gender expressions, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, age, abilities, religion, regional background, veteran status, citizenship status and nationality. And we hold ourselves accountable for policies, processes and programs that appreciate these and other differences and create more fair, safe and just learning, working and living environments for KU students, faculty and staff.


KU offers a broad array of undergraduate and graduate study programs, and we fulfill our mission through academic and research programs of international distinction, coupled with outstanding libraries, teaching museums and information technology. These resources enrich the academic experience for students from all 50 states and 112 countries, and provide enrichment resources for KU faculty and staff.


The university attains high levels of research productivity and recognizes that faculty are part of a network of scholars and academicians that shape a discipline as well as teach it. KU staff are integral to our research success, participating in and supporting discoveries that expand knowledge and improve lives.


The university and our employees serve society through research, teaching and the preservation and dissemination of knowledge. KU's academic programs, arts facilities and public programs provide cultural enrichment opportunities for the larger community. And, KU offers educational, research and service programs throughout the state. KU employees are encouraged to participate in and serve the campus and surrounding communities in a way that is meaningful to them.

International Dimension 

KU offers more than 100 programs of international study and cooperative research for KU students and faculty at sites around the world. The university offers teaching and research that draw upon and contribute to the most advanced developments throughout the United States and abroad. At the same time, KU's extensive international ties support economic development in Kansas.


The University of Kansas, our students and employees are committed to excellence. We foster a multicultural, inclusive environment in which the dignity and rights of individuals are respected. Intellectual diversity, integrity and disciplined inquiry in the search for knowledge are of paramount importance.

Our City and State 

KU sits atop Mt. Oread in the center of Lawrence, a town full of natural beauty and culture. In fact, Rolling Stone magazine named Lawrence one of the best college towns in the United States. Lawrence is home to more than 100,000 people, and has a charming, Midwestern friendliness that welcomes visitors and celebrates diversity. In addition to KU, Lawrence is home to Haskell Indian Nations University, the premiere tribal university in the United States.

Lawrence’s historic and thriving downtown features restaurants, nightlife and local shops offering unique finds that you won’t find anywhere else. The town has more than 50 parks, an encompassing mixed-use trail, and quick access to biking/hiking trails along the Kansas River and around Clinton Lake. A five-minute drive from Lawrence, Clinton Lake offers fishing, boating, beaches, camping and other outdoor activities.

Located just 40 minutes west of Kansas City, Lawrence offers the appeal of a mid-size, suburban town with quick access to the amenities of a large city, including an international airport. The Kansas City metro area is home to world-class museums and cultural activities, Jazz clubs and other nightlife venues, expansive shopping options, and exciting professional sports with the Kansas City Chiefs, Kansas City Royals and Sporting KC.

Kansas is in the center of the country, making it convenient and cost effective to fly or drive to destinations throughout the United States. Far from flat, the Flint Hills, just 90 minutes from Lawrence, offer panoramic vistas that showcase the breathtaking beauty of America.

Making KU Your Home 

Something about Lawrence is magnetic. Long-time residents are never surprised when a KU student or employee from out of state decides to make Lawrence their permanent home. And, even those who do leave often find themselves returning to “the nest” at some point in the future. In fact, Lawrence has been named by several publications as one of the best places to retire.

At the University of Kansas, you’ll join a global Jayhawk family and find a place to call home.

Get job alerts

Create a job alert and receive personalized job recommendations straight to your inbox.

Create alert