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Assistant/Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice - Managed Care

Wilkes University
Wilkes Barre, PA
Closing date
Jun 25, 2022

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Wilkes University invites applicants for a full time, calendar year faculty position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice with a specialization in managed care in the Nesbitt School of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmacy Practice. This is a tenure-track position and is fully funded by Wilkes University. The faculty member will integrate into a Highmark practice in Wilkes Barre.

The School of Pharmacy has a dynamic, comprehensive and innovative approach to pharmacy education. Our mission is "To educate and develop highly qualified professionals and notably contribute to the ever-changing science and practice of pharmacy." In addition to experiential activities, the successful candidate will participate in didactic teaching, provide service to the school, serve as a student advisor, and engage in meaningful scholarship. Didactic teaching can include both small and large classes as well as professional skills-based labs. On-campus responsibilities such as serving on school committees can be facilitated with remote access to preserve time for clinical practice activities.

The focus of this position will be to serve as a lead for all managed care-related education within the curriculum, including the coordination of an immersive elective course; serve as an informal mentor for students interested in pursuing a career in managed care; and to maintain an entirely virtual experiential practice site with Highmark Inc. on the formulary development and management team. Flexibility also exists to precept students in-person at the Wilkes-Barre Highmark office, conveniently located less than 10 minutes walking distance from the Wilkes University campus.

Successful candidates should have a Doctor of Pharmacy degree and completed residency training ideally in managed care or have equivalent experience, and have skills easily transferable to a managed care setting. Excellence in teaching is the primary criteria for tenure and promotion. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Wilkes University is an independent, comprehensive university dedicated to academic excellence in the liberal arts, sciences, and selected professional programs. The University has approximately 2,260 students at the undergraduate level and over 1,250 full time equivalent students at the graduate and first professional levels.

Its institutional focus is on developing strong mentoring relationships with each of its students and contributing vitally to economic development of Northeastern Pennsylvania. The University is located in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, a revitalized city that is located on the lovely Susquehanna River and is within two and one-half hours driving distance of New York City and Philadelphia.

To apply, visit Please be sure to include a cover letter, resume or curriculum vitae and contact information for at least three professional references.

Wilkes University is constantly seeking to become a more diverse community and to enhance its capacity to value and capitalize on the cultural richness that diversity brings. The University strongly encourages applications from persons with diverse backgrounds. Wilkes University does not discriminate in its employment practices or in its educational programs or activities on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, disability, pregnancy, sex/gender, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, marital or family status, military or veteran status, or genetic information.

revised 3.21.22

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