1505-Graduate Instructor of Pharmacy Practice

Job #:  1505

The Graduate Instructor of Pharmacy Practice (Academic & Regulatory Fellow) is responsible for the planning and implementation of coursework in the PharmD didactic curriculum within the School of Pharmacy. The candidate will be involved in the provision of pharmacy licensing and compliance, and associated policies, procedures, and legislative activity. The Pacific University School of Pharmacy / Oregon Board of Pharmacy (PUSOP-OBOP) Academic & Regulatory Fellowship is designed to transition the fellow from a general practitioner to a regulatory pharmaceutical specialist and clinical educator. Upon successful completion of the PUSOP-OBOP Fellowship, graduates will be on track to pursue careers in: 1) Regulatory services at a State Board of Pharmacy, and 2) Academic/faculty positions that involve pharmacy practice, the tripartite mission of didactic and experiential teaching responsibilities, scholarship, and school service.  The fellowship gives participants the unique opportunity to experience careers in the areas of government and academia, thereby qualifying graduates to pursue career opportunities in these respective areas.


  • Serve on one committee in the School of Pharmacy to ensure improvement of curricular and student performance.
  • Develop, maintain, and administer didactic curriculum material including lectures, group assignments and projects.
  • Collect assessment data, utilizing course competencies, to continually improve performance and retention.
  • Assist in providing mentoring and advising to students and preceptors throughout the didactic and experiential curriculum.
  • Contribute scholarly activities that advance social and administrative sciences.
  • Serve as liaison to university departments, programs, and administration for issues relating to PharmD Program.

Activities at the OBOP include:

  • Support to consultant pharmacist
  •  Provision of inspection for inpatient, ambulatory, and community pharmacies
  • Preparation for and delivery of Board proceedings/ meetings
  • Support of task forces, work groups
  • Legislator contact and coordination
  • Drafting Board rules and procedures


  • PharmD from an ACPE-accredited program, with PGY1 residency or equivalent experience. The Graduate Instructor of Pharmacy Practice serves as the School of Pharmacy’s Academic & Regulatory Fellow.
  • Demonstrated excellent communications skills and ability to work effectively as a team member.
  •  Eligibility for licensure in Oregon is required.

WORKING CONDITIONS: Office environment resides in a LEED Gold-certified building.  Teaching schedules will be arranged through discussion with the PGY2 Residency & Fellowship Program Director and Assistant Dean for Pharmacy Practice to meet the needs of program.

APPLICATION:  Interested applicants for this opportunity should submit a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, and three letters of reference before January 5, 2017 for full consideration.  The letter of interest should discuss the applicant’s programs of practice and research, future goals, and teaching philosophy.  Application materials will be screened; candidates for interview will be selected and notified by email in mid-January 2017.  All applicants will receive notification when the position has been filled.  Employment is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States and criminal background check.

Submit application materials to:  Melanie Foeppel, PharmD (mfoeppel@pacificu.edu), Associate Professor, School of Pharmacy, Pacific University.

Applicants are encouraged to review University, CHP, and SOP policies and practices as outlined in the respective faculty handbooks, with particular attention to the distribution of teaching, research, and service expectations for the tenure-track and extended-term appointments.  See http://www.pacificu.edu/faculty-staff/governance-and-policies/faculty-governance-handbook, or request copies.

Founded by Congregational pioneers in 1849, Pacific University is one of the oldest chartered institutions of higher education in the West.  With the historical campus located in Forest Grove, Oregon (about 25 miles west of Portland) the University also has campuses in Hillsboro, Eugene, and Portland.  Currently the University enrolls more than 3000 undergraduate and graduate students.  Pacific University strives to provide an education of exceptional quality in liberal arts and sciences and in selected professional programs to prepare students for service to a changing community, nation, and world.  Pacific University was recently recognized by both U.S. News and World Report and Barron’s as a “Best Buy” based on quality, price, and financial aid.


It is the policy of Pacific University not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, age, religion or religious creed, disability or handicap, sex or gender, gender identity and/or expression (including a transgender identity), sexual orientation, military, veteran or Vietnam Era status in admission and access to, or treatment in employment, educational programs or activities as required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, or any other classification protected under state or federal law, or city ordinance.  Questions or complaints may be directed to the Vice President for Academic Affairs, 2043 College Way, Forest Grove, OR 97116, provost@pacificu.edu.