Job #:  1693

A pharmacy practice faculty member (Assistant or Associate Professor) is responsible for the planning and delivery of assigned coursework within the School of Pharmacy.  The University values teaching as the primary endeavor with ever-escalating emphasis on research.  The faculty member is responsible to the Assistant Dean for Pharmacy Practice and is involved in the development, implementation, and maintenance of a pharmacy practice site to facilitate experiential training for PharmD candidates.  The practice site opportunity is developed in line with the interests of the faculty member to promote their professional growth and scholarly endeavors.  The faculty member will be actively engaged in the teaching, scholarship, and service missions of Pacific University.  The position is offered as a tenure track or an extended-term track appointment (40% or 60% teaching effort, respectively).


Prior experience in these general areas will receive highest consideration:

  • Develop, maintain, and administer student-centered curricular material in a broad range of topics related to pharmacotherapy and the management of patients via lectures, group activities, projects, and experiential education
  • Assess teaching, with emphasis on competencies and outcomes, in order to provide continual improvement in student and faculty performances and in student retention
  • Provide mentoring and advisement to students and, where appropriate, to preceptors throughout the didactic and experiential curriculum
  • Develop, implement, and maintain a high-quality collaborative pharmacy practice site to facilitate rotations in experiential education
  • Engage in the scholarship of discovery, application, integration, and teaching in areas appropriate to the appointee’s interest which advances the mission of Pacific University, CHP, and SOP
  • Participate in various committees in the SOP, CHP, and University to ensure improvement of curricular and student performance
  • Serve as liaison to the school, college, university, and community for issues relating to SOP and the profession


Required qualifications:

  • Doctor of Pharmacy degree from an ACPE-accredited program with eligibility for pharmacist licensure in Oregon or Washington
  • Completion of a pharmacy practice residency, advanced degree, or equivalent experience
  • Demonstrated experiences and teaching interests in internal medicine pharmacy practice, with proficiencies in pharmacy practice skills training (e.g., practice laboratory, case based small group discussion)
  • Demonstrated high motivation to excel in teaching, scholarship, pharmacy practice, and pharmacy profession
  • Demonstrated excellent communication and ability to work effectively as a team member
  • Demonstrated exemplary patient care skills

Preferred qualifications:

  • Prior academic teaching experience and/or delivery of training programs within healthcare environments, including instructional design and delivery
  • Prior experience in or demonstrated promise for increasing research activity.  High value will be placed on scholarly activities in the areas of health-systems patient care.
  • Board certification in an appropriate area

WORKING CONDITIONS: Office environment resides in a LEED Gold-certified building.  Teaching schedules will be arranged through discussion with the 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 names of three references with their telephone numbers, email addresses, and an explanation of the relationship to the applicant.  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.  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.

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 tenure-track and extended-term appointments.  Copies available upon request.

A competitive recruitment and selection process is being conducted for this job opportunity; if a U.S. worker is not selected pursuant to this process, an application for alien employment certification may be filed on behalf of an alien to fill the job opportunity.

Submit application materials to:  Ian Doyle, PharmD, ( Assistant Dean for Pharmacy Practice, School of Pharmacy, Pacific University.  Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled.


Pacific University is a small but diverse community, where students thrive in a personal academic environment.  Tracing its roots back to 1849, when it began as a school for orphans of the Oregon Trail, Pacific has long been devoted to making a difference in people’s lives.  Nestled in the valley at the base of the coastal range and Mount Hood, the university is only a half hour to the Portland metro center.

Today, students study in a unique combination of undergraduate, graduate and professional programs in the liberal arts and sciences, optometry, education, health professions and business.  Pacific University has campuses in Forest Grove, Hillsboro, Eugene and Woodburn, Ore., as well as an office in Honolulu.  In addition, a variety of Pacific University health and eye clinics throughout the Portland area serve patients and provide students with practical experience.

At Pacific University, students and faculty engage in discovery through close, nurturing relationships that provide extraordinary learning experiences.  International study, service learning, internships and co-curricular activities have been integral parts of the education of nearly 25,000 alumni worldwide who share in the Boxer spirit.


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,