Faculty Positions


UBC Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Experiential Education Facilitator - Pilot Position

Applications are invited for a full-time, 12-month (temporary) position of Lecturer with the Office of Experiential Education (OEE), Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, the University of British Columbia.  The successful applicant will work with the Director, OEE, and the Lecturer and Coordinator responsible for institutional practice to design and execute a support strategy for pharmacy learners and practice educators involved in institutional experiential placements in British Columbia.

Key roles and responsibilities will include:

o Providing a positive environment in which learners are encouraged to be
actively engaged in learning and service activities at the site
o Serving as a liaison between the Office of Experiential Education, practice educators and learners
o Providing site support to practice educators and pharmacy learners including:
- facilitation of group orientations for learners
- facilitation of peer learning and patient care discussions
- on site practice educator training
- helping learners achieve educational outcomes and develop as professionals
- individualized support for learners who need it
o Establishing multi-learner models such as pairs, tiers, groups
o Participating in other student learning activities and progress, and providing feedback to students and other stakeholders as necessary
o Coordinating preceptor input for in-field summative evaluation of pharmacy learners
o Identifying interprofessional learning opportunities
o Recruiting new sites and practice educators for experiential placements
o Identifying optimal roles and responsibilities for future Experiential Education Facilitators
o Contributing to scholarship and research activities in relation to experiential education
o Participating in other activities as required

The successful individual must be an excellent communicator and an enthusiastic educator. He or she must have completed a pharmacy practice residency program, practiced for at least two years in a health authority setting and have experience precepting pharmacy learners.  The completion of a PharmD is preferred.  The successful applicant will be expected to spend the majority of their time supporting learners and preceptors at 2-3 practice sites within the lower mainland.  Some outside of the lower mainland travel may be required (less than 2 weeks total) in order to provide support at non-lower mainland sites.

Salary will be based on the level of experience and is subject to final budgetary approval.  The closing date for applications is December 31, 2014.  Applications, including a letter of application, curriculum vitae and the contact information of three references must be submitted online.  Further information on the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences is available at www.pharmacy.ubc.ca.

Please submit electronic applications through the UBC Careers Website:
www.facultycareers.ubc.ca/19805

UBC hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community.  We especially welcome applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities.  All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Tenure-Track Associate Professor/Full Professor Position in Pharmacokinetics

Applications are invited for a full-time tenure-track Associate Professor/Full Professor of Pharmacokinetics. The Faculty is continuing the development of its research priority in the field of pharmacokinetics. In particular, we wish to focus on the areas of physiologically-based pharmacokinetic modeling, pharmacokinetic-pharmacodynamic modeling, population-based modeling, the applications of these methodologies and concepts in drug discovery and development, the clinical use of therapeutic antibodies, and targeted personalized medicine. Specific areas of research expertise should lead to collaborations with both basic and clinical/practice researchers internal and external to the Faculty.

Applicants for this position should possess a Ph.D. degree or equivalent with a specific focus on basic and applied pharmacokinetics, relevant postdoctoral and/or industrial research experience, proven research skills, and an outstanding publication record. Excellent teaching and communication skills as well as a strong commitment to undergraduate, graduate and post-doctoral education are essential. An undergraduate degree in pharmacy is desirable, but not required.  The appointee will be expected to successfully compete for national and international research funding (e.g., CIHR, NIH) as a principal investigator. Extensive expertise in the science of drug absorption, distribution, metabolism, and excretion, especially as it relates to biopharmaceutics at the cellular and/or whole organ level, is preferred. Relevant research experience in the pharmaceutical industry, including expertise in pharmacokinetic modeling, systems pharmacology, and the application of Simcyp, WinNonLin, and NONMEM software programs would be a distinct advantage. The applicant’s record of teaching, research/scholarly activity, and service must be at a level appropriate for appointment at the rank of Associate Professor or Full Professor at the University of British Columbia.

The major focus of this position will be the continued development of a world-class research program supported by extensive extramural funding. Other responsibilities will include teaching and training students in the B.Sc.(Pharm.), Pharm.D., and M.Sc./Ph.D. programs. The Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences is experiencing unprecedented growth and expansion, and is now located in a new state-of-the-art $133-million, 246,000-square-foot facility on UBC’s Vancouver campus underpinned by world-class infrastructure and equipment. The building also houses one of the Faculty’s key partners, the Centre for Drug Research and Development (www.cdrd.ca), and is within easy reach of other major health science faculties, core research facilities, and major clinical centres.

Salary is negotiable, commensurate with experience and subject to final budgetary approval. The closing date for applications is November 30, 2014; preferred start date is July 1, 2015 or earlier. Interested individuals are requested to submit a letter of application with a brief description of research interests, a curriculum vitae, copies of up to five publications, a statement of teaching philosophy, and the names of five referees to:

Chair, Pharmacokinetics Search Committee
Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences
The University of British Columbia
2405 Wesbrook Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z3, Canada
Please submit electronic applications through the UBC Careers Website:
www.facultycareers.ubc.ca/19663
 
UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply. We especially welcome applications from visible minority groups, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse communities. Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

 


Research & Development Pharmacist -
Pharmacy Practice & Models of Care
Interior Health Authority & Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences

Interior Health Pharmacy Services & The Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences at The University of British Columbia are looking to hire a Research & Development Pharmacist – Pharmacy Practice and Models of Care.

You are committed to working with partners in Pharmacy Services, and external stakeholders in Medicine, Nursing, Allied Health, Professional Practice Leaders, and Quality and Patient Safety to advance pharmacy practice and develop, implement, and coordinate innovative models of care to improve direct patient care across Interior Health.

As a full-time faculty member (non-tenure track) in the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences at The University of British Columbia, you will conceptualize, develop, and implement a research and teaching plan that focuses on pharmacy practice-related topics.  This appointment will be subject to regular review for reappointment and promotion and subject to the UBC policy and procedures on Partner Track Faculty Appointments (http://www.pharmacy.ubc.ca/practice/partappoint).

You can expect to:
o    Help create & work with an inter-professional patient care team
o    Lead direction on strategic priorities on all pharmacy practice-related issues at Interior Health using an evidence-based approach
o    Provide leadership and mentorship for scholarly activity to pharmacy practitioners and pharmacy residents
o    Educate students at the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences at UBC as well as health care professionals & learners in Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health
o    Establish an active clinical/translational research program in pharmacy practice and models of care supported by extra-mural funding

We are looking for an individual with:
o    An advanced degree in Pharmacy & have at least 3 years of recent hospital pharmacy experience
o    Certification of completion of an accredited Hospital Pharmacy Residency program or equivalent experience
o    An active practice license, or qualifications to obtain a practice license in British Columbia
o    A passion for improving pharmacy practice and innovative model of care
o    A commitment to improving patient care, education and research

This position is based in Kelowna, the heart of British Columbia’s wine country, and a favourite summer & winter outdoor playground for all.  Whether you seek a ‘big city’ lifestyle or the peace & tranquility of rural living, you’ll find it within the beautiful, natural setting of the Interior of British Columbia.  Kelowna offers a vibrant yet relaxed lifestyle amidst a beautiful back-drop of lakes & mountains.

Accepting applications until filled.

To apply to this position, please email your resume and cover letter to:

Richard Slavik, Regional Manager, Pharmacy Professional Practice (richard.slavik@interiorhealth.ca)


Clinical Pharmacy and Research Specialist, Lower Mainland Pharmacy Services & Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences

Lower Mainland Pharmacy Services & the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences at The University of British Columbia have collaborated to create an exciting new position: Clinical Pharmacy and Research Specialist. This unique opportunity will combine clinical expertise and natural curiosity in a role that provides direct pharmaceutical care to clients in a primary care inter-professional team setting, exemplifies clinical excellence through mentorship of future practitioners and leads practice advancement through scholarly pursuits.

As a full-time faculty member (non-tenure track) in the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences at The University of British Columbia, you will conceptualize, develop, and implement a research and teaching plan that focuses on role of Pharmacists in Primary Care. This appointment will be subject to regular review for reappointment and promotion and subject to the UBC policy and procedures on Partner Track Faculty Appointments (http://www.pharmacy.ubc.ca/practice/partappoint).

Responsibilities:
•-Establish an active clinical/translational research program in primary care supported by extra-mural funding
• Lead direction and strategic priorities on all primary care pharmacotherapy issues at Lower Mainland Pharmacy Services using an evidence-based approach
• Provide direct care to clients within an inter-professional primary care team
• Educate students at the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences at UBC as well as health care professionals and learners in Medicine, Nursing and Allied Health

Qualifications:
• An Advanced degree in Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) and a minimum of 3 years of recent hospital pharmacy experience
• Certification of completion of an accredited Hospital Pharmacy Residency program or equivalent experience
• An active practice license, or qualifications to obtain a practice license in British Columbia
• A commitment to improving patient care, education and research

This position is based in Chilliwack, located east of Vancouver. Chilliwack’s natural surroundings and thriving diverse economy have drawn many to its family-oriented neighbourhoods.

For additional details and to apply for this unique opportunity, click here.


Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences 

Instructor 1, Pharmacy Practice Skills, Year 1 

Applications are invited for the full-time, tenure-track position of Instructor, Pharmacy Practice Skills, Year 1. The successful candidate will work primarily with other pharmacy practice educators to teach community pharmacy practice and clinical skills in our Pharmacy Skills courses. 

Applicants should possess a PharmD degree (or equivalent), be licensed with the College of Pharmacists of BC, be a certified injection trainer, have relevant Community Pharmacy practice, and have teaching experience at the post-secondary level. Applicants must demonstrate evidence of an ability and commitment to teaching, with the promise of educational leadership. 

The ideal candidate will:

have experience in developing and implementing an innovative, patient-centered, and collaborative pharmacy practice that fosters learning and education;

have exceptional managerial, organizational and relationship-building skills;

have experience in mentorship, and/or preceptorship;

possess exceptional written and verbal communication skills; and

maintain a clinical pharmacy practice in a community setting. 

Responsibilities include the following:

design, deliver, and coordinate lab and tutorial activities relevant to community pharmacy practice in areas of legal, technical, and professional elements of the provision of medication and pharmaceutical care to patients;

create a course syllabus, as well as create and maintain an online 'Pharmacy Practice Skills Manual' for lab and tutorial activities using the using the learning management system (presently CONNECT);

incorporate community pharmacy experience and skills in the development of teaching and assessment activities specific to pharmacy practice in such areas as patient counselling and recommendations, medication selection and provision, consultations with health care providers, patient self-care, compounding of medications, drug information, expanded scope activities (prescription adaptation, emergency prescription refill and medication review services), ethics, jurisprudence and BC PharmaCare policies;

incorporate clinical pharmacy experience and skills in the development of pharmaceutical care cases and activities in such areas as medication management, physical assessment, interpretation of lab values, clinical documentation and clinical decision-making;

participate in the coordination and teaching of the 'Administration of Injections' course;

design, deliver, and evaluate written and practical assessments and examinations;

participate in the development of questions used for the MMI (Multiple Mini Interviews) used for admissions;- create learning activities and assessment tools for labs using HPS (human patient simulators);

organize and participate in Faculty, University and student-run orientation activities for first year pharmacy students and other health science students;

represent the Faculty and the profession at student recruitment and community events;

recruit and train licensed pharmacists to facilitate and teach course content;

recruit, train, and coordinate peer teachers to assist in exposing students to practical and realistic scenarios encountered in Pharmacy Practice;

recruit and supervise work-study students to aid with set-up, cleaning, and functioning of the Pharmacy Practice Lab;

supervise and coordinate learning activities with the Pharmacy Practice Centre Manager;

incorporate managerial experience and organizational skills in coordinating a team of pharmacist instructors, peer teachers, and students;

create, update, and manage resources online using CONNECT to support and enhance student learning;

create and film training videos to support and enhance student learning;

incorporate new pharmacy initiatives into the curriculum and promote continuing professional development by teaching at UBC-CPPD (UBC Continuing Pharmacy Professional Development) events; and

ensure integration of course content and skills with other streams of the curriculum. 

The successful candidate will be expected to participate in the academic life of the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences and to maintain a limited practice as a pharmacist. They will be an innovative teacher who is expected to integrate technologies and new approaches to learning. 

In addition, the Faculty is preparing to launch a new Entry-to-Practice (E2P) PharmD program in 2015. Successful candidates will be expected to serve in the capacity of Module Leader (modified body-system-based modules within Medication Management courses), Integration Activities (IA's) Coordinator (IA's are designed to reinforce and re-contextualize knowledge and skills), Element Coordinator (elements are components of the Medication Management courses), and/or Course Coordinator. 

Salary will be based on the level of experience and is subject to final budgetary approval. Applications, including a letter of application, curriculum vitae and the contact information of three references must be submitted online by December 15, 2014. Preferred start date will be February 1, 2015. For further details on the position description, qualifications, and instructions on how to apply, please visit: http://www.pharmacy.ubc.ca/career/faculty-positions

Please submit electronic applications through the UBC Careers Website:

www.facultycareers.ubc.ca/19748

UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply. UBC is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.



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