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Faculty Position in Pharmaceutical Sciences

Department: College of Pharmacy
Location: Jackson

Union University seeks a qualified individual for a tenure-track position in the College of Pharmacy’s Doctor of Pharmacy program in Pharmaceutical Sciences beginning Fall 2021. Rank assignment commensurate with education and experience.

Union University is a private, coeducational liberal arts-based university offering bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees. The campus is located in Jackson, Tenn. (80 miles northeast of Memphis) with additional campuses in Germantown, Hendersonville, and Memphis, Tenn. Union University currently enrolls about 3,200 undergraduate and graduate students from 48 states and 15 countries. Union University stands as a national leader among colleges and universities in promoting a Christian worldview and a Christ-centered approach to education. Union is consistently ranked among the nation’s premier Christian universities and has been recognized as a top-tier institution each year since 1997 by U.S. News & World Report, which also recognized Union at a national level for undergraduate teaching excellence.

Position Description:

  • Teach a full-time load of Doctor of Pharmacy courses. Design and deliver class instruction through the development of instructional plans to meet course competencies, the development of activities that support lesson objectives, and the development of critical thinking skills.
  • Facilitate/guide students toward achievement of course and program outcomes. Plan clear course outcomes. Assess records related to the evaluation of student outcomes and course grades.
  • Serve as a faculty mentor to facilitate the personal and professional growth of students. Maintain effective interpersonal relationships with students. Demonstrate concern for student progress.
  • Maintain regular office hours for student accessibility.
  • Make relevant and realistic course assignments.
  • Participate on University and College of Pharmacy committees as assigned. Participate in programmatic strategic planning and assessment.
  • Apply Christian standards and attitudes in relationships among cohorts, faculty, staff, and students.
  • Contribute to a positive work climate and team effort within the college.
  • Maintain effective interpersonal relationships with full and part-time faculty, staff, and all other persons having a direct impact on the program.
  • Participate in professional organizations and scholarly activities. Attend professional meetings, workshops, and/or conventions. Model faculty-student research.
  • Complete assigned tasks in a timely manner.
  • Submit budget and textbook requests for assigned courses by the posted deadlines.
  • Collaborate with other school-related activities.
  • Take part in campus and community activities related to the discipline of pharmacy.


Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Ph.D. in Medicinal Chemistry, Pharmacology, Organic Chemistry, or related field required. Preference will be given to postdoctoral fellowship-trained applicants and those with academic teaching experience.

A demonstrated history of excellence in the pharmacy profession with either classroom, research, or industry experience is also required.

Successful candidates must be professing Christians who are active members of a local church, enthusiastically support Union University’s Identity, Mission, and Core Values, and articulate a Christian worldview in their work and life.

Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

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