Fixed Term Assistant/Associate Professor for Pharmacology Education

Michigan State University in Michigan

Deadline Open until filled
Date Posted August 21, 2014
Type Non tenure track
Salary Commensurate with experience
Employment Type Full-time


DESCRIPTION: The Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology at Michigan State University ( seeks to fill a non-tenure faculty position at the level of assistant to associate professor for an energetic, self-directed pharmacology educator who will be responsible for directing distance education activities offered by the Department, advising students and contributing to the Departments teaching mission.


DUTIES: The successful applicant will be expected to provide leadership, creativity and administrative oversight for the Department's distance learning activities including two online Masters programs and web-based undergraduate pharmacology courses; develop, implement, maintain and teach high quality online course offerings; work with external partners (agencies, universities and companies) in student recruitment and enrollment and providing student oversight and  administrative matters; communicate effectively with faculty, students and staff.


QUALIFICATIONS: A doctoral degree (PhD, PharmD, Sc.D., DV., DO and/or MD) in pharmacology or related pharmaceutical science; at least 3 years pharmacology teaching experience; experience in development of online instructional programs and courses. Desired qualifications include: demonstrated expertise in the theory and practice of online distance learning pedagogy and experience in curriculum development, instructional methods, and online instruction is preferred; knowledge and skill in curriculum development, instructional design, and online instruction; knowledge of best practices, current research, and innovations in instructional design theory and instructional technology; knowledge of the use of learning management systems for the delivery of instruction and services using the Internet, including knowledge of ADA compliance related to technology.


APPLICATIONS: Application review will begin August 4, 2014 and continue until a suitable applicant is identified. MSU is an affirmative-action, equal-opportunity employer. MSU is committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The university actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans and persons with disabilities. Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching goals, and full contact information (address, email, and phone) for three personal references through our online application portal at:


Questions should be addressed to: William F. Jackson, Ph.D., Pharmacology Educator Search Committee Chairperson, Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology, B429 Life Sciences Building, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824-1317, Tel: 517/353-5476, Fax: 517/353-8915, email: