Overview:Keck Graduate Institute (KGI) was founded in 1997 as the first higher education institution in the United States dedicated exclusively to education and research related to the applied life sciences. KGI offers innovative postgraduate degrees and certificates that integrate life and health sciences, business, pharmacy, engineering, and genetics, with a focus on industry projects, hands-on industry experiences, and team collaborations. KGI employs an entrepreneurial approach and industry connections that provide pathways for students to become leaders within healthcare and the applied life sciences.
Located in beautiful Claremont, California, Keck Graduate Institute is a member of the Claremont Colleges, a consortium of five undergraduate liberal arts colleges, two graduate institutions, and The Claremont Colleges Services, which provides shared institutional support services. The Claremont Colleges consistently place at the top of national college rankings, including Forbes, Money and U.S. News and World Report and the Princeton Review . Each nationally recognized college has its own campus, students and faculty, and distinctive mission, and each offers top-notch curricula, small classes, distinguished professors and personalized instruction.
The KGI School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences is seeking a qualified candidate for a full-time faculty position at the Assistant, Associate, or Full-Professor level in the area of infectious disease and antibiotic stewardship in the acute care setting. The practice site for this position is Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center, a 437-bed, fully accredited, acute care hospital serving eastern Los Angeles and western San Bernardino counties.
Candidates will be expected to have a strong commitment to innovative teaching, research, and service, and will be expected to practice as a member of the interdisciplinary antibiotic stewardship team at PVHMC. Salary and academic rank will be commensurate with experience.
Education and Experience:
The successful candidate will have a Pharm.D. post-graduate residency, fellowship, or relevant knowledge gained over a period of at least three to five years in a health care setting; eligibility for licensure in California is required; clinical experience in acute care antibiotic stewardship is preferred. Candidates with previous experience teaching Doctor of Pharmacy students, a track record of effective scholarship and research interests that complement the strengths of KGI will be given preference.
Essential Functions and Responsibilities :Individuals must possess knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the essential function of the position, or be able to explain or demonstrate how the essential functions may be performed, with or without, reasonable accommodations, using some other combination of skills and abilities.
Engaging in a clinical practice setting that provides clinical services.
Experiential teaching activities and scholarship opportunities.
Teaching and facilitating student learning with advanced teaching strategies in a didactic environment.
Coordinating and teaching/co-teaching with science faculty.
Providing professional service, including advising students and student organizations and managing a pursuit of scholarly achievements appropriate for experience and academic rank.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:Individuals must possess knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the essential function of the position, or be able to explain or demonstrate how the essential functions may be performed, with or without, reasonable accommodations, using some other combination of skills and abilities.
Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to work effectively with faculty administrators, and external constituents.
Ability to handle multiple priorities with excellent organizational skills.
Honesty, integrity, and commitment to maintaining high professional standards.
Valid driver's license and accessibility to transportation for travel between campuses and to off-site locations.
Physical and Mental Requirements
Ability to maintain good concentration level while dealing with interruptions; attention to details with emphasis on accuracy; capable of giving, receiving, and analyzing information, formulating work plans, and articulating goals and action plans. Sitting in a normal seated position for extended periods of time. Standing for extended periods of time. Reaching and extending hand(s) or arm(s) in any direction. Finger dexterity required to manipulate objects with fingers rather than the whole hand(s), or arm(s), for example, using a keyboard. Communication skills using the spoken word. Ability to see within normal parameters. Ability to hear within normal parameters. Ability to bend and stoop, for example, to file. Ability to move about. Ability to lift and carry short distances up to 20 lbs., for example to lift or move office supplies, files, books and packages.
Ability to drive locally and travel by airplane nationally. Occasionally, will be required to stand for prolonged periods of time at activities/events on and off-campus.
A confidential review of applications, nominations, and expressions of interest will begin immediately and will continue until an appointment is made. To be ensured full consideration, please submit a cover letter to include a statement of teaching interests, curriculum vitae, and professional references. Minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.