Clinical Pharmacology Faculty

Medical Education · Colton, California
Department Medical Education
Employment Type Faculty-FT
Minimum Experience Experienced

Position Purpose

This faculty member will work within the interdisciplinary department of Medical Education.  Faculty in both our MD program and our Masters in Biomedical Sciences program.

Essential Function

Information provided below is a general description of responsibilities; it is not intended to provide an all-inclusive list of responsibilities and may change depending on the needs of CUSM

Clinical Pharmacology Teaching in the MD Program                                        30-40% Time

  • Utilize active learning techniques to teach clinical pharmacology in the clinical and preclinical years. This will include rational prescribing and therapeutic management across system-based courses.
  • Incorporate new technologies and scientific advances in medicine such as personalized medicine, pharmacogenomics.
  • Develop summative and formative assessments for assigned lectures including exam proctoring.
  • Assist in simulated learning exercises.

Small-group Faculty Facilitator                                                                             20% Time

This faculty member has an essential role as a College Faculty Mentor. Activities in the pre-clerkship phase will/may include:

  • Weekly small-group, case-based discussions on clinical reasoning skills
  • Weekly small-group discussions in our College Colloquium course which covers health systems, public health and ethics.

Activities in the clerkship phase will/may include:

  • As a faculty advisor, support student wellbeing, remediation planning and activities and student career advising.

Scholarly Activity                                                                                                    10% Time

  • Engage in scholarly activities as defined in the Guidelines on Faculty Appointment and Promotion
  • Position may include administrative oversight of the student educational research

Administration                                                                                                         20-40% Time

  • Participate in faculty development activities.
  • Participate in administration duties including roles such as course director or other service on institutional committees as assigned.
  • Participate in other service activities as defined in the Guidelines on Faculty Appointment and Promotion.
  • Other duties as assigned including serving on CUSM Committees.

Minimum Requirements

  1. A MD, DO, PhD, or PharmD
  2. An understanding of basic pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics.
  3. Teach pharmacology sessions in both the preclinical and clinical years including practical application of basic science principles.
  4. Evidence of successful collaboration and interdisciplinary work in a medical education environment.
  5. Demonstrated commitment to support the mission of the university and the vision to inspire, motivate, and empower students to become excellent physicians, scientists, and leaders.
  6. Commitment to diversity and inclusion as part of our conviction that the presence of diversity enriches an institution of higher learning.
  7. Eligibility for appointment as Assistant or Associate Professor in the interdisciplinary Department of Medical Education.
  8. Outstanding communication skills in writing, speaking, presenting, and listening; display a collaborative and entrepreneurial spirit.
  9. Ability to handle sensitive situations and information with discretion.
  10. Demonstrated ability to interact professionally with diplomacy, patience, and courtesy with diverse individuals; ability to establish and maintain effective and cooperative working relationships
  11. Ability to supervise, advise, training and assess peers and students; including organizing, prioritizing, and scheduling assignments. Ability to foster a cooperative work environment.
  12. Demonstrated skill in working independently and completing assignments according to defined goals and objectives. Ability to effectively prioritize and deliver assignments under pressure of deadlines, and with frequent interruptions and competing priorities. Must be able to adjust priorities quickly, multitask with excellent organizational skills. Demonstrated experience in a fast paced, high volume environment.
  13. Demonstrated high attention to detail. Demonstrated skill in analyzing information to define and follow up on problems or objectives. Can identify solutions and independently act toward solving problems.
  14. Demonstrated proficient skill in effectively using a computer and applications such as Microsoft Office 365 (Outlook, Word, Excel, and Power Point).
  15. Ability to sit or stand for long periods of time and use computer; stand, walk, bend, intermittently throughout the day. Ability to work in a university environment, moderate changes in temperature and noise.
  16. Must successfully complete and pass a pre-employment drug screen/physical and background check through the Department of Justice.


Preferred Qualifications

1.     Experience with college/university personnel, policies and procedures as well as

        current trends in higher education

2.     Demonstrated knowledge and skills in program planning, project management,

        and academic administration

3.     Documentation of relevant scholarly and research activity

4.     Previous experience with LCME accreditation process and requirements

Diversity and Equal Employment Opportunity Policy Statement:

California University of Science and Medicine (CUSM) supports the principles of equal opportunity, inclusion and diversity in employment and education. The University seeks to ensure that no person will encounter discrimination in employment or education on the basis of age, skin color, ability status, biological sex, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, immigration status, race, ethnicity, religion, sexual identity, or Veteran's status. This policy is applicable to both the employment practices and administration of programs and activities within the University. It is the policy of the University that no person shall be excluded from the participation in, be denied the benefits of, or in any way be subject to discrimination in any program or activity at the University. Further, CUSM is committed to being an antiracist institution that continuously works to end oppression in all forms.  Therefore, CUSM actively maintains institutional structures and learning opportunities to prevent incidents of bias or discrimination, and to address them with individual and collective accountability should they occur.

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  • Location
    Colton, California
  • Department
    Medical Education
  • Employment Type
  • Minimum Experience