Director of Interprofessional Education (College of Pharmacy)

Position ID: 42148
University of Georgia
College of Pharmacy
Pharmacy Dean's Office
Branch Campus: 
Athens, Georgia
Position Description
New Position?: 
Job Class: 
Director, Administrative
Job Description: 


Posting Details
Posting Number F0271P
Working Title Director of Interprofessional Education
Department Pharmacy Dean's Office
About the University of Georgia

The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities is the state’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education ( UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,600 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 36,000 students including over 27,500 undergraduates and over 8,500 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 17 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

Posting Type External
Retirement Plan TRS or ORP
Employment Type Employee
Benefits Eligibility Benefits Eligible
Anticipated Start Date 07/01/2019
Job Posting Date 02/06/2019
Open until filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants

To be assured full consideration, applications should be received by April 15, 2019.

Location of Vacancy Athens Area
EEO Statement

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status.

Position Details
Position Information
Classification Title Director, Division / Department AD
Faculty Rank Open Rank
Contract Type Fiscal (12 mo.)
Tenure Status Non-Tenure Track
Minimum Qualifications

Terminal degree appropriate for the discipline.

Position Summary

The University of Georgia (UGA) College of Pharmacy and the Augusta University/UGA Medical Partnership in Athens are seeking a dynamic leader, innovative educator and established practitioner to fill the joint position of Director of Interprofessional Education (IPE) in the College of Pharmacy and Clinical Faculty at the Medical Partnership.

The successful candidate will oversee all matters related to IPE including infrastructure, curricular framework and policy development, while working collaboratively with administration, faculty, and other educational healthcare partners to cultivate patient-centered IPE practice experiences. In addition, the Director of IPE will support teaching in the professional pharmacy program.

As Clinical Faculty at the AU/UGA Medical Partnership, the successful candidate will be responsible for instructing medical students on the rational selection and use of medicines throughout the medical curriculum. Specifically, they will use their expertise in clinical pharmacology (CP)/pharmacotherapy to provide students with unbiased, theoretical and practical knowledge of drugs, their rational use, and guideline-based prescribing practice. Through instruction on how prescribing is documented within clinical settings they will also contribute to interprofessional education at the Medical Partnership, complementing their role as Director of IPE at the UGA College of Pharmacy.

At the UGA College of Pharmacy, the Director of IPE will report to the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. At the AU/UGAMedical Partnership, the faculty member will report to the Campus Associate Dean for Curriculum. The academic title and rank will reside in the Department of Clinical and Administrative Pharmacy of the UGA College of Pharmacy, with an adjunct appointment in the appropriate unit in the Medical College of Georgia. A collaborative practice site will be available through the Medical Partnership’s Internal Medicine Residency Continuity clinic.

Additional Requirements

• Candidates are required to have a pharmacy degree (PharmD) with at least 5 years of clinical pharmacy experience

•Candidates must have a combination of education and experience that would allow them to be appointed to a faculty rank in the Academic Professional track or Clinical track

Relevant/Preferred Education, Experience, Licensure, and/or Certification

• Candidates should have at least 5 years of patient care / practice experience in interprofessional settings

• Candidates should be eligible for pharmacist licensure in the state of Georgia

• Candidates should have 3 years of demonstrated experience in planning, delivering, and evaluating IPE

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies

• Candidates should have demonstrated teaching, leadership, team work skills, and scholarly activity

Does this position have financial responsibilities? Yes
Does this position require a P-Card? No
Is having a P-Card an essential function of this position? No
Credit and P-Card policy

Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with financial responsibilities. For additional information about the credit check criteria, visit the UGA Credit Background Check website.


Oversight on all matters related to IPE within the College of Pharmacy, including:
• Develop and implement an IPE framework that ensures academic excellence in IPE and compliance with accreditation standards. 
o Serve as Chair of the College IPE Oversight Committee
o Serve as ex-officio member on the College Curriculum Committee.
• Develop and maintain an effective collaborative relationship with all relevant faculty, University groups, and local, national, and international IPE-related organizations and partners.
o Represent the College at appropriate University and distance campus organizations and committees related to IPE, including the UGA IPE Leadership Committee. 
o Engage current and potential stakeholders from state-wide colleges and universities in programmatic and evaluative work to develop a sustainable and fully integrated IPE program meeting the needs of various professions and partners. 
• Provide direction for and input into day-to-day planning, implementation, evaluation and dissemination of IPEprograms.
o Work with Department Heads, faculty, and the Experience Programs to plan, develop and evaluate the IPEcurriculum.
o Support the faculty in their efforts to implement IPE initiatives throughout the P1-P4 curriculum, including didactic, experiential and co-curricular offerings.
• Facilitate ongoing assessment and improvement of the IPE program.
• Serve as a catalyst for faculty research and scholarship related to IPE.

Percentage Of Time 50

Clinical Faculty at the Medical Partnership 
• Work with the curriculum office and relevant directors and faculty to ensure provision of appropriate level drug knowledge and clinical pharmacology (CP)/pharmacotherapy which reflects current guideline-based practice across the curriculum
o Provide content oversight for CP/pharmacotherapy to ensure teaching of relevant and updated guideline-based therapies
o Develop and deliver CP/pharmacotherapy active-learning sessions during related disease state modules for year 1 and year 2 medical students
o Provide opportunities in years 3 and year 4 for medical students to utilize and reinforce CP/pharmacotherapy knowledge through Clinical Pharmacology Conferences (CPCs), interaction on clerkships, and/or other mechanisms

• Develop and maintain an effective collaborative relationship with all relevant Medical Partnership faculty to develop IPE activities with the College of Pharmacy and other collaborative educational partners 
o Utilize understanding and knowledge of Medical Partnership and the College of Pharmacy curriculums to bridge the gap between MD and PharmD students

Percentage Of Time 50
Application Procedure: 
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CIP Discipline Code: 
Clinical, Hospital, and Managed Care Pharmacy
Degree Levels: 
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Application Deadline: 
Position Starting Date: 
Monday, July 1, 2019
Vacancy Status: 

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University System of Georgia
Applicant Clearinghouse
278 Brooks Hall
The University of Georgia
Athens, Georgia 30602

Phone: (706) 542-7817
Fax: (706) 542-2822


Janyce Dawkins, Director

Kristopher Stevens, Associate Director

Tafara Makaya, Assistant Director

Kieran Morrow, Assistant Director

Kristopher Bolden, Assistant Director

Thomas Brazzle, System Coordinator