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Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of Regulatory and Quality Sciences (Teaching Track)

School of Pharmacy Faculty Los Angeles, California

The USC School of Pharmacy’s Department of Regulatory and Quality Sciences invites applications for a full-time, 12-months per year, non-tenure track faculty position at the rank of either Assistant or Associate Professor who is strongly committed to excellence in teaching, curriculum development and scholarly activities within the area of regulatory and quality sciences.

The successful candidate will be responsible for the development and implementation of coursework primarily at the doctoral and master’s levels with some participation in undergraduate education. As a Teaching Track faculty member, the candidate will be expected to combine teaching, mentoring, advising to a total of at least 80% of USC activities. This will include teaching, course development, and doctoral thesis advisement, with excellence in these pursuits demonstrated and fulfilled toward consideration for promotion. Scholarly activities and university service are important contributions for the well-rounded faculty candidate’s recruitment and success. Routine faculty administration and participation duties, such as attendance at departmental and full faculty meetings and committee service, as well as annual review submissions and peer-to-peer teaching evaluations are expected. This position does not lead to consideration for tenure.

The candidate will additionally support the development, analysis, and application of educational and research proposals and implementation within the department. A track record of accomplishment is expected: (1) professional and scholarly activities in regulatory, clinical, and/or quality (2) a publication record documenting both self-directed and collaborative research.

The position would include the performance of the following:

  • Teaching and coordinating invited speakers and other faculty for approximately 35-50 hours per course, two to three courses per term
  • Preparing and grading examinations and other deliverables in association with other instructors
  • Holding office hours at a frequency adequate to allow students to ask timely questions specific to lectures and deliverables
  • Meeting with DRSc students regularly to guide them in their thesis research activities
  • Developing curriculum for regulatory and quality science courses
  • Advising graduate and undergraduate students conducting regulatory science research
  • Developing experiential learning opportunities for MS, DRSc, and BS students
  • Contributing to activities conducted by D. K. Kim International Center for Regulatory Science

Educational Requirements:         

Applicants must possess a doctoral degree in a relevant field (pharmacy, medicine, regulatory science, for example).

Qualifications and Experience:

  • A strong background in regulatory and quality sciences through professional experience in biopharmaceutical or medical device industry and/or regulatory agencies
  • Demonstrated proficiency in one or more regulatory and/or clinical development areas including regulatory submissions, early PK/PD studies, pivotal trials, post-marketing requirements, pragmatic trials, and real-world data/real-world evidence
  • Demonstrated expertise in education and scholarly activities including curricular development and course management
  • A proven track record of research and publication in regulatory and quality sciences related to drugs, biologics, medical devices, or other FDA regulated products; specific examples of publications should be submitted or accessible
  • A desire to create and deliver novel, experiential curricula to enhance student learnings
  • Demonstrated proficiency in the use of varied instructional strategies and technologies that engage students, including cooperative and practical learning methods
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to supervise thesis work of students in the doctor of regulatory science program

Prior examples of teaching experience, excellence and content and performance evaluations are requested. Qualified candidates will preferably have demonstrated experience or leadership in diversity and inclusion within their prior academic and professional work environments that they can bring to the education setting.

Compensation and Benefits:

The University of Southern California offers a competitive salary within an academic environment based on the candidate’s experience and accomplishments. The rank of Assistant/ Associate/Full Professor is provided commensurate with the research and scholarly accomplishments, assessed teaching capabilities, and expertise and demonstrated leadership in the field of study.  The University also offers excellent benefits and options to employees, which include: health, dental and life insurance; tuition assistance; disability and retirement plans; credit union membership; and participation in cultural and social events, as well as access to athletic and recreational facilities.

This position does not lead to consideration for tenure. Re-appointment and eventual promotion are expectations based on performance assessment, and assessed yearly in merit peer review and longitudinally via administrative review. Excellence in teaching will be evaluated using evolving assessments strategies and rewards of the School and University, including those leading to continued appointment.

Application Procedure:

The position is available immediately. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Qualified individuals are requested to apply online at, and are requested to upload a current curriculum vitae, a letter of intent/personal statement, including teaching and mentoring philosophy and goals, a description of his/her research and experience relevant to the position, and a list of the names and current contact information for three to five individuals who will serve as professional references.

An Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer:

The University of Southern California isactivelycommittedto equal opportunity, diversity, and inclusion within its facultyhiring practices, so qualifiedcandidates from underrepresented minorities are encouraged to apply.

The USC School of Pharmacy is located on the USC Health Sciences Campus, which includes the Keck Hospital of USC, the Norris Cancer Hospital, and LAC+USC hospital. Ranked by US News and World Report as the #1 private pharmacy school in the United States, the USC School of Pharmacy is recognized for its more than century-long reputation for innovation in pharmaceutical education, practice and research. The School uniquely spans the entire spectrum of pharmaceutical development and clinical care – from drug discovery to regulatory approaches that promote safety and innovation, from delivery of contemporary patient care services to evaluating the impact of care on patient outcomes and costs. Collaborative efforts with our expertise areas and faculty in clinical pharmacy, pharmacoeconomics and health policy, pharmacoepidemiology, drug discovery, experimental therapeutics, and pharmaceutical sciences are available and encouraged.

Educational Requirements: Applicants must possess a doctoral degree in a relevant field (pharmacy, medicine, regulatory science, for example).

REQ20102196 Posted Date: 06/17/2021

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