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Associate Professor Pharmacy Practice

Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland | Dublin | Ireland | Europe

Objective of this post: 

The principal objectives of the post are:
-To provide leadership and collaboration in pharmacy practice (clinical pharmacy and pharmacy education) 
-To contribute to the design, delivery and assessment of our educational programmes at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels 

-To further develop our relationships with our academic and clinical partners.

Specific Responsibilities include: 
-Leading and contributing to the ongoing development and implementation of the strategy for pharmacy practice research 
-Securing funding so as to sustain a research group of postgraduate students and other research staff, with resultant publications in journals of high quality/impact 
-Fostering and growing clinical -academia interactions with priority to our established network of community pharmacies (through our management of the National Pharmacy Internship Programme), hospitals within the RCSI Hospital Group and our other established partnership hospitals including the Beacon Hospital, Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital Crumlin, Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, Peamount Healthcare and St John of God Hospital (Stillorgan) 
-Supervising undergraduate students and postgraduate students at Masters, MD and PhD level 
-Preparing, delivering and assessing clinical pharmacy content in the undergraduate and post-graduate programmes 
-Participating in the implementation of the Learning & Teaching Strategy of the Master of Pharmacy Programme including the effective use of technology-enhanced learning 
-Designing, delivering, assessing and evaluating interprofessional education activities across the Schools of Pharmacy, Medicine (including the Graduate Entry Medicine programme), Physiotherapy and Nursing & Midwifery 
-Participating in the implementation of the Assessment Strategy of the Master of Pharmacy Programme including participation in blueprinting, standard setting and the running of Objective Structured Clinical  Examinations 
-Interacting where appropriate with the Affiliation for Pharmacy Practice Experiential Learning (APPEL) 
-Coordinating with the School Operations Team and the Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences Student Academic and Regulatory Affairs (SARA) in general and curricular administration 
-Discharging of administrative responsibilities including module leadership 
-Participating in cross-functional teams 
-Acting as a personal tutor 
-Contributing to quality assurance/quality improvement and professional accreditation (national and international) of our programmes 
-Undergoing programmes of training and development as may be required 
-Undertaking overseas assignments as may be required from time to time 
-Promoting the best interests of the School and RCSI at all times 

-Performing such other related duties as may be required

Person Specification Essential: 
-Has a doctoral qualification in a relevant discipline 
-Internationally competitive research record, as evidenced by peer-reviewed publications in journals of high quality/impact and grant support 
-Strong teaching interest and skill set, as evidenced by experience of, a proven track record in, and enthusiasm for undergraduate teaching and assessment in clinical pharmacy 
-Can build and maintain strong working relationships 
-Has excellent communication skills 

-The successful candidates core values and behaviours should demonstrate:

-General Competencies 

-Student and customer service
-Scholarship and excellence
-Collegiality and professionalism
-Innovation and flexibility

-Planning and organising

-Leadership competencies 

-Leadership and respect 
-People Development 
-Student and customer service 

-Excellence and Scholarship

Person Specification Desirable: 

-Eligibility to be registered as a pharmacist 
-Strong commitment to own personal and professional development 
-Has excellent time-management skills in order to effectively progress across all three domains of responsibilities (teaching, research and service) 

-Has a proven ability for both independent and team work

The Process: 
Interview and presentation 

Shortlisted candidates will be invited for a formal competence-based interview and a panel-based presentation at our main campus at RCSI Dublin which will most likely be on the week commencing 12 February 2018

Particulars of Post 

This post is a full time permanent position. The appointee will report to the Head of School or nominee. 
The remuneration will be within the following salary ranges: 
-Associate professor: €92,857.00-€122,156.00
If this recruitment campaigns identifies a candidate who is not at the required level for appointment at Associate Professor but is at the right level for appointment at Senior Lectureship the appointment may be made at Senior Lectureship. The remuneration for Senior Lectureship will be within the following salary range: 

-Senior lecturer: €75, 975-€98,235

Informal Enquiries 

Informal enquiries are invited in the first instance through Maggie Walshe, Human Resources Department on 01 402 2287 (email: All applications for this post must be made through the careers webpage www.rcsi/careers. Maggie can arrange for relevant queries on the academic aspects of the role to be addressed by the Head of School (Professor Paul Gallagher)

Closing Date for Applications: 31 of January 2018 


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