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Faculty Openings

Butler University, founded in 1855 by attorney and abolitionist Ovid Butler, is home to about 4,000 undergraduate and 700 graduate students in six colleges and more than 60 academic majors. Located in Indianapolis, a thriving metropolitan area of approximately 1.5 million people in the 27th largest media market, Butler occupies 290 acres in a vibrant and diverse neighborhood near the White River on the northwest side of Indianapolis. The University emphasizes a liberal arts-based education with the goal of teaching clear and effective communication, appreciation of beauty, and a commitment to lifelong learning, community service, and global awareness.

Faculty hiring is coordinated by the various colleges. You may contact the appropriate college for further information.

 

Chair, Department of Medical Science and PA Studies and Program Director

The College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (COPHS) at Butler University invites applications for an individual to serve as Chair for the Department of Medical Science and Physician Assistant Studies and as Program Director for the newly approved Master of Physician Assistant Studies to Doctor of Medical Science (MPAS-DMS) Bridge Program.  This position is available as early as June 2021.

MS-PAS Department: The Department of Medical Science and Physician Assistant Studies at Butler University comprises three academic programs with two degree offerings. The 24-month entry-level Master of Physician Studies (MPAS) Program has been graduating physician assistants for 25 years. The 50-credit-hour Doctor of Medical Science (DMS) degree program is a fully online post-professional program that serves PAs who are interested in building on their education with more in-depth medical knowledge, as well as those who wish to develop leadership skills and business acumen to advance within their workplace. The new MPAS-DMS Bridge Program (“Bridge”) is a 14-credit-hour program designed exclusively for PAs who have graduated within the past 6 months from an ARC-PA accredited, entry-level program, and are interested in expanding their clinical knowledge and leadership skills on their path to the Doctor of Medical Science degree.

 

Position: This position is a full-time, 12-month, tenure track, faculty appointment with administrative duties in the College.  Academic rank will be commensurate with the candidate’s level of experience and qualifications at the time of hiring. The responsibilities as MS-PAS Department Chair and Bridge Program Director will include providing leadership, administrative oversight and evaluation of 1) MS-PAS department-wide matters related to faculty, budget and departmental planning and initiatives, and 2) Bridge program-wide matters related to curriculum, accreditation, assessment and admission. The Program Director/Department Chair will engage in teaching, scholarship, and service activities consistent with the typical requirements of COPHS faculty, and will serve as a member of the College Leadership Team.

 

Key job responsibilities include:

 

Department Chair, Medical Sciences and Physician Assistant Studies

Support recruitment of new faculty, assigning and evaluating department faculty workload, provide guidance in faculty development, and assess department faculty performance
Develop and maintain policies and procedures for the operation of the department and its programs which are consistent with College and University policies and procedures, in cooperation with Associate Dean for Academic and Administrative Services.
Support the MPAS Program Director in all aspects of accreditation
Support the development, implementation and assessment of the policies and procedures for admission into the MPAS, Bridge, and DMS programs in collaboration with each of the programs’ admissions committees.
Develop and maintain strategic relationships with external constituencies.
Support the work of the Director of MPAS experiential education providing criteria for identification and maintenance of an appropriate number of qualified experiential sites and preceptors utilized by the program.

 

Program Director, Bridge Program

Provide leadership in the development, implementation and assessment of Bridge program goals

Manage the Bridge Program annual budget
Collaborate with the Associate Dean for Academic and Administrative Services in establishing class schedules for the Bridge Program
Supervise and evaluate the activities and performance of assigned program support staff
Provide leadership and supervision for the development, implementation and assessment of all aspects of the curriculum and admissions in the Bridge program in collaboration with Bridge program committees.
Teach as assigned, serve as an academic advisor to assigned students as needed, and engage in scholarly activities.
Contribute to building an inclusive learning environment for an increasingly diverse student population

 

Qualifications:

It is strongly preferred the program director/chair be a physician assistant with a doctoral degree or a physician with experience working in PA education.  The candidate must have, or be eligible for, licensure in Indiana. Strong preference will be given to candidates who have experience in teaching graduate medical learners and familiarity with online teaching. 

 

Application

 

Interested applicants should submit a single pdf document including letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and a list of three references including name, title, and contact information to Brenda Quincy, PhD, PA-C, search committee chair, at bquincy@butler.edu.

 

Timeline

Review of applications will begin June 1, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.

 

Butler University is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive and equitable environment for all employees. We welcome applications from all individuals, regardless of age, gender, gender identity, sex, race, religion, color, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, national origin, or any other legally protected category.

Assistant/Associate Professor of Health Sciences

Butler University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences invites qualified applicants for two non-tenure track, 10-month faculty positions in the Health Science Department. 

The mission of the Health Science Department is to develop graduates who improve the world’s health.  Our vision is to be the premier destination for undergraduate health education. We value collaboration, community, inclusivity, integrity, and student, faculty, and staff wellbeing. 

The Health Science Department currently supports two undergraduate majors: Health Science, and Healthcare and Business.  We are exploring the development of a third undergraduate major related to medical humanities and are in the process of optimizing our curricular offerings.  We are a growing program, with ~ 330 total students, approximately 95 of which will be incoming first year students in fall 2021.

Responsibilities

Teaching Responsibilities:

Course assignments will be made based on successful candidates’ skill sets and departmental needs.  Current departmental needs include courses in evidence-based medicine, healthcare communication, healthcare quality and safety, healthcare systems and policy, as well as elective courses in the areas of public/community health, nutrition, and others.
Provide support or instruction into other courses as needed.
Provide academic advising and professional mentoring to students in our majors.

Service:

Participate in committees/work groups within the Department of Health Sciences, College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, and/or University as needed.
Serve professional organization(s) at the local, state, and/or national level.
Potential for involvement in community outreach and internship programs.

Scholarship:

Research and publish per individual interests and expertise.
Mentor and advise undergraduate student research.

 

Qualifications

Doctorate or terminal degree in a healthcare profession or health science related field

Teaching experience in related coursework preferred
Demonstrated commitment to innovation in teaching and research
Strong organizational abilities
Excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills
Ability to work in a team environment, including interdisciplinary engagements
Commitment to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives within the Butler University community  

 

Application

Interested applicants should submit the following as a single pdf document to Ms. Tina Vawter at tvawter@butler.edu.

Letter of interest
Curriculum vitae
Statement of teaching philosophy  
Names and contact information for three professional references
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion statement describing past experiences, current interests/activities, and/or future goals for promoting a campus climate of diversity, equity and inclusion

Timeline

Initial review of applications will begin on July 1, 2021 and continue until the positions are filled. Background checks will be required.

 

Butler University, founded in 1855 by attorney and abolitionist Ovid Butler, is home to approximately 4,500 undergraduate and 1050 graduate students in six colleges and more than 75 academic majors. Located in Indianapolis, Indiana, a thriving metropolitan area of over 2 million people in the country’s 29th largest city, Butler occupies over 300 acres in a vibrant and diverse neighborhood near the White River on the northwest side of Indianapolis. The University’s mission and strategic direction is described at https://www.butler.edu/butlerstrategy.

Butler University is an equal opportunity employer.  We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive and equitable envrionment for all employees. We welcome applications from all individuals, regardless of age, gender, gender identity, sex, race, erligion, color, disability, protected veteran status, sexual oreintation, national origin, or any other legally protected category.

Assistant/Associate Professor in the Department of Medical Science and PA Studies

Butler University’s College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences invites applications for a full-time, 12-month, didactic, non-tenure-track, assistant/associate professor in the Master of Physician Assistant Studies Program.  Academic rank will be commensurate with the candidate’s level of experience and qualifications at the time of hiring. Responsibilities may include classroom and lab instruction, small group case-based discussion, course management, student advising and mentoring, program and college committee service, community service, and scholarship.  Additional information may be found at Butler College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences.

Located in Indianapolis, Indiana, Butler University is a nationally recognized liberal arts-based institution, ranked 1st in the Midwest among regional universities, and #1 in the category “Most Innovative Schools” in the 2021 U.S. News & World Report. The physician assistant program is part of a dynamic, multidisciplinary professional college within the university.

Successful candidates will:

Be a board-certified PA, MD, or DO
Have a minimum of three years of clinical experience.
Be eligible to obtain an Indiana license to practice.

A master’s degree is preferred, but a candidate willing to earn a master’s or doctoral degree may be considered. Prior teaching and/or research experience is preferred, as is a commitment to contributing to an inclusive learning environment for an increasingly diverse student population.

Interested applicants should submit a formal letter of application, curriculum vitae, and copies of professional transcripts, statement of teaching philosophy, and a list of names, credentials, and contact information for three references. Please submit all materials in a single PDF file to: COPHSSearch@butler.edu.   Questions may be directed to Dan Sturm, PA-C, and Search Committee Chair.

Butler Unversity is an equal opportunity employer.  We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive and equitable environment for all employees.  We welcome applications from all individuals, regardless of age, gender, gender identity, sex, race, religion, color, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, national origin, or any other legally protected category.

Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice Precision Medicine/Pharmacogenomics

The College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences at Butler University invites applications for a shared, full-time, twelve-month, non-tenure-track faculty position in precision medicine/pharmacogenomics. This position will be based at hc1, a commercial enterprise delivering the leading precision medicine software platform to improve patient outcomes and reduce healthcare costs by leveraging advanced healthcare data analytics. Candidates should have teaching and research experience in precision medicine and/or pharmacogenomics, and will be expected to allocate approximately 50% of their time to University teaching and research responsibilities and 50% to supporting the efforts of our corporate partner, hc1. Primary University responsibilities include teaching Doctor of Pharmacy and Masters in Healthcare Analytics students both in the didactic and experiential components of the curriculum and establishing a program that involves working collaboratively with faculty on joint teaching and research opportunities especially in the area of precision medicine and pharmacogenomics.  Exciting opportunities exist for collaboration with other colleges and programs on the Butler campus and health care organizations and corporations of Indiana.

 

The successful applicant will possess a doctorate or a PharmD degree with advanced experience or training in precision medicine/pharmacogenomics using healthcare data analytics. Candidates should be committed to the development of a multicultural environment, valuing the input of multiple viewpoints and perspectives across the University.

 

Butler University is a student-focused, learning-centered comprehensive university.  Founded in 1855 by attorney and abolitionist Ovid Butler. The University is home to approximately 4,000 undergraduate and 700 graduate students in six colleges, and more than 60 academic majors. Located in Indianapolis, a thriving metropolitan area of approximately 1.5 million people in the 27th largest media market, Butler occupies 290 acres in a vibrant and diverse neighborhood near the White River on the northwest side. 

 

The College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences was established in 1904 and offers programs leading to Doctor of Pharmacy, Masters in Data Analytics, Masters in Pharmaceutical Sciences, Masters of Physician Assistant Studies, Doctor of Medical Science, and Bachelors of Health Sciences.

 

Applicants for the position should submit a letter of interest that includes a statement describing past experiences, current interests/activities, and/or future goals for promoting a campus climate of diversity, equity and inclusion, a curriculum vitae, a teaching philosophy, and the name, address and contact information of three references to: Prachi Arora, parora@butler.edu Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacy Practice, College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Butler University, 4600 Sunset Avenue, Indianapolis, Indiana 46208.

 

General information about the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences and Butler University is available at: http://www.butler.edu/cophs/

 

Butler University is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive and equitable environment for all employees. We welcome applications from all individuals, regardless of age, gender, gender identity, sex, race, religion, color, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, national origin, or any other legally protected category.

 

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Butler University is committed to enhancing the diversity of the student body and our faculty and staff. In addition hiring decisions are made on the basis of an individual's qualifications, past experience, overall performance, and other employment-related criteria. Butler University provides equal opportunities for employment and advancement for all individuals, regardless of age, gender identity, sex, race, religion, color, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, national origin, or any other legally protected category.