Assistant/Associate Clinical Professor - Patient Care Skills
Competition 812

Department Faculty of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences
Posted date April 18, 2024
Closing date Will remain open until filled.
Position Type Full Time


While this position welcomes applications from individuals external to the university, current Academic Teaching Staff are first notified of available positions and will receive first consideration in accordance with the terms of Schedule D of the Academic Collective Agreement prior to considering external candidates. Please log in to verify your internal candidate status.

This position is a part of the Association of the Academic Staff of the University of Alberta (AASUA).

This is a full-time, two-year renewable position. Salary will be commensurate with experience in accordance with the Academic Teaching Staff (ATS) agreement which also stipulates benefits.

Location - Work primarily takes place at North Campus Edmonton.

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Department/Faculty Summary:

The Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences is consistently ranked among the top three schools in Canada, and top 50 globally and has been the only pharmacy school in Alberta since 1914. The province of Alberta offers the most unique pharmacy practice environment in North America where pharmacists can prescribe medications, order laboratory tests, provide injections, and receive remuneration for patient care services.

The Faculty annually admits 140 student pharmacists to the undergraduate pharmacy program and offers a number of post-professional programs. The Faculty also has approximately 60 graduate students on an annual basis.

Position Summary:

The individual will have teaching responsibilities in the pharmacy programs, provide service to the Faculty, University, and the profession, and engage in scholarly activities. Clinical practice is strongly encouraged.

Duties/Key Responsibilities:

Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to, teaching and coordination of courses, including those in the patient care skills stream of the PharmD program. This involves the development and delivery of course material, student assessment, and ensuring that coursework meets defined educational outcomes and accreditation standards. Patient care skills courses are a key component in the curriculum, linking to therapeutic modules and clinical placements and providing students with the core patient care skills required for pharmacy practice in Alberta.


  • A PharmD or BSc Pharm degree is required.
  • The successful candidate(s) will have knowledge of current clinical pharmacy practice.
  • Applicants must be licensed, or eligible for licensure, by the Alberta College of Pharmacy.
  • A minimum of 2 years of practical and relevant experience in pharmacy practice is required.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Teaching and/or precepting experience.
  • An advanced degree in pharmacy such as a post-baccalaureate PharmD and/or a Masters, PhD, or EdD degree is an asset.
  • Residency or post-doctoral experience is an asset.
  • Prior experience teaching in a post-secondary setting is an asset.

Application Instructions:

Please submit your cover letter, curriculum vitae, and statement of teaching interests in the online portal below.

At the University of Alberta, we are committed to creating an inclusive and accessible hiring process for all candidates. If you require accommodations to participate in the interview process, please let us know at the time of booking your interview and we will make every effort to accommodate your needs.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. If suitable Canadian citizens or permanent residents cannot be found, other individuals will be considered.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those individuals selected for an interview will be contacted.

The University of Alberta is committed to an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workforce. We welcome applications from all qualified persons. We encourage women; First Nations, M├ętis and Inuit persons; members of visible minority groups; persons with disabilities; persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression; and all those who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas and the University to apply.