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Lecturer Part-time, Spokane Foundations Pharmacology Thread Lead

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School / Campus / College: School of Medicine

Organization: Pharmacology

Title: Lecturer Part-time, Spokane Foundations Pharmacology Thread Lead

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Position Description

The Spokane Foundations Pharmacology Thread Lead faculty position will be responsible for providing quality Pharmacology course instruction to UWSOM Spokane medical students.

Academic Position: Part-time Lecturer, University of Washington, School of Medicine, Department of Pharmacology. This position is a part-time, 0.3 FTE non-tenure eligible appointment and will be based in Spokane, Washington.  with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2022. Lecturer part-times are eligible for multi-year appointments that align with a 12-month service period (July 1-June 30). Faculty with 12-month service periods are paid for 11 months of service over a 12-month period (July-June), meaning the equivalent of one month is available for paid time off. 

Thread Definition: The UWSOM Foundations curriculum is divided into Blocks, Threads and Themes. Threads, which include Human Form and Function (anatomy), Pathology/Histology, and Pharmacology, span the entire 18 months of the pre-clinical curriculum and are integrated into the systems-based Blocks. Student performance is evaluated in the Threads and remediation is required for those students who fail the Pharmacology Thread in any of the three terms of the pre-clinical curriculum.


The Pharmacology Thread Lead will:

  • Work closely with UW SOM faculty in Spokane to coordinate and integrate pharmacology instruction into the pre-clinical medical school curriculum.
  • Coordinate with the Pharmacology Thread Regional Director to represent the needs of students and faculty at the Spokane site
  • Coordinate with Pharmacology Thread leadership across all UWSOM regional sites to ensure alignment in thread learning objectives, class deployment and student assessment.
  • Teach students directly and coordinate teaching by invited content experts.
  • Follow medical student progress in the Thread, identify students at risk for failure and help plan for the remediation of those that fail the Thread.
  • Participate in appropriate faculty development.
  • Other duties as required for the benefit of students at UWSOM Spokane.

Working Relationships: Primary reporting relationship will be to the Assistant Dean for Foundations in Spokane and the Department Chair of the Department of Pharmacology. It is expected that a working relationship will be established with pharmacology course leadership across all UWSOM sites, as well as with UWSOM curriculum office.


Background and Experience: Training in either pharmacology or pharmacy with academic degree of PhD, Pharm D, or RPh. The pharmacology thread lead will be familiar with drug use and theory across the medical spectrum as well as with basic pharmacologic concepts such as pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics and pharmacogenetics. Teaching experience and strong teamwork skills are critical to this position.


To apply, please upload your CV and Cover Letter to Interfolio. 

For questions, please contact: 

Janelle Clauser, MD
Assistant Dean for Foundations
UW School of Medicine – Gonzaga University Regional Health Partnership
Pronouns: she/her

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