Adjunct Lecturer in Biopharmaceutical Marketing

University of Southern California School of Pharmacy

Adjunct Lecturer

Administration Faculty Los Angeles, California

The University of Southern California (USC) School of Pharmacy is seeking candidates for an adjunct lecturer position to teach masters level courses within the new Biopharmaceutical Marketing (BPMK) program. The various course offerings lead to a Master of Science degree within this highly innovative graduate program which combines core components of marketing, market-access, health policy, and healthcare business strategy. Degree candidates are typically those combining their education efforts in a dual degree program jointly scheduled with the Doctor of Pharmacy curriculum, or for students who are advancing or developing additional career options in this competitive healthcare environment. Within this nationally recognized program, many of the graduates have gone on to leadership positions in healthcare and industry, as decision makers and problem solvers for corporate and municipal institutions. The teaching position candidate will generally accept responsibility for one course within their area of expertise, taking ownership of all aspects of developing and teaching lectures, interactive small group sessions and workshops, and overseeing projects. Opportunities for mentoring are encouraged mentoring.

Required Credentials and Experience:

Applicants must have an advanced degree (PharmD, PhD, MD, or an equivalent degree, preferably in a health-related field, with either research or management experience within biopharmaceutical or medical device fields).  A record of professional leadership, teaching excellence and academic experience is also preferred. The position is strictly a part-time offering and does not lead to consideration for a full-time faculty position, nor tenure.

Application Procedure:

The position is available starting in the Spring 2021 session. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  Qualified individuals are requested to apply online at https://usccareers.usc.edu.  Applicants should electronically submit a current curriculum vitae, personal statement, previous teaching evaluations and the names and contact information of three references. This position does not lead to any consideration for tenure or permanent or fulltime employment, and the promotion track for adjunct lecturers will be utilized for advancement. The candidate is expected to have gainful employment via professional job activities executed outside of USC. A competitive salary is offered, but the number of hours does not meet the requirements for the offering of benefits.  

The University of Southern California is actively committed to equal opportunity, and diversity and inclusion within its faculty hiring practices; so qualified candidates 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 #1 among private schools, the USC School of Pharmacy is recognized for its more than century-long reputation for innovation in pharmaceutical education, practice and research. Faculty in the departments of Clinical Pharmacy, Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Pharmaceutical and Health Economics, and Regulatory and Quality Sciences have national and international stature as professional, scholarly, and educational leaders. The collaboration with the Schaeffer Center, provides a world-class group of faculty, initiatives and collaborations with the School of Pharmacy and other units to provide support for teaching faculty and graduate students.

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 patient care services to evaluating the impact of care on patient outcomes and costs.

Applicants must have an advanced degree (PharmD, PhD, MD, or an equivalent degree, preferably in a health-related field, with either research or management experience within biopharmaceutical or medical device fields). A record of professional leadership, teaching excellence and academic experience is also preferred. The position is strictly a part-time offering and does not lead to consideration for a full-time faculty position, nor tenure.