Postdoctoral Fellowships in Pharmacy Education Innovation and Research

Updated: 4 months ago
Location: Chapel Hill, NORTH CAROLINA
Job Type: FullTime
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Department SOP-CIPhER - 450102
Posting Open Date 10/01/2021
Application Deadline
Open Until Filled Yes
Position Type Postdoctoral Scholar
Position Title Postdoctoral Fellowships in Pharmacy Education Innovation and Research
Vacancy ID PDS003222
Full-time/Part-time Full Time
Hours per week
FTE 1.0
Work Location Chapel Hill, NC
Position Location
Hiring Range Dependent on qualifications and experience.
Proposed Start Date 02/15/2023
Estimated Duration of Appointment 12 Months

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Position Summary
The UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy ( is one of 5 health science schools (Pharmacy, Nursing, Dentistry, Public Health, and Medicine) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Chapel Hill is located near the prestigious Research Triangle Park of North Carolina and faculty members have a strong history of collaboration with external partners in the area.
The UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy is a nationally recognized leader in pharmacy practice, education, and research committed to developing leaders who make a positive difference on human health worldwide. The School has built a reputation for its continued pursuit of excellence, rigorous education and training Centers, cutting-edge multidisciplinary research, progressive pharmacy practices, efficient business operations, and its outstanding faculty, staff, and students . The School was named for the second time the number one School of Pharmacy in the U.S. by the U.S. News and World Report. The School has experienced unprecedented growth and success and continues to strategically position itself for sustained impact, as articulated in the School’s Strategic Plan 2012–2017 (
The Center for Innovative Pharmacy Education and Research (CIPhER). Founded in 2017, CIPhER’s mission focuses broadly on improving the practice of pharmacy education and the quality and impact of research and scholarship on pharmacy education by coordinating and fostering the efforts of the School’s faculty, clinical preceptors, postgraduate fellows, residents and teaching assistants. CIPhER aims to help faculty and others to more effectively: teach, assess and promote student learning; and produce peer-reviewed publications and compete for grants. CIPhER sponsors certificate offerings, contributes to continuing professional education, offers onsite and online training workshops and seminars, and coordinates relevant, mutually beneficial efforts with entities such as other UNC health science schools, the UNC School of Education, ACCP, AACP, and the PharmAlliance.
CIPhER Postdoctoral Fellowships in Pharmacy Education Innovation and Research. These one-year post-doctoral fellowships provide exposure and mentored experience across the full range of educational research activities, including study design, data collection, data analysis, manuscript preparation, and grant writing. Although the program will be tailored to each Fellow’s unique skills and experiences, they will gain broad experience in educational research and assessment supporting the core mission of CIPhER. Health professions schools are uniquely positioned to examine critical educational research questions that are not only of importance to themselves, but of increasing interest and significance to larger audiences across higher education. CIPhER is committed to producing rigorous and systematic educational research that will provide insight necessary to advance strategic initiatives, improve student outcomes, enhance workforce development, and position the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy as a model of educational innovation and excellence, nationally and globally.
Each CIPhER Postdoctoral Fellow will report directly to one of the core CIPhER staff: the Center Director or Assistant Director – but will work closely with all CIPhER staff, fellows and associates. Appointment includes a UNC benefits package and competitive stipend.
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements
PharmD, or PhD in educational research, higher education or other related field.
Required Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience
Preferred Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience
- Professional Knowledge: Knowledge of research methods, including research design, data collection, analysis techniques (quantitative and/or qualitative), and interpretation of results. Ability to manage and analyze data from multiple projects and contexts. Ability to identify new research questions and inquiry opportunities, disseminate new findings to multiple stakeholders, and make recommendations for implementing improvements or changes.
- Collaboration: Ability to apply knowledge and understanding of Center purpose, culture, issues, and work relationships within and between the School, University, and outside collaborators to promote the Center’s agenda. Ability to share perceptions, knowledge and critical thinking as needed. Ability to promote the use of best practices to achieve shared CIPhER goals.
- Communication: Ability to communicate scholarly ideas and findings effectively in various venues, including conferences, committees, publications, and group meetings. Ability to build, maintain and enhance professional relationships to increase credibility and effectiveness of the Center. Ability to help promote and market the Center with increasing visibility as the Center continues to grow and expand. Ability to apply creativity to development of strategies and functions.
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