Adjunct Faculty Pool - Pharmacy Technician

Adjunct Faculty Pool - Pharmacy Technician

locationMemphis, TN, USA
PublishedPublished: 5/8/2024

Southwest Tennessee Community College is a comprehensive, multicultural, public, open—access college. Southwest has 7 campuses/centers from which it offers over 100 programs and over 20 technical certificate programs.

We foster student success, transform lives, and increase the educational level of a growing community in Shelby County. Southwest is a Tennessee Board of Regents institution, accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

We invite you to become a part of the Southwest Team!

Title: Adjunct Faculty Pool - Pharmacy Technician

Employee Classification: Faculty

Institution: Southwest Tennessee Community College

Department: Pharmacy Technology

Campus Location: STCC - Multiple Campus Locations

Job Summary

This is a part-time, Adjunct Faculty position in the Department of Pharmacy Technology.


Applications for part-time faculty positions are accepted on a continuous basis and reviewed by the department chair when openings become available. Future teaching assignments are on a term-by-term basis, which may include fall, spring and summer.

Postings close yearly on January 31; to maintain your application within the system, you will need to re-apply each year.

At the time of application, applicants should be prepared to upload a cover letter, resume/CV, references list, statement of teaching philosophy, & an unofficial transcript.

The Pharmacy Technician Instructor will provide instruction for the Pharmacy Technology program. The instructor will be responsible for providing students with a complete syllabus containing objectives, presenting enthusiastic, organized and clear lectures and classroom activities consistent with the course syllabus as well as labs concurrent with the lectures. Both lecture and labs will be designed to continually promote the development and effective use of the skills in areas such as critical and analytical thinking, evaluation, communication, computation, problem-solving, and decision-making.

Providing the student with timely information and feedback on his/her academic progress relative to quizzes, tests, homework, and projects; maintain accurate, up-to-date records of student academic performance; and possessing thorough knowledge and understanding of all college policies.

At a minimum, the related activities include instruction, academic advising, serving on various committees, participating in professional activities and organizations.

Job Duties

  • Prepares and delivers instruction delivers instruction in classroom and clinical facilities on topics in Pharmacy Technology
  • Compiles, administers, evaluates and grades students' class work, laboratory work, assignments, tests, and papers fairly and consistently; and keep students informed about their progress through the prompt grading of papers and other work.
  • Develops curricula and instructional material such as syllabi, homework assignments, and handouts.
  • Maintains office hours for students seeking academic advice, assists in student recruitment and retention; and assists students with course-related problems outside of the classroom.
  • Maintains accurate student attendance records, grades, and other required records in compliance with federal FERPA regulations.
  • Attends all faculty meetings, college assemblies, professional development and orientation activities, and other meetings as called by the President, Dean or Department Chair.
  • Keeps abreast of developments in the field by reading current literature, talking with colleagues, and participating in professional conferences.
  • Participates in departmental and college committees; and provides outreach service to the community.
  • Effectively administer assessment of student learning and technical objectives.
  • Ensure safe and reasonable precautions are implemented to protect students, equipment, and facilities.
  • Prepare for class and lab instruction and show written evidence of preparation.
  • Develop and maintain a classroom and lab environment conducive to effective learning within the limits of the resources provided.
  • Maintain standards of teaching on the collegiate level and perform according to the ASHP accreditation standards.
  • May perform other duties as assign by Department Head/Dean.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Certified Pharmacy Technician with an Associate Degree or higher; must possess or be pursuing actively, with a written plan for achieving, an Associate’s Degree or an appropriate state teaching credential at a minimum.
  • Licensed Pharmacist
  • Evidence of ongoing professional development.
  • Demonstration of adequate knowledge and proficiency in their content areas.
  • Demonstrate the ability to teach effectively at the appropriate level.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to interact effectively and professionally with students, staff, and faculty.
  • Display a student-centered approach.
  • Willingness to reinforce all lessons with hands-on experiences when resources permit.
  • Consistently demonstrates the highest level of integrity and professionalism.
  • Adhere to the state's regulations for licensure or registration in the practice of pharmacy;

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of current teaching and learning strategies to facilitate student-centered learning; experience interacting successfully with an ever-growing student population.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office, Word, TEAMS, and Power-Point Applications
  • Skill in selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.
  • Ability to integrate technology into course delivery.
  • Ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
  • Willingness and flexibility to teach classes using various instructional delivery methods at any of the seven locations.

The intent of this job description is to provide a representation of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the total specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.

Candidates who are called for an interview must notify Human Resources in writing at least five (5) days in advance of any reasonable accommodation needed prior to the date of the interview.

First consideration will be given to current Southwest Tennessee Community College employees who meet the minimum qualifications for the position.

In order to be considered for the position, the following items must be uploaded:

  • Resume
  • Cover letter
  • Unofficial Transcripts

A summary of our benefits can be found below:

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Southwest Tennessee Community College is a TBR and AA/EEO employer and does not discriminate against students, employees, or applicants for admission or employment on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, age, status as a protected veteran, genetic information, or any other legally protected class with respect to all employment, programs and activities.