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Postdoctoral Academic Fellowship

The University of Cincinnati (UC) James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy Postdoctoral Fellowship prepares graduates to be successful members of an academic community as faculty members that participate in teaching, clinical practice, research, and service.

Candidates should be passionate about entering academia and want to become a faculty member at a college of pharmacy.  Under the guidance of experienced faculty, the fellow will obtain training and gain experience in many aspects of academia such as teaching, administration and research. The fellow will also gain additional training and experience, beyond a teaching certificate program, in skills related to teaching and to becoming an effective part of an academic community.  The fellow will work with several administrators in the college to develop new programs, participate in research project oversight, and to assist with accreditation.  The candidate will have multiple opportunities to teach, mentor, and continue to develop their clinical skills.

The fellow will spend 1.5 days per week at a clinical practice site and 3.5 days per week at the college of pharmacy.


Components of this Program:

Academic Fellowship

  1. Teaching (30% time allotment)

    The fellow will be responsible for teaching in the PharmD curriculum including but not limited to: small group recitations, skills labs, online forums, active learning activities, large group lectures, and course coordination. Individuals will also mentor APPE students and residents at clinical practice sites and outreach events.

  2. Clinical Practice (30% time allotment)

    During the fellowship, the fellow will continue to gain experience in clinical pharmacy services in able to further refine skills and contribute to a future vision of pharmacy. The individual will work closely with an interprofessional team at the Cincinnati Health Department who provide care to underserved urban patients within federally qualified health centers.  Ideally, this fellow will collaborate with other health professionals and faculty to improve patient care and training of students.

  3. Service (25% time allotment)

    The fellow will participate in multiple college committees including executive, division and college committees during their one-year appointment. Outside of these committees, potential longitudinal service projects include: strategic plan development, graduate program review, and residency accreditation. The fellow will also help to manage PGY1 community-based pharmacy residents and is encouraged to practice service outside of the college on a regional, state, and national level.

  4. Research (10% time allotment)

    Although this is not primarily a research fellowship, the fellow will be expected to participate in research projects to mature into a proficient researcher. The fellow will have the opportunity to be mentored by a diverse faculty with an impressive record of accomplishments in the field of research. The individual may serve as a project manager, if the opportunity exists at the time of the fellowship.

  5. Preparing Future Faculty Program (5% time allotment)

The fellow will participate in the University of Cincinnati’s Preparing Future Faculty (PFF) program, a nationally recognized mentorship and instructional credentialing program. As a participant in PFF, the fellow will take one class each semester, attend university wide workshops with students from other disciplines, and participate in a 40 hour mentoring experience with established pharmacy faculty. 

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Candidates should possess a PharmD degree from an ACPE-accredited college of pharmacy and a have completed an ASHP-accredited PGY1 residency program or equivalent.


Application Process:

To apply, candidates should create an Applicant Profile on UC’s website and apply to the position posting. Required documents include: CV/Resume, cover letter, and contact information for three (3) professional references. Application review will begin immediately. The position will remain open and applications will be reviewed until the position is filled, with a tentative start date of Summer 2018.

Benefits Include:

  • Annual Stipend: $50,000
  • One year appointment as a Clinical Instructor of Pharmacy Practice and Administrative Sciences
  • Financial assistance to attend 3 national, professional meetings
  • Health insurance for individual/spouse and dependents which includes medical, dental and vision
  • Contributions in Ohio Public Employee Retirement Systems (OPERS)
  • Tuition remission up to 3 credit hours/semester which may be used to complete initial coursework for MS in Pharmacy Leadership Certificate

Fellowship Program Preceptors:

Administrative Preceptor:

Neil MacKinnon, BSc (Pharm), MSc (Pharm), PhD

Professor and Dean


Academic Preceptor:

Pamela Heaton, PhD

Professor and Chair, Pharmacy Practice and Administrative Sciences


Clinical Preceptor:

Bethanne Brown, PharmD, BCACP

Associate Professor, Pharmacy Practice and Administrative Sciences

Director, PGY1 Community-based Pharmacy Residency Program


Current Fellow:

Gregory Sneed, PharmD


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