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Clinical (Open Rank) Professor/ Clinical Pharmacist/ Assistant Director, Medicaid Programs– Operations, Chicago
Drug Information Group

The Drug Information Group (DIG) at the University of Illinois at Chicago, Department of Pharmacy Practice is an academic and consultative unit of the College of Pharmacy. The goals of Medicaid Programs are to develop clinically appropriate policy, provide efficient, clinically appropriate decisions on medication prior approval requests, and serve as a resource for health care professionals involved in Illinois Medicaid patient care. The Drug Information Group is seeking applications from qualified individuals for the position of Clinical (Open Rank) Professor/ Clinical Pharmacist, Assistant Director, Medicaid Programs– Medicaid Operations. This position is based in Chicago and is a full-time appointment.

The College of Pharmacy at UIC, with campuses in Chicago and Rockford, is the #1 college of pharmacy in the state of Illinois and the #7 college in the US by US News & World Report. More information about the College and Department of Pharmacy Practice can be found at (link removed) and (link removed)

The Clinical (Open Rank) Professor/ Clinical Pharmacist/ Assistant Director, Medicaid Programs – Medicaid Operations assists the Associate Director of Medicaid Programs with the administrative responsibilities necessary for smooth operations. The Assistant Director of Medicaid Programs – Medicaid Operations directly supervises and evaluates performance of clinical staff pharmacists and pharmacy technicians involved in policy development and implementation and prior approval requests. The Assistant Director also assures that minimum standards of practice are met by reviewing the services provided to Illinois Medicaid through routine observation and quality assurance, communicates and effectively works with pharmacy staff in the Springfield and/or Chicago Bureau of Illinois Medicaid as necessary, and performs other related duties and participates in special projects as assigned.

The academic responsibilities of the clinical faculty member (Clinical Assistant/Associate/Full Professor) may include the provision of didactic lectures and precepting entry level Doctor of Pharmacy students, PGY1 residents, and PGY2 residents. Scholarly activities, including presentations and publications, are an expectation as well.


Graduate of an ACPE accredited pharmacy program with a minimum of a Bachelor's degree in Pharmacy; PharmD preferred. A minimum of 3 years of progressively responsible experience in a managed care pharmacy environment. Candidates must present evidence of, or eligibility for, Illinois licensure as a professional pharmacist at time of employment. Prior administrative experience is preferred. Academic rank commensurate with experience.

How and when to apply:
Screening of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applications may only be submitted via the university’s online application system at: (link removed)

For fullest consideration, submit complete application materials by Monday, May 16, 2022. Applications must include all the following: letter of intent and curriculum vitae. Names and contact information of three references must be entered directly into the online application.

UIC is an EOE including Disability/Vets.

The University of Illinois conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

University of Illinois faculty, staff and students are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. This employment offer is contingent on your timely submission of proof of your vaccination. If you are not able to receive the vaccine for medical or religious reasons, you may seek approval for an exemption in accordance with applicable University processes.

The University of Illinois System requires candidates selected for hire to disclose any documented finding of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment and to authorize inquiries to current and former employers regarding findings of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment. For more information, visit

Sheri Wylie-Buergel
UI Hospital
1740 W. Taylor Street
Chicago, IL 60612
Fax: 3124134146
Phone: 3129969761

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