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About the Program

The University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy Academic Fellowship offers an opportunity for a PharmD or Ph.D. graduate to gain valuable academic experiences in teaching, scholarship, and service while learning from and working alongside award-winning faculty.

The Fellowship targets graduates who have obtained a PharmD and completed one or two years of residency training and/or have obtained a Ph.D., with or without postdoctoral training, in pharmaceutical sciences or pharmacy outcomes.

While being mentored for a career in academia, the Fellow will have the opportunity to develop and hone teaching skills with various teaching experiences. They will also engage in one or more teaching and learning scholarship projects and participate in multiple College committees and work groups. PharmD Fellows will also have a small clinical component within the University of Kentucky Healthcare system based on their expertise.

The Fellow will be encouraged to enroll in and complete two masters level education courses per semester.  

Program Contact

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Jeff Cain, Ed.D, MS Fellowship Program Director, Associate Professor & Vice-Chair Department of Pharmacy Practice & Science

Location Detail
Office of Teaching Innovation and Scholarship


  • Teach and/or facilitate various lectures within the PharmD and/or graduate curriculum
  • Participate in College curriculum service activities (iCATS, Service Learning, PaCE, etc.)
  • Conduct scholarly research in the area of teaching and learning
  • Attend Department & College Faculty meetings
  • Attend College Curriculum Committee meetings
  • Attend Office of Teaching Innovation & Scholarship meetings
  • Attend College & University faculty development workshops/seminars
  • Participate in College book and journal clubs
  • Staff 1 8-hour shift per week as clinical pharmacist with UK Healthcare Pharmacy Services (applies only to PharmD Fellows)

Salary & Benefits

  • Competitive Salary ($50,000-$51,000)
  • Paid Vacation & Holiday Leave
  • Paid Temporary Disability Leave
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor appointment
  • Tuition for 6 credit hours of graduate courses per semester
  • Travel allowance for the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP)

The Fellow will reside in the Office of Teaching Innovation & Scholarship (OTIS)/Office of Academic Programs, report to the Director of OTIS, work closely with the Director of the Professional Program, and receive mentorship from various College faculty. The clinical component of the Fellowship will report to UK Healthcare Pharmacy Services. 

Standard 40-hour week during fellowship year (July 1 - June 30). 

Minimum Requirements

  • PharmD plus completion of a PGY1 residency, a pharmacy-related post-graduate fellowship, or a PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences or Pharmacy Outcomes, or an equivalent degree
  • Licensed to practice pharmacy in the Commonwealth of Kentucky (applies only to PharmD applicants)


  • Apply by January 31, 2024

We wish to remember and honor those who inhabited this Commonwealth before the arrival of the Europeans. Briefly occupying these lands were the Osage, Wyndott tribe, and Miami peoples. The Adena and Hopewell peoples, who are recognized by the naming of the time period in which they resided here, were here more permanently. Some of their mounds remain in the Lexington area, including at UK’s Adena Park.

In more recent years, the Cherokee occupied southeast Kentucky, the Yuchi southwest Kentucky, the Chickasaw extreme western Kentucky and the Shawnee central Kentucky including what is now the city of Lexington. The Shawnee left when colonization pushed through the Appalachian Mountains. Lower Shawnee Town ceremonial grounds are still visible in Greenup County.

We honor the first inhabitants who were here, respect their culture, and acknowledge the presence of their descendants who are here today in all walks of life including fellow pharmacists and healthcare professionals.