[Show abstract][Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: Few women served as pharmacy faculty members at the turn of the twentieth century. Of those who did, names like Zada Cooper and Nellie Wakeman may come to mind. In recognition of the Centennial Celebration of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, this historical manuscript was prepared to provide a brief summary of the early women faculty members who dedicated their careers to the edu- cation of pharmacists. In addition, trends concerning women faculty members over the past 20 years were discussed.
[Show abstract][Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: The purpose of this study was to examine how new pharmacy faculty members learned of their current positions, what they regarded as the position's most important aspect, and what factors were most important in their decision process. The American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy identified 96 new faculty members in '90-91 and 244 in '95-96. Data were collected from these individuals through a pretested, mailed questionnaire. Sixty-seven (70 percent) usable surveys were returned from the '90-91 group and 137 (57 percent) from the '95-96 group. The results showed that most new faculty members learned of their position through networking, a combination of the ability to combine practice with teaching was the most attractive aspect of the position, and a balance of teaching, research, and service was the most important item in deciding to accept the position. Faculty position descriptions should emphasis the unique opportunities to combine teaching with practice, research, and service.