If you’re a Christian pharmacy professor, they have a job for you:
Three private, Christian universities in the state — Belmont, Lipscomb and Union — are hiring positions for new pharmacy colleges scheduled to open next fall. Although the process has been smooth, school administrators know they’re only beginning what could be a long ordeal.
At all three schools, faculty members must be Christians, including pharmacy faculty.
First of all, I didn’t realize you could learn about pharmacy from people who don’t fill prescriptions.
Secondly, they’re private schools. They’re welcome to hire whomever they want. It’s legal.
But if I were Christian, I’d wait before filling out my application to these schools. Any university that placed a potential professor’s Christian faith above his or her competence in the field is not worth attending.
“We encourage members of the Church of Christ in the pharmacy realm to apply for our positions,” said Roger Davis, dean of the College of Pharmacy at Lipscomb.
Even though Lipscomb and Southern Baptist schools Belmont and Union don’t require their hires to be denomination-specific, their religious requirements could still shrink the pool of applicants.
Did I mention pharmacists are in high demand across the state and, with the baby boomers retiring, positions are becoming more and more vacant? There are an “estimated 1,060 new pharmacy positions… needed statewide,” according to the article.
And these schools are turning away competent teachers who know the science as well as the ins and outs of pharmacy because they believe in a different God (who has nothing to do with how you teach classes in this field) from the school officials.
Best comment in the article‘s thread so far?
It’d be similar to if you two knuckleheads opened an atheist school, you wouldn’t hire a Christian to teach. In the same vein, they don’t wanted some hate-speak filled fool who thinks like both of you to come in and POLLUTE the student population.
We have enough polluting of young minds going on at secular universities across our country.
I’ve never heard of any “secular university” firing or not hiring someone simply for being Christian. (If they did, the ACLU would be on the Christian’s side, for what it’s worth.)
Now, off I go to spew some more of my hate-speech.
(Thanks to Susan for the link!)
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