Professor and Chair, Department of Pharmacy and Therapeutics

Position Overview

The Department of Pharmacy & Therapeutics of the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy is accepting applications for the position of full-time Tenured Professor and Department Chair. The Department Chair is an administrative officer of the school who participates in the Leadership Team of the School. The school is seeking a highly motivated and innovative pharmacist to lead approximately 49 primary faculty and 86 adjunct faculty.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The Chair is responsible for advancing the education, practice, and science discovery of pharmacy as well as collaborations with other University of Pittsburgh Schools and partners. The Chair will serve as the liaison with ASHP for residency accreditation of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) and is also responsible for collaboration with the Senior Director of Pharmacy Services of UPMC to ensure a vision for the delivery of high-quality care of patients. Importantly, the department also has critical partnerships throughout community pharmacy practice and the incumbent will continue to build and advance connections and collaboratively lead practice transformation. A strong sense of commitment and objective achievement in scientific discovery to advance pharmacy-based clinical outcomes and scholarly teaching are essential. We have a culture of excellence, innovation, inclusion, and leadership so these are foundational attributes required of the next chair.

Preferred Qualifications and Experience

Required Qualifications:

  • Hold a Doctor of Pharmacy (or equivalent degree) with strong academic credentials expected for appointment to meet the criteria of a tenured professor at the University of Pittsburgh.
  • Have a distinguished record of research, teaching, and service sufficient to be appointed as an Associate Professor or Professor at the University of Pittsburgh.
  • Significant leadership experience in higher education.
  • A demonstrated record in Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion activities in research, teaching, and service.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • An outstanding track record of expertise as demonstrated by extramural funding, publications, mentoring, engagement, and leadership in the field of pharmacy.
  • A strong background in the development and oversight of educational programs to train the next generation of pharmacists.
  • A consistent record of successful leadership, fiscal and program management, and fundraising.
  • A strategic vision for short- and long-term development of the department that supports the goals of current faculty, the School of Pharmacy, and the University of Pittsburgh.
  • Proven success in mentoring and training junior faculty members to support success including competitive funding and promotion.
  • Demonstrated success in leading large groups through delegation, communication, and accountability for academic achievement.
  • A shared commitment to the core values of the School which include communication, accountability, innovation, action, and equity.
  • Experience in creating a collaborative, positive, and productive work environment for all faculty, staff, trainees, and partners.

The University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy

The School of Pharmacy, a leader and innovator in education, practice, and research, is one of 16 schools/colleges located on the Oakland campus, which includes the six schools of the health sciences. Pitt Pharmacy ranks #5 among schools of pharmacy in total research funding and is known as an innovator in research, education, and practice. For more information about the School of Pharmacy, visit Pitt Pharmacy partners with UPMC, one of the leading integrated healthcare delivery networks in the country, to provide state-of-the-art pharmacy services and patient care.

The Department of Pharmacy and Therapeutics

The Department of Pharmacy and Therapeutics is integrated with UPMC and together support the leadership and management of pharmacy services as well as clinical programs, including the Antibiotic Management Program, Ambulatory Care Programs, Medicine, Pharmacogenomics, Palliative Care, Oncology, Transplantation, Critical Care, and Cardiology. The Department of Pharmacy and Therapeutics is home to approximately 49 primary faculty and 86 adjunct faculty, as well as the Grace Lamsam Pharmacy Program for the Underserved, Community Leadership and Innovation in Practice, Program Evaluation Research Unit, and Pharmacogenomics Center of Excellence.  In partnership with UPMC, the department is home to twelve accredited residency programs, plus twelve pharmacy fellowship training programs.

Commitment to Inclusive Excellence

The University of Pittsburgh is committed to championing all aspects of diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility within our community. This commitment is a fundamental value of the University and is crucial in helping us advance our mission, which includes attracting and retaining diverse workforces. We will continue to create and maintain an environment that allows individuals to discover, belong, contribute, and grow while honoring the experiences, perspectives, and unique identities of all. The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity.

Application Details

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should upload all required documents to the University of Pittsburgh Talent Center at Req. 23005743. The salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications. Applicants must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, names of six individuals who can provide a letter of reference, and one-page summaries of research interests, teaching philosophy, and service/practice achievement. In addition, please also submit an inclusive excellence statement describing how you would contribute to the development of a diverse and inclusive learning community through your teaching, research, and/or service. Please include examples of your contribution when possible.