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Samford University McWhorter School of Pharmacy

General Information


Job title: Chair, Department of Pharmacy Practice
Job location: Birmingham, AL 35229 United States
Requisition code:
Date posted: 02/12/10
Job type: Full-Time
Compensation: Benefits include: competitive salary; travel assistance; subsidized medical, dental, life, and disability insurance; 24 vacation days per year; sick days; and a university-funded, defined-benefit retirement plan that is vested after five years of full-time service.

Job Classification

Job Category:Academic - Chair

Job Description

Job description:
The McWhorter School of Pharmacy (MSOP) at Samford University invites applications for a full-time, 12-month, tenure-track appointment as chair of the Department of Pharmacy Practice. The chair is a member of the Administrative Leadership Team of the school and reports directly to the dean of MSOP. This administrative position has overall management responsibility for the faculty and programs of teaching, scholarship, and service based in the department. The chair supervises, assigns, and evaluates all faculty and staff based in the department. As a key member of the school's leadership team, the chair is expected to be actively engaged in personal scholarship and service to the profession. Active and creative leadership in the overall educational program is expected. This also includes seeking out, monitoring, and managing practice and research partnerships that enhance the profile and programs of the school.

Samford University is a nationally-recognized, comprehensive private institution located on a beautiful suburban campus five miles south of the Birmingham city center. Samford offers rigorous undergraduate and graduate academic programs firmly grounded in the context of a Christian community. Solid ratings in U.S. News & World Report, the Princeton Review, and John H. Templeton Foundation reflect the reputation and vitality of the university. The MSOP is comprised of faculty who care about and mentor each other. The department of pharmacy practice is made up of 26 faculty, 5 staff, and 4 residents.

Samford University is an Equal Opportunity Institution that complies with applicable law prohibiting discrimination in its educational and employment policies and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, age, disability, or national or ethnic origin.

Job Requirements

Education, training, experience:
Candidates must be a licensed pharmacist with a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from an ACPE-accredited college/school of pharmacy. Additional qualifications that are strongly preferred include residency and/or fellowship training, board certification in any area, prior academic leadership experience, and prior budgetary experience. Candidates must have evidence of substantial and sustained experience in teaching, service, and scholarship sufficient to merit tenure and an appointment at the rank of associate or full professor. Also, the candidate must be eligible for licensure as a pharmacist in Alabama. Candidates must support the Christian mission of the university.
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