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Department Head


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Posting Details

Position Information

Job Title Department Head
Posting Number P0849F

Position Summary Information

Job Description Summary

Auburn University’s Harrison School of Pharmacy is inviting nominations and applications for the position of Department Head, Department of Health Outcomes Research and Policy. This is a tenure track position at the Associate Professor or Professor level. Auburn University’s Harrison School of Pharmacy is the only publicly funded School of Pharmacy in Alabama. The School prioritizes quality education, scholarship, and outreach. Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD), Masters of Science (MS), and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degrees are offered.

The department head’s responsibilities include: daily departmental operations; budgeting; ensuring quality in the Department’s instructional programs; faculty development in all areas of scholarship; contributing to the development of School policy and strategic planning; and participation in the Department’s graduate and research programs.

Extramurally funded research is an important element to the ongoing success for the Department, and the successful candidate would ideally maintain or build a productive, externally funded research program. Candidates should expect to serve as a liaison for enhancing research productivity of the Department. Salary and rank will be competitive and commensurate with education and experience.

Auburn University is an EEO/Vet/Disability Employer

Minimum Qualifications

Candidates must have a terminal degree in their field and demonstrated accomplishments in research, teaching, and service. Candidates should possess academic credentials sufficient to meet tenure eligibility requirements of Auburn University. A professional degree in pharmacy is desired; however, candidates with a background in medicine, public health, health care administration, epidemiology, or related fields are encouraged to apply. As department head, successful candidates must have excellent interpersonal and management skills; be able to facilitate, motivate and influence; have vision; and be a team player.

Desired Qualifications

Expertise in medication adherence, communication, organizational behavior, behavioral economics, comparative effectiveness research, safety, pharmacoepidemiology, or informatics.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Posting Detail Information

Open Date
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
References required for this position? Yes
If yes, minimum number requested 3

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Optional & Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae/Resume
  3. Transcripts
Optional Documents
  1. Letter of Rec1 (supplied by applicant-optional)
  2. Letter of Rec2 (supplied by applicant-optional)
  3. Letter of Rec3 (supplied by applicant-optional)
  4. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  5. Statement of Research and/or Goals