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Department Head, Pharmacy Practice


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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Review of applications will begin February 1, 2018, and continue until a suitable candidate is selected and recommended for appointment. Successful candidates must meet eligibility requirements to work in the United States at the time the appointment is scheduled to begin and continue working legally for the proposed term of employment.

Posting Details

Position Information

Job Title Department Head, Pharmacy Practice
Posting Number P1090F

Position Summary Information

Job Description Summary

Auburn University’s Harrison School of Pharmacy is inviting nominations and applications for the position of Department Head, Pharmacy Practice. This is a tenure track position at the Associate Professor or Professor level. The School is seeking a visionary leader who can sustain the Department’s educational excellence, while creating new opportunities for innovative practice models and extramurally funded scholarship.

Auburn University is an EEO/Vet/Disability Employer

Minimum Qualifications

Candidates must hold a terminal pharmacy or related health science degree and have clinical and academic experience. Candidates should possess academic credentials sufficient to meet tenure eligibility requirements of Auburn University, as well as pharmacist licensure requirements of the Alabama Board of Pharmacy. As Department Head, successful candidates must have excellent interpersonal skills; be able to facilitate, motivate, and influence; provide visionary leadership; and be a team player. 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 providing leadership in the education of pharmacy practitioners. This includes facilitating and developing and supporting innovative practice models, as well as promoting opportunities to enhance extramurally funded research. 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.

Desired Qualifications

Experience developing a thriving research program in a clinically-based academic department, and knowledge and experience with the implementation of innovative pharmacy practice models in a variety of clinical settings with reimbursement experience. Candidates must have excellent interpersonal and written communication skills and be an effective leader.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Review of applications will begin February 1, 2018, and continue until a suitable candidate is selected and recommended for appointment. Successful candidates must meet eligibility requirements to work in the United States at the time the appointment is scheduled to begin and continue working legally for the proposed term of employment.

Posting Detail Information

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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