Professor and Chair - Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy
University of Florida College of Pharmacy
Location: Gainesville, Florida
Type: Full Time
Academic / Faculty
Academic / Research
College / University
Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Internal Number: 529224
The College of Pharmacy invites applications for the Chair of the Department of Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy.
Position Description: The College of Pharmacy invites applications for the position of Chair of the Department of Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy with experience commensurate with the rank of Professor.
The College of Pharmacy is seeking a visionary leader for the Department who is experienced in collaborative research partnerships and who will seize the opportunity as Chair to strengthen and expand its research vision for four specialty areas including pharmacoepidemiology, pharmacoeconomics, health services research, and artificial intelligence, and nurture the next generation of diverse scientists and leaders in the discipline. The ideal candidate will have a distinguished record of research, teaching, scholarly accomplishments, and leadership. They should also have extensive experience in professional and graduate education and in mentoring both junior faculty and graduate students. The Chair will be expected to work with the department in a collaborative, inclusive, and transparent manner to promote overall interests and development of the department faculty, staff, postdocs, and students, the Dean, and other leadership of the College of Pharmacy to fulfill its research, education and governance missions.
The department is highly integrative and collaborative, with a strong focus on building around several areas of excellence in pharmacoepidemiology, pharmacoeconomics, and pharmaceutical health services research with an added emphasis on the application of artificial intelligence methods in POP research. The UF College of Pharmacy possesses outstanding strengths across the drug discovery, development, and use pipeline, currently ranking #5 among colleges of pharmacy according to US News and World Report and #3 in federal and NIH research funding, according to the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy. In recognition of its efforts to cultivate an accessible and welcoming environment, the College of Pharmacy has received national recognition as a multiple-time winner of Insight into Diversity Health Professions Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award, a distinction bestowed to only six schools of pharmacy in the past year. The College is based in one of the largest integrated academic health centers in the country, with Colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Dentistry, Public Health and Health Professions, and Veterinary Medicine, as well as UF Health and the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, situated on a campus serving over 50,000 students. The growing department consists of 13 tenured and tenure-track faculty in addition to affiliated faculty. It has a well-recognized residential graduate program with 30+ residential PhD and MS students and a growing online MS program with 150+ students. The department’s research infrastructure is supported by the Center for Drug Evaluation and Safety (CoDES), which facilitates research collaborations in real-world populations using a variety of big data sources. Exceptional opportunities for synergistic growth exist through the campus-wide Artificial Intelligence initiative and through joining forces with Scripps Florida to promote outstanding biomedical research. Additional information about University resources.
Min Requirements: Applicants should have a doctoral degree in Pharmaceutical Outcomes Research or a related field. Successful candidates will have a strong current funding record, a proven track record of publication, a demonstrated ability to establish or work effectively in interdisciplinary collaborations, and teaching experience. Candidates are expected to maintain a strong extramurally-funded research program.
Criminal background check required.
Preferred Qualifications: Ideal candidates should have a strong track record and commitment to intra-and inter-disciplinary collaboration in research, education, and service with a commitment and record of cultivating a cohesive and welcoming environment for faculty, staff, and students. They should be a successful and committed mentor of junior faculty and students and be an accomplished educator with experience in professional and graduate education and a commitment to transparency and communication. The successful candidate must have a distinguished record of scholarly achievement, extramural funding and mentoring and leadership commensurate with the rank of Full Professor. Candidates would have a strategic vision and planning expertise and ability to strengthen and expand the Department’s research vision.
Ranked by U.S. News & World Report as the No. 1 pharmacy college in Florida and in the Top 5 nationally, the University of Florida College of Pharmacy has been developing future leaders in pharmacy practice and science for nearly a century. At campuses in Gainesville, Jacksonville and Orlando, award-winning faculty aim to improve the health of Floridians and people across the world through pharmacy education, high-impact research and clinical innovation. As one of the Top 5, National Institutes of Health-funded pharmacy colleges nationally, the UF College of Pharmacy features preeminent researchers who are leading major medical breakthroughs in areas such as drug discovery and development, pharmacometrics and systems pharmacology, and precision medicine. The college’s online programs are among the largest and most successful in the world, having received multiple national awards for excellence in distance education.