The UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy (www.pharmacy.unc.edu) seeks an aspirational and collaborative leader to serve as Chair of the Division of Practice Advancement and Clinical Education. This is a unique opportunity for an individual to lead a world-class faculty in solving problems and driving change at the convergence of practice and education, where practitioners, educators, and scholars work alongside each other to accelerate the creation, implementation, and evaluation of innovations in healthcare delivery and education.
The UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy is one of five health science schools (Pharmacy, Nursing, Dentistry, Public Health, Medicine) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and is one of the oldest health science academic programs at Chapel Hill. The UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy is an internationally recognized leader in pharmacy practice, education, and pharmaceutical sciences research. The School's vision is to be a premier academic institution at the forefront of discovery and innovation in pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences education, practice, and research positively impacting human health worldwide, with a mission to develop leaders and innovators in pharmacy education, pharmacy practice, and pharmaceutical sciences.
The Division of Practice Advancement and Clinical Education (PACE) is one of five divisions in the School (https://pharmacy.unc.edu/divisions/). Through the creation of new Centers within the School; new partnerships across the state, nation, and globe; the recruitment of a diverse faculty with expertise and experience in advanced pharmacy practice as well as educational research, the Division has positioned itself for significant impact in practice, education, and research.
The PACE Division is comprised of approximately 32 full-time faculty, which represents 19 nontenure, clinical track faculty; 7 tenure track faculty; 4 research track faculty; and 2 professors of the practice. Of the 32 faculty, 5 are based in Asheville, with the remaining 27 based in Chapel Hill. In addition, the Division provides co-funded support for 17 clinical adjunct faculty and engages an additional 60 adjunct faculty members across North Carolina.
The Division is uniquely aligned with three of the School's Centers: the Center for Medication Optimization (CMO, https://pharmacy.unc.edu/research/centers/cmo/); the Center for Innovative Pharmacy Education and Research (CIPhER, https://pharmacy.unc.edu/research/cipher/); and the Center for Innovation in Pharmacy Simulation (CIPS, https://pharmacy.unc.edu/research/centers/cips/).
Notably, the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy is one of three partners in PharmAlliance. PharmAlliance is a unique international partnership between three global leaders in pharmacy education: the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Monash University, and University College London. The Division faculty play an important role in advancing the mission of PharmAlliance. More information about PharmAlliance can be found at https://pharmacy.unc.edu/about/global-engagement/global-engagement-initiatives/pharmalliance/.
In addition to Asheville being home to one of the School's two campuses, the School is a key partner in the establishment and expansion of practice, education, and research efforts through the UNC Health Sciences at MAHEC. This is a unique interdisciplinary collaboration between Mission Area Health Education Center (MAHEC), the University of North Carolina Schools of Medicine, Pharmacy, Public Health, and Dentistry as well as the School of Nursing at Western Carolina University. UNC Health Sciences at MAHEC aims to be a premier healthcare research center dedicated to addressing the critical unmet healthcare needs in Western, North Carolina through integration of clinical practice, education, and research for impact throughout the state and beyond. Division faculty, in collaboration with others, will be integral to the success of UNC Health Sciences at MAHEC. More information about UNC Health Sciences at MAHEC can be found at (https://mahec.net/about-us/unc-health-sciences-at-mahec).
The Chair of PACE will report directly to the Dean of the School. Responsibilities of the Chair of PACE include:
Engage PACE faculty and other stakeholders in developing and implementing an aspirational, strategic plan for the Division that strengthens and accelerates innovation in practice, education, and research
Lead a team of faculty and staff to evolve the Divisional structure and priorities to effectively meet the future needs of the School, faculty, experiential partners and preceptors, staff, and students
Provide guidance and support to faculty and staff in helping them reach their full potential and advocate for their advancement
Build strong Division working relationships and strategic alignment with the School's affiliated Centers, UNC Health Sciences campus at MAHEC, and PharmAlliance across practice, research, and education, and ensure the awareness and engagement of Division faculty in carrying out the mission of these initiatives and partnerships
Develop synergistic collaborations with other Division faculty in the School, University partners, as well as partners external to the School, such as our AHEC partners, health systems, community and corporate pharmacies, relevant businesses and industries, alumni, professional organizations, and other stakeholders
Serve as the primary representative of the Division to the School, the University, the public, and the Academy nationally and internationally
Initiate and direct plans for recruitment and retention of faculty, as well as appointments, reappointments, promotion, tenure, and post-tenure actions in compliance with University requirements
Oversee all division personnel activities, including faculty activity reporting (FAR) and annual career development meetings as well as staff performance evaluations and meetings
Oversee the Division's contributions to meeting the needs of the professional and graduate educational programs
Oversee management of the Division budget
Serve as a member of the Dean's Executive Committee
The salary will be commensurate with experience. The appointment will be at the rank of Associate or Full Professor and can be either tenure or clinical track. The administrative appointment as Chair will be an 'at will' appointment and will be reviewed and discussed annually with the Chair and the Dean. In addition, all administrative appointments undergo a five-year review.
Education and Experience:
Demonstration of leadership and engagement in and sustained contributions to the practice of pharmacy, pharmacy education, and the scholarship of application and education is preferred. A qualified candidate must possess a strong track record of scholarship. The most qualified candidate will already be at the Associate Professor or Full Professor level. In addition, the most qualified candidate will have demonstrated prior leadership and management experiences or, at a minimum, be able to clearly articulate their motivation and potential to do so.
The candidate must demonstrate great communication and interpersonal skills; the ability to bring together faculty to plan strategically and execute accordingly; be a team player, with experience managing, leading, and developing people; and be able to articulate and advocate a shared vision for advancing pharmacy practice, scholarship, and clinical education.
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.
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