The WVU School of Pharmacy seeks to recruit an accomplished researcher/educator/leader to serve as Chair of the Department of Pharmaceutical Systems & Policy. The position is a fully funded, 12-month appointment at the rank of professor or associate professor with tenure. Faculty rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications. The successful candidate will possess the leadership skills as well as vision required to achieve the education, research, and service missions of the department, actively participate in the departmental activities, serve as professional role model to faculty & students, facilitate the administration of a PhD program in health services and outcomes research, and be a member of the School's Executive Committee.
The Department faculty members are educators and researchers with a track record of publications in high-impact peer-reviewed journals, extramural funding and instruction in both the PharmD and graduate programs. The department administers an internationally recognized PhD graduate program in health services and outcomes research whose students have regularly received international awards for excellence for research and service. Graduates have earned notable positions in: academia, the pharmaceutical industry, research organizations, and government. The Department administrates the WVU Rational Drug Therapy Program which has recently received national recognition for its provision of excellent and cost-effective services to WV Medicaid. Established partnerships are also in place with other state agencies, managed care organizations, several pharmaceutical companies, and the nearby National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health. The Department has a data repository, established through the AHRQ funding, which houses many federal, state, and commercial large databases on a centralized server for faculty research.
West Virginia University, founded in 1867, has a long and rich history as a public, land grant institution. WVU encourages scholarship, offers high quality academic programs while serving the state of West Virginia and the nation. WVU is located in Morgantown, West Virginia, has been ranked as a #1 Small City in America, with divisional campuses in Charleston, Keyser, Martinsburg, and Montgomery. WVU is a Research University (Highest Research Activity) and ranks among the top 100 public universities in the nation, including a top 15 ranking in most affordable tuition for out-of-state students. WVU offers 184 degrees throughout the 15 colleges and schools within the university. Areas of specialty include STEM education, healthcare in Appalachia, shale gas utilization, radio astronomy, and forensics. There are more than 32,000 graduate and undergraduate students along with 190,000 alumni worldwide who are pioneering, passionate, innovative, tireless and caring.