Salary Range: Commensurate with education and experience.
The University of North Carolina (UNC) Eshelman School of Pharmacy (www.pharmacy.unc.edu) seeks an aspirational, collaborative and inspiring leader to serve as Chair of the Division of Pharmacotherapy and Experimental Therapeutics. This is a unique opportunity for an individual to lead a world-class faculty in driving innovative change and impact in pharmacotherapy and experimental therapeutics with local, regional, national, and global impact.
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. It is one of the oldest health science academic programs at Chapel Hill and 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 Pharmacotherapy and Experimental Therapeutics (DPET) is one of five divisions in the School (https://pharmacy.unc.edu/divisions/). The mission of DPET is to generate and disseminate new knowledge in pharmacotherapy and accelerate its application to improve patient care. DPET is a rapidly growing division focused on collaborative clinical and translational research projects, with a particular emphasis on developing world-class programs in precision health, quantitative systems pharmacology, pharmacogenomics and experimental therapeutics. Current research centers around the following therapeutic areas: cardiology, hepatology/gastroenterology/transplant, infectious disease, oncology/hematology, and pulmonology. The Division's graduate program develops scientists who excel at conducting innovative and clinically relevant translational research that integrates biomedical and pharmaceutical sciences in a laboratory- and computer-based environments that leverage preclinical and clinical investigations.
DPET also has the unique responsibility within the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy to provide classroom and clinical instruction for professional students in the practice of pharmacy and to train graduate and postgraduate scientists in the principles of translational research. We engage in innovative teaching and research, preparing our students to be professional and scientific leaders.
DPET is comprised of 31 full-time faculty, which represents 16 tenure track faculty and 15 fixed-term track faculty. Of the 15 fixed-term faculty, 8 have a clinical focus, and 7 have a research focus. The division faculty include clinical practitioners who bring insights from the patient-care setting to their teaching, translational research, and professional service activities. Many of our faculty hold joint appointments in the UNC School of Medicine, the Department of Pharmacy at the UNC Medical Center, and other allied health schools. They lend their expertise through speaking engagements and memberships on advisory panels and committees, and play important roles in local, state, national, and international organizations.
The Chair of DPET will play a key role in ensuring strategic alignment and fostering faculty engagement through an emerging opportunity in Asheville, NC. The UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy is a key partner in the establishment and expansion of the UNC Health Sciences at MAHEC (https://mahec.net/about-us/unc-health-sciences-at-mahec). 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. Likewise, the chair will continue to build on the success of the UNC Partnership in Patient Care, which, launched in 2010, combines the resources of the School and the department of pharmacy at UNC Medical Center to increase and enhance a) pharmacy services available to patients at UNC Hospitals; b) experiential education opportunities for students at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy, and c) collaborative point-of-care research being conducted.
The Chair of DPET will report directly to the Dean of the School. Responsibilities of the Chair include:
Serve as the chief administrative officer for the division
Oversee the development and implementation of the strategic plan, obtain annual reports for the plan, share the strategy with the Dean and continually update the plan with the faculty
Serve as a member of School's Senior Leadership including:
Meet individually with the Dean to discuss Divisional priorities
Meet with the Dean as part of the Executive Committee to discuss School priorities
Participate in the process for assigning faculty salary increments
Represent the Division in relevant discussions for the School's Full Professors Committee
Provide mentoring, guidance and support to faculty and staff in helping them reach their full potential
Serve as the primary representative of the Division to the School, the University, the public, and the Academy nationally and internationally
Work with the Division's Executive Vice Chair and Vice Chairs to develop and foster synergistic collaborations and partnerships with other Division faculty in the School, University partners, as well as key partners external to the School, such as health systems, funding partners, relevant businesses and industries, alumni, professional organizations, and other key stakeholders
Encourage and support efforts of the Eshelman Institute for Innovation
Build strong working relationships and enhance strategic alignment with affiliated Centers in the School
Oversee the translational research programs of the Division in collaboration with the Vice Chair for Research and Graduate Education
Oversee the Division's contributions to meeting the needs of the professional and graduate educational programs
Build strong working relationships and strategic alignment with the UNC Health Sciences campus at MAHEC across practice, research, and education
Initiate and direct plans for recruitment and retention of faculty, as well as oversee appointments, reappointments, promotion, tenure, and post-tenure decisions in compliance with University requirements
Assume oversight of all division personnel activities, including faculty activity reporting (FAR) and annual career development meetings as well as staff performance evaluations and meetings
Conduct annual reviews of Divisional faculty in collaboration with the Executive Vice Chair and the Vice Chairs
Schedule and conduct regular Divisional faculty meetings and retreats
Manage divisional operational and enrichment budgets
Oversee laboratory and office space assignments (in collaboration with Dean's office)
Sign off on grant submissions from Divisional faculty, trainees and staff
Review and approve IRB submissions for Vice Chairs and other assigned DPET faculty
Participate in regularly scheduled staff meetings and leadership meetings
In addition to serving in an administrative capacity as Chair of the Division, the individual is expected to engage as a faculty member contributing to the research, teaching, and service missions of the School. This includes maintaining an active and sustained research program commensurate with the rank of a Full Professor.
Education and Experience:
A qualified candidate to serve as the Chair of DPET must possess the following: PharmD and/or PhD degree, preferably with an active pharmacy license(s) and demonstration of leadership and sustained excellence in research and scholarship. The candidate will already be at the Full Professor level and 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 think strategically and plan for implementation accordingly; be a team player, and have experience managing, leading, and developing people.
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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