Essential Functions: The Wayne State University School of Medicine announces an opening for a distinguished leader to fill the position of Chair of the Department of Pharmacology. The Department of Pharmacology is the primary departmental home for 20 full time faculty. Consistent with its mission to collaborate, the department includes an additional 17 faculty from other School of Medicine (SOM) departments, Wayne State University (WSU) units, and other collaborating institutions. The Department is one of the major basic science departments in the SOM. Although many of the Pharmacology labs work on research that span multiple domains, the Department's current major areas of excellence can be broadly divided into three thematic foci: Cellular Pharmacology and Cancer Therapy, Molecular and Environmental Toxicology, and Neuropharmacology. Two of the Department's primary collaborating centers are WSU's Institute for Environmental Health Sciences (IEHS) and the University's Karmanos Cancer Institute (KCI). For additional information visit https://pharmacology.med.wayne.edu/research. The successful candidate will increase the department's research consistent with the University's mission of reducing health disparities and improving perinatal and cancer outcomes through recruitment, growth of current research collaborations, and engaging with additional University Departments, Centers, and Colleges as well as external collaborators.
Qualifications: Candidates must possess excellent leadership and negotiating skills, financial acumen, and a strategic vision to provide future direction to this devoted department. The successful applicant will have a terminal degree from an accredited institution, meet the WSU-SOM requirements for a tenured full professor, be committed to excellence in teaching and training, and have a record of success in building externally-funded research programs.
Internal Number: 76_208018
About Wayne State University
Founded in 1868, Wayne State University is a nationally recognized metropolitan research institution offering more than 400 academic programs through 13 schools and colleges to nearly 32,000 students. Wayne State?s main campus in Midtown Detroit comprises 100 buildings over nearly 200 acres; its five extension centers offer higher education to people throughout Southeast Michigan. Wayne State is dedicated to preparing students to excel by combining the academic excellence of a major research university with the practical experience of an institution that by its history, location and diversity represents a microcosm of the world we live in. Reflecting its location and the excellent international reputation of its graduate schools, particularly in the sciences, Wayne State boasts the most diverse student body among Michigan?s public universities. Its students represent 49 U.S. states and more than 60 countries.