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.
PhD in a health-related field (example: healthcare administration, health services research, health economics and outcomes, epidemiology) or PharmD with an established national/international reputation of research in population health, health services or outcomes research.
Candidates should have directed extramurally funded research and scholarship in: pharmacoeconomics, pharmacoepidemiology, pharmacoinformatics, pharmaceutical health services, or comparative effectiveness of drug therapies. Preference will be given to candidates who have knowledge of the US healthcare system, particularly pharmacy practice, and significant experience in conducting and supporting impactful, multidisciplinary research, mentoring graduate students and junior faculty, as well as teaching in graduate and PharmD programs.
West Virginia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity. The University values diversity among its faculty, staff and students, and invites applications from all qualified individuals, including minorities, females, individuals with disabilities and veterans.
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About West Virginia University School of Pharmacy
We are West Virginia’s first school of pharmacy and have been pioneers in the education of pharmacists for over a century. Many of our more than 3,400 alumni practice in West Virginia; a large number are also working in 48 other states and internationally. Their practices are a reflection of our profession, ranging from patient specific pharmaceutical care, to leaders of national organizations, pharmaceutical companies, and academia. We are proud that our Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) graduates perform above the national average on the North American Pharmacist Licensure Examination. They are highly competitive in the job market and in the selection process for postgraduate pharmacy residencies across the country.
Students also have opportunities to develop specialized expertise in areas such as research, gerontology, college teaching, and global health by taking elective coursework and practice experiences in these areas. We also offer a clinical pharmacy track to better prepare students for postgraduate pharmacy residency training. An additional alternative is for students to enroll in our dual PharmD/MBA degree program to position themselves for executive careers in healthcare.
...Students interested in improving patient health through research can pursue a PhD through one of our two nationally renowned graduate program pathways: Pharmaceutical and Pharmacological Sciences, or Health Services and Outcomes Research. Whichever career path students choose, they can rest assured that they will have a solid and competitive educational foundation on which to build.
Our dedicated faculty help and inspire students to achieve their goals. Our faculty are scientists developing new medications as well as clinicians working with healthcare teams to improve medication use. Through their teaching, research and service, our faculty are making differences in the lives of our students and in the health of citizens in the state, national and world.
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