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Division Chair, Pharmacy Practice and Administrative Sciences, University of Cincinnati

University of Cincinnati
Cincinnati, Ohio
Up to $120,000.00 per year plus comprehensive benefit package
Closing date
Mar 4, 2023

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Position Type
Clinical Pharmacist
Specialty Area
Work Setting
College / University

You are invited to submit an application to be considered for a position with more than one opening. The number of positions varies depending on the needs of the department. Rank and compensation will be based on experience and academic credentials.

Founded in 1819, the University of Cincinnati ranks among the nation’s best urban public research universities. Home to more than 47,000 students, 10,500 faculty and staff and 330,000 alumni, UC combines a Top 35 research university with a physical setting The New York Times calls “the most ambitious campus design program in the country.”

With the launch of Next Lives Here, the Cincinnati Innovation District, a $100 million JobsOhio investment, eight straight years of record enrollment, worldwide leadership in cooperative education, a dynamic academic health center and entry into the Big 12 athletic conference, UC’s momentum has never been stronger. UC’s annual budget tops $1.6 billion and its endowment totals $1.9 billion.

Job Overview

The James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy, University of Cincinnati, invites applications for a full-time, 12-month, tenure-track chair position for the Division of Pharmacy Practice and Administrative Sciences. The Division of Pharmacy Practice and Administrative Sciences is one of two divisions in the College of Pharmacy and consists of 20 full-time faculty members with diverse practice settings and scholarly interests. The University of Cincinnati Academic Health Center consists of the Colleges of Medicine, Pharmacy, Nursing, and Allied Health. In addition, it is affiliated with the University of Cincinnati Medical Center, the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, one of the top Children’s hospitals in the US, and the Veterans Administration Hospital.

The ideal candidate will have significant experience as a clinician and pharmacy educator and is expected to develop/maintain a competitive, externally funded research program and should qualify for appointment at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor, tenure-eligible.  Ideally an applicant with clinical or health outcomes research and a history of administrative leadership responsibilities.   

The chair will lead and foster the advancement of the Pharm.D. program, postgraduate education and training programs, and be responsible for recruitment, development, evaluation, and retention of faculty. The chair will promote a productive environment for the enhancement of faculty members’ collaborative practice and research initiatives. Additional responsibilities include supporting the deans and experiential program director in developing and strengthening relationships with outside practice partners, preceptors, the pharmaceutical industry, professional organizations and alumni.

Applicants must have an earned Pharm.D. and/or Ph.D. degree (or equivalent); prior residency or fellowship training and Board certification are desirable.

Essential Functions

  • Provides leadership within the division with respect to scholarly activity and funding.
  • Provides leadership within the division with respect to teaching.
  • Provides leadership within the division with respect to service.
  • Provides leadership within the division with respect to practice and practice advancement initiatives.
  • Contributes to the academic and scholarly activity goals of the College.
  • Participates in the school’s professional curriculum, committee work, professional organizations, and attendance at seminars, conferences, and professional meetings.
  • Meets the expectations of faculty members commensurate with requirements for promotion and tenure.
  • Oversees the division’s operational functions including budgetary requirements, as well as the entrepreneurial opportunities for the college.
  • Conducts annual performance and teaching reviews of division faculty and staff in order to provide a fair and balanced assessment of the quality and of their activities.
  • Establishes equitable workloads for all division faculty members to maximize efforts in teaching, scholarship, practice (if applicable) and service.
  • Assigns faculty mentors and assists in the professional development of faculty to facilitate faculty development towards promotion and tenure.
  • Regularly perform visits at practice sites and facilitate the development and sustainment of practice sites for faculty.
  • Effectively engages division faculty in development and assessment of the Strategic Plan of the College.
  • Involves faculty in the decision-making process of the division and college.
  • Negotiates effectively with the Dean to secure adequate internal and external resources to carry out the missions of the division.
  • Broadly represents the Division to the College and University administration, current and potential experiential and community partners, and at professional meetings.
  • Effectively engages division faculty in the recruitment of high-quality faculty to the College.
  • Promotes a culture of diversity, equity, inclusion and collegiality within the division and the college.
  • Utilizes effective leadership techniques.
  • Communicates effectively.
  • Respects confidentiality.

Required Education

  • Doctorate or terminal degree from a regionally accredited college or university of recognized standing in a field appropriate to the requirements of the position. 
  • For positions within Performing and Studio Arts or Nursing, an appropriate Master’s degree may replace the Doctoral requirement.

Required Experience

  • Demonstrated excellence in teaching and research evidenced by strong publication record in peer-reviewed journals.  Candidates for a tenured appointment should demonstrate intellectual leadership and impact on the field and potential significant contributions to the department, University of Cincinnati, and wider scholarly community.
  • Demonstrate evidence of effective teaching ability, commitment to student success, and service to the profession.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills with the ability to present complex material to students unfamiliar with a subject.
  • Must have outstanding writing skills to present research in written format.
  • Ability to work and collaborate with individuals from a variety of culturally diverse backgrounds.

Physical Requirements/Work Environment

  • Office environment/no specific unusual physical or environmental demands.

Application Process

All applications must include a cover letter and curriculum vitae. In addition, the names and contact information for 3 professional references must be uploaded in the “additional documents” section of the application.

For questions regarding this position, please contact:
Dr. Michael Doherty
Director of Experiential Learning
Academic Success Coordinator
The James L. Winkle
College of Pharmacy
University of Cincinnati
PO Box 670004
3255 Eden Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45267-0004
Office: (513) 558-6873 / Fax: (513) 558-4372

Compensation and Benefits

UC offers a wide array of complementary and affordable benefit options, to meet the financial, educational, health, and wellness needs of you and your family. Eligibility varies by position and FTE.

  • Competitive salary range dependent on the candidate's experience.
  • Comprehensive insurance plans including medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage.
  • Flexible spending accounts and an award-winning employee wellness program, plus an employee assistance program.
  • Financial security via our life and long-term disability insurance, accident and illness insurance, and retirement savings plans.
  • Generous paid time off work options including vacation, sick leave, annual holidays, and winter season days in addition to paid parental leave.
  • Tuition remission is available for employees and their eligible dependents.
  • Enjoy discounts for on and off-campus activities and services.



The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.

As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).

The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran.

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