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Division Chair, Associate Professor or Professor Rank

University of Cincinnati
Cincinnati, Ohio
Commensurate with Experience
Closing date
Mar 23, 2024

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Founded in 1819, the University of Cincinnati ranks among the nation’s best urban public research universities. Home to over 50,000 students, 11,000 faculty and staff and 332,000 alumni, UC combines a Top 35 public 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, nine straight years of record enrollment, global leadership in cooperative education, a dynamic academic health center and entry into the Big 12 Conference, UC’s momentum has never been stronger. UC’s annual budget tops $1.65 billion and its endowment totals $1.8 billion.

The ideal candidates 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.  

Job Overview

An Associate Professor/Professor at the University of Cincinnati is expected to teach, conduct research, scholarly and other professional or creative activities.   This position will support the University of Cincinnati’s mission and commitment to excellence and diversity in our students, faculty, staff, and all of our activities. 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 Division 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.

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
  • Communicates effectively

Required Education

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

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.

Application Process Information

Qualified applicants are invited to apply online and complete an online applicant profile and upload your complete curriculum vitae, cover letter, and attaching the names, affiliations and email addresses of three references in the “additional documents” section

Physical Requirements/Work Environment

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

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.

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 Equal Opportunity Employer.

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