The University of Utah College of Pharmacy invites applications and nominations for the position of Chair, Department of Pharmacotherapy. The successful candidate will be eligible for appointment as a tenured professor. The College is an integral part of the Health Sciences Center, including the University of Utah Hospitals & Clinics (UUHC), the Eccles Health Sciences Library, the Colleges of Health and Nursing, and the Schools of Medicine and Dentistry. The Department of Pharmacotherapy is one of 4 College Departments, including Medicinal Chemistry, Pharmacology & Toxicology, and Pharmaceutical Chemistry, and encompasses teaching and scholarly activities related to innovative clinical practice, outcomes research, and health policy. The Department includes clinical-, research-, and tenure-line faculty with established clinical partnerships with the UUHC and Intermountain Health Care Systems, the Veterans Affairs Administration and additional innovative practice sites. The Department houses an internationally recognized Outcomes Research Center and the Utah Poison Control Center and occupies the top floor of the new “state-of-the-art” Skaggs Pharmacy Institute. With the recent appointment of a permanent Dean of the College of Pharmacy, the new chair will have significant responsibility and opportunity to oversee growth and recruiting.
Major responsibilities include: * Setting and executing the strategic direction for the Department * Participation and leadership to the Department in the areas of research, teaching, and service * Managing the departmental budget * Overseeing mentorship of Department faculty, residents, fellows, and students * Establishing and maintaining a presence with pharmacy practitioners throughout the state * Providing leadership within the College as a member of the Executive Committee * Working with faculty across the Health Sciences to enhance interdisciplinary research and teaching.
Salt Lake City offers an exceptional quality of life. The University serves over 31,000 students across the U. S. and the world. The UUHC, with which the College of Pharmacy is associated, was recently ranked #1 in quality among academic medical centers nationally (Vizient Quality and Accountability Study) and is ranked second nationally for creating start-up companies from university research. The College continues to be a leader in research, currently ranked #5 in grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The Department of Pharmacotherapy has a long and rich history of training high-quality pharmacy practitioners and researchers currently practicing in a broad range of settings, including health system, ambulatory, and retail pharmacy settings, academia and industry. The Department is dynamic, leading the way in the application of pharmacotherapeutic principles to patient care.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. A complete application will include a current CV and a short statement describing the candidate’s vision for pharmacy practice, education and research.
For further information, please contact Karen S. Wilcox, Ph.D., Chair of the Search Committee at
Karen S. Wilcox, Ph.D. Chair, Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology College of Pharmacy University of Utah 30 S 2000 E Room 201 Salt Lake City UT, 84112 Email:email@example.com
Applicants should have an advanced degree (PharmD or PhD), strong evidence of academic administrative leadership, peer recognition as an accomplished scholar and educator, an understanding of contemporary pharmacy practice and curriculum, and an appreciation of the contribution of tenure-, research-, clinical-line faculty, as well as volunteer/adjunct faculty. The successful candidate should have excellent interpersonal skills, be a team player and enjoy working with and mentoring a diverse group of faculty and trainees. The candidate is expected to have an excellent track record of extramurally funded research and peer-reviewed scholarly productivity. Eligibility for pharmacy licensure in Utah is preferred for those with a PharmD degree.
A Tradition Of Excellence
Working to be the best-that's the basis of a tradition that has led to the premier standing of the College. Of the more than 100 pharmacy schools in the country, the University of Utah College of Pharmacy has consistently ranked in the top five on the basis of research funding awarded by the National Institute of Health
Imagination and innovation-the core of that tr...adition-are hallmarks of the College's character.
1917: Pharmaceutical education in the Utah began as a department of pharmacy within the University's medical school.
1927: Funding was eliminated and the department was closed; students already enrolled were allowed to finish, the last two graduating in 1930.
1946: The present College of Pharmacy, giving the profession equal status with other University colleges, was established, largely through the efforts of the Utah Pharmaceutical Association.
1947: L. David Hiner, Ph.D., arrived as the College's first dean, serving as his own architect to transform the second and third floors of the old women's gymnasium into pharmacy space. The first laboratory benches and tables did not stand steady, students had to wait in line to use one of two balances, and bottles were so scarce that those from the previous laboratory had to be washed by the next class.
1949-50: The College achieved a Class "A" accreditation rating from the American Council on Pharmaceutical Education in "am incredibly short time," and the first class received the baccalaureate in pharmacy.
1953: The first Ph.D. degree was awarded.
1955-65: The four-year undergraduate curriculum was refined, a new, five-year baccalaureate program was developed, and physical facilities were remodeled. The Student Chapter of the American Pharmaceutical Association and pharmaceutical fraternities were organized. By 1965, the faculty had grown from the original three (which included Ewart A. Swinyard, Ph.D., the College's second dean) to six, one of whom was only part time. The groundwork was laid for quality programs in professional and graduate education.
1965-75: L.S. Skaggs Hall on the University of Utah Health Sciences Center campus was dedicated and became pharmacy's home. The College created the Center for Human Toxicology and was instrumental in setting up the Utah Poison Control Center-important specialized facilities for drug-related research, education, and service.
1975-85: The Antiepileptic Drug Development Program began. Mass spectrometry and nuclear magnetic resonance facilities were added. Scientific investigation and graduate studies were emphasized. The Doctor of Pharmacy Program enhanced the clinical and professional experience components of the pharmacy program.
1985-95: The Center for Controlled Chemical Delivery was established. Continued growth was accommodated in the University's Research Park and, in 1994, some pharmacy programs moved into the new Biomedical Polymers Research Building.
A hope for the future is expansion of pharmacy facilities so that all segments of the College can be brought together in one building.
These past advancements have contributed to the long-term success of pharmacy graduates. The College is proud of the high graduation rate of its students, the progress of their careers, and the significant professional contributions they make to Utah, the Intermountain area, and the nation.