Chair, Department of Pharmaceutics and Pharmaceutical Chemistry

University of Utah
Salt Lake City, Utah
Dependent on Experience
September 01 2017
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

Chair, Department of Pharmaceutics and Pharmaceutical Chemistry

The University of Utah College of Pharmacy invites applications and nominations for the position of Chair, Department of Pharmaceutics and Pharmaceutical Chemistry. The Department of Pharmaceutics and Pharmaceutical Chemistry plays a critical role in the major initiatives of the Health Sciences and the College of Pharmacy.  It is one of the most recognized departments of its type in the nation. Areas of research in the department include, among others, therapeutics design and targeting, polymeric drug delivery, nanomedicine, diagnostics, and gene therapy. The department has access to state‐of‐the‐art research facilities on campus, including the recently opened Skaggs Research Institute.  Excellent opportunities exist for collaboration with faculty in several internationally recognized institutes including the Huntsman Cancer Institute, School of Medicine, College of Engineering, the Nano Institute and Scientific Computing and Imaging Institute. The department, college and university are highly supportive of entrepreneurial activities of its students and faculty. The Chair will be expected to maintain a world‐class research program in an area broadly related to the major themes of the department. The Chair will provide strategic leadership and direction for all aspects of the Department and have responsibility for the coordination and administration of the overall academic agenda and education activities in the department and college. Candidates will have either a Ph.D., PharmD, or M.D. degree (or combination thereof), a proven record as a leader, an international reputation for research accomplishments, committment to teaching excellence in subjects relevant to both graduate (Ph.D.) and professional (PharmD) programs in the College of Pharmacy, and excellent managerial and communication skills.  

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
  • 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 University of Utah Health Care system was 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 #8 in grants from the National Institutes of Heath (NIH).   Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  A complete application will include a current CV, letter of interest, a brief statement of leadership, educational and research goals, and the names and addresses of 3 references.    For further information, please contact Jared Rutter, Ph.D., Chair of the Search Committee at:   Department of Pharmaceutics and Pharmaceutical Chemistry Search Committee Chair: Jared Rutter, Ph.D.   15 North Medical Drive East Salt Lake City, UT 84112 or Please use the quicklink provided to apply for this position.    

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, national origin, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, status as a person with a disability, genetic information, or Protected Veteran status. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

To inquire about the University’s nondiscrimination or affirmative action policies or to request disability accommodation, please contact: Director, Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action,201 S. Presidents Circle, Rm 135, (801) 581‐8365. The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds, and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students. The University of Utah Health Sciences Center is a patient focused center distinguished by collaboration, excellence, leadership, and Respect.  The University of Utah HSC values candidates who are committed to fostering and furthering the culture of compassion, collaboration, innovation, accountability, diversity, integrity, quality, and trust that is integral to the mission of the University of Utah Health Sciences Center.