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Chair, Pharmaceutical Sciences Department

University of Michigan College of Pharmacy
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Commensurate with experience
Closing date
Oct 4, 2023

The University of Michigan College of Pharmacy invites applications for the position of Chair in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, in association with an endowed faculty position at the rank of professor, with tenure.

This is a unique opportunity to provide vision and leadership to faculty at a major research-intensive university who are nationally and internationally recognized for innovative research and teaching in the field of pharmaceutical sciences and its many disciplines.

The Chair is expected to maintain and promote an enabling environment in the department to foster the continued advancement of progressive and innovative research, teaching, and service. In addition to their regular responsibilities as a faculty member, the department chair will maintain overall administrative responsibility for the Department, participate in the overall guidance and administration of the College, and act as a representative of the College of Pharmacy. Applicants are invited to view the College of Pharmacy’s web page for more information about our programs (

Candidates for this position must have a Ph.D., and a distinguished record in research and education, including a well-funded research program and ability to develop programmatic collaborative research and funding across the pharmaceutical, biomedical, chemical, and engineering sciences. We are especially interested in applicants working in biopharmaceutics, pharmacokinetics, delivery of complex and large molecules, the gut microbiome, and other emerging strategies to improve drug formulation and delivery, including machine learning and artificial intelligence methods, but all qualified applicants are encouraged to apply.

We seek applicants who will provide inspiration and leadership in research and teaching by: demonstrating a strong record of leadership in research and professional activities; demonstrating a strong commitment to the educational objectives of the graduate, professional, and undergraduate degree programs at the College; embracing and expanding our commitment to DEI and the College’s interdisciplinary, collaborative nature at the University of Michigan; and articulating how they will support the College’s mission and values: Ideal candidates will have a record of successful mentorship of others which speaks to their ability to mentor faculty and trainees at all levels. A record of demonstrated leadership and administrative abilities is desirable.

How to Apply:

Interested applicants should submit a curriculum vitae electronically to:

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences the College of Pharmacy, and the University of Michigan seek to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve our diverse constituents, and to maintain the excellence of the Department, College, and University. The University of Michigan, NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation grant awardee, is supportive of the needs of dual career couples, and is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. It is committed to fostering and maintaining a diverse work culture that respects the rights and dignity of each individual, without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religious creed, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, gender expression, height, weight, marital status, disability, medical condition, age, or veteran status.

U-M COVID-19 Vaccination Policy

COVID-19 vaccinations are required for College of Pharmacy students, faculty and staff, if they are working in the following areas: Michigan Medicine including the Medical School, Dental School, University Health System or the Mary A. Rackham Institute. This includes those working remotely and temporary workers. More information on this policy is available on the U-M Health Response.

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