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Chair - Pharmaceutical Sciences - W/M

MCPHS University
Worcester, Massachusetts 01608
  • Job Type
  • Job Status
    Full Time


The Chair - Pharmaceutical Sciences - Worcester/ Manchester (W/M) reports directly to the Dean of the School of Pharmacy - W/M and is a member of the School of Pharmacy - W/M Executive Committee.  The Department delivers the Doctor of Pharmacy Degree Program via an accelerated curriculum.  The Chair has overall management responsibility for the faculty and programs of teaching, scholarship, and service based in the department.


  • Coordinate the completion of academic and governance tasks required of academic members within the Department.
  • Recruit, train, and develop faculty (including adjunct faculty), professional staff, and support staff to meet the needs of the department
  • Set goals with faculty members in the form of planned Annual Activity Report (AAR). Evaluate faculty members for promotion, transition from provisional status, and contract renewal decisions in accordance with College policy. Work with department members to prepare for, and respond to, their reviews.
  • Manage the department’s budget as determined by the dean.
  • Assist with maintenance of ACPE accreditation.
  • Represent the department to internal and external academic communities, alumni, business and industry, government, foundations, and the general community.
  • Promote and enhance the image of the department, the School, and the College through participation in appropriate professional and academic organizations.
  • Represent the needs of the department to the dean and higher levels of administration.
  • Communicate school and university initiatives and priorities to the department.
  • Oversee administrative assistant and graduate assistants.
  • Hire and manage adjuncts.
  • Actively promote department programs within the College, at other institutions and in the greater New England region.
  • Participate in weekly executive committee meetings.
  • Handle student grievances, complaints, cases of plagiarism and other forms of academic dishonesty as needed.
  • Serve as role model for department faculty through contributions to the teaching, scholarship and service activities of the department, school and college.
  • Teach in requisite courses, as needed.
  • Publish in peer-reviewed academic or practitioner publications.
  • Arrange attendance of faculty at events on the behalf of the School and College.
  • Schedule classes for the Department.

Rank is commensurate with education and experience.

Additional responsibilities may be assigned by the supervisor.




  • A Ph.D. (or equivalent) in medicinal chemistry, toxicology, pharmacology, pharmaceutics, biomedical sciences, or a related discipline
  • A minimum of seven years of academic experience in an Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education-accredited College/School of Pharmacy.
  • Excellent administrative, communication, managerial and personnel-evaluation skills
  • Demonstrated success as an administrator within an academic or related environment
  • Ability to lead
  • Ability to mentor
  • Strong interpersonal skills



  • A background in pharmacy
  • Post-doctoral research experience
  • A record of funded research and ability to attract funded research activities
  • Demonstrated record of scholarship that meets the criteria for appointment to a senior academic rank
  • Evidence of developing faculty and promoting faculty excellence, particularly in the areas of teaching and scholarship


MCPHS offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits, including a substantial health/dental insurance subsidy, generous holiday/vacation policy, and a significant pension plan contribution.

To apply, please visit www.mcphs.edu/careers. Attach a cover letter and a curriculum vitae. No phone calls, please. Principals only. Finalist candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check and a psychological evaluation as a condition of employment. MCPHS University is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants who would enrich the University’s diversity are welcome to apply.

MCPHS University

For nearly 200 years, MCPHS University, formerly known as Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, has been at the forefront of innovation in the healthcare world. We take pride in our history, yet are motivated by a curiosity about the future. That’s why we are constantly updating our state-of-the-art labs, innovating our curriculums, and adding programs to coincide with the needs of an ever-changing healthcare landscape.


Faculty and staff continue to bring their talents and skills to MCPHS University to contribute to our mission of guiding and supporting students toward successful and sustainable careers in healthcare. Whatever position an employee holds, their efforts make an important impact on the overall quality of campus life. Employees are an integral part of a community that is proud of its heritage and the accomplishments that make MCPHS University a first-class educational institution.

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Worcester, Massachusetts 01608

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