Chair of Pharmacy Practice (.60) / Assoc or Full Professor (.40) - 15820BR

Chair of Pharmacy Practice (.60) / Assoc or Full Professor (.40)

Pharmacy Practice
University of Kansas - Lawrence
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Position Overview

The University of Kansas School of Pharmacy is seeking an individual to lead the Department of Pharmacy Practice to support the instruction, research and clinical mission across multiple (three) campus locations, while continuing and enhancing the reputation and quality of the program to those served. This position will provide the opportunity to remain engaged in teaching, clinical practice, research, scholarship, and service to further academic interests.

This is a full-time, 12-month, tenured or non-tenured clinical-track faculty position located in Lawrence, Kansas. This position serves at the pleasure of and reports directly to the Dean of Pharmacy. Rank determinations are based upon qualifications, professional performance, research, and service experience sufficient to qualify for the appointment at the rank of Associate or Full Professor. For additional details, see and

The University of Kansas School of Pharmacy supports a safe and inclusive environment for all members of our diverse communities at KU. We aspire to become a leader among our peer institutions in making meaningful and lasting progress in responding to the needs and concerns of minoritized and marginalized demographic groups.

The University of Kansas is a major educational and research institution with 29,000 students on five campuses, 2,600 faculty members, and service centers throughout the state. The main campus is in Lawrence, a vibrant, thriving community of more than 90,000 that is just 40 miles west of Greater Kansas City, and 20 miles from the state capital. KU, a member of the Association of American Universities, consistently earns excellent ratings for its academic programs from U.S. News and World Report. The University is committed to expanding its innovative research and providing an even greater impact on the world. The KU School of Pharmacy is consistently recognized as a leader in clinical education and biomedical research. The PharmD program has been consistently ranked in the top 20 schools of pharmacy by US News and World Report, and the school’s research skill and expertise results in a perennial top 10 ranking among schools of pharmacy in prestigious NIH funding. Students and faculty together provide a substantial impact on the community of Lawrence and the State of Kansas through their many service commitments.

The successful candidate must have appropriate work authorization by time of appointment.

Job Description

Administration – (60%)
  • Leads the creation, implementation and evaluation of a strategic plan for the Department in the areas of teaching, research, clinical practice, and service in collaboration with the faculty.
  • Leads and oversees all Departmental activities across multiple campuses, including faculty recruitment, retention, professional development, and succession planning.
  • Ensures evaluation and appointment requirements for all faculty and staff appointments are conducted annually, meeting or exceeding University requirements.
  • Oversees personnel matters and serves as the administrative representative for grievance procedures for the Department.
  • Develops, reviews, and implements University policies at the Departmental level.
  • Communicate with the Dean, University leaders, and community partners to effectively develop and support the appropriate resources and faculty sites for School and Graduate programs.
  • Develop and enhance relationships between the Department and its allied units within the University as well as other appropriate public, private, or government institutions and agencies in the areas of research, clinical practice, and instruction.
  • Prepare and manage the annual Departmental budget in accordance with School and University budgetary policies and procedures.
  • Initiate and engage in fundraising efforts to support graduate programs and other Departmental needs throughout the year.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Teaching/Instruction (20%)
  • Teach required and elective courses in the Department of Pharmacy Practice as needed. Normal teaching responsibilities are no more than the equivalent of 2 credit hours of instruction each academic year.
  • Advise and mentor professional degree-seeking students.
  • Hold regular office hours

Research/Scholarship (10%)
  • Maintain an active and visible program of research, including regional studies/projects that impact the profession of pharmacy
  • Secure external grants/contracts to facilitate research.
  • Conduct and publish research in leading academic journals.

Service/Professional Performance (10%)
  • Engage in School, University, and professional service activities as appropriate.
  • Provide clinical service to advance both the profession of pharmacy and the KU School of Pharmacy

Collegiality: The School of Pharmacy and the Department of Pharmacy Practice values collegiality. All members are expected to act in a manner that promotes collegial relationships and shows respect toward students, staff and colleagues.

Required Qualifications

  1. Doctoral or other terminal degree in Pharmacy, and eligible for appointment at the Associate Professor or Professor level.
  2. Licensed to practice pharmacy in the State of Kansas or eligible to obtain Kansas licensure within six months of employment.
  3. Established record in teaching, research, and service in a biomedical discipline.
  4. An established record of research and service evidenced by peer-reviewed publications, securing external sources of funding, and/or presentations.
  5. Evidence of a strong record of teaching and mentoring professional degree-seeking students, graduate students, or pharmacy residents.
  6. Documented leadership experience in developing and enhancing relationships with interprofessional healthcare constituents.
  7. Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal skills demonstrated through application materials, interview and references that reflect experience in creating collegial work environments, and leading teams and or projects with broad and varied objectives.
  8. Management and/or supervisory experience leading a large (greater than 10 people) clinically-focused team. Experience should come from positions held in at least two separate entities, including university, corporate, or a combination of both.
  9. Experience managing a budget in an academic or corporate environment.

Additional Candidate Instructions

A complete online application includes the following: (1) a letter of application; (2) Curriculum Vitae; (3) a sample publication; and (4) the names, email and contact information for three references. Letters of recommendation that evaluate the scholarly and professional achievements of the candidate may eventually be requested of select finalists.

In addition to the materials above, learning about each applicant's contribution and engagement in areas of diversity is an important part of KU's mission. As a result, applicants will be presented the following questions at the time of application. Each response must be within 4,000 characters or less.
  1. Please describe your experience, approach or methodologies to create and implement inclusive teaching and advising practices, pedagogical techniques and course materials to create an inclusive classroom environment.
  2. In your current and/or previous role, please provide an example outlining how you demonstrate your ongoing commitment in working with diverse groups/populations.
Application review begins 11/14/2019 and continues as needed to ensure a large, high quality, and diverse applicant pool. To ensure consideration, please apply by the initial review date.

Contact Information to Applicants

Dr. Ryan Funk
KU Medical Center, Department of Pharmacy Practice
3901 Ranbow Blvd. MS4047 Room 6014
Kansas City, Kansas 66160

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