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Chair, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences

St. John Fisher College

Rochester, New York 14618
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The St. John Fisher College Wegmans School of Pharmacy invites applications and nominations for the full-time, 12-month position of Chair of the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences. The Chair will provide leadership and management for the department’s strategic initiatives and operations.


Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

-        Providing oversight and support for the department’s curriculum, including course development, mentoring of course coordinators, assessment, and workload assignments;

-        Providing leadership and management for all department strategic initiatives and operations including research and teaching laboratories;

-        Developing the department’s annual budget request and salary adjustments for faculty and staff;

-        Mentoring faculty and guiding them through their annual evaluations and the tenure and promotion process;

-        Recruiting and hiring faculty members in pharmaceutical sciences according to the needs of the program;

-        Assisting the school with all accreditation matters;

-        Representing the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences on the Executive Committee, Curriculum Committee, Assessment Committee, and Professional Development Committee;

-        Fostering teaching, service and research collaborations with community partners;

-        Teaching in team-taught courses in the pharmacy curriculum within area of expertise;

-        Regularly engaging in scholarship in areas of expertise and interest.


Qualified applicants will hold a Ph.D. in Pharmacology, or a related discipline such as medicinal chemistry, toxicology, or pharmaceutics, with a minimum of 6 years of experience in academia and the rank of Associate Professor or higher. Candidates should have a record of student-focused teaching, scholarship, and service. Academic rank and salary will be commensurate with experience.


Successful candidates will possess excellent verbal and written communication skills, demonstrated academic leadership and management abilities, a collaborative working philosophy, an understanding of the culture of academe, a commitment to community engagement and a strong desire to develop and maximize faculty members’ capabilities in their pursuit of teaching and scholarly excellence.


St. John Fisher College is a liberal arts-based institution located outside of Rochester, New York. The campus is situated on 154 park-like acres – a beautiful setting for 26 modern buildings and a warm, friendly campus community. The mission of both the College and School is to prepare students for lives of intellectual, professional, and civic integrity. The faculty is committed to promoting faculty and student diversity and to creating a student-centered learning environment. The School of Pharmacy is fully accredited through 2024.


Rochester is the third-largest metropolitan area in New York State. It is a large city that feels like a small town, and is home to many innovative businesses, nationally recognized medical centers, and top universities. Please visit www.rochestermadeforliving.comor for more information about the Rochester area.


We request that you apply online via our website at Applications should include a letter of intent, curriculum vitae, and names and contact information of three references. For more information, please contact Mindy Lull, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Email: with CC: to or phone (585) 899-3818.

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