Professor & Chair

Northeastern University

Professor & Chair

Requisition Number: FTFR001010

Division/College: Bouve College of Health Sciences

Location: Boston Main Campus

Full-time/Part-time: Full Time


The Northeastern University Bouve College of Health Sciences' School of Pharmacy is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Chair of the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences. Appointment at the rank of Full Professor with tenure is anticipated. The Department is known internationally for its research in the areas of drug discovery and targeted delivery, bioanalytical chemistry, nanomedicine, neuro- and immuno-pharmacology, molecular imaging, and toxicology.

Currently, the Department includes 18 full-time faculty and 4 Centers of Research Excellence: Center for Drug Discovery, Center for Pharmaceutical Biotechnology and Nanomedicine, Center for Translational Neuroimaging, and the New England Inflammation and Tissue Protection Institute. Graduate program specializations include Medicinal Chemistry and Drug Discovery, Pharmacology, Toxicology, Pharmaceutics and Drug Delivery, Biotechnology, and an Interdisciplinary option. In addition to teaching in graduate programs department faculty also teach in the professional Doctor of Pharmacy program. Federal and private research funding is robust in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, which, together with the Department of Pharmacy and Health Systems Sciences consistently ranks first in NIH funding at schools of pharmacy at private universities, and among the top 15 in all US Schools of Pharmacy. The new chair of the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences will have a unique opportunity to significantly influence the direction and trajectory of an already strong department.

The chair will provide leadership and vision in the development and implementation of a departmental strategic plan that ensures sustained research funding and growth; ensure that faculty have mentoring and support necessary for their success; work closely with the School of Pharmacy Dean, College Dean and Associate Deans, and Chairs of other departments to advance the missions of the School, College, University; provide sound fiscal management of the department; and have excellent administrative skills.

Salary will be commensurate with education, training, and experience and includes an outstanding benefit package. Evaluation will begin immediately and applications will be accepted until the position is filled.


Applicants are expected to have demonstrated a strategic vision in their research enterprise which should be well-established, well-funded and internationally recognized. They should also have demonstrated excellence in and a significant record of teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels; and a collaborative research background that spans multiple aspects of pharmaceutical sciences. Previous experience managing a federally-funded research group or center is essential. A research doctoral degree in a field related to the pharmaceutical sciences is required. Northeastern University is committed to building a diverse faculty, and we strongly encourage applications from women and members of groups that are under-represented in the sciences.

Additional Information:
The Bouvé College of Health Sciences has more than 200 faculty members and approximately 2,100 undergraduate and 2,400 graduate students. It is a leading national model for education and research in the health, psychosocial and biomedical sciences and supports the University’s mission of educating students for a life of fulfillment, accomplishment, and creating and translating knowledge to meet global and societal needs.

Northeastern University is located on the Avenue of the Arts in Boston’s historic Back Bay, just a few blocks from the Longwood Medical and Academic Area encompassing Harvard Medical School and its teaching hospitals, and several other major research-intensive universities are within a 5-mile radius. The immediate Boston area also is home to over 400 pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies.

How to Apply:

Visit the Bouvé College of Health Sciences website,, and click on `Faculty Positions’. Applicants should submit a cover letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and a 5-year plan for future research plans. For more information, please contact the search committee chair Ban An Khaw ([email protected]) or co-chair Michael Pollastri ([email protected]).

To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: [email protected]

Northeastern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Educational Institution and Employer, Title IX University. Northeastern University particularly welcomes applications from minorities, women and persons with disabilities. Northeastern University is an E-Verify Employer.


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