Associate/Full Professor & Chair-Pharmacy & Health Systems Sciences

Nov 16, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Northeastern University

Associate/Full Professor & Chair-Pharmacy & Health Systems Sciences

Requisition Number: FTFR001059

Division/College: Bouve College of Health Sciences

Location: Boston Main Campus

Full-time/Part-time: Full Time


This successful candidate will lead the Department of Pharmacy and Health System Sciences in the School of Pharmacy, one of the academic units within the Bouve College of Health Sciences. Appointment at the rank of associate or full professor with tenure on entry is anticipated. We welcome applicants who have well-established, funded research programs and who are interested in providing vision, leadership and mentorship for the practice-based and social/administrative science faculty within the school of pharmacy and its doctor of pharmacy program. Applicants should also be interested in developing and nurturing collaborations with faculty across Northeastern, including those in public health, nursing, law, engineering, business and other disciplines that complement pharmacy and health system sciences.

In addition to typical faculty responsibilities, the department chair serves as an academic and professional leader providing day to day management of department matters. The chair will work closely with the school of pharmacy dean, the Bouve college dean and associate deans, and chairs of other departments in the college to advance the missions of the school, college, and university.

The Department of Pharmacy and Health Systems Sciences is comprised of seven tenured/tenure-track and 22 non-tenure track clinical faculty with areas of expertise that include pharmacy practice and social/administrative sciences. The clinical programs are supported by an office of experiential education and an extensive network of affiliate faculty, residents, and fellows who work in a variety of quality health care institutions in Boston and throughout the country. Areas of concentration within the department include ambulatory care pharmacotherapy, provided by practitioners based in urban community health centers, and social and administrative research faculty with research concentrations in health services, mental health, and geriatrics. Federal and private research funding is robust in the department, which, together with the department of pharmaceutical sciences, consistently places the school of pharmacy first in NIH funding at schools of pharmacy at private universities, and among the top 20 in all US schools of pharmacy.
Northeastern University is committed to building a diverse faculty, and strongly encourages applications from women and members of groups that are under-represented in the sciences.


Applicants for the position should have expertise in the areas of pharmacy practice, and/or social and administrative sciences.
The position requires a first-professional degree in pharmacy or related health fields plus additional research education at the doctoral level and/or training as a researcher.
Candidates should have a successful research program as a principal or lead investigator with a strong record of external research funding and scholarly productivity.

Additional Information:
The School of Pharmacy is dedicated to excellence in pharmacy-related education, research and service, including the provision of patient care. Our programs promote intellectual growth, professionalism, and life-long learning. The school contributes to improved individual and population health through the generation and dissemination of new knowledge and through scholarship and community service. Research conducted by the school’s principal investigators places the school among the top schools of pharmacy nationwide in NIH funding. Research programs range from bench science to transitional research to collaborations in Boston’s underserved communities, high-tech pharmaceutical industry, world-renowned teaching hospitals, and research institutes.

Bouvé College of Health Sciences has more than 200 faculty members, with approximately 2,000 undergraduate and 2,400 graduate students. It is the 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 and accomplishment and creating and translating knowledge to meet global and societal needs. Within Bouvé, the Behrakis Health Sciences Center houses a state-of-the-art human performance and exercise laboratory with teaching and research space, including fully equipped exercise stress testing stations, metabolic carts, Lunar DEXA machine, an underwater weighing tank, Cybex and Keiser strength and power equipment, wet lab facilities for blood processing and muscle biopsies. The Arnold S. Goldstein Simulation Laboratories Suite, which opened in 2013, provides a state-of-the-art simulation center for interprofessional education.

Northeastern University is on an exciting trajectory of growth and innovation. The university is a leader in inter-disciplinary research, urban engagement, experiential learning, and the integration of classroom learning with real-world experience. Northeastern University is home to 20,000 students and to the nation’s premier cooperative education program. The past decade has witnessed a dramatic increase in Northeastern’s international reputation for research and innovative educational programs. A heightened focus on interdisciplinary research and scholarship is driving a faculty hiring initiative at Northeastern, advancing its position amongst the nation’s top research universities. Northeastern University is situated on the Avenue of the Arts in Boston’s historic Back Bay, four blocks from the Longwood Medical and Academic Area, encompassing Harvard Medical School, Children’s Hospital Boston, Brigham & Women’s Hospital, and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and eight blocks from the Boston Medical Center.

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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