Department Chair and Graduate Program Director Professor or Associate Professor

Job description

Department of Pharmacy Practice

College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Butler University

Position Overview

Butler University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences invites applications for the position of chair and graduate program director in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences. This full-time tenured or tenure track position is a 12-month appointment at the rank of professor or associate professor.

The College is seeking a collaborative leader who will enhance and expand the department’s vision for advancing education and research in the pharmaceutical sciences. The primary responsibilities of the chair are to provide strategic direction for the department, creative and innovative leadership in teaching, research and service. Candidates must have a strong commitment to instructional learning and will be expected to teach in courses in undergraduate, graduate and professional programs; maintain a productive, independent research program that complements the activities of the Department; and develop partnerships within the scientific community. In addition to supervision of faculty and staff within the department, the chair is responsible for oversight and leadership of the Masters of Pharmaceutical Sciences degree program and the integrity of the foundational biomedical and pharmaceutical sciences in the Doctor of Pharmacy program. The chair is a member of the Executive Committee in the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences and reports directly to the dean.



Applicants must have a PhD in a biomedical or pharmaceutical science, be an accomplished educator, and desire to work collaboratively with other members of leadership in the College to advance the mission. Additional desired qualifications include previous academic leadership experience, experience in mentoring junior faculty and students, development of research programs, and budgetary oversight. Applicants must have evidence of substantial and sustained experience in research, teaching, and service sufficient to merit tenure and appointment at the rank of professor or associate professor.


To Apply

Applicants must submit a:

  • Letter of Interest
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Summaries of both teaching philosophy and research goals
  • Names and contact information of three professional references


Completed materials should be submitted via email to: Jane Gervasio, PharmD, College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences [email protected]

Or via mail to:

Jane Gervasio, PharmD, College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Butler University

4600 Sunset Avenue

Indianapolis, IN 46208


The College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences offers four academic programs: Doctor of Pharmacy, Masters of Physician Assistant Studies, Masters of Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Bachelors of Science in Health Sciences. The College and the University faculty encourage and promote opportunities for cross-disciplinary collaboration.  

Butler University is a nationally recognized academic institution ranked 2nd in the Midwest among regional universities and #1 in the category most innovative schools in the 2018 U.S. News & World Report. Butler is located in Indianapolis, Indiana, home to a growing biosciences industry and academic partnerships. For more information see and


Butler University is committed to enhancing the diversity of the student body and our faculty and staff.  In addition, hiring and other employment-related decisions are made on the basis of an individual’s qualifications, past experience, overall performance and other employment-related criteria. It is the policy of the University to provide equal opportunities for employment and advancement for all individuals regardless of age, gender, race, religion, color, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, national origin, or any other legally protected category.




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Posted: 1/25/2018
Application Due: 3/26/2018
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