Chair, Department of Pharmacy Practice
Mercer University - Atlanta, GA

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Mercer University's College of Pharmacy invites applications and nominations for the position of Chair, Department of Pharmacy Practice. The Chair is the academic and administrative officer of the Department and has the responsibility for establishing an environment of academic excellence that fosters creativity in the Department to achieve its Goals and Objectives while providing leadership for the overall operations of the Department. The Department consists of twenty-four full-time faculty, five post doctoral residents, and houses four Centers. The Department has established clinical partnerships with area and regional health systems, ambulatory care systems, community pharmacies, and industries.

Major responsibilities include:
* Provide leadership and successful achievement of the College of Pharmacy's Strategic Plan specific for the Department;
* Provide overall management of the departmental faculty and administrative staff;
* Represent the Department in Executive Committee Meetings;
* Recruit and recommend new faculty to the Dean;
* Recruit administrative staff positions;
* Recommend faculty promotion and/or tenure to the Promotion and Tenure Committee based upon the College of Pharmacy and University Guidelines;
* Evaluate the annual performance of department faculty and administrative staff;
* Oversee the activities of the Vice-Chairs;
* Manage the Directors of the following:
-Drug Information Center
-Center for Clinical Research
-Center for Clinical Outcomes, Research and Education
-Center for Pharmacometrics
* Manage the Director of the Residency Programs;
* Assist and promote the activities of the Directors of the Experiential Education Programs;
* Assist the Dean, Executive Associate Dean, or Associate Deans on special projects as needed.

The College of Pharmacy is located on Mercer University's Cecil B. Day Campus in Atlanta, GA. The campus' 335 wooded acres create a serene and secluded atmosphere despite its close proximity to downtown Atlanta. Atlanta provides an ideal environment for cultural and intellectual development. The College of Pharmacy is dedicated to fostering personal and professional growth for each faculty member.

The applicant must possess a Pharm.D or Ph.D. degree in a pharmacy-related discipline from an accredited University/College and a record of scholarly achievement sufficient to qualify for tenure at the rank of professor. In addition to the Pharm.D. degree, prior academic administrative experience and eligibility for pharmacy licensure in Georgia is preferred. The applicant must also have strong communication skills and abilities for professional and interprofessional collaboration as well as an understanding of the profession of pharmacy and the ability to embrace faculty mentoring and development.

Candidates must complete a brief online application and attach current CV, a teaching philosophy, and a brief statement describing the candidate's vision for pharmacy practice, education, and research, as well as relevant experiences and interest in the position (Statement 1). The names of three references with titles, business and e-mail addresses, and phone numbers should also be provided. Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

All correspondence should be sent to:

Leisa L. Marshall, Pharm.D.
Clinical Professor
Department of Pharmacy Practice
Mercer University College of Pharmacy
3001 Mercer University Drive
Atlanta, GA 30341-4155

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Open Until Filled

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