University of Charleston

University of Charleston

Posted October 26, 2021

Chair, Department of Pharmacy Practice

University of Charleston School of Pharmacy, Charleston Campus

The University of Charleston School of Pharmacy seeks applicants for a Chair in the Department of Pharmacy Practice.  UCSOP is designed to prepare pharmacists who will provide comprehensive patient care, advance the profession through research and advocacy, and to serve the community as leaders in rural and underserved care.

The school fosters active participation of faculty, staff and students in an agenda of community outreach, advocacy, and activism as one of the hallmarks of the pharmacy program.  The University of Charleston’s Pharmacy School offers a curriculum that seeks to develop pharmacy practitioners who can effectively communicate with diverse populations and work as an integral member of the healthcare delivery team.

The Chair is responsible for both administrative and faculty duties and is a member of the School of Pharmacy’s Executive Committee.  A successful candidate will facilitate development of clinical sites for faculty members with continuous quality improvement, build relationships between clinical practitioners as well as practice sites, perform annual evaluation of clinician’s practice sites and develop reimbursement models for current and future practice sites. They will facilitate development of both the didactic and experiential curriculum with continuous quality improvement, mentor faculty in teaching and scholarship pursuits and oversee the practice department curriculum to ensure continuity throughout the didactic curriculum.

The Chair is also responsible for managing the financial and budgetary affairs of the department as well as evaluating annual performance of all department faculty. The chair works closely with the Executive Director of Experiential Education to ensure successful experiential experiences for the program. The Chair also serves in a faculty role which is a full-time, non-tenure track position with multi-year contract opportunity (rank commensurate with skills and experience).

The successful candidate must have a sound understanding of a broad array of pharmacy practice environments, possibilities, and understands the future direction of the profession and cultivates learning environments and experiences that provide corresponding experiences for student pharmacists.


Minimum and Preferred Qualifications:

  • The candidate should possess excellent written, oral, analytical, research, and presentation skills; leadership skills to form strong team and collaborative relationships; excellent judgment, a high energy level, patience, and a sense of humor.
  • Excellent organizational skills, detail-oriented, and the ability to multi-task is a must.
  • The successful candidate must be dependable, possess a professional demeanor, be student-service oriented, dedicated to student-centered education, and be able to manage multiple support personnel and various diverse stakeholder groups.
  • The chair will be responsible to hire and retain highly competent faculty members and a strong advocate for the faculty members to the upper administrators.
  • The applicant must be able to work cooperatively in a team setting.


A PharmD degree, or BS in Pharmacy with advanced degree (PhD, EdD) and one year of residency, specialty residency or fellowship, or equivalent experience is required.  Minimum six years’ experience in academia at an ACPE accredited Pharmacy School with established record of teaching, service and scholarship and qualified for the rank of associate professor or higher.  Prior experiences in academic administration, personnel and budget management are preferred.  Knowledge of education, governmental compliance, and health regulatory standards such as ACPE and other accreditation standards is a plus.

Review of materials will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  Additional information is available at Interested applicants should submit a letter of interest, a current CV, and the names of three professional references with contact information (electronic correspondence is encouraged) to:


Scott Weston, MBA, PhD, RPh, Dean and Professor
School of Pharmacy
University of Charleston
2300 MacCorkle Ave., SE
Charleston, West Virginia 23504


The University of Charleston is an Equal Opportunity Employer