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The University of Georgia
College of Pharmacy
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Posted: 12/3/2020
Department Head of Clinical and Administrative Pharmacy

Department Head of Clinical and Administrative Pharmacy

The University of Georgia (UGA) invites applications and nominations for the position of Department Head of Clinical and Administrative Pharmacy in the College of Pharmacy. The University seeks candidates who are innovative and accomplished leaders in their field, forward-thinking professionals with a demonstrated commitment to enhancing diversity and inclusion in all forms, dedicated to furthering an accessible and inclusive campus environment, and have a strong commitment to excellence.

The College:

The College of Pharmacy is a leader in regional, national and international areas of teaching, research, and service. The College is primarily situated on the University of Georgia campus in Athens, with extended campuses in Albany, Augusta, Savannah and Metro Atlanta (Gwinnett). The College offers pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences degree programs that are among the best in Georgia, the southeast, and the nation. UGA’s College of Pharmacy provides a superior curriculum taught by nationally-recognized faculty members in an experiential, research-based environment. The clinical training occurs at various sites throughout the state by execution of MOUs, leases and/or contracts. The College of Pharmacy has consistently been ranked in the top 25 Colleges of Pharmacy in the U.S. News and World Report. For more information, please see

The Department:

The Department of Clinical and Administrative Pharmacy has three major components: Clinical Pharmacy, Clinical and Experimental Therapeutics, and Pharmaceutical Health Services, Outcomes, and Policy. Together, these components make up a diverse and thriving department with locations in Athens, Augusta, Albany and Savannah. The department is comprised of nearly 40 faculty, 12 staff and provides robust instructional offerings to more than 600 students through multiple professional and graduate degrees and certificates, including an active residency program. For more information, please see


Reporting directly to the Dean of the College of Pharmacy, the Department Head leads a robust department that includes instruction, research and clinical outreach. The Department Head’s general responsibilities are outlined in UGA’s Statutes under Article IX, and include the following:

  • Provide outstanding leadership, vision and strategic planning for the department, including its extended campuses throughout the state;
  • Administration of all departmental programs in the areas of instruction, research, and service;
  • Commitment to the success of students and faculty;
  • Communicate effectively and build strong partnerships with UGA senior administrators and numerous formal external constituents across the state at extended campus locations;
  • Consult with departmental faculty and prepare the annual budget of the department;
  • Report annually to the Dean on the teaching, research and service programs of the department including assessments of the performance of faculty members in the department.

Required Qualifications:

  • PharmD or PhD in a pharmacy related field;
  • Currently appointed as a Tenured faculty member at the Associate Professor level, with eligibility for appointment at the Professor level at time of hire;
  • At least three years of administrative responsibility in an academic environment.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • PharmD or PhD in clinical, social or administrative pharmacy;
  • Currently appointed as a Tenured faculty member at the Professor level;
  • At least five years of progressive administrative responsibility in a College of Pharmacy based at a comprehensive research university;
  • At least 10 years of faculty experience in an accredited College/School of Pharmacy;
  • A record of achievements in professional and graduate pharmacy education;
  • An understanding of academic financial planning and fiscal management;
  • Demonstrated ability to:

o lead and collaborate within the framework of a complex, integrated organization;

o communicate effectively across multiple units;

o structure a unit to support numerous missions;

o foster strategic partnerships;

o cultivate and lead teams;

o supervise and mentor faculty, staff and students.

The position is a nine-month academic year appointment with administrative and summer months’ salary supplement and appointment to an endowed professorship while serving as Department Head. To be eligible for tenure upon appointment, candidates must be appointed as a full professor, have been tenured at a prior institution, and bring a demonstrably national reputation to the institution. Candidates must be approved for tenure upon appointment before hire.

Requirements for the rank of Professor are outlined in the University’s Guidelines for Appointment, Promotion and Tenure of Academic Rank Faculty and the College of Pharmacy's Promotion and Tenure Guidelines.

The University of Georgia, a land-grant/sea-grant university, is the state’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education. UGA was founded in 1785 as the first state-chartered university in the country. More than 235 years later, the University of Georgia remains a national leader in higher education. The University is located in Athens, GA, approximately 75 miles northeast of Atlanta, and is consistently ranked among the top 20 public universities in the country.

The University’s enrollment exceeds 39,000 students, including approximately 30,000 undergraduates and over 9,000 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 17 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens. Additional information about the University of Georgia is available at

Applications: Applicant screening will begin immediately. Candidates are encouraged to submit their materials by Thursday, January 28, 2021; however, screening will continue until the position is filled. The application packet should include a cover letter detailing how the applicant’s credentials and experience meet the needs, responsibilities, and qualifications stated above; a current curriculum vitae; and contact information for three references (who will not be contacted without further correspondence with the applicant).

All applicants must apply online at Please see the job posting at:

To request a descriptive Opportunity Profile for this position, provide a nomination, or seek additional information, please contact Sean Ryder, Primary Consultant with the UGA Search Group, at 706-542-6240 or Letters of recommendation or a simple nomination should include the name and contact information for the nominee.

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. As such, the University of Georgia is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. We not only strongly encourage women, minorities and other diverse candidates to consider applying for this position, but we also maintain that all candidates should share our commitment to diversity and inclusion. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR ( Please do not contact the department or search committee with such requests.