University at Buffalo School Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences selects Harris Search Associates to lead Chair of the Department of Pharmacy Practice search


The School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University at Buffalo, The State University of New York, seeks a Chair for the Department of Pharmacy Practice.  

A copy of the detailed profile may be downloaded below

University of Buffalo Pharmacy Practice Chair search profile

The Chair will report to the dean and is the academic and administrative leader of the department. Primary duties of the chair will include recruitment, development, and supervision of faculty and staff; equitable assignment of faculty and staff duties; and preparation and oversight of the department’s budget. Additionally, the chair will be a member of the Executive Committee, which is responsible for the oversight of the school’s missions in the areas of teaching, research and scholarship, service and outreach. The chair will be working closely with the Curriculum, Assessment and Clinical Affairs Committees.  

The Chair of Pharmacy Practice is expected to support a strong culture of academic excellence, research and scholarship, and professional and community engagement. The School seeks a candidate that will ensure the high quality of experiential sites through active involvement with clinical partners, and works effectively with faculty and staff throughout the school to ensure a high quality of educational programs. 

The University seeks a candidate with a strong record of teaching, research and scholarship, clinical practice and has demonstrated experience in academic administration and leadership. The successful candidate must have a Doctorate of Pharmacy degree or ancillary qualifications (i.e. PhD, MPH, MBA) if the pharmacy degree is at the bachelor’s level. Candidates should currently hold the academic rank of professor or advance associate professor eligible for promotion to professor. 

The School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, founded in 1886, is one of twelve schools comprising the University at Buffalo, the State University of New York's largest and most comprehensive research-intensive campus, and its primary center for professional education and training. The University at Buffalo, a member of the Association of American Universities, is part of the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus, a consortium of the region’s leading healthcare, research and medical education institutions, dedicated to the development of a world-class environment for clinical care, research, education, and entrepreneurship. 

Buffalo is the second-largest city in New York State and is located in the western region on Lake Erie, upriver of the majestic Niagara Falls. Known as the City of Good Neighbors, Buffalo boasts a resurging economy and a modest cost of living. Buffalo-Niagara is a region of 1.2 million people, with world-class art galleries and museums, a comprehensive city-wide system of parks and green space designed by renowned landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted, a vibrant theater and music community, and major and minor league sports teams. Buffalo is a great place to work, study, and live. 

Harris Search Associates - an IIC Partners member firm, is a leading global executive search and board advisory consulting firm with 50 offices in 33 countries worldwide.  Our practice is focused on identifying and attracting leaders to support the growth of clients in the areas of research, science, engineering, academic medicine, and healthcare enterprises. Clients include the foremost universities, research parks, institutes, academic medical centers and commercial organizations driving global innovation and discovery.  


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