Pharmacology and Toxicology Department Chair

North Carolina, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Nov 05, 2020
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Pharmacology and Toxicology Department Chair
Vacancy #:  965001
Recruitment Range:  Commensurate with qualifications
Closing Date:  Open Until Filled 

Organizational Unit Overview
The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University invites applications for a strategic and collaborative leader to serve as the next Chair of the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology.

The successful candidate will take responsibility for the administration and leadership of the department and continue the growth of a strong departmental research enterprise.

The Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology has a strong record of research excellence, exemplary teaching, translational collaboration and entrepreneurial drive that is reflected through the achievements of its faculty and students.

The concentration in Pharmacology and Toxicology is part of the doctoral program in Biomedical Sciences and offers a PhD program that represents a flexible, research-based approach designed to develop the interests, capabilities and potential of participants.

The School of Medicine also has a Master’s program in Biomedical Sciences and many of these students elect to complete their thesis research with our faculty.

Job Duties
Reporting to the Dean of the School of Medicine, the Chair will continue to foster a culture of shared governance, diversity, equity, and inclusion and have an appreciation for the interconnectivity of basic and clinical research.

The Chair will also oversee curricular content of Pharmacology and Toxicology-related topics in the Brody School of Medicine curriculum.

The Chair will be expected to motivate and facilitate collaborative work in teaching and education, research and scholarship, service and will be required to develop a strategic plan for the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology.

Specific responsibilities of the chair position include, but are not limited to, faculty development; daily operations; budgeting; ensuring quality instructional effort and compliance with accrediting body standards and guidelines; contributing to strategic planning within the division and school; and providing leadership for the education of future biomedical scientists across groups of diverse learners.

Minimum Education/Experience

  • Outstanding academic record with experience as a senior administrator in an academic environment; a high level of conceptual and strategic thinking.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills
  • Record of distinguished scholarly accomplishments in pharmacology and/or toxicology.
  • Demonstrated success in biomedical research.
  • Active, independent, and currently funded research portfolio.
  • History of promoting career development for diverse faculty across multiple disciplines.
  • Qualifications for a tenured faculty appointment as Professor
  • Doctoral degree or advanced degree (PhD, PharmD, and/or MD) in pharmacological sciences, toxicological sciences, and/or related biomedical field

Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education
Demonstrated understanding and commitment to interprofessional education.

Special Instructions to Applicant
East Carolina University requires applicants to submit a candidate profile online in order to be considered for the position. In addition to submitting a candidate profile online, please submit online the required applicant documents:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Letter of Interest
  • List of Three References (noting contact information)

Additional Instructions to Applicant
In order to be considered for this position, applicants must complete a candidate profile online via the PeopleAdmin system and submit any requested documents. Additionally, applicants that possess the preferred education and experience must also possess the minimum education/experience, if applicable

Applications will be considered until position is filled. Please submit an online ECU application for vacancy # 965001 to ECU Human Resources at

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ECU is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer committed to fostering a diverse, equitable and family-friendly environment in which all faculty and staff can excel and achieve work/life balance.  We encourage qualified applicants from women, minorities, veterans, individuals with a disability, and historically underrepresented groups. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race/ethnicity, color, genetic information, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, political affiliation, or veteran status.