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Chair of Pharmacology

Duquesne University
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Commensurate with experience
Posted Date
Jul 22, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Academic Affairs, Academic Administration
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time
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1. Responsible for planning, developing, and evaluating the pharmacology curriculum including topics, courses, and methods of instruction related to pharmacology in all curricular years as assigned.

2. Participates in the instruction and supervision of medical students at all phases of training including didactics, small groups, and clinical cases.

3. Leads the development of creative educational experiences to enhance the overall medical education program.

4. Assists in developing and participating in teaching for a Masters of Biomedical Science program.

5. Maintains competency in the field including new developments and advancements in literature.


1. Promotes, by example, a general atmosphere of respect for knowledge, thought, and inquiry within the University.

2. Contributes to the planning, development, and evaluation of courses and academic programs within the University.

3. Constructs and manages the departmental budget, allocating funds appropriately to efficiently utilize resources. Projects future departmental budgetary needs (operational and personnel) and provides proposals with documentation during the budget planning cycle.

4. Motivates and develops departmental course directors and faculty and provides regular feedback on performance.

5. Evaluates departmental faculty and staff members according to their job descriptions and consistent with departmental, medical school, and University standards.

6. Participates in the appointment and promotion process for faculty within the department. Reviews all faculty appointment applications for the department and provides recommendations to the appointment and promotion committee. Also, reviews all department faculty for eligibility for reappointment.

7. Leads regular departmental meetings.

8. Meets regularly with the Associate Dean for Biomedical Affairs to provide updates on the pharmacology aspects within the curriculum and departmental projects, faculty, advisees, budgetary items, and needs.

9. Provides vision and leadership in departmental strategic planning taking into consideration input by the departmental faculty, the COM and University administration, outside stakeholders, and national benchmarks.

10. Participates in fundraising activities.


1. Serves on committees within the medical school as assigned.

2. Represents the COM by serving on state and national committees in their field.

3. Collaborates with other departments within the University to develop and implement interprofessional educational curriculum and clinical experiences.

4. Participates in interviewing applicants for potential admission to the COM.

5. Participates as an item writer for the USMLE and NBOME.

6. Participates in required COM faculty development.


1. Leads the development and revision of the research and scholarly activity strategic plan for the department.

2. Supports faculty involvement with educational, clinical, or other research and scholarly activity in pharmacology and related disciplines.

3. Develops a strong research-focused team dedicated to advancing the field of pharmacology.

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