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Professor/Associate Professor & Director of the Program Evaluation Research Unit

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The Department of Pharmacy & Therapeutics of the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy is accepting applications for the position of full-time Tenured or Tenure-Stream Professor/Associate Professor & Director of the Program Evaluation Research Unit (PERU).  The staff and faculty in PERU are focused on program development and research in four primary areas: substance use disorder education and research; opioid use disorder prevention, intervention, and treatment; medication adherence; and organization health for healthcare systems. The school is seeking a motivated and innovative faculty member to lead the highly successful PERU research that facilitates each patient or community member’s ability to achieve optimal health, well-being, recovery, and choice. The Director is responsible for advancing scientific discovery and implementation, education, and collaborations with other University of Pittsburgh Schools, community organizations, federal/state/local agencies, and partners. A strong commitment to collaboration, innovation, scholarly teaching, and scientific discovery to advance the school’s mission are essential. The Director position requires alignment with our culture of excellence, innovation, inclusion, respect, accountability and leadership.



Minimum Qualifications: ·Hold a Ph.D. or Doctor of Pharmacy (or equivalent terminal degree) with strong academic credentials and have a distinguished record of research, teaching, and service sufficient to be appointed as a tenured or tenure-stream Associate Professor or Professor at the University of Pittsburgh. The school and university procedures for appointment will be followed. Example criteria for promotion and tenure include but are not limited to peer-reviewed publications that reflect intellectual leadership and impact in areas that advance the mission of the school, quality teaching and contributions to the teaching mission of the school, national recognition by peers, evidence of independence with indication of originality, and likelihood of continued funding. The University's description of the obligations and responsibilities of tenure are found in Chapter II, Article II of the University Handbook. University of Pittsburgh Bylaws Chapter II: The Faculty | Faculty Handbook | University of Pittsburgh

·The director is expected to develop and sustain a research program with extramural funding as well as assume leadership of the School’s Program Evaluation Research Unit (PERU).

·Significant leadership experience in research and/or higher education.

·Expertise in one or more of the following areas:  comparative effectiveness research, substance use disorder treatment/prevention/intervention, health services research, implementation science applications in health care, behavioral aspects of medication use, general health outcomes, health care policy, pharmacoepidemiology, population health, public health, healthcare communication, health economics, strategic and financial planning or leadership, and human resources management.

·Commitment to teaching in the curricular programs of the school and responsibility for mentoring students and post-graduate learners.

·Have a deep commitment to develop meaningful collaborations with other researchers within the School of Pharmacy, the Schools of Medicine, Public Health, and other schools and organizations. 

·A demonstrated record in Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion activities in research, teaching, and/or service.

·Demonstrated commitment to our school’s values of professionalism, integrity, teamwork, trust, passion, health equity, accountability, responsibility, and mutual respect.


Preferred Qualifications:

·An outstanding track record of expertise as shown by extramural funding, publications, mentoring, engagement, and leadership in pharmacy, public health, epidemiology, substance use disorder, or health services research or related fields (candidates with other backgrounds and experiences will be considered).

·A strong background in the development and oversight of educational programs to train the next generation of scientists, pharmacists, and/or other healthcare research professionals.

·A consistent record of successful leadership, fiscal and program management, and fundraising.

·A strategic vision for short- and long-term development of PERU that supports the goals of current faculty and staff, the School of Pharmacy, and the University of Pittsburgh.

·Experience in conducting research with the Veteran’s Health Administration and the Defense Health Administration.

·Proven success in mentoring and training junior faculty members to support success including competitive funding and promotion.

·Demonstrated success in leading large groups through delegation, communication, and accountability for academic and scientific achievement.

·Extensive experience in creating a collaborative, positive and productive work environment for all faculty, staff, trainees, and partners.

The School of Pharmacy, a leader and innovator in education, practice, and research, is one of 16 schools/colleges located on the Oakland campus, which includes the six schools of the health sciences. Pitt Pharmacy ranks #5 among schools of pharmacy in total research funding. For more information about the School of Pharmacy, visit Pitt Pharmacy partners with UPMC, one of the leading integrated healthcare delivery networks in the country, to provide state-of-the-art pharmacy services and patient care. The Department of Pharmacy and Therapeutics is integrated with UPMC and together support the leadership and management of pharmacy services as well as clinical programs including the Antibiotic Management Program, Ambulatory Care Programs, Medicine, Pharmacogenomics, Palliative Care, Oncology, Transplantation, Critical Care, and Cardiology. The Department of Pharmacy and Therapeutics is home to the Grace Lamsam Pharmacy Program for the Underserved, Community Leadership and Innovation in Practice, Program Evaluation Research Unit, and Pharmacogenomics Center of Excellence.  In partnership with UPMC, the department is home to twelve accredited residency programs, plus twelve pharmacy fellowship training programs.


Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should upload all required documents to the University of Pittsburgh Talent Center at Req. 24001715. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications. Applicants must submit a curriculum vitae, a letter of intent, names of six individuals who can provide a letter of reference, and one-page summaries of research interests, teaching philosophy, and service/practice achievement. Please also submit an inclusive excellence statement describing how you would contribute to the development of a diverse and inclusive learning community through your teaching, research, and/or service. Please include examples of your contribution when possible. *This position may be union eligible.


The University of Pittsburgh is committed to championing all aspects of diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility within our community. This commitment is a fundamental value of the University and is crucial in helping us advance our mission, which includes attracting and retaining diverse workforces. We will continue to create and maintain an environment that allows individuals to discover, belong, contribute, and grow, while honoring the experiences, perspectives, and unique identities of all.


The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EOE, including disability/vets.


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