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The Department of Pharmacology & Physiology of the Drexel University College of Medicine (DUCOM) is recruiting a full-time, tenure-track, 12-month position educator and co-director of the Drug Discovery and Development Program.

Reporting to the Chair of the Pharmacology and Physiology Department, the individual will be responsible for co-directing the in-person and online Drug Discovery and Development programs with the current Co-Director.

The Co-Director will be responsible for coordinating all of the teaching and training activities that the program provides, establishing and facilitating interactions with external organizations and institutions to make internship opportunities available for the students, coordinating and participating in the recruitment of students for the program, serving as a mentor and academic advisor for students and identifying the needs and representing the interests of the program within the institution. This position requires a versatile and highly motivated individual with strong interpersonal, leadership and organizational skills to help maintain and grow the program within the Division and in accordance/alignment with Departmental priorities. Ability and enthusiasm to work with faculty and staff on major initiatives aimed at expanding and refining the program is essential.

The position can be filled at the rank of Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor commensurate with the applicant’s experience and accomplishments in medical education. The successful applicant will report to the Chair of the Department of Pharmacology and Physiology.

Essential Functions

  • Coordinating the teaching activities in the program.
  • Regular evaluation of the curriculum to ensure that it is current and meets the requirements of accrediting organizations.
  • Periodic review of course content to ensure that it is current and of high quality.
  • Recommendation and review of new courses to address educational opportunities or needs of the program.
  • Actively participate in teaching activities.
  • Serve as course director or co-director for key courses.
  • Serve as a mentor to students and provide individual guidance with regard to course selection, academic progress, professional development and career advice.
  • Actively participate in the coordination and evaluation of student research projects.
  • Develop educational initiatives that will strengthen the curriculum and expand the program.
  • When appropriate, provide educational support for other programs in the graduate school.
  • Coordinate the activities of the faculty who participate in the program.
  • Identify potential external faculty who can fill critical needs in the program and ensure that there are qualified faculty available to teach essential courses.
  • Support and facilitate the relationships that the program has established with various institutions that provide research opportunities for students in the program, including teaching graduate students in the Department’s MS/PhD programs.
Required Qualifications
  • Minimum of a PhD or Doctorate Health science-related field.
  • Minimum of 10 years of pharmaceutical industry experience.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal skills
  • Knowledge of professional development
  • Experience in decision‐making in complex environments
  • Understanding of curriculum development process
  • Ability to set and clearly articulate an academic vision
  • Record of integrity, ethical behavior, and uncompromising treatment of others with respect, fairness, and compassion
  • Respect for and appreciation of diversity in culture, ethnicity, gender, and perspectives
  • Ability to build consensus among relevant and diverse constituencies and stakeholders
  • Experience with online education is preferred
  • Graduate or undergraduate teaching experience is preferred
Physical Requirements
  • Typically sitting at a desk/table.
  • Typically standing, walking.
  • Center City – Philadelphia, PA
Additional Information

This is a full-time Faculty position classified as Exempt. The salary offered is based on the successful candidate’s qualifications and experience, department budget, and an internal equity review.

For information about benefits, please review Drexel’s Full-Time Faculty Benefit Fact Sheet or Part-Time Faculty Benefit Fact Sheet .

Special Instructions to the Applicant

Please make sure you upload your CV/resume and cover letter when submitting your application.

A review of applicants will begin once a suitable candidate pool is identified.

Advertised:Jun 13 2024 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close:Dec 31 2024 Eastern Standard Time


 Drexel University

Founded in 1891 in Philadelphia, Drexel is a comprehensive global R1-level research university with a unique model of experiential learning that combines academic rigor with one of the nation’s premier cooperative education programs.

Drexel University is an urban research university that integrates education, scholarship, diverse partnerships, and our global community to address society’s most pressing challenges through an inclusive learning environment, immersive experiential learning, external partnerships, transdisciplinary and applied research, and creative activity. We prepare graduates of diverse backgrounds to become purpose-driven professionals and agents for positive change

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