Chair of Pharmacology, Howard University

Chair, Department of Pharmacology Howard University, College of Medicine Washington, DC

The Position: Reporting to the Dean of the College of Medicine, the Chair of the Department of Pharmacology will be responsible for the attainment of all Departmental academic and operational goals; providing leadership essential to building programs and services; and is accountable for the overall research, administrative and educational direction of the Department. Current faculty’s research focus is on biochemical pharmacology, molecular pharmacology, neuropharmacology, drug metabolism and cancer research. The Chair is accountable for positioning the Department for its future success and to oversee its efficient operation. Further, he/she will be committed to supporting the mission and vision of Howard University and organizational diversity initiatives. The Chair will collaborate effectively with the College of Medicine and the University.

The Candidate: The ideal candidate should be nationally recognized in areas which are consistent with Howard University College of Medicine’s mission by providing education, service and research for the underserved and underrepresented groups in medicine. The selected candidate must have extensive administrative experience as a Division Chief or Program Director of a Department of Pharmacology. The successful applicant will be expected to have the ability to build faculty to provide outpatient, inpatient and consultative clinical services. In addition, the candidate will have a strong commitment to the education and mentorship of students, residents and faculty and a distinguished research record.

The selected candidate will:

  • Have an PhD or MD/PhD degree in Pharmacology, Physiology or related field from an accredited institution;
  • Must have seven (7) or more years of experience working in academic settings;
  • Have a successful record of mentoring faculty, residents and students;
  • Have a track record of extramural grant funding and the ability to fully utilize the robust health services research environment of Howard University and the surrounding DC metro area; and
  • Must be eligible for promotion to a faculty appointment in the Department at the rank of Full Professor or have already obtained the rank of Associate Professor or Professor in a Department of Pharmacology.

The Organization: Established in 1867, Howard University is a federally chartered, private, doctoral/research intensive university located in Washington, D.C., and is widely recognized as one of the world’s most prestigious institutions of higher learning. This renowned urban research university offers a world-class curriculum that includes professional certification in five fields. The only comprehensive American university with a predominantly African-American constituency, Howard University is committed to preparing its students to not only be respected leaders in the national and global communities but to also promote social justice and democracy the world over. Howard has historically educated more African American PhD’s than any other university. It has a track record, for more than a century, as the home to the single, largest concentration of Black scholars in the world.

Howard University is an equal opportunity employer. Minorities, women and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Please send a letter of intent and CV in Word format: Amy Rose, Tyler & Company, arose@tylerandco.com or 610-558- 6100, ext. 222