The WVU School of Pharmacy in Morgantown is seeking a highly accomplished academic leader to serve as professor and the Gates Wigner Dean. This fully funded, 12-month appointment ranks as professor with tenure. The successful candidate will be capable of achieving the research, education and service missions of the School while promoting collaborative practice and research.

The WVU School of Pharmacy celebrated its 100th year in 2014 and is ranked in the top 20 percent of all pharmacy programs as reported in "US News and World Report." The school student body consistently ranks in the top 10 percent of all schools and colleges as determined by entering GPA. There are currently 42 full-time faculty and two Endowed Chair Professorships.

Ninety students per year enroll in the Pharm.D. program, which offers several concentrations: area of emphasis in research, area of emphasis in clinical pharmacy, and a graduate certificate in gerontology. In addition, the School has a vibrant residency program with emphasis areas in ambulatory care, infectious disease, oncology and pediatrics. The Ph.D. program in the School of Pharmacy is the largest in the biomedical sciences at WVU and is a Program of Excellence. There are two tracks in the Ph.D. program: the Health Outcomes Pathway and the Pharmaceutical and Pharmacological Sciences Pathway. The program features multi-disciplinary coursework and seminars to provide students with a diversified background in the theories and techniques of contemporary research.

The School of Pharmacy is a partner in a $19.6 million, NIH-funded Clinical and Translational Research (CTR) award. This funding supports significant expansion of clinical and translational research, and recruitment of many clinical and translational researchers in WVU’s School of Pharmacy. The School is building on existing research strengths in areas of need in West Virginia and the broader Appalachian region. These include cancer, stroke/neuropsychiatric disorders and cardiovascular and metabolic diseases.

Minimum Qualifications: Pharm.D. or Ph.D. degree plus 10 years of post-graduate experience or equivalent. The candidate must have an established national/international reputation in pharmacy practice and/or scholarship. Competitive applicants will have significant expertise or experience in translational research, clinical trials, mentoring junior faculty, developing relationships with external practice sites, program administration, fiscal management and professional education.

West Virginia University is a land grant Carnegie-designated Doctoral Research/Extensive institution, with approximately 32,500 students, including 27,000 undergraduate and 5,500 graduate/professional students. The WVU Health Sciences Center includes the Schools of Pharmacy, Medicine, Dentistry, Public Health and Nursing. Morgantown has 55,000 residents and is rated as one of the best small towns in the US, with affordable housing, excellent schools, a picturesque countryside and many outdoor activities.

The Dean’s position is available immediately and will remain open until filled. Applications must include a formal letter of application; curriculum vitae; and the names, addresses (including e-mail), and phone numbers of three references. Please submit all application materials electronically to: Carol Smith, executive recruiter, at

 West Virginia University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran. WVU is the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity.