University of Utah Jobs

Search for careers

Job Information

University of Utah Chair, Department of Pharmaceutics and Pharmaceutical Chemistry Depending on Qualifications in Salt Lake City, Utah

Position Information

Position/Rank Chair, Department of Pharmaceutics and Pharmaceutical Chemistry Depending on Qualifications

Department 00283 - Pharmaceutical Chemistry


Track Track Dependent on Qualifications

New Position to Begin When Filled


The University of Utah College of Pharmacy invites applications and nominations for the position of Chair, Department of Pharmaceutics and Pharmaceutical Chemistry. The Department of Pharmaceutics and Pharmaceutical Chemistry plays a critical role in the major initiatives of the Health Sciences and the College of Pharmacy. It is one of the most recognized departments of its type in the nation. Areas of research in the department include, among others, therapeutics design and targeting, polymeric drug delivery, nanomedicine, diagnostics, and gene therapy. The department has access to state-of-the-art research facilities on campus, including the recently opened Skaggs Research Institute. Excellent opportunities exist for collaboration with faculty in several internationally recognized institutes including the Huntsman Cancer Institute, School of Medicine, College of Engineering, the Nano Institute and Scientific Computing and Imaging Institute. The department, college and university are highly supportive of entrepreneurial activities of its students and faculty.

The Chair will be expected to maintain a world-class research program in an area broadly related to the major themes of the department. The Chair will provide strategic leadership and direction for all aspects of the Department and have responsibility for the coordination and administration of the overall academic agenda and education activities in the department and college. Candidates will have either a Ph.D., PharmD, or M.D. degree (or combination thereof), a proven record as a leader, an international reputation for research accomplishments, committment to teaching excellence in subjects relevant to both graduate (Ph.D.) and professional (PharmD) programs in the College of Pharmacy, and excellent managerial and communication skills.

Major responsibilities include:

•Setting and executing the strategic direction for the Department

•Participation and leadership to the Department in the areas of research, teaching, and service

•Managing the departmental budget

•Overseeing mentorship of Department faculty, residents, fellows, and students

•Providing leadership within the College as a member of the Executive Committee

•Working with faculty across the Health Sciences to enhance interdisciplinary research and teaching

Salt Lake City offers an exceptional quality of life. The University serves over 31,000 students across the U.S. and the world. The University of Utah Health Care system was ranked #1 in quality among academic medical centers nationally (Vizient Quality and Accountability Study) and is ranked second nationally for creating start-up companies from university research. The College continues to be a leader in research, currently ranked #8 in grants from the National Institutes of Heath (NIH).

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. A complete application will include a current CV, letter of interest, a brief statement of leadership, educational and research goals, and the names and addresses of 3 references.

The University of Utah Health (U of U Health) is a patient focused center distinguished by collaboration, excellence, leadership, and respect. The U of U Health values candidates who are committed to fostering and furthering the culture of compassion, collaboration, innovation, accountability, diversity, integrity, quality, and trust that is integral to our mission.

For further information, please contact Jared Rutter, Ph.D., Chair of the Search Committee at:

Department of Pharmaceutics and Pharmaceutical Chemistry Search Committee

Chair: Jared Rutter, Ph.D.

15 North Medical Drive East

Salt Lake City, UT 84112


Please use the quicklink provided to apply for this position.

EEO/Diversity Information

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, national origin, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, status as a person with a disability, genetic information, or Protected Veteran status. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities. To inquire about the University’s nondiscrimination or affirmative action policies or to request disability accommodation, please contact: Director, Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Circle, Rm 135, (801) 581-8365.

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds, and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.


The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Eligible new hires with priorURSservice, may elect to enroll inURSif they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits fromURSare subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen and immunizations.

Special Instructions for Candidates

Open Date 08/24/2017

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Requisition Number PRN01803F

Type Faculty

University of Utah logo
University of Utah logo