Professor and Chair, Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Neuroscience in Maywood, IL

$200K - $250K(Ladders Estimates)

Loyola University   •  

Maywood, IL 60153

Industry: Education, Government & Non-Profit


Less than 5 years

Posted 44 days ago



o Ensure that the overall teaching mission of the department is met

o Teach medical and graduate students

o Actively participate in curriculum development and ensure the quality and integrity of each program

o Evaluate the viability of new programs/course requests

o Actively participate in professional development to keep abreast of new developments in pharmacology and neuroscience research and education

o Recommend/appoint course directors and the graduate program director

o Mentor faculty to establish and maintain an extramurally funded research program

o Assure the success of the departmental seminar series


o Maintain an extramurally funded research program

o Actively support student research programs of the university such as the Discover Pharmacology and STAR programs

o Foster the successful development and implementation of new research programs


o Serve on university committees

o Actively participate in university activities such as interviewing faculty candidates and student applicants; St. Luke's Day; St. Albert's Day

o Actively participate in activities that represent the university


o Assist in the recruitment of faculty and departmental staff

o Act as the first line of authority for faculty and staff

o Ensure that course directors, graduate program director, and faculty are in compliance with academic policies and procedures

o Act as the second line of authority for student complaints and concerns that cannot first be resolved by the graduate program director

o Conduct annual evaluations of departmental faculty

o Plan and conduct faculty meetings

o Actively encourage and support professional development of faculty

o Provide guidance and leadership to develop and implement department and program goals

o Provide leadership and maintain a climate of open communication, collegiality and teamwork within the department

o Establish departmental committees as required

o Allocate departmental resources appropriately

o Comply with all departmental reporting requirements, including surveys for strategic planning and accreditations

o Provide expert and reliable counsel and guidance to the Dean on all issues related to the department, the Stritch School of Medicine and Loyola University Chicago.

Qualifications Physical Demands Working Conditions Minimum Education and/or Work Experience The department chair is a member of the full-time faculty of the Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Neuroscience who also holds an administrative appointment and is responsible for the overall development and success of the department. The chair provides leadership in teaching, research and service to the university and community. The chair is responsible and accountable for the overall management of the department personnel, financial resources, space, and academic programs. The chair provides a leadership role in curriculum and program development and interacts with all course directors and program directors to achieve department goals.

Overall responsibilities include: recruiting, supervising, and mentoring departmental faculty members; encouraging professional development of faculty; supporting the successful training of graduate students; reviewing and assessing curriculum; developing and managing department goals and finances; promoting faculty's involvement in graduate and medical education; acting as a department liaison to the university administration and to external agencies; securing and being a good steward of departmental resources; providing leadership in the pursuit of scholarly excellence (publications and grant funding) and fostering an environment which is conducive to collaboration, innovation, positive thinking and collegiality.

The chair will establish and implement a 5-year strategic plan for the department that is in alignment with the overall goals/mission of the Stritch School of Medicine and Loyola University of Chicago. This plan will include input from allied stakeholders within the Loyola Community.

Valid Through: 2019-10-29