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St. John Fisher College Chair, Department of Pharmacy Practice and Administration in Rochester, New York


St. John Fisher University is an independent, liberal arts institution that provides a transformative education to approximately 3,800 undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral students each year. Across its five Schools, Fisher offers nearly 40 majors in the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, business, education, and nursing; 11 pre-professional programs; and master’s and doctoral programs in business, nursing, education, pharmacy, and public health. The University’s residential campus boasts a robust living and learning community and a successful intercollegiate athletics program. Fisher is a community where all are welcome, regardless of religious or cultural background.

The University continues to honor its founders, the Congregation of St. Basil, by embracing their motto, “Teach Me Goodness, Discipline, and Knowledge.” We are located in Pittsford, N.Y., seven miles outside of the city of Rochester. The campus is situated on 164 park-like acres—a beautiful setting for a warm, friendly campus community.

The Wegmans School of Pharmacy prepares pharmacists for lives of intellectual, professional, and civic integrity. It is dedicated to educating the next generation of pharmacists to provide pharmaceutical care that enhances the health-related quality of life of the patients they serve. With a strong commitment to service, School of Pharmacy students can be found engaged with communities across the region and around the globe through clinical rotation service trips, summer service trips, and community education initiatives and outreach. Fisher pharmacy graduates consistently achieve high first-time NAPLEX (North American Pharmacist Licensure Examination) pass rates.

The Wegmans School of Pharmacy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education ( ACPE ), a specialized accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.


Job Responsibilities:

The Chair, Department of Pharmacy Practice and Administration provides critical day-to-day operational support for the department of more than 20 faculty and staff. The successful candidate will provide leadership and management for all of the department’s strategic initiatives and operations.

Responsibilities include overseeing the pharmacy practice and administration curriculum, including experiential education and the simulation center. The individual will serve as a member of the school’s Executive Committee and will report directly to the dean.Provide oversight and support for the department’s didactic and experiential curriculum for both the campus and online pathways, including course development, mentoring of course coordinators, assessment, workload assignments, and other activities related to the curriculum

  • Provide leadership and management for all of the department’s strategic initiatives and operations;

  • Develop clinical, teaching, and service partnerships with health care organizations and providers in the area;

  • Recruit, hire and retain faculty and staff in pharmacy practice and administration according to the needs of the program;

  • Conduct annual reviews and make recommendations for salary and budgetary requests;

  • Represent the Department on the Executive Committee;

  • Engage in teaching and scholarship in areas of expertise and interest.

Education / Experience:

Candidates from any pharmacy practice or pharmacy administration discipline will be considered. Qualified applicants will hold a Doctor of Pharmacy, Ph.D. in Pharmacy Administration, or other terminal degree. Eligibility for licensure in the state of New York is preferred. Candidates should have a record of academic teaching, scholarship, and service which will qualify for the rank of Associate Professor or higher.

Competencies / Skills:

Applicants should:

  • Possess strong time management and problem solving skills, be creative, innovative and possess the ability to work independently and within a team.

  • Adapt to new and rapidly changing situation and successfully resolve issues from identification through resolution.

  • Effectively work with multiple databases and student platforms

  • Excel in connecting and building rapport with students and faculty

  • Possess excellent customer service, as well as, interpersonal, oral and written communication skills

Supervision of Employees:

The Chair will oversee 20-25 faculty and staff in the department.

Work Hours:


EEO Statement:

It is the policy of St. John Fisher University to provide Equal Employment Opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment in accordance with the applicable federal, state, and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in each locality in which the University has employees.

The University does not discriminate against applicants or employees in hiring, promotion, termination or the terms and conditions of employment on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sex, perceived sex, gender identity, gender expression, the status of being transgender, sexual orientation, national origin, citizenship, age, disability, marital status, military status, veteran status, predisposing genetic, characteristics or genetic information, arrest or conviction record, status as a victim of domestic violence, or any other characteristic protected by law.

The Title IX Coordinator is the designated University official with primary responsibility for coordinating compliance with Title IX and related federal and state laws. The Title IX Coordinator, Meg Flaherty, Ph.D., can be reached by phone (585-385-8232), email (, in-person in Campus Center 206, or outside of business hours by contacting the Office of Safety and Security (585-385-8111).