Chair and Professor - Department of Pharmacology - School of Medicine

The School of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) invites applications and nominations for the position of Chair of the Department of Pharmacology. The Department has a long history of outstanding research including the work of multiple Nobel Laureates ( CWRU seeks an outstanding scientist with the skills and vision necessary for developing and strengthening an innovative research program that integrates basic pharmacological research with other School of Medicine (SOM) and University departments, as well as with our affiliate hospital programs. Graduate and medical education programs significantly contribute to the mission and overall strength of the Department. The SOM expects the Department to support and strengthen links to other significant research efforts in the SOM including the Cleveland Center for Membrane and Structural Biology, the Case Comprehensive Cancer Center, the Visual Sciences Research Center, as well as others in the Basic and Clinical Departments of the SOM. The new Chair will be supported by a competitive recruitment package that includes substantial support for additional faculty recruitments to the Department. The John H. Hord Professorship has been reserved for the successful applicant.

The campus at CWRU encourages and facilitates collaborative interactions among scientists in the Schools of Medicine, Engineering, Nursing, Dentistry, and the College of Arts and Sciences. Beyond the core campus, the School of Medicine serves as a hub for educational initiatives and research programs with School of Medicine faculty based at our four affiliated hospitals: University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, Cleveland Clinic (including the Lerner Research Institute and the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine), MetroHealth Medical Center, and the Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center.

The new chair will be expected to capitalize on these and other resources to build cross-institutional collaborative research and educational programs. The research mission is supported by excellent core facilities that include: high-throughput drug screening, genomics, proteomics, metabolomics, induced pluripotent stem cell production, transgenic animal model development, behavioral testing, human and small animal imaging, super-resolution microscopy, flow cytometry, structural biology, cryo-EM, data management, biostatistics, and computational biology & bioinformatics.

Applicants must have an M.D. and/or Ph.D. degree with a distinguished record of continuous scientific achievement, demonstrated leadership and collaborative skills, and a commitment to the education and mentorship of both students and faculty. Appointment as a Professor of Pharmacology with tenure is anticipated and requires evidence of a productive and excellent research program recognized at the national/international level by peer review and recommendations.

Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a letter of interest addressing research, educational, administrative and leadership goals to: Jonathan L. Haines, Ph.D., Pharmacology Chair Search Committee, c/o Ena McDowell (

In employment, as in education, Case Western Reserve University is committed to Equal Opportunity and Diversity. Women, veterans, members of underrepresented minority groups, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Case Western Reserve University provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the Office for Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity at 216-368-8877 to request a reasonable accommodation. Determinations as to granting reasonable accommodations for any applicant will be made on a case-by-case basis.