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Director of the Center for Pharmaceutical Marketing and Management

Definition of Class Applications and nominations are invited for the position of the Director of the Center for Pharmaceutical Marketing and Management (CPMM) at The University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy. CPMM is one of four major research Centers in The Research Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences (RIPS) at the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy (other Centers: National Center for Natural Products Research (NCNPR), Center for Clinical and Translational Sciences (CCTS), and Pii Center for Pharmaceutical Technology). The University of Mississippi is the flagship university for the State of Mississippi. A world-class public research university, the institution has a long history of producing leaders in public service, academics and innovative research. The School of Pharmacy is on the main campus in Oxford, a community of approximately 23,000 residents that has been recognized nationally as one of America's best places to live. For ten consecutive years, UM has been recognized as one of the best colleges in the nation to work for by The Chronicle of Higher Education.  CPMM is a center of excellence that advances research, teaching, and service in the areas of medication use and health outcomes, management of health care organizations, and the marketing and utilization of cost-saving and appropriate medications in all segments of the health care industry. CPMM has three research program areas of emphasis: Medication Use Outcomes Research, Pharmacy Entrepreneurship, and Pharmaceutical Marketing Research. A current major project of CPMM is the Evidence-Based Drug Utilization Review Program (MS-DUR) conducted for the Mississippi Division of Medicaid (DOM). CPMM manages a restricted data center with access to multiple years of Medicare, Medicaid and other data that support its research mission. CPMM contributes through graduate teaching and graduate research experiences to help make the graduate program in the Department of Pharmacy Administration (PHAD) one of the strongest graduate programs of its kind with emphases in pharmacy management, pharmaceutical marketing, and health outcomes. Because of the strong alignment between the missions of the CPMM and PHAD, research is often conducted as collaborative projects between the two units. Examples of Work Performed The successful applicant will have opportunities to collaborate with faculty, staff, and graduate students in PHAD, the Department of Pharmacy Practice (PharmPract), as well as other academic departments at The University of Mississippi. In 2017, the University of Mississippi initiated Flagship Constellations, including Community Wellbeing and Big Data, which are designed to bring together a wide range of faculty from across campus to address some of the most difficult and complex problems facing our nation and world. The successful applicant needs to be able to work well in an interdisciplinary research setting, coordinate multiple projects and analyses, obtain funding to support the research mission of CPMM, effectively supervise and train staff, researchers, and graduate students, and utilize verbal and written skills needed to conduct research and for collaborating with PHAD, DOM, PharmPract and other personnel on research submitted to scientific meetings and for publication. The CPMM Director reports to the Dean of the School of Pharmacy and works in close collaboration with the Chair of the Department of Pharmacy Administration. The CPMM Director assumes the leadership of and responsibility for the fiscal and administrative aspects of CPMM. As such, the CPMM Director will foster an environment that enhances the capabilities of a faculty and staff committed to excellence in teaching, research, and service. The CPMM Director is expected to have a strong commitment to graduate education, research, and service. The successful candidate will demonstrate a successful record of external funding, a sustained record of scholarship, in-depth knowledge of health care systems and directions, and a strong skill set related to the methods associated with health economics and outcomes research (HEOR) and social-behavioral research. Essential Functions Applicants must possess administrative experience and a demonstrated record of scholarly productivity appropriate to the rank of Research Associate Professor or Research Professor in the School of Pharmacy at the University of Mississippi. If appropriate, the successful candidate will be considered for tenure and a joint appointment at the appropriate rank in the Department of Pharmacy Administration. Salary is negotiable and commensurate with experience. Anticipated start date for this appointment is January 2019. Review of applications may begin immediately and continue until an adequate applicant pool has been reached. Interested applicants should submit an application, letter of intent outlining his/her qualifications for the position and rank, curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of at least three references. For additional information please contact, John P. Bentley, PhD, Search Committee Chair, 662-915-7114, phjpb@olemiss.edu. Minimum Education/Experience Candidates must have a Ph.D. or comparable degree in pharmacy administration, health outcomes research, health services research, or related field. Experience in or knowledge of the health care system and/or the field of pharmacy is required. Candidates with experience in DUR and/or SAS programming for drug utilization and health outcomes research could become involved in MS-DUR project. The successful candidate may need to be able to travel overnight at least once a month to attend meetings at DOM in Jackson, Mississippi.
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