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Assistant/Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

Posted:  June 7, 2013 

The University of Charleston School of Pharmacy seeks candidates for our Assistant/Associate Dean for Academic Affairs.  The School of Pharmacy has maintained full accreditation status from the American Council of Pharmacy Education since the graduation of our first graduates in 2010. The School of Pharmacy is an instrument of the University of Charleston, designed to prepare pharmacists who will provide comprehensive patient care, advance the profession through research and advocacy, and to serve the community as leaders in rural health care.    The School fosters active participation of faculty, staff and students in an agenda of community outreach, advocacy, and activism as one of the hallmarks of the pharmacy program.  The University of Charleston’s Pharmacy School offers a curriculum designed to develop pharmacy practitioners who are able to effectively communicate with diverse populations and work as an integral member of the healthcare delivery team.    

The Assistant/Associate dean for Academic Affairs develops policies and procedures affecting faculty and students related to the academic program and its offerings. He/She is responsible for three essential areas:

  • Maintenance of a strong academic program in pharmacy including post-graduate training that appropriately uses technology, contemporary teaching modalities, and fosters interprofessional education.
  • Maintenance of academic records for annual progression, GPA reporting and graduation auditing Developing and overseeing a program of faculty development. This includes, but not necessarily be limited to, teaching and learning.
  • Maintenance of a system of programmatic assessment. This system Includes review of the overall curriculum, individual courses, and all other aspects of the academic program to assure quality.

 Specific duties of the Assistant/Associate Dean for Academic Affairs includes: 

  1. Participate in the Dean's Executive Council. 
  2. Participate in the Provost’s Academic Affairs Committee
  3. Serve as the administrative liaison to the Academic Affairs Committee
  4. Develop and implement an organized program for faculty development that emphasizes the development of effective teaching skills and scholarly activity. 
  5. Develop and implement, in cooperation with the Chair of the Department of Pharmacy Practice, Director and Assistant Director of Experiential Education an organized program for volunteer faculty development that emphasizes the development of effective mentoring and teaching skills.
  6. Initiate, in collaboration with departmental chairs, the academic schedule for the School.
  7. Prepare and administrate the budget for Academic Affairs.
  8. Coordinate in conjunction with department chairpersons the development and implementation of a portfolio system for faculty.
  9. Develop and implement a strategy for infusing technology into the learning environment. 
  10. Serve on the School of Pharmacy’s Library Committee and work with the University’s Health Science Librarian to coordinate appropriate and cost effective educational resources for teaching, learning and scholarship.
  11. Work in conjunction with the Director of Residency program & residency committee to execute the teaching certificate requirements for post-graduate residency program
  12. Work in conjunction with the Assistant Dean for Assessment and Special Projects to implement a quality assurance program for the academic program of the School
  13. Work in conjunction with the Assistant Dean for Professional & Student Affairs the preparation of descriptions and revisions of teaching programs, curricula, course descriptions, and appropriate policies and procedures for the University Catalog and School of Pharmacy Student Handbook.
  14. Work in conjunction with the Assistant Dean for Professional & Student Affairs and the University Academic Support Center to develop and assess appropriate academic tutoring and other academic support options.
  15. Assist in the development and implementation of the School’s strategic plan to reflect the changes in health care, education and technology.
  16. Gather data and assist the Dean in the preparation of reports required by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education, American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, and such other agencies as may be designated by the dean. 
  17. Assist the Dean in the management of routine operations of the School including oversight of contractual agreements, development, expenditures of School of Pharmacy funds, and identification of entrepreneurial opportunities/activities. 
  18. Act as an effective representative of the School of Pharmacy to professional and consumer groups, benefactors, and extramural funding sources. 

Qualified candidates should have a strong knowledge about accreditation requirements, the current and future practice of pharmacy, and possess a doctorate degree in pharmacy, a pharmacy-related discipline, or other health sciences disciplines.  The candidate must have sufficient accomplishments in teaching, research and service to meet the rank of Associate Professor or Professor (preferred).  Previous administrative experience is required along with excellent managerial and interpersonal skills, and the willingness to work within a team environment.  The successful candidate is expected to teach within his/her area of expertise in the PharmD program and contribute to the scholarship and service needs of the school.  The position is full-time with faculty rank and salary commensurate with skills and experience.  The ADAA reports directly to the Dean and serves on the Executive Committee of the School of Pharmacy.   

The position is available beginning July 1, 2013.  Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.  Interested individuals should provide a letter of interest, current curriculum vitae and three letters of recommendation (electronic correspondence is encouraged) to:

Dr. David Latif
Search Committee Chair, Assistant/Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
University of Charleston School of Pharmacy
2300 MacCorkle Avenue SE
Charleston, West Virginia 25304
304-357-4354
davidlatif@ucwv.edu

The University of Charleston is an Equal Opportunity Employer.