University of the Pacific invites nominations and applications for the position of Associate Dean for Academic Affairs.

University of the Pacific

University of the Pacific is a nationally ranked comprehensive university and California's first chartered institution of higher learning. Established in 1851, Pacific has nearly 6,300 students and ten schools and colleges across three campuses in northern California.

The majority of students and the NCAA Division 1 athletics program are based on the Stockton Campus, often cited as one of the nation's most beautiful college campuses. The Sacramento Campus in California's state capital is home to the McGeorge School of Law, the new School of Health Sciences, and an array of graduate programs, while the renowned Dugoni School of Dentistry is based on the downtown San Francisco Campus. 

Pacific takes pride in providing the highly personalized and caring educational, social and residential environments of a small college combined with the choices and opportunities of a major comprehensive university.

About the Role

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

The Associate Dean for Academic Affairs supports the University and School of Pharmacy mission and vision as a tenure-able (Associate/Full Professor) faculty member who leads the School of Pharmacy in areas related to curricular and programmatic development, including academic program innovation, and assessment.

The Associate Dean supports the Dean in academic and curricular matters, and the preparation of accreditation and School- and University-level reports and projects. The Associate Dean is a member of the Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy Cabinet and acts as an ex officio member of select School Standing Committees relevant to their expertise and job responsibilities (including curriculum, assessment, academic standards).

The Associate Dean should have a demonstrated record of academic administration, including the development and maintenance of new and/or revised programs, assessment, experience with faculty development, team building, and budget and personnel management. The incumbent must have strong organizational, interpersonal and communication skills, and the ability to adapt and lead in a dynamic and fast paced environment.

Minimum Qualifications

  • PharmD, PhD and/or other doctoral degree.
  • Experience in pharmacy education and administration.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Key member or close involvement with pharmacy accreditation process.
  • Five or more (5+) years of experience in pharmacy education administration.
  • Progressively responsible leadership experience in curricular and program development, accreditation, assessment, budget and personnel management.

Skills, Knowledge, and Expertise:

  • Demonstrated record of academic teaching, scholarly activity, professional service, and the leadership skills necessary to promote these qualities among faculty.
  • Experience in administration, including program and curricular development, assessment, policy development, personnel management, and budget management.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with diverse stakeholders.
  • Ability to promote diversity, equity and inclusion.
  • Ability to create and lead functional teams, through productive collaborations and partnerships, to achieve targeted goals.
  • Strong problem solving skills, with a demonstrated track record of identifying and filling needs in a proactive manner.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills, and the ability to set priorities in a dynamic and complex environment to ensure that critical deadlines and milestones are met.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, with the enthusiasm and motivation to facilitate the growth and development of programs in the School.
  • Experience and sensitivity in working with people of diverse backgrounds and cultures.
  • Demonstrated experience in advancing social justice, equity, and inclusion in a university setting.
  • Ability to engage and integrate culturally responsive practices and knowledge in their work.

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