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Associate Dean for Academic Programs
Auburn University

Date Posted Nov. 22, 2021
Title Associate Dean for Academic Programs
University Auburn University
Auburn, AL, United States
Department Admin - Pharmacy
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Associate/Assistant Dean
  • Administration - Academic Unit
The Harrison School of Pharmacy is seeking an Associate Dean for Academic Programs (ADAP). The Associate Dean will have the unique opportunity to join a dynamic and collaborative leadership team and to contribute broadly in on-going efforts to enhance and expand every aspect of an internationally recognized academic and health care organization. The ADAP will provide transformative leadership and effective day-to-day managerial support with the goal of ensuring the school’s academic programs, including both the Doctor of Pharmacy program and graduate programs, attain the highest national standards for quality and student outcomes in their respective fields.

The Harrison School of Pharmacy (HSOP) is a global destination for pharmacy education, a hub of educational innovation, a leader in impactful research and scholarship, and a driver of new clinical practice models that transform patient and health systems outcomes. Our mission is to serve the public through education, research, and patient care that have a direct, positive impact on human health and wellness.

HSOP is Alabama’s only public institution charged with educating pharmacists and preparing them to manage patient care today and into the future. Our program is grounded in service-based, primary-care-practice that is collaborative with other health disciplines. In addition to the main campus in Auburn, the school has a branch campus located in Mobile, Alabama on the campus of the University of South Alabama.

HSOP offers a Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) degree program as well as graduate programs in Pharmaceutical Sciences with concentrations in Medicinal Chemistry, Pharmaceutics, Pharmacology, and Health Outcomes Research and Policy. Students are able to enroll in several dual degree programs including the PharmD/PhD, PharmD/MBA, and PharmD/MPH There are typically between 550-600 students in the PharmD program and approximately 60-70 graduate students at any given time. Auburn University, located on a beautiful campus in east Alabama and only a short drive from Atlanta, Georgia, holds an “R1” designation from the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. The school is a member of the Southeastern Conference and is home to a wide array of academic, athletic, cultural, and social events each year. The City of Auburn boasts a strong school system and is often rated among the best places in the state and nation to live and retire. Auburn University is understanding of and sensitive to the family needs of faculty, including dual-career couples.

Essential Functions

The Associate Dean for Academic Programs will:
· Serve as a senior member of the school’s leadership team by o providing on-going assistance and support to the Dean in the overall direction and management of the school, o directing the school’s Division of Academic Programs, o serving on the school’s Executive Committee, o collaborating broadly with internal and external stakeholders to effectively enhance programmatic quality, identify opportunities, and solve problems, ando providing leadership to various committees, teams, groups, and organizations at the school, university, state, and national levels;· Provide leadership to the admissions and recruitment processes and develop innovative models to attract, admit, retain, and graduate a highly qualified and diverse student body in both the PharmD and graduate programs;· Ensure all academic programs meet or exceed accreditation standards published by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) and other relevant agencies;· Supervise, mentor, and evaluate the Directors of the Professional Program, Graduate Programs, Student Affairs, and Recruitment;· Ensure the successful attainment of all goals related to academic programs as described in the school’s Strategic Plan;· Provide leadership to broadly support student success, advocacy, and student organizations;· Manage budgets and develop, administer, implement, and monitor all school policies and procedures related to academic programs;· Represent the school in various University and external venues;· Serve as a member of the University’s Academic Affairs Council;· Along with Director, Professional Program, provide mentorship, direction, and support to the Curricular Coordinators, Professors of Practice, and other instructional faculty and staff;· Demonstrate the highest standards of personal and professional conduct in all interactions with all internal and external stakeholders, serve as a role model for collegiality, collaboration, servant leadership, diversity, equity, and inclusion, and positive interdepartmental collaboration, and · Proactively demonstrate support for the Profession of Pharmacy and the field of Pharmacy Education at all times.
Review of applications will begin January 18, 2022 and continue until a suitable candidate is selected and recommended for appointment. Preferred starting date for this position is June 1, 2022.

For more information, please contact Dr. Dan Surry, Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs & Strategic Initiatives. Phone: 334-844.8348, Email:
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