Location: West Hartford, CT Category: Executive Posted On: Thu Sep 17 2020 Job Description:
The University of Saint Joseph invites applications for the Dean of the School of Pharmacy and Physician Assistant Studies. The Dean reports to the Provost and serves as a member of the academic affairs leadership team. This individual serves as the chief executive and academic officer of the School and is responsible for its academic programs, policies, budgeting, personnel, and planning. Additionally, the Dean provides leadership for the faculty, as well as internal and external constituents. The School includes the departments of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Pharmacy Practice and Administration, and Physician Assistant Studies, and houses the Doctor of Pharmacy and Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies programs. Collectively over 45 faculty and staff and over 300 students comprise the School. The Pharmacy program is located at USJ's Hartford campus and the PA program is located on the main campus in West Hartford, CT. Both programs are delivered in a modular, mastery-based format with a 12-month calendar.
Responsibilities include (but are not limited to)
Provides collaborative and visionary leadership for the operation and continuous improvement of the School
Oversees implementation and maintenance of program best practices and assumes responsibility for obtaining and maintaining both regional and specialized accreditation as well as complying with state regulations for existing and new programs within the School
Provides strategic leadership and oversight for budget and personnel
Supervises department chairs as well as administrative and professional staff
Communicates the vision and goals of the School to the community and to professional constituencies
Collaborates with the office of Institutional Advancement to seek funding to support and expand the activities of the School
Demonstrates an understanding of the importance of the multiple dimensions of diversity within the school and university communities
Fosters recruitment and retention of qualified students and provides leadership to students in academic endeavors and co-curricular activities
Collaborates with department chairs and the University Registrar to develop and approve course offerings to ensure that student needs are met
Serves on a variety of University Committees, including the Provost Council and Extended Cabinet
Earned doctorate in pharmacy or a related discipline
Record of distinguished teaching and research/scholarship
Prior academic administrative experience
Administrative experience in fields beyond pharmacy a plus
Experience in securing external funding
Credentials which merit appointment at the rank of Professor
Collaborative and innovative leader with a commitment to academic excellence
Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
Able to function independently while operating effectively within a team environment
Possess solid general computer skills, including ability to work in a Windows environment.
Excellent oral and written skills and ability to communicate comfortably with students, colleagues, and external constituents
Exhibits a high level of professionalism, leadership, creative problem solving, diplomacy, negotiation and sales skills, and the ability to manage complex projects with minimal supervision
Cultural competency to work with diverse student and/or employee population
Commitment to the mission of the University of Saint Joseph
Physical ability to perform essential functions of the position, with or without reasonable accommodation
The University of Saint Joseph is building a culturally diverse faculty & staff and strongly encourages applications from women and people of color.
The University of Saint Joseph, founded by the Sisters of Mercy in the Catholic tradition, provides a rigorous liberal arts and professional education for a diverse student population in an inclusive environment that encourages strong ethical values, personal integrity, and a sense of responsibility to the needs of society.At University of Saint Joseph, our mission statement profoundly resonates with our faculty and staff and serves as the foundation upon which our employment policy is built.We seek to attract, develop and retain individuals who are committed to our mission. We are committed to providing an environment where diverse talents, perspectives, experiences and contributions are recognized, and one that promotes the "growth of the whole person" with resources that enable employees to meet professional and personal life needs.