Wayne State University (WSU) in Detroit, Michigan invites applications and nominations for the position of Dean, Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (EACPHS). The Dean serves as the chief executive of the College and reports directly to the Provost. WSU seeks a visionary, interdisciplinary and collaborative leader to take the College to the next level for innovative health professions education and high impact research.
WSU is a nationally recognized public research university with an urban teaching mission. WSU is a public Carnegie Research I institution with 13 colleges offering over 350 undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees to more than 27,000 students. It attracts one of the largest public graduate and professional school enrollments in the country at over 9,000 students. The National Science Foundation has ranked WSU among the top 60 U.S. public institutions for annual research expenditures.
Health sciences is broadly represented across WSU that includes EACPHS, the School of Medicine, the College of Nursing and the School of Social Work with the University's goal to strengthen interdisciplinary and interprofessional education, research and community service. EACPHS has two divisions: the Division of Pharmacy including Pharmacy Practice and Pharmaceutical Sciences and the Division of Health Sciences including Health Care Sciences and Applied Health Sciences. The mission of EACPHS is to advance the health and well-being of society through the preparation of highly skilled health care practitioners and, through research, to discover, evaluate, and implement improved models of practice and treatments in healthcare sciences and pharmacy.
The Dean of EACPHS is required to have a deep commitment to the success of students and faculty, in addition to a record of accomplishment in building strong partnerships with numerous constituents on and off campus. Candidates must possess a Ph.D. or equivalent with a background in pharmacy or a health science profession represented within the College. The successful candidate must demonstrate: 1) progressive administrative leadership experience in an academic environment; 2) recognition for achievement in research, educational and/or clinical pursuits that would warrant appointment as a faculty member at the rank of full professor with tenure; 3) experience with interdisciplinary and interprofessional education and practice with broad understanding of the interdependence of healthcare teams for the future; 4) the ability to work collaboratively with colleagues in the College and across the University; and 5) proven excellence in enhancing diversity and inclusion at all levels including students, staff and faculty.
As the administrative leader for the College, candidates should have: 1) exceptional communication skills; 2) a high degree of professionalism; 3) a commitment to students; 4) considerable financial acumen; and 5) a clear understanding of what it takes to help grow market share and advance all academic programs in a competitive higher education environment.
Applications should include a curriculum vitae and letter of interest. The documents should be submitted electronically to [email protected]. Confidential inquiries may be directed to the WittKieffer consultants assisting WSU in this recruitment: Joyce De Leo, PhD or Claudia Teschky at 630-990-1370.
Wayne State University is an equal opportunity employer. No person will be discriminated against or harassed in employment because of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, familial status, marital status, arrest record, height, weight, sexual orientation, qualified Vietnam era veterans, qualified special disabled veterans, recently separated veterans and other protected veterans, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal or state law.