The University of Michigan (U-M) in Ann Arbor, the public flagship university of the state and one of the world’s preeminent research universities, seeks a Dean for the College of Pharmacy to provide overarching leadership in pharmacy education, research, and clinical practice.
Since 1876, the nation’s first College of Pharmacy (CoP) at a public university has been a pioneer and recognized leader in pharmacy education and scientific research. The college benefits from being a relatively small and tightly-knit community with access to the rich resources of a worldrenowned university and health system. With 19 top-ranked schools and colleges and annual research expenditures of $1.62 billion, U-M's research capabilities and accomplishments span nearly every field of science, engineering, medicine, social sciences, and the humanities. Michigan Medicine includes the top ranked hospitals in Michigan which are also some of the most prestigious in the U.S. The CoP and its PharmD and PhD programs are consistently ranked among the top in the nation; the CoP ranks 3rd on U.S. News & World Report’s list of best pharmacy schools in the U.S. The CoP’s PharmD curriculum employs innovative teaching approaches such as team-based learning and recently, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recognized Michigan Medicine’s clinical pharmacist managed hypertension control program as best in the nation. The team also received the 2021 Pinnacle Award from the American Pharmacists Association Foundation.
The successful dean candidate will have a thorough understanding of the dynamic healthcare and higher education environments, and implications for the future of education, research and pharmacy practice. The dean will have a track record of meritorious research, be a seasoned leader with experience at an academic institution who will work closely with faculty, staff, and administrators to foster excellence in teaching and learning; research and scholarship; diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI); and outreach and service. The dean will be a person of the highest integrity with a collegial style that engenders trust and will have exemplary communication skills. Applicants must have a PharmD and/or PhD or equivalent doctoral degree in a discipline consistent with the overall mission of the CoP.
The dean will be expected to further elevate an exceptional CoP as it moves into its next chapter and into a new state-of-the-art physical space. The next dean will oversee the development of and transition to a new building which will be transformative for the college. The college has made a serious commitment to advancing DEI; these efforts will be well supported by the dean who will further the recruitment and retention of a diverse faculty to better reflect the college’s student body. The dean will nurture strategic alliances across the university and with Michigan Medicine to support innovative collaborative research, educational, and pharmacy practice opportunities for faculty and students. The dean will also play a critical role in increasing the visibility of, and support for, the college within the university and beyond.
The University of Michigan has retained Isaacson, Miller, a leading national executive search firm, to assist with this search. Inquiries, nominations, CVs and cover letters will be treated confidentially and should be directed to the firm using the link below.
The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic university community committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. Potential applicants who share this goal are encouraged to apply.