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Higher Ed Administrative Careers - Deans, Higher Ed Administrative Careers - Other
Summary: Palm Beach Atlantic University, an interdenominational, Christian university founded in 1968, located in the heart of West Palm Beach, FL, invites inquiries, nominations, and applications for the position of Dean of the Lloyd L. Gregory School of Pharmacy. Established in 2001 and having its full accreditation affirmed by ACPE as of 2020, the School of Pharmacy employs a diverse group of faculty members with expertise encompassing pharmacy practice, social sciences, and pharmaceutical sciences. Nearly 250 students are enrolled in the four-year doctoral program culminating with either a Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) degree or a joint PharmD/Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree (offered in conjunction with the University’s Rinker School of Business). The School of Pharmacy has graduated nearly 1100 students since 2005.
SUMMARY OF POSITION DUTIES: The Dean of the School of Pharmacy serves as the chief administrator for the School, effectively represents the School to internal and external stakeholders, and articulates and executes a clear vision for pharmacy education that is in line with current and future pharmacy healthcare practice. The Dean reports directly to the University’s Provost/Chief Academic Officer. The Dean oversees Assistant and Associate Deans as well as Chairs of the Pharmacy Practice and Pharmaceutical Sciences departments. It is the Dean’s responsibility to ensure that policies of the School are fully congruent with the mission and vision of both the University and the School.
EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: A PharmD, Ph.D, or equivalent terminal degree in a relevant academic discipline from an accredited university or college.
A minimum of five years of successful experience in an academic leadership position in an ACPE accredited school or college of pharmacy.
A distinguished record of significant scholarship, research, and/or clinical accomplishment, excellence in teaching and mentorship, and a service record appropriate to appointment at the rank of full professor at the University.
Demonstrated experience and understanding of ACPE accreditation standards and reporting processes.
Administrative experience leading strategic and operational planning, preparation of budgets, effective management of budget resources, personnel organization and management, and student and faculty recruiting.
A documented record of success in collaborating with interdisciplinary and cross-functional teams to promote innovation and sustainable institutional change.
QUALIFICATIONS: The Dean must demonstrate strong leadership qualities in the areas of academic program development and assessment, budget development and supervision, and fundraising, including the procurement of extramural funds to expand both clinical and research initiatives. The desirable candidate for Dean of the School of Pharmacy will further strengthen the School’s reputation as a premier Christian school of pharmacy with the mission of training servant-leaders. that demonstrate excellence and expertise in the field of pharmacy with character grounded in Christian faith.
About Palm Beach Atlantic University
STATEMENT OF DIVERSITY: PBA complies with all applicable federal and state nondiscrimination laws and does not engage in unlawful discrimination on the basis of age, gender, disability, veteran status, race, color or national origin in any employment practice, admissions, education program or educational activity. This nondiscrimination policy covers admissions, employment and access to and treatment in University programs, services and activities.
Palm Beach Atlantic University is a comprehensive Christian university focused on enlightening minds, enriching souls, and extending hands. Its purpose is to offer a curriculum of studies and a program of student activities dedicated to the development of moral character, the enrichment of spiritual lives, and the perpetuation of growth in Christian ideals. The University is located in the tropical beauty of West Palm Beach, Florida, and the campus is situated on the Intracoastal Waterway and across the waterway from Palm Beach, Florida. It is located within a vibrant business community and a diverse population.