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Associate Dean for the Vermont Campus

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APPLICATIONS AND NOMINATIONS: Review of applications and nominations will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Required application materials include: • A letter describing relevant experience and interest in the position; • Current curriculum vitae; • Statement regarding vision of modern pharmacy education Individuals who wish to nominate a candidate should submit a letter of nomination, including the name, position, address, telephone number and email address of the nominee to: Robert A. Hamilton, Pharm.D., MPH Dean and Professor Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences 106 New Scotland Avenue Albany, NY 12208 Email: Robert.Hamilton@acphs.edu

Position Details

Position Information

Position Title Associate Dean for the Vermont Campus
Employment Type Faculty
Employment Status Full Time
Bi-weekly Hours
Appointment Length 12 Month
Duration of Appointment
Semester Appointment Term
Position Summary

In 2015, Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences was ranked the #1 school in the country in a new report from the Brookings Institution that measures the contributions of colleges on their students’ outcomes. Founded in 1881, Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (ACPHS) is a private, independent institution committed to the advancement of healthcare. The historic campus is rapidly growing in degree programs offered, facilities, and faculty specializations. The College has academic programs and research activities spanning the full spectrum of pharmacy and health sciences from drug discovery to patient care. Students pursue a wide range of career pathways in health related fields through undergraduate and graduate programs in pharmacy, biomedical and pharmaceutical sciences, laboratory diagnostics, and health outcomes research. Approximately 1,300 students are enrolled at the College’s main campus located in the heart of the Capital District in Albany, New York, and approximately 200 students are enrolled at the satellite campus in Colchester, Vermont.

The College invites applications and nominations for the position of Associate Dean of the Vermont Campus. Reporting directly to the Dean on the Albany campus, the Associate Dean serves as the Senior Academic Officer of the Vermont Campus. The Associate Dean is responsible for execution of the Pharmacy program, the direct supervision of faculty, campus operations and the coordination of the development, implementation, and assessment of initiatives that support the programs on the Vermont Campus. The Associate Dean also coordinates student recruitment efforts on the Vermont campus, interprofessional education and serves as the liaison with pharmacy professional organizations and external partners to lead initiatives that support the strategic plan of the College and the profession of pharmacy in Vermont.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
• Work closely with the Dean of the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (SoPPS) to ensure the comparable implementation of the SoPPS programs.
• Oversee and direct implementation of existing and new programs on the Vermont Campus.
• Provide academic oversight and supervise the faculty on the Vermont Campus.
• Be active in teaching and pedagogy.
• Spearhead and lead changes in curriculum on the VT campus
• Work closely with the Director of Professional Affairs in Albany to develop IPE student learning outcomes (SLO) for both campuses based on current ACPE standards
• Partner with external stakeholders to develop and operate IPE curricular and co-curricular teaching and learning opportunities in VT based on defined SLO
• Work closely with the Assistant Dean of Assessment to develop and implement assessment tools that measure achievement of SLO in the Pharm.D. program
• In coordination with the Assistant Dean for Assessment, coordinate efforts to assess comparability of campus outcomes. When necessary, in concert with faculty, develop plans to address differences in outcomes.
• Working with Vermont Student Affairs, arrange for P1 Orientation and White Coat Ceremony
• Attend committee meetings as assigned, including, but not limited to, Pharmacy Admissions and Academic Standings, Provost’s Senior Academic Committee, Leadership Committee of SoPPS, Assessment Committee of SoPPS
• In coordination with the Office of Enrollment Management oversee and facilitate internal and external student interview processes on the VT Campus including conducting interviewer training and participating in assessment rubric development as needed
• Train faculty for review of external pharmacy applicants through PharmCAS and work with PAASC, as warranted, to revise applicant evaluation tools
• Support efforts of the PAASC to continually review and revise progression and admissions standards and policy and procedures to ensure that VT campus needs are met
• Coordinate continuing education events on the VT Campus
• Represent the College with external organizations, including pharmacy professional organizations, colleges and universities, community organizations, etc.
• Work closely with Vermont physical plant operations and the VP for Administrative operations to ensure that the facilities on the Vermont Campus meet the academic and administrative needs of the program.

The ideal candidate should have a demonstrated knowledge of success in college administration, ability to develop and implement policies and procedures, experience with planning and budgeting in an academic environment. The candidate should also have knowledge of program and curriculum development and innovative teaching methods in the departments/areas of Pharmacy Practice and Pharmaceutical Sciences, the ability to develop positive and effective working relationships with employees, faculty, students and the public; and the ability to organize and direct major work operations.

The Vermont Campus is composed of the Department of Pharmacy Practice and Departments of Pharmaceutical Sciences. In addition to the PharmD program, the Vermont Campus offers the MS degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences. The new Dean will have the opportunity to overseeing the hiring of new faculty within the next few years.

The Vermont Campus is a vibrant and close-knit community that offers opportunities for collaborative teaching and research within the college as well as with local academic institutions and health related organizations. ACPHS offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package in areas such as health insurance, retirement, and tuition reimbursement for faculty and the children of faculty members. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Required Qualifications

• An earned doctorate or equivalent terminal degree in a discipline represented by the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
• Experience as a Professor in Pharmacy Practice or Pharmaceutical Sciences and evidence of progressive academic leadership;
• Successful experience in developing and executing academic strategies in a comprehensive College environment that includes undergraduate, graduate and professional programs, and research across the disciplines.
• Evidence of excellence in university academic administration at the level of department chair or higher, including faculty development, academic assessment, and management of financial resources;
• Evidence of building collaborations with other Schools within and outside the Institution to enhance the educational and research missions of the College;
• Ability to collaborate and communicate effectively with internal and external constituencies;
• Record of success in supporting undergraduate and graduate instruction, research, and creative activities;
• A demonstrated commitment to affirmative action and to meeting student and faculty needs in a multi-cultural environment.

Preferred Qualifications

A record of distinguished scholarship and teaching requisite for an appointment as a tenured full professor.

Physical Demands

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to handle, or feel; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel or crouch. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, and the ability to adjust focus.

Posting Details

Posting Details

Posting Number Fac0432014
Desired Start Date 01/01/2018
Position End Date (if temporary)
Open Date 06/15/2017
Application Deadline
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants

APPLICATIONS AND NOMINATIONS:
Review of applications and nominations will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
Required application materials include:
• A letter describing relevant experience and interest in the position;
• Current curriculum vitae;
• Statement regarding vision of modern pharmacy education

Individuals who wish to nominate a candidate should submit a letter of nomination, including the name, position, address, telephone number and email address of the nominee to:
Robert A. Hamilton, Pharm.D., MPH
Dean and Professor
Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
106 New Scotland Avenue
Albany, NY 12208
Email: Robert.Hamilton@acphs.edu

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Letter of Intent
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Statement regarding vision of modern pharmacy education
  4. List of References
Optional Documents
  1. Letters of Recommendation

Supplemental Questions

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