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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.
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
- 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.
- 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.
- A record
of distinguished scholarship and teaching requisite for an appointment as a tenured full professor.
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
- Current curriculum vitae;
- Statement regarding vision of modern pharmacy education
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
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