Dean - School of Pharmacy, Amarillo

  • Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
  • Amarillo, Texas
  • Jan 01, 2022
Education and Training Public Health

Job Description

Position Description

What if students graduated with the perspective that the point of their education is not just to gain knowledge and a degree but to become a certain kind of person. Highly proficient in some domain, yes, but more than that.

The kind of person who sees clearly what must be done and does not wait for permission from authority or peer-group approval to act. The kind of person who sees everything through the prism of core values and who strives to live up to those values in every aspect of work and life. The kind of person who never sees other people as merely an expedient means to one's own career success and who earns the trust and love of those they lead. The kind of person who, by virtue of personal humility and indomitable will in service to a cause larger than oneself, inspires others to help in achievement of Big Hairy Audacious Goals that stimulate progress."
Jim Collins in the foreword to Leadership Reckoning
Position Summary

The dean serves as the chief academic and administrative officer of the School of Pharmacy; leading faculty and staff of the School in planning, securing resources, implementing and evaluating activities related to academic operations, research, service and patient care programs. The dean represents the School both internally to the University and externally to the various stakeholders. The dean also serves as part of the University's administrative team through participation in the Provost's Academic Council and as a member of the President's Cabinet. To accomplish these duties, the dean appoints and oversees administrative and supervisory personnel within the School, and for the regional campuses delivering our academic mission.

The successful candidate will provide academic, intellectual, and administrative leadership and promote quality in all facets of teaching, research, practice, and service. S/he will lead the ongoing development of the school's vision and goals, integrate the school plans into the TTUHSC strategic plan, and effectively communicate the vision and goals to constituencies within and external to TTUHSC. The Dean shall serve on the TTUHSC academics council and represent the School of Pharmacy at TTUHSC administrative meetings.

The Dean has direct leadership responsibility and provides support for school faculty and staff. The Dean will collaborate with SoP faculty and staff in setting and funding overall school priorities and allocate funds to carry out the School's plans. The Dean reports to the Provost and aligns with and supports the vision, mission and values of the TTUHSC enterprise. The Dean will advocate for all school programs, provide leadership to school faculty and staff, and ensure consistent quality standards in curriculum and programs that meet students' needs. The Dean oversees the academic integrity of the SoP and provides leadership for emergent issues and long-range planning; budgeting; curriculum; program development; and leads efforts to expand interprofessional education (IPE) experiences across all school programs and campuses ensuring diverse experiences, opinions, perspectives and cultures are represented and considered in all curricular elements.

The successful candidate will have national recognition and demonstrated leadership and substantial administrative experience, strong scholarly visibility within pharmaceutical communities through research and contributions to the literature, and the ability to exercise policy leadership at local, state, national and international levels. The Dean will have a strong commitment to excellence in research, teaching and public service and lead the school in its mission to improve health through scientific discovery and clinical services.

Our team members consistently live our vision and mission at TTUHSC through our values:
ONE TEAMUnite and include diverse perspectives to achieve our missionKINDHEARTEDExceed expectations with a kind heart, helping hands and a positive attitudeINTEGRITYBe honorable and trustworthy even when no one is lookingVISIONARYNurture innovative ideas, bold explorations and a pioneering spiritBEYOND SERVICECreate and deliver positive defining moments.

Major/Essential Functions

  • Provides strategic leadership for the Pharmacy and supervision for all educational and research support services, including all programs and regional campuses;
  • Promotes the recruitment and retention of diverse and highly qualified faculty, staff and students;
  • Provide leadership to, and oversee, faculty development across the school;
  • Shows a high level of personal and professional commitment, enthusiasm, integrity and pride in the TTUHSC values-based culture and promotes TTUHSC's values-based culture across his/her areas of supervision;
  • In collaboration with School faculty and staff, imagines, articulates, implements and is an advocate for the vision for the TTUHSC School of Pharmacy;
  • Empowers a collaborative team of faculty and staff to develop and provide innovative educational programs that prepare students to be competent and caring population and public health professionals
  • Promotes excellence and enhances academic instruction, research, scholarship, creative activity, public service and the diversity of the School;
  • Provides strategic leadership for interprofessional education and simulation-based teaching within the school insuring meaningful interprofessional education (IPE) experiences;
  • Maintains an awareness of current trends, issues, and relevant developments in the learning sciences and leadership development
  • Actively collaborates with and/or mentors faculty members in pursuing scholarly activities related to areas of direct supervision
  • Assesses the institutional and external environments and evaluates support for initiatives from institutional leaders, faculty and staff, and potential benefactors
  • Facilitates systematic reviews of academic policies and aligns the school's policies and process with the University's policies;
  • Supports the implementation of quality education and operations consistent with goals and objectives of TTUHSC and accreditation standards;
  • Reviews all evaluations and files regarding the reappointment, promotion, tenure or dismissal of faculty and makes recommendations to the Provost;
  • Embraces data-driven decisions;
  • Participates in community, alumni, and donor activities;
  • Performs other duties as assigned to support the Provost and/or Office of the Provost

Required Qualifications

  • Have a minimum of 7 years successful experience as Dean, or Chair in a higher education institution;
  • Academic credentials meriting appointment as a full professor in a School of Pharmacy;
  • Have an earned professional doctoral degree in pharmacy or its primary specialties, including pharmaceutics, pharmacology, or medicinal chemistry;

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working in and promoting a values-based culture
  • Experience with program-level accreditation;
  • Excellent communication skills;
  • Understands budget development processes and possesses strong budget management skills;
  • Experience and history of successful strategic management, development, and advancement of a school through strategic planning and execution;
Experience with pharmaceutical policies including legislative endeavors;

Required Attachments

Cover Letter, Resume / CV

Pay Statement

Compensation is commensurate upon the qualifications of the individual selected and budgetary guidelines of the hiring department, as well as, the institutional pay plan. For additional information, please reference the institutional pay plan on the Human Resources webpage.

EEO Statement

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Amarillo, Texas United States View Map