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Dean, College of Pharmacy

Auburn University
Auburn, Alabama
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Dec 18, 2022

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Auburn University invites nominations, applications and expressions of interest for the position of Dean of the Harrison College of Pharmacy. The dean is the chief academic and administrative leader of the college and works collaboratively with faculty, staff, students and community partners to advance the college's mission and goals.

The Harrison College of Pharmacy offers the doctor of pharmacy degree, as well as graduate degrees in pharmaceutical sciences. The college is housed in Auburn and has an instructional site in Mobile, Alabama. The Mobile site, created in 2006, is housed within the University of South Alabama (USA) Research Park and is a collaborative venture with USA. The college is made up of three academic departments (Drug Discovery and Development, Health Outcomes Research and Policy, and Pharmacy Practice) and three administrative divisions (Academic Programs, Clinical Affairs and Outreach, and Faculty Affairs and Strategic Initiatives). The college has more than 530 Pharm.D. students and 60 master's/doctoral students representing 23 states and 14 countries. The Harrison College of Pharmacy has more than 70 faculty and more than 60 administrative and professional staff. The college has partnerships with over 500 preceptors and oversees Clinical Health Services (CHS) at Auburn, which operates three innovative clinics that impact the university and the state.

Auburn University is one of the nation's premier public land-grant institutions, and in 2022, it was ranked 42nd among public universities by U.S. News and World Report. Auburn, an R1 research university, maintains high levels of research activity and high standards for teaching excellence, offering bachelor's, master's, educational specialist and doctoral degrees in the arts and sciences, agriculture, engineering and the professions. Its 2021-22 enrollment of 31,526 students includes 24,931 undergraduates and 6,595 graduate and professional students. Organized into 12 academic colleges, Auburn's 1,432 faculty members offer more than 150 educational programs. The university is nationally recognized for its commitment to academic excellence, positive work environment, student engagement and beautiful campus. Auburn is currently working through a university strategic plan that runs through 2024.

A detailed leadership profile is available at

All applications, nominations and inquiries are invited. Applications should include, as separate documents, a letter of interest addressing the themes in the leadership profile and a CV or resume. WittKieffer is assisting Auburn University in this search. For fullest consideration, candidate materials should be received by February 1, 2023. Application materials should be submitted using WittKieffer’s candidate portal:
Nominations and inquiries can be directed to Ryan Crawford, Meredith Davis and Kim Migoya at

Auburn University is an EEO/Vet/Disability Employer and committed to building an inclusive and diverse community.

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