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Dean, School of Pharmacy and Health Professions

Princess Anne, Maryland
Competitive + Benefits
Closing date
May 12, 2023

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College / University
Position Title Dean, School of Pharmacy and Health Professions
Job Type Staff
Position Information

The University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES), the State’s Historically Black 1890 Land-Grant Institution, a teaching, research, and doctoral institution seeks a Dean for its School of Pharmacy and Health Professions.

UMES, located in rural, Maryland is one of America’s most beautiful campuses. UMES is committed to providing high quality programs in an ethnically diverse environment and to prepare students who will serve and shape the global economy. UMES is a growing, primarily residential University with learning, discovery, and engagement missions. The University recognizes its responsibility for developing human potential, enriching cultural expressions, and sharing its expertise with individuals, businesses, and educational, governmental, and non-governmental organizations. The learning, discovery, and engagement foci are in accordance with UMES’ legacy and mission as Maryland’s 1890 Land-Grant Institution.

The School of Pharmacy and Health Professions currently consists of the School of Pharmacy and the following departments: Kinesiology, Physical Therapy, Physician Assistant, and Rehabilitation Services. The Dean has direct supervision over one associate dean, three assistant deans, six department chairs, one director, and one administrative assistant.

The Dean reports to the Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs.

  • Serve as the Chief Academic and Administrative Officer of the School of Pharmacy and Health Professions.
  • Oversee the School’s strategic plan.
  • Collaborate with department chairs and faculty to maintain accreditation for all applicable programs in the School.
  • Develop relationships with industry partners.
  • Oversee the recruitment and enrollment plan for all programs in the School.
  • Recruit and hire outstanding faculty and staff.
  • Provide opportunities for faculty and staff professional development.
  • Develop new sources for external funding.
  • Oversee the retention efforts for each academic program.
  • Manage the School’s a budget.
  • Engage government officials as needed to support the academic programs.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.
Classification 25-0000 Education, Training, and Library Occupations
Required Qualifications
  • Earned a Pharm.D. and/or Ph.D. with a strong understanding of contemporary pharmacy and health care systems.
  • A minimum of ten years’ experience as a faculty member in a health professions program with a distinguished record of achievement as an educator and scholar.
  • Experience and leadership in curriculum and new program development.
  • Knowledge and experience with the accreditation processes for health professions programs.
  • Prior academic administrative experience at the level of department chair or higher including operational planning, budget and resource management, management of direct reports and effective conflict management.
  • Knowledge of current pharmacy practice and healthcare trends; and the ability to represent the School of Pharmacy and Health Professions effectively to internal and external constituencies including those offering opportunities for inter-professional experience.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Prior experience as a dean in a School or College of Pharmacy
Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities
  • Strong leadership and communication skills, interpersonal and team building skills
  • Ability to work with minority and disadvantaged students.


EEO Statement

UMES is an EEO/AA employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, age, sex, color, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, marital status, genetic information, or political affiliation. Minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. The successful candidate must be able to show acceptable documentation establishing the right to accept employment in the United States of America without employer sponsorship.

FLSA Exempt
Salary Commensurate with experience and qualifications

Posting Detail Information


Posting Number S00523P
Application/Resume deadline  
Open Until Filled Yes
Resume/Application Process

Applicants must submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, statement indicating the applicant’s qualifications relative to the desired skills cited above, statement of philosophy of pharmacy education, and the names of four current professional references which must include email addresses, telephone numbers and the candidate’s professional relationship with each individual (References will not be contacted without the candidate’s prior consent).

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