University of Washington School of Pharmacy
Associate Dean for Professional Pharmacy Education & Associate or Full Professor
The University of Washington (UW) School of Pharmacy (UWSOP) invites applications for the Associate Dean of Professional Pharmacy Education (ADPPE). As a member of the school’s executive leadership team, and reporting directly to the Dean, the ADPPE will provide strategic leadership and oversight of the operations and activities of the Office of Professional Pharmacy Education. The position is a full-time (100% FTE), 12-month, faculty position at the rank of Associate or Full Professor (tenure track). The anticipated start date for this position is on or before July 1, 2024.
About the School of Pharmacy
The UWSOP is a top 10 School of Pharmacy and a global top 10 research and teaching university. The UWSOP is based in a nationally renowned and integrated academic medical center, with the Schools of Medicine, Nursing, Dentistry, Public Health, and Social Work, inclusive of multiple health professional training programs and a robust Center for Interprofessional Education, Practice and Research. The School of Pharmacy has led the nation in health economics and outcomes research, drug discovery and pharmacy practice innovation, establishing pharmacists as immunization and emergency contraception providers through legislation and a new pharmacist provider curriculum. The UWSOP PharmD curriculum integrates world-class instruction and experiential learning to train pharmacist providers who are ready for Washington State’s progressive practice environment and prepared to be leaders in the evolving national healthcare system. Our PharmD graduates compete successfully for residency positions with match rates above 87%.
Our culture and community at the UW and School of Pharmacy is innovative and highly collaborative. The vibrant city of Seattle, Washington, one of the most progressive, innovative, and entrepreneurial communities in the country, hosts many centers of excellence for a wide range of patient care and biomedical research. The State of Washington is a leader in advanced pharmacy practice laws and regulations, becoming the first state to recognize pharmacists as healthcare providers and positioning pharmacists to practice at the highest professional level.
The University of Washington is a tri-campus community with neighboring campuses (UW Tacoma and UW Bothell) acting as feeder campuses to the UWSOP PharmD program. The UW is one of the nation’s premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff and faculty enjoy outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, in an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and world-class natural beauty.
More information about the UW School of Pharmacy can be found at https://sop.washington.edu/. There are unparalleled collaborative opportunities through the Comparative Health Outcomes, Policy, and Economics (CHOICE) Institute, the Institute for Innovative Pharmacy Practice (I2P2), the Plein Center for Geriatrics as well as with the six health sciences schools of the UW and with the Institute of Translational Health Sciences (the UW’s CTSA), Harborview Medical Center, the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center, Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute, the Gates Foundation, and The Program for Appropriate Technology in Health (PATH).
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
The successful applicant will work closely with the three departments (Medicinal Chemistry, Pharmaceutics, and Pharmacy), students, and the exceptional PharmD program team to:
- Provide visionary leadership for the Doctor of Pharmacy program, including overseeing its operations and management in compliance with the ACPE accreditation standards. Oversee program assessment, recruitment and admissions, student affairs, student professional development, community-based student engagement, and experiential education. The Assistant Deans for PharmD Operations, Academic Affairs, and the Director of Assessment and Accreditation report to the ADPPE. Foster student success and encourage leadership development across a large and deeply diverse student population. Serve as a member of the School’s Executive Committee, the University’s Board of Health Sciences Associate Deans, and other committees at the school and university, as required.
As a faculty member, the successful applicant will be expected to:
- Teach in the didactic and/or experiential components of the PharmD program. Advise and mentor students and student organizations. Conduct scholarly activity. Engage in professional service and advocate to advance the profession.
Positive factors for consideration include, but are not limited to:
- Demonstrated record of academic, administrative, and leadership success. Experience and leadership in pharmacy curriculum and program development. Strong interpersonal, team, written, and verbal communication skills. A history of demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion in teaching and service.
The base salary range for this position will be $12,500 - 18,750 per month, commensurate with experience and qualifications, or as mandated by a U.S. Department of Labor prevailing wage determination. Other compensation associated with this position will include a monthly salary supplement for the administrative role.
- PharmD or PhD degree from an accredited institution in a relevant field. Experience commensurate with Associate or Full Professor rank. This can include established research productivity and publication record, teaching in PharmD or graduate courses, or programmatic leadership in professional pharmacy education.
Applicants must submit:
- Cover Letter
- Curriculum Vitae
- Three Professional References including names and contact information.
- Summary of Research Interests (500 words)
- Summary of Teaching Philosophy (500 words)
- Diversity Statement (500 words) that describes how values of diversity, equity, and inclusion are infused into your teaching, mentoring and scholarship.
- Summary of experience that demonstrates leadership, managerial skills, and strategic vision (250 words).
Preference will be given to applications received before February 15, 2024, and applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Please email the chair of the search committee (email@example.com) for additional information.
Equal Employment Opportunity
The University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status.
Commitment to Diversity
The University of Washington is committed to building diversity among its faculty, librarian, staff, and student communities, and articulates that commitment in the UW Diversity Blueprint (Diversity Blueprint). Additionally, the University’s Faculty Code recognizes faculty efforts in research, teaching, and/or service that address diversity and equal opportunity as important contributions to a faculty member’s academic profile and responsibilities. We welcome applications from candidates who share this vision and who can contribute to excellence in the school’s education, research, and service mission.
A summary of benefits associated with this title/rank can be found at https://hr.uw.edu/benefits/benefits-orientation/benefit-summary-pdfs/. Appointees solely employed and paid directly by a non-UW entity are not UW employees and are not eligible for UW or Washington State employee benefits.