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Dean, College of Pharmacy

University of Iowa
Iowa City, Iowa
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Feb 18, 2024

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Dean, College of Pharmacy

University of Iowa (UI) seeks a visionary and engaging leader and scholar to serve as its next Dean, College of Pharmacy, succeeding Donald E. Letendre who will step down in summer of 2024 after serving for 17 years.

The University of Iowa is one of the nation's premier public research universities with over 30,000 students from more than 100 countries and all 50 states. Founded in 1847, it is the state's oldest institution of higher education and is located alongside the picturesque Iowa River in Iowa City. A member of the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU) since 1909 and the Big Ten Conference since 1899, UI is home to one of the largest and most acclaimed medical centers in the country, as well as the famous Iowa Writers' Workshop.

Since 1885 the University of Iowa College of Pharmacy has been advancing distinction in pharmacy education, discovery, and healthcare delivery, training the highest quality pharmacists and pharmaceutical scientists. As one of 12 colleges at UI, the College of Pharmacy thrives through robust collaboration with the other esteemed health science colleges on campus (Medicine, Nursing, Dentistry and Public Health). The College is ranked 18th among the 143 programs nationally and actively fosters connections with a dedicated and supportive alumni network. In 2020, the College moved into a new state of the art facility that emphasizes collaboration and community building. There are over 400 professional and graduate students and over 60 faculty in the College. A noteworthy entity of the College is UI Pharmaceuticals, the largest and most experienced university-affiliated FDA-registered pharmaceutical manufacturing company in the U.S. Leadership development is a key theme for the College, which is well-known for the prestigious Zada Cooper Leadership Symposium which honors Zada Mary Cooper, the first-known female faculty member in the country.

Reporting to the Executive Vice President and Provost, the next Dean of the College of Pharmacy responsible for all matters relating to the administration of the College, including academic programs, personnel, budgets, alumni engagement, fundraising and government and industry relations. The Dean is expected to be a leader who will be creative, collaborative and a strong advocate for both professional and academic education and research and provide leadership and direction to UI Pharmaceuticals, serving as the chief executive officer.

The ideal candidate will hold a PharmD, PharmD/PhD, or PhD degree and be eligible for the academic rank of Professor with tenure. The next Dean will have a track record of excellent academic accomplishments and credentials, and national recognition within their field. The Dean must have a record of administrative leadership within the context of a highly decentralized budget model. The Dean must have a proven commitment and demonstrated experience in promoting an inclusive culture in the workforce and academic environment. The successful candidate will have extensive executive and operational experience, including financial/budgeting and strategic planning, successfully applied in a complex academic organization; experience gained in a senior level administrative role, such as Dean, Associate Dean, Department Chair or Center Director. Non-traditional academic leaders are welcome to apply; applicants from the private or public service sectors will need to demonstrate commitment to research and scholarly accomplishment.

For fullest consideration, candidate materials should be received by February 28, 2024. Materials, nominations, and inquiries can be directed to: Joyce De Leo, PhD, Kerry Quealy and Cody Burke:

Successful candidates will be required to self-disclose any misconduct history or pending research misconduct investigation including but not limited to sexual misconduct in prior employment and provide a related release and will be subject to a criminal background and credential check.

The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy (including childbirth and related conditions), disability, genetic information, status as a U.S. veteran, service in the U.S. military, sexual orientation, gender identity, or associational preferences.

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