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Asst. Dean for Curricular Affairs

University of Florida
Gainesville, Florida
Commensurate with education and experience
Closing date
Apr 14, 2024

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Specialty Area
Administration, Pharmacotherapy
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College / University

The University of Florida College of Pharmacy ( invite applications for the Assistant Dean for Curricular Affairs. The position is a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month faculty position at the rank of Clinical Associate or Full Professor (non-tenure-track). This is an exciting opportunity to join a top 5 College of Pharmacy in a major leadership position  at the Gainesville campus.

The Assistant Dean for Curricular Affairs is responsible for providing leadership for an innovative, team-based learning (TBL) Pharm.D. curriculum that is delivered synchronously across the Gainesville, Jacksonville, and Orlando campuses.  The curriculum uses a block-style design with clinical practice taught in the context of systems-based courses (e.g., cardiovascular, pulmonary) where integration of the pharmaceutical, social/behavioral/administrative and clinical sciences is achieved through involvement of interdisciplinary faculty teams.  The Assistant Dean for Curricular Affairs fosters continued development of teaching by these interdisciplinary faculty teams.  Additionally, the Assistant Dean for Curricular Affairs works collaboratively with five other colleges at the Health Science Center to develop innovative interprofessional education approaches.

A team of instructional designers, academic coordinators, and video specialists provide support for the planning, scheduling, and delivery of the curriculum. The Assistant Dean for Curricular Affairs provides supervisory oversight and is the direct reportee for the Gainesville Academic Coordinators. The Assistant Dean for Curricular Affairs works closely with the disability resource center to ensure necessary accommodations are provided to students and works collaboratively with college leadership in student affairs, experiential learning, and accreditation.  The Assistant Dean for Curricular Affairs also participates in all assessment activities related to the curriculum.  The Assistant Dean for Curricular affairs reports to the Associate Dean for Professional Advancement and Assessment. 

The Department of PTR and the UF College of Pharmacy: The Department of Pharmacotherapy and Translational Research is the largest department in the college and home to the clinical faculty. The department’s faculty are highly interactive and engaged leaders in pharmacy practice, education, and clinical translational research. The department has a strong ambulatory care group based in the department’s Community-Based Pharmacotherapy Division. Research strengths in the department include precision medicine, pharmacogenomics, infectious diseases, health disparities, and the scholarship of teaching and learning. The UF College of Pharmacy ranks among the top five pharmacy colleges in the nation as ranked by US News and World Report. In recognition of its efforts to cultivate a diverse and inclusive environment, the College of Pharmacy has received national recognition as a multiple-time winner of Insight into Diversity Health Professions Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award, a distinction bestowed to only three schools of pharmacy in the past 2 years. The College is based in one of the largest integrated academic health centers in the country, with Colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Dentistry, Public Health and Health Professions, and Veterinary Medicine, as well as the UF Health and the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, situated on a campus serving over 55,000 students. Opportunities to build cross-college collaborations are abundant.

The University of Florida: UF, the flagship AAU institution of the State of Florida, is a top-tier research institution with a long history of training outstanding undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. UF is currently ranked #5 among U.S. public universities by U.S. News and World Report. The University of Florida’s academic health center is the country’s only academic health center, with six health-related colleges located on a single, contiguous campus. The colleges, major research centers and institutes, and clinical enterprises focus on building collaborative, specialized clinical services centered on quality and innovation.

The University of Florida College of Pharmacy strives to provide an accessible and welcoming environment for all who share in our mission-driven pursuit of excellence, including those from diverse backgrounds. The college is committed to cultivating an environment where everyone is respected for their intrinsic value, and developing the next generation of clinicians and scientists who will positively impact the health of others. In recognition of its efforts to cultivate a diverse and inclusive environment, the College of Pharmacy was the recipient of a 2021, 2022, and 2023 Insight into Diversity Health Professions Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award

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