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Associate Dean for Assessment and Academic Affairs (College of Pharmacy)

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Posting Details


Position Title Associate Dean for Assessment and Academic Affairs (College of Pharmacy)
Posting Number F00147
Posting date 08/31/2017
Closing date
Job Type Full Time Tenure Track
Internal Job Category Tenure Track
Position Purpose

As the academic officer of the College School of Pharmacy, the Associate Dean is responsible for the programmatic leadership, personnel administration, and planning and development for the College’s assessment and academic endeavors and serves as part of the leadership team within the College of Pharmacy. This position will also hold a faculty rank as an Associate Professor or Professor in the Department of Pharmaceutical, Social & Administrative Sciences or Department of Pharmacy Practice, as appropriate.

Job Functions

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Oversight of all assessment activities in the College of Pharmacy.

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Ensuring compliance with accreditation standards related to academic affairs.

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Oversight for the management of the curriculum, maintaining and assessing a practice-oriented curriculum.

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Serving as administrative lead for the College’s CE program.

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Contributing to the envisioning, direction and strategic plans for the College.

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Serving as the College’s representative on and off campus in assessment and curricular design and faculty development.

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Assisting with fund development related to the academic program.

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Establishing collaborative relationships within Nashville’s and the region’s health care community.

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Assisting in retention and development of faculty. Supervising and evaluating the activities and performance of support staff.

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The above statements describe the job’s essential responsibilities and requirements. They are not an exhaustive list of the duties that may be assigned to job incumbents.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Belmont University seeks to attract and retain highly qualified faculty and staff that share the University’s values and will contribute to its mission and vision to be a leader among teaching universities bringing together the best of liberal arts and professional education in a Christian community of learning and service.

The College of Pharmacy philosophy places excellence in teaching as its highest priority, with involvement in scholarly activity and service. Our goal is to recruit dynamic and highly motivated team players who are interested in making significant contributions to our programs and our students. Especially welcome are candidates who have employed innovative and interdisciplinary teaching methods and who are committed to continually diversifying the faculty and student body. Ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.

Knowledge of the accreditation processes in pharmacy.

Experience working in a fast-paced environment and the ability to respond to high-pressure situations. Ability to thrive in an environment of hard work.

Ability to engage actively with professional associations and civic organizations of benefit to the College of Pharmacy at the local, state and national levels.

Proven leadership abilities.

Expertise in the methods and measures of faculty development.

Expertise in the techniques and measures of assessment.

Working knowledge of the literature and academy assessment measures.

Vision and collaborative skills to build partnerships and develop a College of Pharmacy producing the Pharmacists of the future.

Strong interest in inter-professional education.

Ability to effectively articulate the vision and mission of the Office of Assessment and Academic Affairs.


Substantial higher education administrative and leadership experience at the department chair level or above with a demonstrated record of excellence in teaching, scholarship and service.

Academic rank of Associate Professor or above – tenured or eligible for tenure.

Scholarly experience in assessment in academia.

All pharmacist candidates must be eligible for licensure in Tennessee.

Research areas may include pharmaceutical chemistry, molecular pharmaceutics, pharmacoeconomics, preclinical drug development, pharmacological modeling, clinical services, innovative practices or clinical trials of novel therapeutics.


Earned doctorate degree from an accredited institution and a degree in Pharmacy (Ph.D. or Pharm.D.).

Physical Requirements and Working Conditions

Occasionally requires standing, lifting, pulling, pushing, carrying and climbing, reaching both high and low. Frequently requires walking and balancing. Constantly requires sitting, repetitious finger and wrist movement, speaking clearly, hearing conversations, hearing (with acuity), seeing near and far with depth perception and color vision.

Belmont University is dedicated to the health and well being of all of its students, faculty and staff. In an endeavor to provide the healthiest possible environment, Belmont is a tobacco free campus.

Additional Information

Belmont University is a student-centered Christian community providing an academically challenging education that empowers men and women of diverse backgrounds to engage and transform the world with disciplined intelligence, compassion, courage and faith.
Belmont’s vision is to be a leader among teaching universities, bringing together the best of liberal arts and professional education in a Christian community of learning and service.

Our mission, vision and values statements may be found at
Prepare a one-page essay of about 300-400 words that describes how your Christian faith informs and influences your personal and professional life, how it plays a role in your interest in joining Belmont University, and how it will help you contribute to Belmont University given our mission, vision, and values statements.

Attach an electronic version of your CV, cover letter, response to Belmont’s Mission, Vision, and Value, and teaching philosophy in order to complete the online application process.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

The selected candidate will be required to complete a background check satisfactory to the University.

Belmont University participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.

Special instructions to applicants

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. How did you first hear about this employment opportunity?

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/C.V.
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Teaching Philosophy
  4. Response to Mission, Vision and Values
Optional Documents
  1. Other Document 1