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Dean, College of Pharmacy

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Posting Details


Position Title Dean, College of Pharmacy
Posting Number F00154
Posting date 09/20/2017
Closing date
Job Type Full Time Tenure Track
Internal Job Category Tenure Track
Position Purpose

The Dean of the School of Pharmacy serves as the chief academic and administrative officer of the College of Pharmacy. The Dean is responsible for the programmatic leadership, financial management, personnel administration, and planning and development for the College.

Job Functions

Job Function

Serve as chief academic and administrative officer of the College of Pharmacy. Responsible for programmatic leadership, financial management, personnel administration, and planning and development for the college.

Job Function

Plan and guide continued accreditation of the College of Pharmacy.

Job Function

Lead in the design of a curriculum suited to fulfill the needs of a pharmacist generalist, and that meets or exceeds the ACPE Standards.

Job Function

Manage and lead the recruitment of high quality faculty, and foster their development as effective and innovative members of the campus community.

Job Function

Establish collaborative relationships, including sites for experiential placements. Identifies, develops, and establishes partnerships with internal and external organizations to facilitate the development and expansion of BUCOP programs.

Job Function

Serve as Chair of the College of Pharmacy Executive Team as well as Chair of the External Advisory Committee. Work in concert with committees that answer to the Dean’s office (Admissions, Executive Committee, and Promotion and Tenure).

Job Function

Represent the College and University through professional activity at the local, state, national, and international levels.

Job Function

Support the College of Pharmacy students, faculty and staff in benchmarking with other colleges and schools of pharmacy.

Job Function

Teach at least one course in the pharmacy curriculum.

Job Function

Maintain the responsibilities of a faculty member as a teacher, scholar and servant to the College, University and the community.

Job Function

Perform other duties as assigned by the Vice Provost. 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.

Especially welcome are candidates who have employed innovative and interdisciplinary teaching methods and who are committed to continually diversifying the faculty and student body.

• Working knowledge of accreditation assessment measures and the accreditation process in pharmacy
• Ability to engage actively with professional associations and civic organizations of benefit to the College of Pharmacy at the local, state, and national levels
• Ability to locate and secure external funding for pharmacy programs
• Demonstrated ability as an effective, collaborative, and innovative leader
• Expertise in the techniques and measures of assessment
• Established excellence in interpersonal, communication, and administrative skills
• Strong interest in inter-professional education
• Vision and collaborative ability to build partnerships and develop a College of Pharmacy producing the Pharmacists of the future
• Ability to effectively articulate the vision and mission of the Office of the Dean


• Substantial higher education administrative and leadership experience at the department chair level or above.

• Demonstrated record of excellence in teaching, scholarship and service.

• Academic rank of Associate Professor or above.

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

• All pharmacist candidates must be eligible for licensure in Tennessee.


Earned doctorate degree from an accredited institution and a degree in Pharmacy is preferred (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. List of Professional References
  2. Other Document 1