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Dean, School of Pharmacy

South University
Georgia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Feb 6, 2023
Monday, February 6, 2023 What's next for you is the first priority for us! With over 45 programs from associate to doctoral degrees, South University is a private institution dedicated to providing educational opportunities that spark the intellectual, social and professional development of a diverse student population.

Our 120-year story—past, present and future—is a history formed by the many individuals who have developed the education and spirit of community that have become our pledge to the students, faculty, staff, alumni and supporters of South University. Online and at our 8 locations and 2 learning sites, we take pride in our welcoming environment; one-on-one support and personalized attention that helps students define goals and identify the means to pursue them. Our small classes feature hands-on experiences that not only shape students’ skills and excellence in their chosen fields but also shape their characters through encouraging community involvement, volunteerism and the pursuit of life-long learning.

Visit today to learn more about what makes us stand apart as a place to Belong, Believe and Become, a place where you can make a difference in the lives of students eager to learn and grow.

South University, the right direction for a brighter future.






Tuition Assistant Program

Long/Short Term Disability

Life Insurance

Employee Assistance Program

401K Match

Generous Paid Time Off

12 Paid Holidays

* includes domestic partner coverage


The Dean, School of Pharmacy reports to the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and is a senior member of the faculty and serves as the chief academic officer for the School of Pharmacy. The Dean ensures program content and delivery are consistently of high quality, achieves high student program persistence, is responsible for achieving annual budgeted enrollment plan and establishes/assesses student learning outcomes; facilitates the sharing of best practices between campus faculty, and balances local campus interests with program imperatives and the needs of the discipline.


  • Articulate and implement a vision/plan for School of Pharmacy development/expansion in support of South University’s growth and competitive position.
  • Assure that faculty possess appropriate credentials, develop professionally, contribute to campus and School academic operations, and share and use best practices.
  • In partnership with campus academic leaders, develop robust conceptual frameworks, student learning outcomes, and both direct and indirect measures to assess and improve the quality of all programs.
  • Achieves high student course and program persistence.
  • Achieves annual budgeted enrollment plan.
  • Coordinate the planning and implementation of innovative and in demand SOP program initiatives.
  • Lead annual reviews of curriculum and program effectiveness.
  • As appropriate, develop curriculum for new programs in a timely manner.
  • Work productively with all within the School and serve as an advisor, mentor and coach.
  • Report as required on status of program quality and the effectiveness of the School, including the achievement of outcomes, student retention, curriculum currency and rigor, faculty performance and credentials, and adequacy of academic support services.
  • Approve and endorse School of Pharmacy appointments and set credentialing standards for faculty.
  • Actively work to maintain ACPE accreditation of the School.
  • Conduct on-site evaluations and monitor annual reviews of all faculty members within the department.
  • Supervise curriculum changes for the School as deemed necessary.
  • Develop curricular and policy revisions as requested by the Vice Chancellor for Academic Academic. Maintain a positive faculty, staff and student climate within the School of Pharmacy.
  • Prepare the annual budget for all locations and monitor monthly expenditures.
  • Adhere to university policies as described in the South University Employee Handbook; Faculty Supplement to the Employee Handbook, Dean, School of Pharmacy job description, or other separate guidelines.
  • Play an integral role in the new student recruitment process and program growth of all programs within the School of Pharmacy.
  • Serve the School and University on committees as requested by the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Vice Chancellor-Academic Affairs or Campus President.

  • Successful candidates must have a Pharm.D., Ph.D. or equivalent terminal degree in a relevant academic discipline.
  • A minimum of three years of successful experience in a formal academic leadership position in a school / college of pharmacy.
  • Experience in leading accreditation processes.
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational, financial and teamwork skills
  • Excellent priority management skills
  • Ability to effectively use data for communication and decision-support

The duties and characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The term "qualified individual with a disability" means an individual with a disability who, with or without reasonable accommodation, can perform the essential functions of the position. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to communicate professionally in person, over the telephone, through email, video conference and other electronic means, move about the office or school, handle various types of media and equipment, and visually or otherwise identify, observe and assess. The employee is occasionally required to lift up to 10 pounds unless otherwise specified in the job description.

South University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and embraces diversity as a critical step in ensuring employee, student and graduate success. We are committed to building and developing a diverse environment where a variety of ideas, cultures and perspectives can thrive.

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