Department Chair and Associate/Full Professor, Pharmacy
University of the
Pacific, in partnership with the
national search firm, Scott Healy &
Associates, invites applications and nominations for
the position of Department Chair and Associate/Full
Professor, Pharmacy Practice. The Chair is an
administrative appointment with responsibilities that are in
addition to those of a tenure-track faculty member in the given
department. The Chair reports to the Dean and serves as one of the
primary representatives of the Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy.
The Chair has shared responsibility for developing and following
the strategic plan that supports the mission, goals, and objectives
of the University and School. The Chair is responsible for working
effectively and collegially with the other members of the
leadership team, and representing their department.
- Develop, implement, and assess the department’s mission,
vision, goals, and objectives in alignment with the School and
- Coordinate and/or mentor the development of each faculty within
the department in the areas of teaching, research/scholarship, and
- Promote innovative pharmacy practice, research, and advocacy
for the profession.
- Oversee and ensure appropriate and fair distribution of
resources and workload among faculty.
- Serve as an exemplary educator and teach at levels appropriate
for administrators within School leadership.
- Conduct annual performance reviews and goal setting for faculty
and other personnel affiliated with the department.
- Support curricular and programmatic initiatives, including
- Promote assessment-based continuous quality improvements.
- Recruit and retain highly qualified faculty and personnel.
- Provide budgetary and resource oversight and development for
- Manage the day-to-day operation of the department, including
personnel (faculty and staff) management and supervision.
- Conduct regular department faculty meetings.
- Represent the department in cabinet meetings.
- Support the policies and procedures of the School and
- Nurture positive relationships and partnerships with internal
and external stakeholders
- Provide a strong representation of the Department at the
institutional and professional level, including AACP and other
- Perform other activities and services at the request of the
- The academic experience at the rank of associate or full
professor in an accredited pharmacy school (or equivalent relevant
- Previous experience in leadership or management; and
- Participation in the state or national pharmacy professional
- Post-graduate training (Residency, Fellowship, Ph.D.,
- State or national recognition of expertise in the practice area
(e.g. board certifications, fellow designation).
- Experience in curriculum development.
- Experience in educational assessment.
- Experience with human resources management.
- Experience with budget and resource management.
- Experience in working with ACPE and regional higher education
accreditation standards organizations.
- Evidence of entrepreneurial activity (e.g. experience creating
new collaborative practice agreements and/or other revenue
- More than 10 peer-reviewed publications.
- External funding experience (e.g. grants, contracts) or other
evidence of innovation.
- Experience in generating internal and external partnerships,
collaborations, high functioning teams.
About the University of the Pacific:
Established in 1851, Pacific was California's first chartered
institution of higher learning. It is a
private Methodist-affiliated university with campuses
in Sacramento, San Francisco, and Stockton. The University’s
mission is to provide a superior, student-centered learning
experience integrating liberal arts and professional education by
preparing individuals for lasting achievement and responsible
leadership in their careers and communities. Pacific is fully
accredited and offers more than 80 undergraduate areas of study
(including 12 accelerated programs), more than 30 graduate and
professional programs in 11 schools and colleges, and a continuing
About the Thomas J. Long School of
For over 60 years, the Thomas J. Long School of
Pharmacy has been training health care professionals to be
problem-solvers, innovators, and leaders. The School was shaped
into what it is today by the hard work, dedication and support of
its faculty, staff, students, alumni and friends. It opened in 1955
and graduated its first class in 1959. In 1970, the School
initiated the first accelerated, three-year trimester pharmacy
program in the nation.
The mission of the Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy is to
prepare students for lifelong success in health careers by
providing an excellent, student-centered learning environment. We
aspire to develop leadership skills in our students and a strong
commitment to their professions, to interprofessional
collaboration, and to society. These efforts are assisted by
linkages across the University of the Pacific professional and
liberal arts programs. We support outstanding professional and
graduate teaching, research, and other scholarly activity and
services as a means of achieving our mission.
The vision of the Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy is that the
doctor of pharmacy program will be among the top pharmacy schools
in the United States, nationally and internationally recognized as
producing pharmacists and pharmaceutical scientists of exceptional
ability who can contribute to the healthcare team and the
optimization of patient outcomes and scholarly work, and will be
distinguished by innovative student-centered teaching,
inter-professional education experiences, and curricular
programming, research and service.
The School will consistently strive to achieve and promote the
- Excellence - in practice, academics (both
teaching and learning), research, service and leadership;
- Professionalism - encouraging integrity as an
essential part of pharmacy practice, research and education;
- Student-centeredness - encouraging and
fostering academic and professional interactions between students
and faculty, both inside and outside of
- Critical thinking and problem solving -
developing effective leaders and citizens of our communities and
the world, as providers and consumers of healthcare and members of
- Discovery - recognizing the obligation of the
academy, contributing through discovery and scholarly activity to
knowledge in the fields of pharmacy and pharmaceutical
- Accountability - recognizing that, as
healthcare professionals, we are patient-centered and responsible
to help our patients optimize their health outcomes;
- Human dignity - recognizing that every
individual deserves respect and will at different times both
struggle and excel;
- Ethics - in all of our interactions, so that
our teaching, practice, research, leadership and service are above
- Quality improvement - developing and utilizing
measurable quality assessment techniques and best practices to
inform decision-making and enhance the quality of our
About Stockton, CA:
This position will be located at the University of the Pacific
in Stockton, California, the 13th largest city in California with a
dynamic, multi-ethnic and multi-cultural population in a
family-oriented community of approximately 300,000 residents. Known
as California’s “Sunrise Seaport,” Stockton is located at the
confluence of the San Joaquin River and the Delta Region waterways,
connecting Stockton, Sacramento and San Francisco. The Delta
provides a variety of recreational opportunities, including
boating, fishing, water-skiing and sailing. Stockton offers easy
access to skiing, hiking and other recreation in the Sierras, as
well as Yosemite, Lake Tahoe, the Pacific Ocean and the San
Francisco Bay Area. With more than 100,000 trees, Stockton has been
recognized by Sunset Magazine as the “Best Tree City” in the
western United States. The campus itself has served as a location
for numerous Hollywood films due to its ample foliage and Ivy
League-style architecture. For more information about Stockton,
please see www.visitstockton.org.
Application and Nomination Process:
All correspondence relating to the position of
Department Chair and Associate/Full Professor, Pharmacy
Practice at University of the Pacific
should be directed in confidence to the University’s executive
Christopher S. Healy, President
Scott Healy & Associates
A complete application should include the following:
- Cover Letter outlining your interest and qualifications for the
- Updated CV;
- Three (3) professional references with contact information,
title, institutional affiliation, email address and direct phone
numbers. (No references will be contacted without written
permission from the candidate.)
Applications received by June 20, 2022, will
receive priority consideration. The search will remain open until
the position is filled.
University of the Pacific is an affirmative action and equal
opportunity employer dedicated to workforce diversity. In
compliance with applicable law and its own policy, Pacific is
committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty and staff
and does not discriminate in its hiring of faculty and staff, or in
the provision of its employment benefits to its faculty and staff
on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry,
age, genetic information, sex/gender, marital status, military and
veteran status, sexual orientation, medical condition, pregnancy,
gender identity, gender expression, or mental or physical