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University of New Mexico

General Information


Job title: Dean of Pharmacy
Job location: Albuquerque, NM 87131 United States
Requisition code:
Date posted: 08/03/10
Job type: Full-Time
Compensation: Negotiable

Job Classification

Job Category:Academic - All
Academic - Clinical Professor
Academic - Dean
Academic – Professor – Assistant/Associate/Full

Job Description

Job description:
College of Pharmacy, Dean

The mission of the College is to develop innovative leaders in pharmaceutical care and research who enhance the quality of life for the people of New Mexico.

The University of New Mexico invites nominations of, or applications from candidates who share this vision for the position of Dean of the College of Pharmacy. The Dean is the Chief academic and administrative officer who provides overall leadership for the College’s programs, administers the annual budget, and serves as the principal external representative of the College. The Dean is expected to develop an effective, collegial environment that supports excellence in teaching, research, and service. The Dean reports to the Executive Vice President for Health Sciences Center and will be part of the executive leadership team forging the direction of the University of New Mexico’s Health Sciences Center and the University at-large.

College Description:
Located in the historically-rich Southwest, the College of Pharmacy is part of the Health Sciences campus and works collaboratively with the School of Medicine, College of Nursing, UNM Hospitals, and UNM Cancer Research and Treatment Center in the State’s largest health complex. The College of Pharmacy was established in 1945 and is the only college of pharmacy in New Mexico. It is the oldest health professional educational program in the state. The College enrolls the third highest number of Hispanic and the second highest number of Native American pharmacy students among all colleges of pharmacy in the United States. The College has approximately 2,700 alumni from the professional program who practice in 48 states. Nearly 2/3 of all pharmacists practicing in New Mexico are alumni of the College. Unique programs within the College include the New Mexico Poison and Drug Information Center, UNM/NMSU Cooperative Pharmacy program, and the oldest training program in nuclear pharmacy in the United States. The College co-sponsors residencies in infectious disease, cardiovascular, and geriatric pharmacotherapy.

UNM offers exciting opportunities for interprofessional practice, research, and education. The College has 54 faculty and 250 preceptors throughout the state. The College has established a strong partnership with the New Mexico Pharmacists Association, New Mexico Society of Health-System Pharmacists, and the New Mexico State Board of Pharmacy. These partnerships have created various disease state management programs and innovative practice opportunities including pharmacist clinicians who have prescriptive authority, certifications which allow pharmacist prescribing of tobacco cessation products, emergency contraception products, pediatric and adult immunizations. UNM is an institution of rapidly emerging research excellence, with the newly funded UNM Clinical Translational Science Center (CTSC), which includes College of Pharmacy faculty members among its leadership. Two major government laboratories, Los Alamos National Laboratory and Sandia National Laboratory are strong collaborators in many areas, including genomics and bioinformatics research. Opportunities for collaborative programs and research exist through established interactions with the UNM Cancer Center, the Veterans Administration Hospital, and Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute.

The College is a member of AACP and is accredited by ACPE. The most recent accreditation review was in 2009 when full accreditation was continued. The next on-site accreditation review will be in the 2015-2016 academic year.

Job Requirements

Education, training, experience:

Academic credentials or equivalent experience that would qualify for an appointment as full Professor in the College of Pharmacy

Earned doctoral level degree (Pharm.D., Ph.D., or equivalent) in an academic discipline related to the mission of the college


Outstanding record of effective leadership in academic pharmacy

Record of administrative achievement in financial and programmatic management

Successful experience leading faculty

Experience as part of an executive team

Interdisciplinary administrative experience, preferably within a health sciences center

An appreciation and support for the key role of faculty governance

Ability to optimize the accomplishment of new and existing programs

Professional degree in Pharmacy

Eligible for Pharmacy licensure in NM

Experience in the practice of the profession of Pharmacy

Track record of involvement in local and national pharmacy professional organizations, as well as, accomplishment in leadership achieving national recognition

Demonstrated excellence in research and scholarship in Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences education as measured by a record of extramural funding and publication in peer-reviewed journals

Leadership in supporting institutional clinical translational research

Experience with current accreditation standards

Demonstrated excellence in interpersonal communication skills and media relations

Successful track record of institutional development, fund raising and a commitment to building a culture of philanthropy

A commitment to equal opportunity and the recruitment and retention of a culturally diverse faculty, staff and student body
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