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Dean of the Skaggs School of Pharmacy, University of Montana

University of Montana Missoula, MT
  • Expired: 24 days ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description

The University of Montana invites applications for the position of Dean of the Skaggs School of Pharmacy within the College of Health Professions and Biomedical Sciences (CHPBS). We encourage applications from and nominations of women, Native Americans, persons of color, persons with disabilities, veterans, and other individuals from historically underrepresented groups.** **

Established in 1907, the School of Pharmacy is the oldest professional school in the College and offers the Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) degree and four graduate level degrees in Medicinal Chemistry, Neuroscience, Pharmaceutical Sciences & Drug Design, and Toxicology. The School has 43 faculty (31 full time) across two departments of Pharmacy Practice and Biomedical & Pharmaceutical Sciences. The School is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education and is a member of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy.

The Dean serves as the School's chief executive and academic officer and is responsible for all academic, research and clinical programs. Responsibilities include faculty & student recruitment, resource development & allocation, strategic planning and program assessment. The Dean reports to the Dean of the College of Health Professions & Biomedical Sciences and will lead the School in the development and implementation of a bold vision that will advance the School's mission in teaching, scholarship, and service.

Founded in 1893, the University of Montana (UM) is a flagship institution within the Montana University System that is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities and classified by Carnegie as a high research activity university, generating approximately $60 million annually in external research funds. The University of Montana is located in Missoula, a culturally vibrant community of 73,000 that is surrounded by mountain grandeur and outdoor recreational opportunities. Missoula ranks in the "top 10 best college towns with a population of less than 250,000" by the American Institute for Economic Research. For more information visit

UM is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity in all areas. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of qualified people who would assist the University in demonstrating its five **priorities for action**: Place student success at the center of all we do; drive excellence and innovation in teaching, learning, and research; embody the principle of "mission first, people always"; partner with place; and proudly tell the UM story.

## **Qualifications**

Candidates must have a Pharm.D., Ph.D. or equivalent terminal degree in an academically relevant discipline and have eligibility for a faculty appointment at the rank of Professor. Candidates are sought who demonstrate an understanding of the important trends in pharmacy education and practice, interprofessional education and national and global healthcare. Leadership experience is required for growing and advancing academic programs in a competitive higher education environment. A commitment to academic and scholarly excellence appropriate to a research university that supports collaborative synergies is required. The ideal candidate will have strong management skills and financial experience relevant to an academic institution. The successful candidate will possess excellent communication, interpersonal and collaborative skills with the ability to effectively partner with both internal and external stakeholders and the aptitude to lead a dedicated campaign of private, foundation and corporate fund-raising, in partnership with University leadership. We also seek candidates that possess a steadfast commitment to diversity, maintaining an inclusive institutional environment, and a demonstrated ability to work closely and constructively with a wide variety of constituents.

The Skaggs School of Pharmacy seeks applications from a broad spectrum of qualified people who can reinforce its commitment to intellectual and cultural diversity. Confidential inquiries pertaining to the position should be submitted to Dr. Tony Ward, Chair, School of Public & Community Health Sciences, 32 Campus Drive, University of Montana, Missoula, MT 59812. E-mail - or 406-243-4092.

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## **How to Apply**

**Priority Application Date Extended: August 9, 2019**

Applications received by this date will be guaranteed consideration. Application review will begin after date above and continue until the position is filled.

Please submit the following application materials via "New Resume/CV" button below.

**Please note: only five (5) attachments are allowed per application. Please combine documents accordingly.*

* **Letter of Interest - **addressing the stated required skills for the position
* **Detailed resume** listing education and describing work experience
* **Three (3) professional references** - Names and contact information

**To learn more about the University of Montana, Missoula, and the State of Montana, please visit the links below.**

* **University of Montana**
* **University Highlights**
* **City of Missoula**
* **Destination Missoula**
* Video: **There's This Place**
* **Missoula Area Chamber of Commerce**
* **State of Montana**
* **Visit Montana**

**Criminal Background Investigation is required prior to Offer of Employment.**
In accordance with University policy, finalists for this position will be subject to criminal background investigations.
**ADA/EOE/AA/Veteran's Preference.**
Reasonable accommodations are provided in the hiring process for persons with disabilities. For example, this material is available in alternative format upon request. As an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, we encourage applications from minorities, veterans, and women. Qualified candidates may request veterans' or disabilities preference in accordance with state law.
**References ***References not listed on the application materials may be contacted; notice may be provided to the applicant.
**Testing **Individual hiring departments at UM may elect to administer pre-employment tests, which are relevant to essential job functions.

**Employment Eligibility. **All New Employees must be eligible and show employment eligibility verification by the first date of employment at UM, as legally required (e.g., Form I-9).

*Tracking Code:* 2319-254

*Job Location:* Missoula, Montana, United States

*Position Type:* Full-Time/Regular

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