Job #:  1621

The Assistant/Associate Dean for Academics and Assessment (ADAA) reports to the Dean and serves on School of Pharmacy (School), College of Health Professions (CHP) and University committees. In collaboration with the Director of Curricular Operations, Deans, the Curriculum and Assessment Committees, the ADAA is responsible for evaluating and providing recommendations for program effectiveness, curriculum improvement (including interprofessional and experiential curricula), student progression, and student learning, based on outcome assessments.  Other responsibilities include providing faculty guidance regarding curriculum and instructional policies, tools, and procedures.  



• Provide guidance in the development and evaluation of the global assessment plan and assessment activities to meet the School’s outcomes in program effectiveness, curriculum improvement, and student learning

• Provide leadership and guidance and organize collaborative teams to ensure the School’s assessment and curriculum are complying with the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) standards and to chair accreditation self-study reports

• Work cooperatively with the Director of Curricular Operations to provide curricular and assessment tools and technologies to faculty

• Review academic and professional performance and achievement of students in order to monitor student progress in the program  

• Act as administration liaison in the Assessment and Curriculum committees to provide support when implementing program improvement using evaluation data

• Maintain academic relationships with School’s partners regarding dual-degree and pipeline programs  

• Oversee the development of comprehensive curricular review sessions and activities for graduating students  

• Oversee Peer Teaching evaluations, the implementation of electives, and Independent Study Contracts

• Oversee the administration and evaluation of the Pharmacy Curriculum Outcomes Assessment (PCOA), End of Year Examinations, and Extended Learning  

• Collaborate with deans and others to develop interprofessional experiences for pharmacy students 2 

• Collaboratively work with the Assistant Dean for Student Affairs (ADSA) in areas related to academic issues including disciplinary actions, withdrawals, and dismissals, among others  

• Teach approximately 20-30 contact hours

• Perform scholarship, commensurate with the administrative appointment, in the areas of expertise

• Engage actively in service to community and pharmacy profession 



• Minimum education requirement is a doctorate degree. Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) from an ACPE-accredited program and/or Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) are preferred

• Experience or training in curricular development, outcome assessments, ACPE self-study reports, and student outreach and retention  

• Minimum of six years of experience in pharmacy academia is required for the Assistant Dean rank; either minimum of six years’ assistant dean experience, or minimum of three years’ associate dean experience is required for the Associate Dean rank

• Demonstrated achievements in implementing assessment and curricular initiatives

• Strong contextual understanding of pharmacy profession

• Excellent teaching skills

• Possess a record of scholarly accomplishment and productivity

• Excellent leadership, written, and verbal communication and teamwork skills

• Highly organized, strong problem-solving and decision-making skills

• Proficiency with statistical/assessment database software systems are preferred (e.g. SPSS, Qualtrics, NVivo, etc)

• Expertise in interprofessional education is preferred 


APPLICATION:  Interested applicants for this opportunity should submit a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, and names of three references with their telephone numbers, email addresses, and an explanation of the relationship to the applicant.  The letter of interest should discuss the applicant’s academic experience and professional goals, teaching philosophy, and a reflection on the importance of a contemporary curriculum, student learning, and assessment.  Application materials will be screened; candidates for interview will be selected and notified by email.  All applicants will receive notification when the position has been filled.  Employment is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States and criminal background check. 


Applicants are encouraged to review University, CHP, and SOP policies and practices as outlined in the respective faculty handbooks, with particular attention to the distribution of teaching, research, and service expectations for the extended-term track and tenure track appointments.  Copies available upon request. 


A competitive recruitment and selection process is being conducted for this job opportunity; if a U.S. worker is not selected pursuant to this process, an application for alien employment certification may be filed on behalf of an alien to fill the job opportunity. 


Submit application materials electronically to:  Bridget Bradley, PharmD, BCPP, Associate Professor, School of Pharmacy, Pacific University, . Review of applications begins in September 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. 



Pacific University is a small but diverse community, where students thrive in a personal academic environment.  Tracing its roots back to 1849, when it began as a school for orphans of the Oregon Trail, Pacific has long been devoted to making a difference in people’s lives.  Nestled in the valley at the base of the coastal range and Mount Hood, the university is only a half hour to the Portland metro center.  

Today, students study in a unique combination of undergraduate, graduate and professional programs in the liberal arts and sciences, optometry, education, health professions and business.  Pacific University has campuses in Forest Grove, Hillsboro, Eugene and Woodburn, Ore., as well as an office in Honolulu.  In addition, a variety of Pacific University health and eye clinics throughout the Portland area serve patients and provide students with practical experience. 


At Pacific University, students and faculty engage in discovery through close, nurturing relationships that provide extraordinary learning experiences.  International study, service learning, internships and co-curricular activities have been integral parts of the education of nearly 25,000 alumni worldwide who share in the Boxer spirit. 



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