Touro University California (TUC) is a private, professional, and graduate-degree awarding institution located in the greater San Francisco Bay Area city of Vallejo, California. Established in 1997, TUC offers its 1,500 students an innovative education in one of several disciplines including osteopathic medicine, pharmacy, physician assistant studies, nursing, public health, and education. Nestled on 44 acres of the former Mare Island Naval Military Base and a proud member of the Touro College and University System (TCUS), TUC is passionate in pursuing its mission of educating caring professionals to serve, to lead, and to teach within a foundation of social justice.
While both celebrating its past and looking towards a promising future, TUC is now seeking qualified candidates for the Dean of the College of Pharmacy (COP). As one of three colleges that comprise the University, the new COP Dean will oversee a dynamic college that is dedicated to student success. Over its 20 years of history, the TUC College of Pharmacy has been an educational innovator by being the first program in the United States to offer a 2+2 pharmacy curriculum (2 years of didactic and 2 years of clinical experiences). As it looks toward the future, the COP is searching for a visionary, innovative, and collaborative Dean who will lead the college in educating the next generation of practice ready pharmacy professionals.
The COP Dean is responsible for providing vision, leadership, and strategic direction for the College of Pharmacy and in ensuring that its educational goals, research objectives, and service missions are achieved. Serving as the College’s Chief Academic Officer, the Dean works collaboratively with students, staff, fellow administrators, and faculty in the successful planning, implementation, and evaluation of the college academic and administrative programs and policies.
Reporting to the TUC Provost and Chief Academic Officer, the Dean oversees all academic and administrative aspects of the College of Pharmacy. Specifically, the Dean is responsible for:
1. Strategic College Leadership
- Creating and implementing an innovative strategic plan for the college
- Building and leading a strong and high-performing Leadership Team for the college.
- Maintaining strong communication practices within the college and throughout TUC to ensure smooth functioning of all of the college’s academic and administrative programs.
- Preparing and submitting to the Provost budgetary proposals for the operations of the college in order to assure adequate resources for fulfilling its mission and goals. Assumes all fiscal responsibility for the college
- Ensuring that human and fiscal resources are dedicated to achieving the academic, research, and service goals of the college.
- Ensuring that the college’s community service responsibilities are met through the participation of the COP students, faculty and staff in community service activities.
- Coordinating the COP facility, IT, and space needs with the Provost.
- Establishing sound academic and administrative management procedures in order to assure appropriate planning, implementation, and evaluation of all College of Pharmacy programs and activities.
- Developing and implementing academic, research, and service policies for the College of Pharmacy and ensuring the COP compliance of all Touro University and College System (TCUS) policies and procedures.
2. Academic Planning
- Developing, implementing, and assessing all academic, research, service, and assessment plans/programs in order to further the mission and goals of the COP, TUC, and TCUS.
- Establishing committees and groups as necessary to plan and carry out stated administrative policies and academic, research, and service goals of the University.
3. Enrollment Management
- Working with the TUC admissions team and recruiters to grow enrollment, develop marketing materials, and implement advertising strategies for the college.
- Building relationships with community colleges and undergraduate institutions to develop an ongoing admissions pipeline of new students.
- Developing and implementing strong retention programs and activities with the faculty and staff to ensure high student retention rates.
- Coordinating with the COP admissions committee to review and approve admissions requirements and provide high quality student recruitment experiences.
- Utilizing social media platforms to engage with potential students, current students, and alumni.
4. Teaching and Scholarly Activity
- Establishing and fostering a climate within the college that encourages and rewards excellence in teaching, scholarship, research, collaborative education, and service activities.
- Developing and implementing programs which promote the multi-disciplinary approaches to teaching and research.
5. Faculty, Staff Appointment and Faculty Promotion
6. Alumni Affairs, Development, and Advancement
- Developing and nurturing, along with the Office of Advancement, strong relationships with alumni, enhancing collaborative partnerships with industry, and increasing connections with external stakeholders
8. Performance Evaluation
- Evaluating the Associate/Assistant Deans, Department Chairs, faculty members and staff of the college’s academic and administrative components and ensuring that each carries out the responsibilities established for the position.
- Assessing each academic and administrative component of the college and ensuring that these programs and activities reflect the academic goals and policies of the College of Pharmacy.
9. University Committees
- Serving as ex officio member on all standing committees and ad-hoc committees’ related to academic, research, and service missions of the College of Pharmacy.
- Represents the College of Pharmacy on the TUC Academic Leadership Team and Dean’s Council.
- Serving on other university committees as needed.
Successful candidates must have the following:
- A Pharm.D., Ph.D. or equivalent terminal degree in a relevant academic discipline from an accredited university/college.
- A minimum of five years of successful experiences in an academic leadership position in a school or college of pharmacy.
- A broad understanding of complex issues related to pharmacy practice, workforce education, assessment, and accreditation.
- Administrative experiences leading strategic and operational planning, preparation of budgets, effective management of resources within a budget, personnel organization and management, and student and faculty recruiting.
- Experiences with public and private funding agencies, professional organizations, university governance, and political process.
- Experiences in offering a student-centered approach in the implementation of a pharmacy educational curriculum, programs, and services.
- Unquestioned integrity and a commitment to nurturing an academic environment that welcomes people of diverse backgrounds and experiences and promotes their full development.
- Strong relationship-building, communication, and collaboration skills to work with and engage multiple and diverse constituencies.
- Experiences in leading accreditation processes.
- Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
- Excellent organizational and teamwork skills.
- Excellent priority management skills.
- Extensive experiences in budget management.
- Ability to effectively use data for communication and decision-making.
- Knowledge of strategic planning and evaluation paradigms.
- Knowledge of curriculum design.