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Assistant Dean - Assessment and Program Quality
PCOM Georgia

PCOM School of Pharmacy is committed to preparing pharmacists for the ever-changing landscape of healthcare. We are looking for proactive, engaged, and innovative individuals to help define and shape the future of the pharmacy profession. Hired individuals will have the responsibility to contribute to the college's mission of scholarship through collaborative, practice-based research, scholarship, and advancement of the profession through practice.

The assistant dean of assessment and program quality is a 12-month, full-time position at our Suwanee, Georgia location (PCOM Georgia). This position serves on the school’s Executive Leadership Team with administrative leadership and oversight in curricular and programmatic assessment and evaluation, professional degree accreditation and programmatic improvement, and as an ex-officio member of SOP committees as assigned. The position is a tenure-track faculty appointment and the individual hired will be expected to be an active teacher, researcher and participant in PCOM SOP internal and external service activities. The assistant dean of assessment and program quality reports to the dean of the PCOM School of Pharmacy.

This position is based at PCOM Georgia (Suwanee, Georgia).

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Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Duties and responsibilities include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • Articulate a clear vision and provide leadership and innovation in programmatic evaluation and learning assessment.
  • Coordinate curricular and programmatic assessment, in a manner that ensures continuous quality improvements.
  • Oversee the preparation of accreditation data and reporting.
  • Provide leadership to identify, design, develop, and implement strategies, tools and processes to meet accreditation standards.
  • Oversee the development and maintenance of data designed to track and make recommendations on school outcomes to enhance program quality.
  • Facilitate a culture of assessment among the faculty and coordinate faculty development relating to assessment and the accreditation process.
  • Stimulate and lead assessment research and scholarship.
  • Inform stakeholders of best practices in assessment including tools/strategies and primary literature related to assessment.
  • As a member of the school’s leadership team, participate in our strategic planning activities, including coordinating the development, implementation, and assessment of the strategic plan and annual action plan.
  • Provide general program support by attending university, community and professional events as requested by the dean.
  • Teach in assigned courses.
  • Maintain an active scholarship program.
  • Provide reports and other documents as requested by the dean, in support of the program.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Position Requirements

*Applicants must be authorized to work in the U.S. and pass a criminal background check.
Education
  • This position requires a PhD or PharmD from an ACPE-accredited pharmacy program.
Experience
  • Requires a minimum of five years of prior teaching experience at a school of pharmacy and evidence of leadership in accreditation standards.
  • This individual must possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities or be able to explain and demonstrate that he/she can perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of skills and abilities:
    • Experience in assessment, curriculum, or programmatic evaluation.
    • Ability to communicate effectively both with groups and individuals.
    • Ability to interact effectively with people of all backgrounds, including students, administration, faculty and staff demonstrating respect and professionalism.
    • Ability to handle detail-oriented assignments and maintain confidentiality.
    • Ability to represent the school to different constituencies which may include local, state, national or international professional organizations.

Application Instructions

All applications MUST include:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Letter of intent
  • Statement of teaching philosophy
  • Statement of scholarly interests

PCOM is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration. We adhere to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.

About Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

For more than a century, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine has provided high quality, hands-on training in osteopathic medicine. As the field of medicine has changed, we've changed with it-adapting our program offerings to better meet the needs of healthcare providers and the communities they serve.

At the main campus in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (PCOM), the branch campus in Suwanee, Georgia (PCOM Georgia), and our newest location in Moultrie, Georgia (PCOM South Georgia), PCOM students learn to approach problem solving in a more professional, more team-oriented manner, which prepares them to work successfully in integrated healthcare settings with other health professionals. All campuses feature modern facilities and state­-of­-the-­art technologies, all part of an innovative learning environment designed for collaboration and interaction.

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