Dean - Purdue University - West Lafayette, IN


College of Pharmacy
Purdue University

Purdue University seeks a dynamic and visionary leader for the position of Dean of the College of Pharmacy. Purdue is widely known for its excellence in Pharmacy with both a highly nationally ranked Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) program and a distinguished record of faculty research. The College has 82 regular faculty, more than 500 affiliate faculty, 86 staff, and approximately 1,300 undergraduate, professional and graduate students in three departments: Industrial and Physical Pharmacy, Medicinal Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, and Pharmacy Practice. The College attracts $17M annually in sponsored program support and has an endowment valued at more than $40M. The Purdue Pharmacy Kenya Program, based in Eldoret, Kenya, is recognized as a global health leader in delivering pharmaceutical care and advanced experiential education in a resource-constrained environment. The College also has important and close collaborative relationships with Indiana University School of Medicine and other professional health disciplines on the IUPUI campus located in Indianapolis. Approximately 1/3 of the faculty are based in Indianapolis to support the College’s clinical service, practice-based education, and health services and translational research endeavors. Further information is available on the College of Pharmacy website.
Established in 1869, Purdue is Indiana’s land-grant university, a comprehensive educational and research institution which is a member of the prestigious American Association of Universities (AAU). The West Lafayette Campus is located one hour north of Indianapolis and two hours south of downtown Chicago. Purdue’s strengths in Engineering, Science, Agriculture, Veterinary Medicine and the Health Sciences contribute to a robust research and educational environment. Purdue offers a thriving interdisciplinary environment for education and research. Collaborative and interdisciplinary research are enabled through the NCI-funded Purdue University Center for Cancer Research and the facilities and centers within Discovery Park including the Purdue Translational Pharmacology Core and the 3D Cell Culture Core. The Purdue Institute for Drug Discovery provides opportunities for participation in discovery, synthesis, testing and translation of new drugs for human and animal disease. Purdue’s recently established Institute for Integrative Neuroscience and Institute for Inflammation, Immunology and Infectious Diseases provide additional opportunities for collaboration. The Regenstrief Center for Healthcare Engineering is also housed within Discovery Park and supports interdisciplinary research efforts focused on healthcare delivery. The Center integrates Purdue’s considerable strengths in industry, biomedical and systems engineering with faculty who have research interests in pharmacy practice, communication, nursing, health sciences, human development and family studies, management, statistics and computer science.
The Dean will report directly to the Provost and as the chief academic officer for the College, will assume a central leadership role in helping the College of Pharmacy achieve its aspirations for continued excellence in educational, research, and clinical programs.
Minimum qualifications:
Distinguished record of academic accomplishment commensurate with that of a tenured professor in one of the College’s academic units
  • Demonstrated commitment to academic excellence at the undergraduate, professional and graduate levels
  • Strong record of administrative accomplishments with a commitment to the recruitment and retention of diverse and high-quality students, staff and faculty
Desired qualifications:
  • Facilitative leadership skills to include:  strategic planning, shared governance, consensus-building, problem-solving, student advocacy and multidisciplinary collaboration
  • Ability and commitment to interface with diverse constituencies of the College of Pharmacy including alumni; practitioners; healthcare industry representatives; biomedical, social and administrative scientists; university administrators; and legislators
  • Strong understanding of and vision for the future of the practice of pharmacy
  • Ability and commitment to advance and coordinate interdisciplinary research and discovery
  • Ability and commitment to promote high quality teaching
  • Ability and commitment to engage a broad range of issues facing the profession of pharmacy, healthcare delivery, and biomedical research
  • Ability and commitment to promote the College and attract resources through sponsored programs and private support
  • International reputation as a visionary and thought leader in the associated disciplines with competencies needed to increase the stature of the College, to recruit highly talented domestic and international students, and to secure diverse and large-scale funding for research and education
  • Strong commitment to faculty professional development
  • Ability and commitment to advance diversity and provide leadership in cultivating a climate of respect and inclusiveness within the College
Nominations and applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Screening of applications will be on a rolling basis. For best consideration, applications should be received by November 7, 2016. The application should include a letter describing relevant experiences and interest in the position; administrative philosophy; a complete curriculum vitae; and the names and contact information for three references. A background check is required for employment in this position. The preferred starting date is July 1, 2017; this date is flexible and negotiable. Nominations and applications should be sent to: Dr. Willie Reed, Chair, College of Pharmacy Dean Search Committee, College of Veterinary Medicine, 625 Harrison Street, West Lafayette, Indiana, 47907; e-mail
Purdue University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer. Purdue University is committed to maintaining a community which recognizes and values the inherent worth and dignity of every person. In pursuit of its goal of academic excellence, the University seeks to develop and nurture diversity. All qualified applicants for employment will receive consideration without regard to race, religion, color, sex, national origin or ancestry, genetic information, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability or status as a veteran.
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