University of North Texas Health Science Center
System College of Pharmacy
The University of North Texas Health Science Center (UNTHSC) invites applications and nominations for the position of Dean, UNT System College of Pharmacy. The next Dean will be a dynamic and forward-thinking individual that will provide leadership to a College that is committed to excellence and unafraid to challenge conventional wisdom in its efforts toward achieving the global vision clearly summated by its motto: "We make healthcare better."
In 2013, the UNT System Board of Regents appointed a new and dynamic President, Dr. Michael Williams, to lead the UNTHSC. Under his leadership, the institution has developed and implemented an ambitious strategic plan that has led to the creation of a bold, new vision for the future and a key component of this plan is the College of Pharmacy. To accelerate the College’s upward trajectory in the pursuit of academic excellence and community engagement, the UNTHSC seeks Dean candidates who are visionary, inspirational, and possess a commitment to innovation.
The College of Pharmacy
The College currently has 362 doctor of pharmacy students, 36 full time faculty and15 academic staff. The College has been active in developing clinical partnerships and 12 faculty are involved in healthcare delivery in a team based model of healthcare. For the 15/16 academic year (AY), faculty of the College served as principal investigators for sponsored research totaling approximately $3.5 million and were involved as co-investigators for projects totaling approximately $5 million. During the 15/16AY, faculty authored 79 peer-reviewed published papers, 8 book chapters, 1 textbook, and 4 intellectual property disclosures. Construction of a new 170K SF building that will house the pharmacy program is ongoing with completion slated for 2018.
For more information regarding the College of Pharmacy, please visit https://www.unthsc.edu/college-of-pharmacy/.
Reporting to the Provost, the Dean is responsible for meeting the mission of the College, as well as contributing to the overall goals of the UNTHSC. Key areas of responsibility include meeting the needs of existing programs, and expanding or developing educational programs in a manner consistent with the strategic goals of the College and UNTHSC. The Dean is also expected to continue to identify opportunities for collaboration of the College with local and regional partners, to ensure the College is a valued and recognized partner with community entities and agencies, and to establish the College of Pharmacy as a recognized authority in community and state health by advancing the practice of pharmacy and its contributions to society. In their role, the Dean will serve as an advocate for the College and strengthening its message and vision of health care as a team sport where pharmacists serve as not only important members of a health care team, but a crucial point for health care access.
The successful candidate must be a strong academic leader with demonstrable experiences in promoting Pharmacy student and resident success in the context of the future of Pharmacy education and practice. The candidate should also demonstrate experience with the requirements of the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), have a history of fostering a culture of assessment and continuous quality improvement, and exhibit a track record of collaboration/promoting interprofessional activities across multiple units (e.g., Departments, Institutes, Schools).
The University of North Texas Health Science Center
UNTHSC is one of the nation’s distinguished graduate academic health science centers, dedicated to education, research, clinical care and community engagement. In the heart of Fort Worth’s Cultural District on a 33-acre campus, the UNTHSC is located immediately adjacent to several museums (Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, National Cowgirl Museum, and others) and the Will Rogers Coliseum. The UNTHSC campus consists of 1.4 million square feet of facilities housing lecture halls, training rooms, patient care facilities, and research labs. In addition to the School of Public Health, the UNTHSC includes: The Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine; Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences; School of Health Professions; College of Pharmacy; and UNT Health – a 200-clinical provider faculty group practice.
Furthermore, it is important to note that UNTHSC has partnered with Texas Christian University to create a joint MD medical school. The inaugural class of 60 students is expected to matriculate in Fall of 2019.
UNTHSC also has a number of interdisciplinary Health Institutes, the mission of which is to develop creative solutions to health problems through leading edge, interdisciplinary research. Institutes include: Institute for Cardiovascular and Metabolic Diseases; Institute for Healthy Aging, which includes the Center for Alzheimer’s and Neurodegenerative Diseases Research, the Center for Geriatrics, and the Center for Neuroscience Discovery; Mental Sciences Institute, and The North Texas Eye Research Institute. UNTHSC also has an active Texas Prevention Institute, and the Texas Center for Health Disparities. UNTHSC also supports developing institutes focused on molecular medicine and patient safety. The institutes provide a platform for faculty with diverse areas of expertise to collaborate on major, interdisciplinary research problems focused on major health issues facing our communities.
The UNTHSC is governed by the University of North Texas (UNT) System Board of Regents, and is a state-supported institution. Other system institutions include UNT-Denton, and UNT-Dallas. The UNTHSC is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Each school or program also has professional accreditations. For more information about UNTHSC, please visit http://www.unthsc.edu/.
Application / Nomination Process
The Search Committee will begin reviewing applications immediately and will continue to accept applications and nominations until the position is filled. Applicants must submit a current curriculum vitae and a letter of interest describing relevant experience and interest in the position. Nomination letters should include the name, position, address and telephone number of the nominee. All nominations and applications will be handled in confidence.
Applications and letters of nomination should be submitted to:
Alberto Pimentel, Managing Partner
Storbeck/Pimentel & Associates
6512 Painter Avenue
Whittier, CA 90601
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