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Assistant/Associate Dean for Assessment
University of New Mexico- College of Pharmacy

Date Posted Sep. 13, 2018
Title Assistant/Associate Dean for Assessment
University University of New Mexico- College of Pharmacy
Albuquerque, NM, United States
Department Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences or Department of Pharmacy Practice and Administrative Sciences
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Associate/Assistant Dean
  • Pharmacy Practice
    Pharmaceutical Sciences
    Pharmacy - General

Assistant /Associate Dean for Assessment

The University of New Mexico College of Pharmacy is seeking applicants for the leadership role as Assistant /Associate Dean for Assessment (rank commensurate with experience). This is an open rank/open track faculty position. The individual will collaborate with faculty and staff, share the University and College’s values, and serve as a member of the Dean’s Executive Leadership Team.

Duties of the Position

  • Articulate a clear vision and provide leadership and innovation in programmatic evaluation and learning assessment.
  • Develop an integrated assessment system that uses data to identify gaps and make recommendations to resolve issues.
  • As a member of the College’s leadership team, participate in our strategic planning activities, including coordinating the development, implementation, and assessment of the strategic plan and annual action plan.
  • Inform stakeholders of best practices in assessment including tools/strategies and primary literature related to assessment.
  • Manage accreditation activities, including keeping faculty, staff, and students informed of changes in accreditation standards.
  • Maintain current and archive records required by accreditation bodies.
  • Facilitate a culture of assessment among the faculty and coordinate faculty development relating to assessment and the accreditation process.
  • Represent the College at institutional accreditation meetings and play a leadership role in the ACPE self-study process.
  • Chair the College’s Curricular Assessment Subcommittee.
  • Work closely with faculty to assure assessment and evaluation measures of students are consistently applied and tightly linked to objectives and accreditation standards.
  • Faculty duties include teaching in the professional and/or graduate curricula, conducting scholarly activity, and providing service to the College/University.
  • Other duties assigned by the Dean.

This position will hold a faculty rank commensurate with experience in either the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences or in the Department of Pharmacy Practice and Administrative Sciences. The successful candidate will report directly to the Dean of the College for administrative duties and to the appropriate Department Chair for faculty responsibilities.

Minimum qualifications
 Earned doctoral level degree (MD, PhD, PharmD, EdD) or other relevant terminal degree in an academic discipline pertinent to health sciences or education
 At least 3 years’ experience in programmatic assessment activities

Preferred qualifications:
 Leadership experience (such as Chair, Director, Assistant/Associate Dean)
 Demonstrated success in implementing assessment initiatives
 A track record of academic scholarly work with a focus on assessment and/or the scholarship of teaching and learning
 Experience with ACPE accreditation standards and procedures
 Distinguished record of teaching, research, and service
 Excellent written and verbal communication skills

A Profile of the UNM College of Pharmacy
Located in the historically rich and culturally diverse Southwest, the College of Pharmacy is part of the Health Sciences campus and works collaboratively with the School of Medicine, College of Nursing, UNM Hospitals, and UNM Cancer Research and Treatment Center in the state’s largest health complex. The College holds the distinction of having the most ethnically diverse student body in the nation. Unique programs within the College include the New Mexico Poison and Drug Information Center, UNM/NMSU Cooperative Pharmacy program, and the oldest training program in nuclear pharmacy in the country.

UNM offers exciting opportunities for interprofessional practice, research, and education. The College has 53 faculty and 474 preceptors throughout the state. Strong partnerships with the New Mexico Pharmacists Association, New Mexico Society of Health-System Pharmacists, and the New Mexico Board of Pharmacy have created disease state management programs and innovative practice opportunities including pharmacist clinicians with prescriptive authority.

The College ranks 13th in NIH research funding and 21st in overall research funding among the colleges of pharmacies in the United States. Faculty collaborate extensively across the university as well as Los Alamos National Laboratory, Sandia National Laboratory VA Cooperative Studies Program and Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute.

In addition to a stimulating academic environment, the College is located in Albuquerque, in the Sandia Mountain valley. With more than 310 days of sunshine a year, Albuquerque has year round recreational opportunities and more than 28,000 acres of open space.

For best consideration, applications must be received by November 2, 2018. However, position will remain open until filled.

Application Process
A complete application consists of: (1) current curriculum vitae; (2) a signed letter of interest that addresses each minimum and preferred qualification for the position (3) names, addresses and contact information for three references.

For information regarding the confidentiality of inquiries and applications or general questions please call or email to the address listed below. UNM’s confidentiality policy ("Disclosure of information about Candidates for Employment, "UNM Board of Regents’ Policy Manual 6.7), which includes information about public disclosure of documents submitted by applicants, is located at

For complete details of this position and to apply, access Faculty Posting at: Reference Posting 6476_______

For inquiries regarding this position, please contact
April Rodriguez, (505) 272-9767,

Nomination Process
The Search Committee also encourages nominations of outstanding candidates. Please send the name and contact information of the nominee to:

UNM COP Assessment Search
c/o April Rodriguez
Telephone Number: (505) 272-9767
Fax Number: (505) 272-6581

Nominations must be received by October 1, 2018.

The University of New Mexico is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.

  • The committee particularly encourages applications and nominations of women and minorities from the under-represented groups. The University of New Mexico is an Equal Employment/Affirmative Action Employer and Educator.

Please reference in your cover letter when
applying for or inquiring about this job announcement.

Contact Information

  • April Rodriguez
    University of New Mexico- School of Medicine
    1 University of New Mexico
    Albuquerque, NM 87131
  • 505-272-9767
  • 505-272-6581


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