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Dean, College of Pharmacy

Chicago State University

Chicago, Illinois 60628
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Dean of the College of Pharmacy


Chicago State University (CSU) is Chicago’s oldest, fully accredited public university. CSU celebrated its sesquicentennial in 2017. The University opened its doors as a teacher training school in a leaky railroad freight car in Blue Island, Illinois on September 2, 1867. Today, CSU is located on 161-picturesque acres in a residential community on the Southside of Chicago. The University is composed of six colleges and one Division, offers 36 undergraduate degrees, 22 graduate degrees, and two doctoral degrees – the Doctorate of Education in Educational Leadership and the Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.). CSU also offers an interdisciplinary Honors College for students in all areas of study and has a Division of Continuing Education and Non-Traditional Programs that offer extension courses, distance learning, and not-for-credit programs to the entire Chicago land community.


The Dean of Chicago State University College of Pharmacy (CSU-COP) is the chief academic officer responsible for the implementation of all academic and clinical programs. The Dean establishes short- and long-range goals, objectives, plans, and policies. The Dean reports to the Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs.


Job Description:


  1. Provide leadership, direction, and overall administration for the development, coordination, and implementation of programs, activities, and professional services.
  2. Formulate, initiate, implement, and interpret policies relating to the operation of the units.
  3. Establish goals and objectives for the units reporting to the Dean’s Office.
  4. Responsible for planning, evaluation, staffing, and resource allocation for all units reporting to the Dean’s Office.
  5. Communicate with and serve as a resource to colleges, departments, campus offices, community organizations, regarding services and issues.
  6. Serve on committees as assigned.


The position requires the execution of all job responsibilities and duties in full compliance with all applicable state mandates, university rules and Federal regulations. Position entails cooperation with the directives and initiatives of the Office of Compliance and its efforts to promote a culture of compliance throughout the University.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Must be well-versed in contemporary pharmacy practice;
  • Must have experience in personnel management of both faculty and staff employees;
  • Must have excellent interpersonal communication skills;
  • Must be well-organized, disciplined and possess analytical skills;
  • Must have experience in academic curriculum, collegial management and a pursuit of academic excellence;
  • Must have financial knowledge for budgeting, planning, and implementation;
  • Must have a working knowledge of student affairs and student governance; and
  • Must have a record of leadership, scholarship, teaching, and service that warrants the rank of professor.


Application Procedure:


Review of nominations and applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. All applications should be submitted electronically at


Minimum Qualification:

Must hold an earned doctorate (Pharm.D. or Ph.D.). Should have a minimum of five years of full-time university teaching and progressive administrative experience.


Preferred Qualification:


Experience with professional accreditation

Experience with development and fundraising

Experience and knowledge of Pharmaceutical Science and Clinical Education

Experience with postgraduate education

Experience and knowledge of Continuing Pharmacy Education

Experience with Pharmaceutical Research

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