Dean, School of Pharmacy

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Dean, School of Pharmacy

The University of Connecticut (UConn), one of the nation’s leading public research universities, seeks a visionary and dynamic leader to serve as the Dean of its School of Pharmacy. UConn seeks candidates who have a comprehensive resume of success in academic leadership roles and who can demonstrate exceptional skills and experience that will enable them to provide strong leadership to a research and educational enterprise. For the past decade, the University has been on a remarkable journey of expansion and growth as a public research university. By every measure, from student diversity to research grants, UConn has enhanced its standing. Today, UConn is ranked among the top 25 public research universities nationwide. As the chief executive officer for the School of Pharmacy, the Dean will set the standard of intellectual engagement and accomplishment for the School.

About UConn: Founded in 1881, UConn is a Land Grant and Sea Grant institution and member of the Space Grant Consortium. It is the state’s flagship institution of higher education and includes a main campus in Storrs, CT, four regional campuses throughout the state, and 13 Schools and Colleges, including Medical and Dental Schools at the UConn Health campus in Farmington. The University has approximately 10,000 faculty and staff and 32,000 students, including nearly 24,000 undergraduates and over 8,000 graduate and professional students. UConn is a Carnegie Foundation R1 institution, among the top 20 public universities in the nation. The University serves as a beacon of academic and research excellence as well as a center for innovation and social service to communities. For more information, visit .

About the School of Pharmacy: UConn’s is the top ranked School of Pharmacy in New England and in the top 25% of schools of pharmacy across the US. It is located on the University’s main campus in Storrs, housed in the Pharmacy-Biology building, built in 2005. Exceptional faculty, engaging academic exploration, groundbreaking research, and impactful community involvement are hallmarks of pharmacy education at UConn. The School was first established in 1925 and consists of two departments, Pharmacy Practice and Pharmaceutical Sciences. Its professional program, accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), leads to the Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) degree. The School also awards a B.S. in Pharmacy Studies, a Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Sciences, and several dual degrees (PharmD/MBA, PharmD/MPH, and a joint PharmD/PhD). It has an annual budget of approximately $12 million, 46 full-time faculty, and 16 full-time staff. Nearly 500 students are enrolled across all the School’s programs, coming from 29 countries across six continents. Supporting students throughout their studies at UConn, a newly launched early assurance program allows qualified freshman students who enter UConn pre-pharmacy to earn a place in the PharmD program without taking the PCAT. For more information, visit .

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Review of applications, nominations, and expressions of interest will begin immediately and continue until an appointment is made. UConn has retained the services of the executive search firm Korn Ferry to conduct this important search. All inquiries, nominations/referrals, and applications (including curriculum vitae and letters of interest) will be held in the strictest confidence and should be submitted to Korn Ferry at the email address below. For priority consideration, please submit application materials by October 24, 2019.

Paul Chou, Co-Managing Director and Josh Ward, Ph.D., Senior Associate

Global Education Practice, Korn Ferry, Philadelphia, PA

The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty, staff, and alumni. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations. Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre- employment criminal background check. All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at .