Brief Position Description

The Opportunity

St. Louis College of Pharmacy invites inquiries, nominations, and applications for the position of dean of the School of Pharmacy.

Founded in 1864 as the first college of pharmacy west of the Mississippi River, St. Louis College of Pharmacy is located in the heart of Washington University Medical Center, one of the world’s finest biomedical and patient-care centers. The College has been ranked the 4th highest private college of pharmacy in the nation by U.S. News & World Report in 2012 and a Great College to Work For by The Chronicle of Higher Education for both 2012 and 2013.

The College admits students directly from high school into the pre-professional program and accepts a limited number of transfer students and graduates from other colleges and universities into the first professional year of the program.  Approximately 1350 students are currently enrolled from 30 states and several countries.

Opportunities and Expectations for the Dean of the School of Pharmacy

Reporting to the president of the College, the dean of the School of Pharmacy will provide leadership for a Doctor of Pharmacy program which includes 874 students, 66 full-time faculty, 24 part-time faculty, nine residents, and nearly 450 preceptors. The dean will be responsible for academic programs, faculty development, and professional student affairs in the four professional years of the Doctor of Pharmacy degree program. In addition, the dean of pharmacy will work closely with the dean of arts and sciences as well as academic services departments on the development, assessment, and improvement of all academic programs.

Minimum Requirements

Minimum requirements and qualities include a Pharm.D. or Ph.D. or equivalent professional degree; distinguished academic pharmacy experience with substantial administrative experience as an assistant/associate dean, department chair, or dean and a record of scholarly achievement in teaching or research and/or accomplishments in pharmacy practice; a demonstrated strong commitment to pharmacy education.

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Nomination and Application Procedures

Nominations and applications are now being accepted. Interested individuals should provide curriculum vitae and a letter describing their interest in and qualifications for the position, and listing of three professional references. All nominations and applications should be sent electronically via e-mail (Microsoft Word or PDF attachments strongly preferred) to: Nicole Angeli, Coordinator, Office of the President,

All materials and inquiries will be held in strict confidence until the final stages of the search, at which time the express permission of the finalists will be obtained before contacting references. Compensation for this position is highly competitive. Review of candidates will begin immediately and continue until a dean of the School of Pharmacy is appointed. Review of applications will begin in September.

St. Louis College of Pharmacy is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity. Candidates will be considered regardless of race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, disability, age, gender, veteran status, or sexual orientation. We encourage members of minority groups to apply.