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Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, School of Pharmacy

South University
Job Location:
Savannah, Georgia
Other Deans
Requisition Number: DF1438

What's next for you is the first priority for us! With over 45 programs from associate to doctoral degrees, South University is a private institution dedicated to providing educational opportunities that spark the intellectual, social and professional development of a diverse student population.

Our 120-year story-past, present and future-is a history formed by the many individuals who have developed the education and spirit of community that have become our pledge to the students, faculty, staff, alumni and supporters of South University. Online and at our 8 locations and 2 learning sites, we take pride in our welcoming environment; one-on-one support and personalized attention that helps students define goals and identify the means to pursue them. Our small classes feature hands-on experiences that not only shape students' skills and excellence in their chosen fields but also shape their characters through encouraging community involvement, volunteerism and the pursuit of life-long learning.

Visit today to learn more about what makes us stand apart as a place to Belong, Believe and Become, a place where you can make a difference in the lives of students eager to learn and grow.

South University, the right direction for a brighter future.


  • *Medical
  • *Dental
  • *Vision
  • Tuition Assistant Program
  • Long/Short Term Disability
  • Life Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • 401K Match
  • Generous Paid Time Off
  • 12 Paid Holidays

*includes domestic partner coverage


The Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, School of Pharmacy is responsible for the overall development, maintenance, and management of academic operations, curricular delivery and quality at the assigned campus. This position is responsible for creating and sustaining an environment of academic and professional excellence for students and faculty and a collaborative working environment with educational team members. The incumbent must assure that the South University philosophy: Quality services to students; development, growth, involvement, and recognition of employees; sound economic principles; and environment which is conducive to innovation, positive thinking and expansion is considered in carrying out the duties and responsibilities of this position.


  • Assure availability of properly credentialed faculty to meet curriculum delivery requirements.
  • Supervise all academic and operational elements and relevant administrators of the School to ensure consistent and efficient continuity of the program.
  • Supervise, mentor and help in the development of the SOP Department Chairs
  • Assure that all direct reports are being appropriately supervised, developed and evaluated.
  • Monitor systems, policies, and procedures in order to ensure consistent delivery of all didactic, experiential and residency programs
  • Assist in the development and effective implementation of the academic schedule.
  • Manage the academic scheduling process and faculty allocation of effort, maximizing efficiencies while maintaining student educational outcomes and faculty professional growth.
  • Contribute/recommend/implement assigned elements of the South University and School of Pharmacy Assessment and Strategic Plans.
  • Ensure compliance with all University and School policies and procedures, including institutional policies and academic policies and procedures.
  • Collaborates with the Associate Dean for Student Affairs to help ensure students' rights and responsibilities, and the Associate Dean for Assessment and Institutional Effectiveness to support accreditation activities as needed.
  • Contribute to and implement appropriate student persistence initiatives.
  • Actively participate in Institutional Effectiveness
    Planning and Quality Enhancement Program (QEP).
  • Assist the Dean in the preparation and implementation of the School budget as needed.
  • In partnership with the Dean and Campus President, coordinate general compliance of the campus's educational practices with national, state and regional regulations, ensure the appropriate accrediting criteria and requirements are maintained.
  • Serve as a member of the school Executive Committee.
  • Serve as a member of University and School Committees as assigned by the Dean of the School.
  • Represent the University, School and/or Dean at local, regional or national events or conferences as needed.


  • A minimum of 5 years of academic experience with academic operations leadership experience in a university setting preferred.
  • Terminal degree from a regionally accredited institution in either higher education leadership or an area related to the University's curriculum.
  • Minimum 10 years teaching experience in a university environment.
  • Other requirements specific to the discipline of training.
  • Support the Dean with required data and statistics for annual reports for the School.
  • Provide the Dean with required data to construct the annual budget for the School.
  • Provide ad hoc reports to campus, central office, and executive staff as requested.
  • Proficient with the use of standard office applications on personal computers.
  • Ability to read, understand, interpret and implement accreditation criteria and state agency regulations.
  • Ability to resolve inquiries and complaints from employees, students, regulatory agencies, or members of the academic or business community.
  • Ability to effectively present information to faculty, academic and campus leaders, corporate leaders, and public groups.
  • Ability to travel out of the local area occasionally on an overnight basis as required to participate in a variety of conferences and meetings.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The term "qualified individual with a disability" means an individual with a disability who, with or without reasonable accommodation, can perform the essential functions of the position. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to communicate professionally in person, over the telephone, through email and other electronic means, move about the office or school, handle various types of media and equipment, and visually or otherwise identify, observe and assess. The employee is occasionally required to lift up to 10 pounds unless otherwise specified in the job description.

South University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and embraces diversity as a critical step in ensuring employee, student and graduate success. We are committed to building and developing a diverse environment where a variety of ideas, cultures and perspectives can thrive.

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