Dean of the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Dean of the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Binghamton University, one of four research universities in the State University of New York (SUNY) system, invites nominations and applications for the position of Dean of the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (“the Dean”). The School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (“the School”) was established in 2017, graduated its inaugural class of Doctor of Pharmacy students in 2021, and became accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education in June 2021. The dean will provide dynamic leadership in pharmacy education, research and clinical practice and help the School achieve its aspiration of becoming one of the top 25 pharmacy schools in the nation.

A vibrant public research university, which is consistently ranked among the top 40 public universities in the nation by U.S. News & World Report, Binghamton has built a reputation for excellence in undergraduate education that is bolstered by a rapidly expanding research enterprise that has earned the institution its R1 Carnegie Classification. It also boasts a wide range of highly ranked PhD programs as well as clinical doctorates in many fields within the health sciences — which is a growing emphasis for the University.

Under the University’s strategic plan Road Map to Premier, health sciences has been identified as one of six areas of emphasis for transdisciplinary research and offers fertile opportunities for pharmacy faculty to collaborate with highly productive colleagues in biomedical engineering, biology, biochemistry, biomedical anthropology, computer science, health systems engineering, neuroscience, nursing and developing programs in occupational therapy, physical therapy and speech language pathology.

Binghamton University’s central campus is located in the town of Vestal, just one mile beyond the Binghamton city limits in the southern tier of upstate New York. In 2018, the School’s ultramodern 105,000-square-foot building was constructed in Johnson City, about 2.5 miles from the Vestal campus. Together with the Decker College of Nursing and Health Sciences, the two buildings are the core of the University’s 15-acre Health Sciences Campus, which offers superb opportunities for interprofessional education and collaboration.

The School’s vision is to be recognized nationally as a leader and innovator in pharmacy research and education and its mission is to develop outstanding leaders in pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences using contemporary medication management and innovative research in order to transform human health locally and globally. The School’s three departments are Pharmaceutical Sciences, Pharmacy Practice and the Office of Experiential Education and Health Outcomes and Administrative Sciences, offering graduate students MS, PhD, and PharmD programs.

The dean is the School’s chief academic officer and reports to the executive vice president and provost. Aligned with the University’s commitment to diversity, the dean will take advantage of current initiatives to further the institution’s goal to recruit and retain a diverse faculty. The dean will work with the president and the provost and an outstanding team of associate and assistant deans, faculty, staff, preceptors, and healthcare providers to ensure that the School’s PharmD, MS, PhD and research programs continue to grow in strength and help the School achieve its ambitious goal of becoming one of the nation’s top-25 pharmacy schools.

QUALIFICATIONS: The dean will have a record of administrative effectiveness and be skilled at team building, program development, financial management, and fundraising as well as possess a thorough understanding of the dynamic healthcare and higher education environments that influence modern pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences education. The School seeks an innovative and accomplished academic leader with an entrepreneurial mindset and vision for continued success. The dean will foster a collaborative culture with everyone’s perspective is honored and respected. The dean will be a divergent thinker with the ability to transform different perspectives into new initiatives and solutions. The dean shall have a PharmD, PhD or equivalent doctoral degree in a discipline that aligns with the mission of the School and with scholarly credentials meriting appointment as a tenured full professor within a discipline that aligns with the mission of the School.

More information on the position can be found at:

Review of candidates will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Confidential inquiries, nominations, referrals and CVs with cover letters should be directed to:

Steve Leo, Managing Director

Carol Fairborn, Associate

Storbeck Search

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