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Fort Wayne, IN, United States (on-site)
23 days ago
Fort Wayne, Indiana, United States (on-site)
23 days ago


Position:  Assistant/Associate Dean of Academic Programs
Department:   Academic Affairs
Campus:   Fort Wayne Campus  
Target Hire Date: May 2023

Job Responsibilities and Duties:  
Reporting to the Dean of Health Sciences and Pharmacy, the Assistant/Associate Dean of Academic Programs (ADAP) serves as the Health Science and Pharmacy representative in the absence of the Dean. The ADAP serves as an advisor to the Dean on matters related to all health science and pharmacy academic programs. The ADAP provides guidance to program directors and oversees academic programs, academic progression, remediation, academic plans, and graduation and ensures compliance with all relevant regulations, accreditation standards, policies, and procedures related to academic programs.

Essential Job Functions:   
These consist of the following domains: Administration and Service; Teaching; and Scholarship.

Administration and Service (75- 85%)
•    Provides leadership, guidance, and supervision for all health science and pharmacy academic programs.
•    Provides vision and leadership for development of new academic programs. Works collaboratively to expand academic programming, including online and interdisciplinary programs to support Manchester’s mission. 
•    Organizes and keeps academic program information up-to-date and publishes documents to appropriate locations.
•    Collaborates with registrar to ensure academic program information and student records are accurate as required by the Institution, accreditors, and other regulatory bodies.
•    Serves on the University’s Academic Affairs Leadership Council and Health Sciences and Pharmacy’s Executive Committee, as well as other Manchester University academic-related committees as required.
•    Convenes and chairs meetings of program directors to facilitate communication and promote interdisciplinary integration and cooperation between academic programs. 
•    Collaborates with the University’s Office of Academic Affairs and undergraduate program directors and chairs to enhance connectivity between undergraduate and graduate phase academic programs. 
•    Integrates systems and streamlines processes to ensure efficient and effective academic operations on the Fort Wayne campus and between campuses.
•    Oversees the meeting of quality standards for on-campus and online programs. 
•    Provides leadership for Health Sciences and Pharmacy’s Academic Standards and Progression Committee, as well as other academic-related committees as required. 
•    Ensures that all programs follow the policies and procedures established by program curriculum committees and university-level curriculum and assessment committees.
•    Ensures academic schedules and room reservations are completed and shared in a timely manner with all stakeholders.
•    Working in conjunction with Fort Wayne’s Office of Student Life for event planning, establishes the academic program and executes the agenda for academic-related activities of student orientation, transition programs, days of service, special ceremonies (white coat, stethoscope, pinning, etc.), open house events, scholarship and awards days, hooding, and commencement ceremonies. 
•    Monitors performance on high-stakes assessments, including licensure examinations for all academic programs.
•    Collaborates with institutional offices to achieve institution-wide goals in academic affairs, strategic planning, program development, student retention and success.
•    Working in conjunction with Fort Wayne’s Office of Student Life, coordinate and oversee the faculty-student mentor/mentee program.
•    In collaboration with the registrar and program directors, monitors student progression in all academic programs and addresses issues concerning academic remediation including progress and completion of terms of academic contracts/alternate plans.
•    In collaboration with the University’s Office of Academic Affairs, informs, advises, communicates, and enforces academic policies for all students enrolled in Health Science and Pharmacy programs, with special emphasis given to students in academic difficulty, i.e., probation, suspension, alternate plans of study. 
•    In collaboration with the University’s Office of Academic Affairs Develops, maintains, and archives academic policies and produces the required academic bulletins, catalogs and other compilations of these policies. Ensures accuracy and timely publication of professional and graduate bulletins. Maintains updates and publishes addenda as needed.
•    Ensures that academic policies are implemented and updated as necessary.
•    Communicates summaries of actions for Health Science and Pharmacy programs to faculty, staff, students, and administrators as appropriate and in accordance with federal law.
•    Serves (or delegates someone to serve) as ex officio, non-voting administrator in support of all academic-related committees in Health Sciences and Pharmacy. 
•    Interfaces routinely with the University Student Success Center and the Fort Wayne Office of Student Life. 
•    Develops, implements and assesses academic initiatives that support the strategic direction of Health Science and Pharmacy academic programs. 
•    Collaborates with faculty to ensure program curricula and co-curricular activities (when applicable) are appropriately integrated to foster cross-program integration/efficiency and to promote student professional identity formation.
•    Works with all stakeholders to ensure academic programs meet the expectations and standards set forth by the Higher Learning Commission and specialty accrediting bodies.
•    In collaboration with the Office of Experiential Education, provides assistance with coordinating areas of the experiential program for academic programs as requested.
•    Manages budgets in assigned areas.
•    Develops strategies for promoting student learning.
•    Provides leadership, vision and direction for academic-related activities and services that enhance health science and pharmacy students' experiences, engagement, retention, internship, and graduation employment outcomes.
•    Represents the Health Sciences and Pharmacy in local, state, and national professional organizations, as necessary.

Teaching (10-15 % - the equivalent of teaching/coordinating about 3-4.5 credit-hours per year)
•    Provides quality instruction in didactic courses both inside and outside the classroom.
•    Collaborates with other members of the faculty to develop the curriculum, and teaching and evaluation methods needed for effective delivery of that curriculum. This includes creating, developing, and evaluating innovative teaching methods that prepare students for professional practice. 
•    As appropriate, develops and teaches courses in health sciences and pharmacy academic programs.
•    Is an exemplary professional role model for staff, students and faculty colleagues.

Scholarship (5-10%)
•    Leads and participates in the scholarship of discovery, application, integration, and teaching appropriate for the individual’s discipline and interests.
•    Disseminates the results of scholarly endeavors in appropriate forums, including publications, presentations, and teaching.
•    As appropriate, mentors and collaborates with internal and external scholars.

Secondary Job Functions
•    Other responsibilities as assigned.

•    A commitment to fostering an environment of diversity and inclusion among students, faculty, and staff.
•    Advanced degree in a pharmacy, life sciences or healthcare-related field and academic and professional accomplishments that are sufficient to merit appointment (at the time of hire) at the rank of associate or full professor (non-tenure track)
•    Significant administrative experience, 3-5 years preferred.
•    Demonstrated ability to assess curricular effectiveness and student learning, and suggest improvements based on the results.
•    Knowledge of and experience with external accreditation processes.
•    Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing with students, faculty, staff, and administrators.
•    Effective presentation skills.
•    Ability to deliver course content and to assist students in understanding course content.
•    Ability to provide effective feedback and coaching.
•    Ability to adapt to changing teaching and learning environments and content-delivery methods.
•    Ability to work cooperatively with colleagues.
•    Ability to prioritize responsibilities, meet deadlines, and manage time.
•    Proficiency in spoken and written English.
•    Basic computer proficiency in word processing, spreadsheet, e-mail, and internet use.
•    Commitment to continuous self-improvement and professional development.
•    Understanding of current pharmacy education and practice is preferred.
•    Record of scholarly activity is preferred.

General Information: Manchester University is an independent, liberal arts university with a campus in North Manchester, Ind., where approximately 1,300 students choose from at least 60 areas of undergraduate study, master's programs, and 21 NCAA Division III varsity sports. Our second campus in Fort Wayne is home to growing health science programs, including athletic training, nursing, nutrition and nutrigenomics, pharmacy, pharmacogenomics, and physical therapy.

Manchester has a distinctive commitment to developing respect for ethnic, cultural, and religious pluralism and international consciousness. Manchester University respects the infinite worth of every individual and graduates persons of ability and conviction who draw upon their education and faith to lead principled, productive, and compassionate lives that improve the human condition. As an institution rooted in the tradition of the Church of the Brethren, Manchester University values learning, faith, service, integrity, diversity, and community.

Work Schedule: Onsite classes are generally scheduled between 8 am and 5 pm.  Some classes, laboratories, events, and/or meetings may be scheduled in the evening or on weekends.  

To Apply:  We seek a candidate with a commitment to working effectively with students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds.  Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.  Apply online via ADP and submit a cover letter, curriculum vita/resume, teaching philosophy, and evidence of effective teaching.  Questions can be emailed to 

Manchester University is an equal opportunity employer.
Applicants who further diversify our faculty and staff are warmly welcome.

Job Information

  • Job ID: 67557120
  • Workplace Type: On-Site
  • Location:
    Fort Wayne, Indiana, United States
  • Company Name For Job:
  • Position Title: Assistant/Associate Dean of Academic Programs
  • Job Function: Academic-Dean
Education / Teaching / Administration
North Manchester , Indiana , United States

Manchester University is an independent, liberal arts university with a campus in North Manchester, Ind., where approximately 1,300 students choose from at least 60 areas of undergraduate study, two master's programs and 21 NCAA Division III varsity sports. Our second campus in Fort Wayne is home to the Manchester University Pharmacy Program, where graduates are awarded the Pharm.D. Doctoral degree. Manchester has a distinctive commitment to developing respect for ethnic, cultural and religious pluralism and an internatio...

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