College of Pharmacy Assistant/Associate Dean Opportunities
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Larkin College of Pharmacy - Assistant/Associate Deans

  1. Academic Affairs and Assessment
  2. Admissions and Student Affairs
  3. Experiential Affairs

Larkin Community Hospital (LCH)http://larkinhospital.comis one of 12 designated Statutory Teaching Hospitals in Florida and the largest teaching hospital for Osteopathic physicians in the United States, offering the largest number of AOA Accredited training programs (32 at present): takes pride in the continuing tradition of caring and we remain dedicated to providing excellent medical care with the personal touch and convenience that only a community hospital can offer.

Larkin Community Hospital acquired 50 acres of land located 12 miles south of our South Miami Campus which will become Larkin University, a private not-for-profit university.  The University will begin as a Health Sciences University. The University (doing business as Larkin Health Science Institute –LHSI - ) is currently operating The College of Biomedical Sciences and School of Nursing from the Hospital Campus. The first phase of construction includes an 80,000 square foot building to house the new College of Pharmacy.  The second building will be to relocate the School of Nursing and College of Biomedical Sciences.  Following will be a College of Osteopathic Medicine, College of Dentistry, student housing, a fitness center, a medical/professional office building, and related support buildings.  The University will be the first private health sciences university in Florida with its own already existing teaching hospital.

The Founding Dean for the College of Pharmacy has been the Vice President of the Graduate Medical Education Department and Chief Academic Officer for the past year in order to be integrally involved in the developing University and all the graduate medical programs.  The Dean will now begin the ACPE/SACS accreditation process.  The College plans to matriculate the first class in August 2016 to begin an integrated three-year block program.  The College is currently recruiting for the administrative team to begin in January 2015.

The Assistant/Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Assessment will be responsible for the overall direction and quality of the curriculum working closely with the Department Chairs to see that all curricular outcomes are achieved.  The successful candidate will also be responsible for overseeing programmatic assessment and curricular mapping and guide the faculty on accreditation requirements.

The Assistant/Associate Dean ofAdmissions and Student Affairs will be responsible for student recruitment and development and implementation of a modern, state-of-the-art, structured interview program.  Additionally, the successful candidate will oversee and assess all student programs and activities, and help with the development of student policies and procedures.

The Assistant/Associate Dean for Experiential Affairs will be responsible for the experiential component of the curriculum including evaluation of scheduling systems, developing partnerships with other teaching facilities, implementation of the experiential program so that it fits in the design of the curriculum, and work with their other counterparts in the State. Salary and benefits will be competitive and commensurate with experience.   Start date of January 2014

All job finalists will undergo screening and background check as a condition of employment. 

Proof of education and professional licensure is required.

E.O.E. Minimum Requirements Include:

  • Must have an earned doctorate degree (Pharm.D. or Ph.D. in a pharmaceutical or biomedical science field);
  • Credentials that support appointment at the rank of associate or full professor;
  • Academic and administrative experience;
  • Have a strong understanding of the opportunities and challenges for pharmacy graduates;
  • Desire to help develop and be part of an innovative and integrated curriculum;
  • Have a strong career record of quality in teaching, scholarship, and service to both the profession and the community;
  • Experience with the ACPE and regional accreditation process;
  • Belief in teamwork as a priority both within the College, University, and Larkin Community;
  • Excellent communication skills both orally and written;
  • Above all, a commitment to be part of a learner-oriented community.

Interested candidates should submit via e-mail 1) a letter of intent describing your qualifications for the position; 2) a current curriculum vitae; 3) A statement of your vision for the position and how it will integrate within the full administrative team; 4) contact information for three professional references (no references will be contacted without your prior authorization). In the subject line of the e-mail please state which position you are interested in. Candidates must specify one position per e-mail.


Gary M. Levin, Pharm.D., BCPP, FCCP
Founding Dean and Professor 7000 SW 62nd Avenue
Suite 401 (GME)
South Miami, FL 33143


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