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Assistant/Associate Dean of Professional Affairs and Student Success

Chapman University | Irvine (CA) | United States | The Americas
General Information
Chapman University School of Pharmacy (CUSP), the first ACPE-accredited School of Pharmacy in Orange County, California, seeks excellent candidates for a leadership position as the School's Assistant/Associate Dean of Professional Affairs and Student Success. This 12-month, calendar-year position is classified as a non-tenure track faculty position with administrative responsibilities. The administrative/faculty rank and department affiliation (Biomedical & Pharmaceutical Sciences or Pharmacy Practice) will be open, based on the academic qualifications of the applicant.

CUSP offers PharmD and MS/PhD in pharmaceutical sciences programs that address the challenges of tomorrow in the field of pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences. Located in the beautiful Orange County, California, the School is rapidly growing in all areas of innovative teaching, practice, and basic and translational research, with excellent state-of-the-art facilities. More information about CUSP is available at

Chapman University is a nationally-ranked institution offering traditional undergraduate and graduate programs in the heart of Orange County, one of Southern California’s most diverse and vibrant regions. The University achieved R2 status in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, a distinction held by just 10 percent of all U.S. universities. Our faculty include academic leaders who excel in research, publishing and world-class teaching in our 11 schools and colleges, including the School of Pharmacy. Dedicated to forward-looking, personalized education, we create an environment for unlimited achievement by both our students and faculty. More information about Chapman University is available at

The University is dedicated to enhancing diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruitment and employment. More information on diversity and inclusion at Chapman University is available at



1. PharmD, MS, PhD, or other relevant degrees in Pharmaceutical Sciences or related disciplines.
2. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
3. Prior substantial experience in an academic or health industry setting related to educational and professional development, programming, and assessment, consistent with an appointment at the level of Assistant or Associate Dean at CUSP.
4. Strong working knowledge of the best practices and ACPE accreditation standards for student progression and professionalism.
5. Academic qualifications for faculty appointment at the rank of Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor.



Faculty Responsibilities:
1. Teach in the PharmD or MS/PhD graduate programs, depending on the area of expertise.
2. Mentor professional PharmD students.
3. Conduct scholarship in the area of expertise.


Administrative Responsibilities:

1. Promote student progression and academic success by collaborating with other administrative or professional staff and faculty.
2. Provide leadership in the development and operations of student organizations.
3. Provide professional guidance, career advising, and alumni support.
4. Oversee co-curricular initiatives.


Contact Information

Qualified applicants should electronically submit a letter of intent, faculty employment application, curriculum vitae, and a list of three current references, including their contact information to:


Dr. Reza Mehvar

Search Committee Chair



Application review will begin immediately.

The salary will be commensurate with qualifications. Chapman University offers a relocation expense reimbursement package. Successful completion of a background check is required for the final candidate.

Download a copy of the Chapman Faculty Application for Employment here.

Chapman University is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community. The University is dedicated to enhancing diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruitment and employment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, military and veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law. The University is committed to achieving a diverse faculty and staff and encourages members of underrepresented groups to apply.

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