Job Details

Northeastern University
  • Position Number: 1957489
  • Location: Boston, MA
  • Position Type: Health - Healthcare Administration

Associate Dean Bouve/ Dean School of Pharmacy

About Northeastern:

About the Bouve College of Health Sciences:
Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global research university and the recognized leader in experience-driven lifelong learning. Our world-renowned experiential approach empowers our students, faculty, alumni, and partners to create impact far beyond the confines of discipline, degree, and campus.

Our locationsin Boston; Charlotte, North Carolina; London; Portland, Maine; San Francisco; Seattle; Silicon Valley; Toronto; Vancouver; and the Massachusetts communities of Burlington and Nahantare nodes in our growing global university system. Through this network, we expand opportunities for flexible, student-centered learning and collaborative, solution-focused research.

Northeastern's comprehensive array of undergraduate and graduate programsin a variety of on-campus and online formatslead to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools. Among these, we offer more than 195 multi-discipline majors and degrees designed to prepare students for purposeful lives and careers.

Northeastern University is situated on the Avenue of the Arts in Boston's historic Back Bay, four blocks from the Longwood Medical Area, encompassing Harvard Medical School, Boston Children's Hospital, Brigham & Women's Hospital and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and eight blocks from the Boston Medical Center.

The Bouve College of Health Sciences has over 200 faculty members, with approximately 2,000 undergraduate and 2,400 graduate students. It is a leading national model for education and research in the health, psychosocial and biomedical sciences, and supports the University's mission of educating students for a life of fulfillment and accomplishment and for creating and translating knowledge to meet global and societal needs. Within Bouve College, the Behrakis Health Sciences Center houses state-of-the-art teaching and research laboratories in pharmacy, nursing, physician assistant, speech language pathology and audiology, communication sciences and disorders, and human performance and exercise science. The Arnold S. Goldstein Simulation Laboratories Suite opened in September 2013, providing a state-of-the-art simulation center for interprofessional training and education. Northeastern University's Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Complex (ISEC) opened in 2017, bringing together researchers from diverse disciplines and across colleges to solve global challenges and explore innovative solutions to complex human problems.

About the Opportunity:
Northeastern University is seeking nominations and applications for the position of School of Pharmacy (SOP) Dean.

The SOP is one of four schools within the Bouve College of Health Sciences at Northeastern University. The School is recognized as a leader and innovator in training and education of practice-ready pharmacists (Pharm.D.) and pharmaceutical scientists (B.S., M.S., and Ph.D.) through a unique cooperative educational (co-op) model in the leading Boston biotech and healthcare environment. Additionally, research training in basic and clinical sciences across several fields of study extends from baccalaureate through doctoral degree programs, including a recently formed dual-degree program in public health. In addition to the diverse and innovative degree programs, the School has developed an increasing number of post-doctoral training partnerships across a variety of settings, including clinical and scientific research, clinical practice, and within the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries. The SOP has consistently led in NIH research funding among private schools of pharmacy in the United States. The School enjoys great collaborations with surrounding medical centers and drug companies in the unique Boston environment and is poised with its new Dean to lead among all schools of pharmacy in the country.

The School and its faculty provide an educational and research model like no other school, integrating rigorous classroom learning with real-world clinical and laboratory experiences, providing opportunities to study, work, and carry out research in Boston, across the Northeastern university system and globally (with programs such as the co-op, internships, NUin, etc.). As part of the Bouve College of Health Sciences, the wide range of programs offered by the SOP from baccalaureate through doctoral degrees, including Philosophy (Ph.D.) and Pharmacy (Pharm.D.), reflects the contemporary requirements for preparing professionals in the fields of pharmaceutical sciences and clinical pharmacy for an ever-increasing array of outstanding accomplishments in global practice, policy, and research.

Working with the Dean of Bouve College, the Bouve Leadership Team, the SOP faculty, staff, students, donors, alumni, other NU leaders and key stakeholders, the SOP Dean will provide the leadership, vision, and strategic planning to accelerate the upward trajectory of the school, in alignment with the vision of the Bouve College and Northeastern. The SOP Dean will foster a fiscally responsible, innovative and supportive environment to continue advancing our internationally recognized research enterprise, innovative educational programs, and lifelong learning opportunities, including our ever-growing post-doctoral programs.

The SOP Dean will guide faculty, staff, and student recruitment, development, advancement and retention. As the school's chief representative and advocate, the SOP Dean will work closely with the Dean of Bouve College to articulate the school's vision and goals both externally to potential students, faculty, alumni, affiliated health service providers, research industry partners, and donors, as well as internally across the Bouve College and the broader Northeastern University system. The SOP Dean will be guided by a strong entrepreneurial spirit to help identify and encourage new initiatives and collaborations that can broaden and strengthen the school's programs. The SOP Dean will guide and support a collegial, interprofessional academic community characterized by communication, transparency and commitment, as well as inclusiveness, diversity, and respectall core values at Northeastern University.

The SOP Dean will be an emerging or recognized leader and innovator with demonstrated excellence in scholarship, education, and administration. The successful candidate will have substantial experience in a high-level administrative leadership role with a demonstrated record of research accomplishment and teaching excellence as well as transformational leadership. Additionally, the applicant should have strong financial and operational management skills to ensure operational excellence and sustainable growth, with a demonstrated record of success in obtaining external sources of funding. Candidates will have a strong record of building and maintaining productive education and research collaborations with a variety of stakeholders throughout the healthcare ecosystem. Candidates should also have demonstrated ability to work with a team, set priorities, build consensus and move organizations forward toward collective goals.

An earned doctorate degree in pharmacy or pharmaceutical sciences or a highly related field is required, and candidates should be at, or eligible for, promotion to the rank of a tenured full professor.

Preferred Qualifications:
Individuals who have cultivated strong relationships within the clinical and/or the biotechnological and pharmaceutical industries would be highly valued.

Salary Grade:
Salary and rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience, including an outstanding benefits package:

Additional Information:

Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff. We value and celebrate diversity in all its forms and strive to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and cohesion.

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

The University is committed to increasing the diversity of our academic community. Applicants should provide evidence of their leadership in creating an environment that fosters inclusivity, diversity, and equity. To learn more about Northeastern University's commitment and support of diversity and inclusion, please see

Nominations and applications will be accepted for this position beginning immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

To apply, visit the Bouve College of Health Sciences website and click on Faculty Positions. Applicants should submit a cover letter of interest, the names and contact information for three references, curriculum vitae, and research statement.

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