Assistant Dean of Assessment and Accreditation

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West Coast University (WCU), a private university with the singular focus of educating health care professionals, is currently seeking an Assistant Dean of Assessment and Accreditation. This is an outstanding opportunity for a professional to join a growing university as we expand our academic programs in health care and related fields.


The Assistant Dean of Assessment and Accreditation has the responsibility and authority to design, develop and implement the organization, strategies, policies, and procedures that deliver a superior programmatic, student learning, and faculty development assessment program within the School of Pharmacy.   . Provides leadership and oversight in accreditation processes related to ACPE and WSCUC. Works collaboratively with the school’s leadership team and all faculty members to develop assessment tools and submit an annual report to the Dean, School of Pharmacy which includes programmatic recommendations.  Oversees the Director of Assessment in all of his/her areas of responsibilities. Serves as a key member of the school’s leadership team and engages in teaching, research/scholarship and service.

  • Develops and maintains a culture of assessment within the Pharmacy program. Energizes and engages faculty, staff, and students to participate in the Pharmacy program assessment.  Oversees the assessment and evaluation of Student Learning Outcomes (SLO). 
  • Collaborates with the leadership team members to develop and implement assessment methods to evaluate non-academic programmatic outcomes.
  • Achieves accreditation readiness by developing strategies, processes and tools for ACPE accreditation applications, self-studies, and site visits.
  • Assists in the analysis of and response to accreditation team reports.
  • Facilitates alignment and integration of program specific curricular and assessment plans into existing institutional structures and strategic goals.
  • Provides oversight and guidance to ensure administrator and faculty preparedness for accreditation site visits.

Terminal degree (PhD, EdD, or PharmD) from an accredited college or university which includes substantial course work in pharmacy, a pharmaceutical discipline, education and/or administration required.

If applicable, certification(s) in area(s) of specialization required.

Should provide a documented background in educational methodology consistent with teaching assignments including but not limited to education theory and practice, or current concepts relative to specific subjects he or she will be teaching, or current clinical practice experience, or distance education techniques and delivery.


Must meet and maintain the qualifications and standards set forth by any accreditation body that West Coast University is accredited by or in process of obtaining accreditation from, for area of expertise and expectations of faculty member as set forth in regulatory documents and any professional certifications deemed necessary to meet the requirements of the teaching role.


Minimum three years in research, academic planning and leadership within a regionally accredited higher education institution.

Minimum of four years of full time documented teaching experience in an accredited College/School of Pharmacy or comparable University setting. Instructional experience must be at institutions which are Title IV funding eligible.

Working with online learning management systems to further engage the student learning process desirable.

Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite Products, especially Outlook, Word, PowerPoint and other MS office products as needed.

Program specific:

Previous leadership experience in assessment preferred in an accredited school of pharmacy or a comparable experience in another academic setting.

Previous administrative experience in a comparable leadership position is preferred.

Experience in strategic planning and execution required.

Knowledge of education/governmental compliance and regulatory standards such as ACPE, WASC and other accreditation standards.

Experience with MS Office.

  • Health, dental and vision plan
  • Vacation, sick and holiday schedule
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • 401(k) Plan with employer match
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Long/short term disability and more.

To learn more about West Coast University and apply for this exciting opportunity, please visit our website:

West Coast University is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, and we seek candidates who desire to work in and serve an ethnically-diverse population.

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