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West Coast University, a private university with the singular focus of educating health care professionals, is currently seeking a Dean, School of Pharmacy. 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 Dean, School of Pharmacy is responsible for planning, organizing, and supporting executive management on all academic aspects of the Pharmacy program. Reporting directly to the Executive Director with an indirect reporting relationship to the Provost, provides leadership and needed support in identifying new program opportunities for pharmacy program development and new program launches. Provides leadership, direction and coordination in the development, interpretation, and implementation of pharmacy program policies and procedures. Ensures program compliance according to state specific Department of Consumer Affairs Board of Pharmacy Requirements and State licensing requirements. Responsible for ensuring appropriate resource planning, inclusive of new faculty, and for the development and appropriate management of all experiential learning sites, relationships, policies and procedures.

  • 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.
  • Faculty whose responsibilities include the practice of pharmacy must satisfy all professional licensure requirements that apply to their practice. 
  • Current Driver’s License.
  • Minimum five years in an administrative position with increasing responsibilities for multi-faceted, multi-location direction and planning in academic administration, planning and leadership within a regionally accredited institution in higher education. 
  • Previous administrative experience at the dean, associate dean, or assistant dean level in an accredited school of pharmacy or a comparable leadership position outside academia. 
  • Five year’s prior experience teaching in licensure eligible pharmacy programs. 
  • If pharmacy licensed, a minimum five year’s prior experience as a licensed pharmacist.
  • Two years in a senior level position in a University setting. 
  • Experience in strategic planning and execution. 
  • Knowledge of education/governmental compliance and regulatory standards such as ACPE, regional and other accreditation standards.   
  • Experience with MS Office.  

Your daily reward will be the personal satisfaction of having a chance to make a difference to yourself, your team, and to a group of students who expect an outstanding education and career.


Full-time associates are eligible for an exceptional benefits package which includes:

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:  www.westcoastuniversity.edu


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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