Director, College of Pharmacy/Assistant Dean, Faculty of Health

Dalhousie University

  • Halifax, NS

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Director, College of Pharmacy/Assistant Dean, Faculty of Health

Position Details

Position Information

Position Title Director, College of Pharmacy/Assistant Dean, Faculty of Health
Posting Number F538P
Type of position Limited Term
Department/Unit Health – Dean’s Office
Location Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

About the opportunity

The Faculty of Health at Dalhousie University is seeking a dynamic, team-oriented leader to be the next Director of its College of Pharmacy/ Assistant Dean, Faculty of Health, with an underlying career-stream appointment in the College of Pharmacy.

Dalhousie University is one of Canada’s top-ranked universities, comprised of more than 6,000faculty and staff and 20,000 students amongst its 13 Faculties. As part of Canada’s U15 group of research-intensive universities, Dalhousie is a key driver of intellectual, social and economic development, particularly across the Atlantic region. Dalhousie University’s first 200 years have seen it transform from a local centre of learning to an institution with global impact.

The Faculty of Health is home to one of the largest groupings of health professional programs at a Canadian University. The Faculty of Health is home to 11 masters and two doctoral level research-based programs. The College of Pharmacy is one of 10 units within the Faculty. The College is committed to improving the well-being of individuals, families, communities and populations through its programming, collaborative research and strong community partnerships. The College of Pharmacy offers an undergraduate PharmD Program, a combined PharmD/MHA program, a thesis-based MSc (Pharmaceutical Sciences) and PhD (Health) degrees. A PharmD curriculum, strong growth in research activities, faculty renewal and a new strategic plan make this the ideal time for a new, innovative and performance driven Director/ Assistant Dean. Further details about the College of Pharmacy, its faculty, research, and academic programs can be found at the College’s website:

The College is seeking a visionary leader with an excellent understanding of academics (teaching and research), the rapidly changing university, health care and scope of practice contexts. Reporting to the Dean, and working closely and collaboratively with the other members of the Dean’s Leadership Team, the Director/ Assistant Dean provides academic, research, and administrative leadership in accordance with the principles of academic governance and is responsible for administrative, financial, and human resource management of the College, and leading teams and individuals with diverse needs. The Director/Assistant Dean will promote and champion excellence in research, education, and professional activity.

The ideal candidate will have demonstrated and documented expertise in research, education, and academic administrative leadership, with experience ensuring high quality educational programs. Success in establishing and maintaining effective partnerships and collaborations with a diverse array of partners (both academic and non-academic) is highly desirable. A previous academic appointment in a College / Faculty of Pharmacy with a graduate education program is highly desirable, as is an understanding of the contemporary pharmacy practice landscape. To be eligible, candidates will have an advanced research degree in a relevant discipline.

This five-year term position is expected to commence July 1, 2024 and may be renewed for a second five-year term. Eligible candidates are expected to be appointable in a career-stream appointment. The successful candidate will be appointed in either the Instructor stream(probationary/continuing) or the professoriate (tenure stream), depending on qualifications.

To be considered, please submit your application by December 14th, 2023. Applications for the position should include a Cover Letter and Curriculum Vitae both highlighting recent successes in academic, research, and management / administrative experience.

For more information and to review a Brief for the role, please contact Kaitlyn Farrell at

Dalhousie University supports a healthy and balanced lifestyle. Our total compensation package includes a defined benefit pension plan, health and dental plans, a health spending account, an employee and family assistance program and a tuition assistance program.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Dalhousie University commits to achieving inclusive excellence through continually championing equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility. The university encourages applications from Indigenous persons (especially Mi’kmaq), persons of Black/African descent (especially African Nova Scotians), and members of other racialized groups, persons with disabilities, women, and persons identifying as members of 2SLGBTQIA+ communities, and all candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community. For more information, please visit

If you require any support for the purpose of accommodation, such as technical aids or alternative arrangements, please let us know of these needs and how we can be of assistance. Dalhousie University is committed to ensuring all candidates have full, fair, and equitable participation in the hiring process. Our complete Accommodation Policy can be viewed here.

Posting Detail Information

Open Date
Close Date 12/14/2023
Open Until Filled No
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Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
1. Résumé / Curriculum Vitae (CV)
2. Cover Letter