University of the Sciences (USciences) seeks applications for the Director of the Masters of Business Administration (MBA) program. The program director, who will report to the chair of Department of Pharmaceutical & Healthcare Business (PHB) in the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy, will serve as the academic and administrative leader of the MBA program. The MBA program director is responsible for the recruitment, retention and success of students and faculty in the MBA program. The Director is also responsible for the ongoing evaluation of curriculum and adjunct faculty teaching. The Director supervises an Assistant Director who assists the Director in his/her responsibilities. The successful candidate must be eligible for a non-tenure track appointment at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor in the Department. This is a full-time, 12 month faculty position. This position is available immediately, but should be filled no later than the Summer of 2020.
USciences offers one of the few specialized MBA programs in the country dedicated exclusively to the pharmaceutical and healthcare business, and the first MBA program offering a medical cannabis business management option. The MBA offers both on-campus evening and real-time online classes. Both the BS and MBA programs in pharmaceutical and healthcare business are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).
This is a perfect opportunity to join a vibrant campus community whose excellence is reflected in its diversity and student success.
Participate in student recruitment efforts to promote the MBA program including face to face as well as online outreach.
Provides vision and leadership in creating new opportunities and areas of study in the MBA program.
Tracks student progress and success by maintaining student files.
Provides mentoring to MBA students.
Recruits, hires and mentors MBA adjuncts faculty members.
Participates in the evaluation and quality improvement of faculty members.
Prepares course schedules.
Leads the assessment program for the MBA and maintains quality to meet accreditation standards.
As a faculty member, teach in MBA and undergraduate business programs.
Supervises Assistant Director of the MBA program.
Serve on Departmental, College and University committees.
Perform scholarly work as appropriate.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required:
The candidate should possess a doctoral degree in business or a healthcare related-field and an MBA.
The preferred candidate will have teaching experience at the university level and relevant professional experience in the pharmaceutical and/or healthcare sector.
The incumbent should be prepared to teach online and evening on campus MBA courses, as well as undergraduate courses.
Preference may be given to candidates with previous experience in online modes of teaching.
The finalist will be required to successfully pass a background check.
Includes competitive base salary, generous 403(b) retirement program, health, dental, and vision coverage, generous paid time off, tuition remission programs for faculty and dependents, and complimentary gym and recreational facilities.
For consideration, please submit an online application that includes your curriculum vitae and a letter of interest that details your professional experience, management, teaching, and leadership philosophy. In addition, please provide the name and contact information of at least three professional references.
When applying to this position, on the “My Experience Page” and under the “Resume/CV” heading where it is indicated to “Upload a File” please attach all the required documents separately and then click the upload button.
About the University and Community:
Founded in 1821 as the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy, the first school of pharmacy in the United States, USciences has long-standing ties to the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries. USciences is a private, independent, health sciences university located in the University City section of Philadelphia with 2,500 undergraduate and first professional degree students and 350 graduate students.
USciences is part of the University City District (UCD) which has world-renowned anchor institutions, small businesses, and residents. Our area is rich with health systems that provide direct patient care as well as numerous opportunities for collaborative research and clinical practice. Our institution is within walking distance to the Philadelphia VA, Children’s Hospital of Pennsylvania, the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, and a city health center. UCD is also a vibrant place to work and live. It’s a destination for eclectic food, boasts excellent public transit, and also has bike lanes and numerous bike share locations. With a Walk Score of 90, it is one of the most walkable neighborhoods in Philadelphia. For more information about UCD, please visit their website at: https://www.universitycity.org/
EEO: USciences values and supports a diverse and inclusive place to learn and work. Minorities, Females, Individuals with Disabilities, and Veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.
Internal Number: R464
About University of the Sciences
The University/College: University of the Sciences is located in the University City district of Philadelphia. This diverse area is home to two major research universities, an academic healthcare system, and world renowned Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and a Veterans Administration hospital. These provide a rich variety of clinical and research opportunities for students and faculty. The campus is minutes from the culturally vibrant city center of Philadelphia. University of the Sciences is internationally recognized for its unique range of life science and health science majors within the University.