The Manchester University College of Pharmacy invites applications and nominations for the full-time, 12-month position of Assistant/Associate Dean for Assessment and Accreditation.  This individual will have the exciting opportunity to join a growing school of pharmacy and play a leadership role in the development of the organization.  The Assistant/Associate Dean will be responsible for leading the planning, development, and implementation of assessment and accreditation efforts across all academic and operational areas within the College.  This position reports to the Dean and is a member of the College’s Leadership Team.

The Assistant/Associate Dean will be responsible for the following:

  • Continually develop and promote a dynamic culture of assessment at the College.
  • Empower all employees to incorporate assessment principles and practices into their work to achieve the mission and goals of the College.
  • Lead the College’s efforts to continuously improve both educational outcomes and programmatic structures and processes.
  • Collaborate with faculty and administrators to advance assessment practices across the University.
  • Lead the College in its processes to prepare for and maintain accreditation.
  • Engage in teaching, service, and scholarship at the College to inform and support the achievement of assessment responsibilities.

Qualified applicants will hold an advanced degree in a pharmacy- or health care-related field; or in education with an assessment background.  Prior assessment experience in higher education or pharmacy academia, a thorough knowledge of assessment theory and practice, and experience with external accreditation processes are required.  Candidates should have a record of academic teaching, scholarship, service, and clinical practice which will qualify for the rank of Associate Professor or higher.  Academic rank and salary will be commensurate with experience.

Successful candidates will possess excellent verbal and written communication skills, demonstrated leadership and management ability, a collaborative working philosophy, and a strong desire to develop and maximize the educational and operational outcomes of the College to help achieve its mission and goals.  

Manchester University is an independent university with campuses in North Manchester and Fort Wayne, Indiana. The College of Pharmacy, located on its Fort Wayne campus, has achieved Candidate status from ACPE and matriculated its third student class in Fall 2014.  The College is housed in an 82,000-square foot facility which incorporates state-of-the-art teaching facilities and instructional technology.  The College has developed a robust culture of assessment and is committed to continuous improvement in its educational and operational endeavors.

Manchester has a distinctive commitment to developing respect for ethnic, cultural and religious pluralism and an international consciousness. Manchester University respects the infinite worth of every individual and graduates persons of ability and conviction who draw upon their education and faith to lead principled, productive, and compassionate lives that improve the human condition. As an institution rooted in the tradition of the Church of the Brethren, Manchester University values learning, faith, service, integrity, diversity, and community.

About 400,000 people make their home in the Fort Wayne metropolitan area, the cultural, educational and commercial hub of northeast Indiana. Growing health care and life sciences sectors anchor the regional economy and offer a diverse range of experiential placements for students. Employees and students can enjoy Fort Wayne’s vibrant mix of entertainment and recreation venues, professional sports teams, affordable housing and easy access to Chicago and Indianapolis.

For more information, please contact Michael DeBisschop, Pharm.D., Associate Dean for Academic Affairs.  Email: or phone (260) 470-2659. Applications should include a letter of intent, curriculum vitae, and names and contact information of three references.  To apply online, please visit our website at   

Manchester College is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants who further diversify our faculty and staff are warmly welcome.