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Academic Coordinator, Undergraduate Studies

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Position Details

Position Information

Title Academic Coordinator, Undergraduate Studies
Department Pharmacology and Toxicology (1903)
Location University of Arizona Health Sciences
Position Summary

The University of Arizona Health Sciences, College of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology seeks a qualified candidate for the position of Academic Coordinator, Undergraduate Studies. This is a unique opportunity to be a part of building and implementing an innovative new undergraduate major unlike any other at UA, the Bachelor of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences (BSPS). The BSPS program will be a cross-disciplinary program offering UA students a curriculum in health, disease, and the process of discovering and testing drugs that treat or prevent illness. The selected candidate will work with college faculty, staff and administration to develop, implement, and monitor this new program.

The Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology is responsible for providing instruction in pharmacology, toxicology and medicinal chemistry to PharmD students and for providing graduate education to students in a variety of research tracks.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities
  • Participate as a member of the BSPS Program Executive Committee in management of the program.
  • Work with program leadership and college faculty and staff in the early stages of program design, develop and implement program goals and strategies.
  • Oversee ongoing program operations and act as a liaison between BSPS students, faculty, academic advisors, administration and external personnel/departments.
  • Assume an as-needed role in academic advising to students within the major, as well as students who have selected the BSPS Pre-Major. (Academic advising will not become a principal focus of the Academic Coordinator, Undergraduate Studies position)
  • Evaluate program effectiveness through a structured assessment plan, and participate in planning and implementation of program improvements.
  • Lead a structured assessment of student outcomes based on a formal plan.
  • Lead recruitment of students utilizing the most appropriate promotional or marketing methods such as individual letters, brochures or presentations at meetings or events.
  • Work with college communications staff to develop communications and promotional literature for distribution such as newsletters, brochures or flyers; coordinates process from development through printing and distribution.
  • Develop and facilitate meetings, workshops, and conferences within the program.
  • Coordinate and participate in the process of evaluating and admitting students into the major.
  • Work with the program Executive Committee and the college business office in preparing budget proposals and recommendations, and in establishing budget control systems for controlling expenditures, and in recommending equipment and resources for program.
  • Participate as a member of college and university-wide committees.
  • Prepare periodic reports, financial statements and records on program activities, progress, status, or other special reports for management or outside agencies.
  • Assure compliance with all pertinent College, University and State and Federal rules, policies and laws.
  • May monitor or supervise the activities of subordinates.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
  • Knowledge of issues pertaining to area of assignment.
  • Knowledge of budgeting and accounting principles.
  • Knowledge of organizational practices.
  • Knowledge of supervisory practices and principles.
  • Skill in budget preparation and forecasting.
  • Ability to effectively communicate.
Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in a field appropriate to the area of assignment AND four years of administrative/coordinative program experience; OR, Master’s degree in field appropriate to area of assignment AND three years of administrative/ coordinative program experience; OR, eight years of progressively responsible administrative/ coordinative program experience; OR, any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education.

Preferred Qualifications
FLSA Exempt
Full Time/Part Time Full Time
Number of Hours Worked per Week 40
Job Category Administrative and Professional
Benefits Eligible Yes - Full Benefits
Posted Rate of Pay $40,000 - $60,000 Annually, DOE
Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number A22323
Number of Vacancies One
Desired Start Date
Position End Date (if temporary)
Limited to Current UA Employees No
Contact Information for Candidates

Open Date 01/12/2018
Close Date 04/02/2018
Open Until Filled No
Review Begins On 01/23/2018
Special Instructions to Applicant
Diversity Statement

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. We translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we encourage diverse candidates to apply, including people of color, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Where did you first learn about this position?
    • Arizona Daily Star
    • Arizona Republic
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Department of Economic Security (DES)
    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
    • Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education
    • Jobing.Com
    • LinkedIn
    • Local Job Banks
    • Pima County One-Stop
    • Professional Conference
    • Professional journal/publication
    • Referred by UA Employee
    • Invited by Dept to Apply
    • UA Website
    • Other
  2. * Do you have a Bachelor's degree in a field appropriate to the area of assignment AND four years administrative/coordinative program experience; OR,a Master's degree in field appropriate to area of assignment AND three years administrative/coordinative program experience; OR, Eight years of progressively responsible administrative/ coordinative program experience; OR, any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education?
    • Yes
    • No

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
Optional Documents