Pacific University College of Optometry invites applicants for the Associate Dean of Academic Programs (ADAP) who are passionate and energized about student success and advancement of optometric and vision science education. They will continue to develop an inclusive community that is focused on quality teaching among the faculty, be able to maintain a collaborative educational experience, and represent the College at local, state, national, and international levels. Specific duties and responsibilities are available upon request.
Candidates should submit electronically a letter of application and a comprehensive curriculum vitae to:
The successful candidate should hold the OD degree or its equivalent. Academic administration experience is preferred, but not required. A demonstrated ability to support and maintain community among students, faculty, and staff, and a desire to maintain a diverse, inclusive, and collaborative work environment is essential. Effective communication and consensus-building skills are critical.
Pacific University is a prestigious private institution that brings together the College of Optometry, College of Health Professions, College of Education, College of Business and College of Arts & Sciences. The main campus is located in the Portland metropolitan area, between the Cascade Mountains and Pacific Ocean and in close proximity to numerous extracurricular opportunities. Both Optometry and Vision Science students enjoy a rich educational environment, learning full-scope optometry and graduate studies with state-of-the-art classroom, laboratory, clinical, and research technology.