Irving Steinberg, Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs

Irving Steinberg, PharmD
Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs
Associate Professor of Clinical Pharmacy and Pediatrics
Phone: 323-442-1339

The Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs reports to the Dean and is responsible for the complete portfolio of faculty performance and support. He oversees the role of the faculty in implementing the strategic plan for its participation in the delivery of high quality student-centric education. He also works with the development of new programs, faculty resources to support them, and encourages the development of novel and effective means for faculty interaction with their students and the administration. The Associate Dean ensures that the faculty are well supported in their role and are vested in the success of their students. Annual performance reviews and matters of general faculty affairs belong in his portfolio. More specifically, he:

· Represents the School in University committees as Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs, and communicates information with faculty and staff.

· Coordinates with Department chairs to ensure faculty development and mentoring in every department.

· Develops relationships within the University with offices such as the Center for Excellence in Teaching, University Committee on Curriculum (UCOC) and Academic Medicine program to provide faculty development.

· Participates in faculty recruitment to ensure fairness and diversity considerations. Chairs the School committee on promotion and tenure. Identifies outside part-time faculty to teach in the PharmD program. Determines and arranges for their honorarium.

· Shares with the Associate Dean for Student Affairs the oversight of the Office of Diversity Affairs.

· Responsible for organizing and training pharmacy faculty mentors for students.

· Coordinates faculty retreats.

· Oversees the Faculty Appeals Committee, which deals with faculty grievances. Serves as an ex officio member of the committee. Makes sure that faculty academic performance problems are handled in a timely and fair manner.

· Provides teaching consultation and assessments to faculty and administration.