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Requisition # 73739

Position Basics

Type of PositionTENURE-TRACK
Advertising Ends on:Extended Until Position is Filled
Advertising Started on:Monday, August 5th, 2019
College:College of Dentistry
Department:Dental Research



Position Details

Full/Part Time Status:Full Time
Position Description:

The University of Iowa’s College of Dentistry invites applications for a full-time tenured faculty for the position of Assistant/Associate Dean for Research.  The mission of the University of Iowa, College of Dentistry is to educate dentists for Iowa and beyond through excellence in patient care, education, and research. Our vision is to be an invaluable resource to Iowa and to influence the direction of dentistry in this country and around the world. Our College of Dentistry has had a tradition of excellence since 1882.

For more than 125 years, the College of Dentistry has been an integral part of The University of Iowa and a resource to the state of Iowa. The great majority of Iowa dentists are alumni of the College of Dentistry. The strength of our relationships with the university, the state, the profession, and with academic colleagues, alumni, practitioners, and industry, has enabled us to become one of the top dental schools in the United States. Our connections involving graduate education and research extend well beyond national boundaries and give the College of Dentistry a worldwide reputation. 

As a part of a level-R1 research University, our research collaborations involve most colleges at The University of Iowa, other institutions in the U.S. and abroad, and major oral health care companies. This scholarly environment nurtures the largest dental student research program in the nation and supports a number of federally funded interdisciplinary research centers involving faculty from departments across the campus. Remaining current in a world of increasingly complex patient care needs and constantly evolving technology presents a continuing challenge for future dental practitioners. By linking research with clinical care and education, the College of Dentistry is preparing dentistry for the future.

Major responsibilities of this position include providing leadership for the collegiate research programs, by: 

  • providing research and scholarly leadership for the College;

  • participating actively as part of the Dean's administrative team, providing leadership, oversight, prioritization, and management of collegiate research programs;

  • promoting the growth of basic science, population-based, clinical and translational oral health research programs at our institution;

  • interacting with the University communities and external enterprises to promote research, education and learning;

  • liaising with the health science colleges to promote interdepartmental research and curricular programs;

  • ensuring the College remains current in research trends and translational applications to education and clinical programs at the predoctoral, postdoctoral and graduate levels;

  • collaborating with the administrative team relative to providing direction and integration of the student research programs with the curriculum;

  • liaising with the Dean for Faculty concerning faculty development;

  • working closely with faculty, staff, and students to support the collegiate research mission and vision; and

  • cultivating an environment of inclusion and respect for students, faculty and staff within the college. 

Education Requirement:

Applicants must have: 

  • DDS/DMD, or MD/DO, or PhD (or equivalent degree); 

Required Qualifications:

  • current rank of tenured Associate or full Professor;

  • minimum of 5 years administrative supervisory experience;

  • record of a sustained externally funded health-related research program as measured by grants and publications;

  • evidence of leadership in collaborative research at multiple levels, including collegiate, university, national and/or international;

  • academic and scientific experience in research mentoring of faculty and students;

  • effective communication skills; and

  • demonstrated experience working effectively in a diverse environment. 

Desirable Qualifications:

  • demonstrated ability to obtain funding from diverse sponsors including private and/or public sectors.  Academic rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.  

Online Application Required Documents

 Curriculum Vitae
Letter of Interest

To start the Online Application process for this position, click the "Apply for This Position" button located below the Contact Information.

Additional Application Materials

Materials:Please have 3 current Letters of Recommendation, sent DIRECTLY by individual writing the recommendation, to:
University of Iowa - College of Dentistry
Attn: Dr. Dan Caplan
N339 Dental Science Bldg
Iowa City, IA 52242

The materials listed above are not part of any online process. Please send the materials to the contact information below.

Contact Information

Contact:Dr. Dan Caplan - dan-caplan@uiowa.edu

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