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Requisition # 74851

Position Basics

Advertising Ends on:Extended Until Position is Filled
Advertising Started on:Wednesday, June 14th, 2023
College:College of Dentistry
Department:Dentistry Administration



Position Details

Full/Part Time Status:Full Time
Position Description:

The University of Iowa’s College of Dentistry invites applications for a full-time clinical or tenure-track faculty position as Assistant/Associate Dean for Education (Academic Affairs).  This position reports directly to the Dean.

Major responsibilities include: 

  • providing strategic leadership for the dental and advanced dental academic curriculums and educational programs;

  • actively participating as member of the Dean's administrative team with leadership, oversight, prioritization, and management of all college educational programs; 

  • specific activities involve - continued pedagogical development, evaluating assessments, leading strategy, resolving logistical issues in teaching and learning, content sequencing, and curricular issues;

  • assisting faculty with teaching and learning programs;

  • preparing, guiding, and managing the entire accreditation cycle (CODA); and

  • cultivating an environment of inclusion and respect for all students, faculty, and staff.

Related responsibilities include:

  • liaising with college leadership team regarding student learning trends in didactic, simulation and clinical environments;

  • interacting with the University community, and nationally with ADEA and other organizations, regarding education and learning;

  • liaising with the health science colleges on curricular matters and interprofessional programs;

  • providing oversight of course performance benchmarks and overseeing assessment and competency evaluations across the dental and advanced education curriculums;

  • working collaboratively with Department Heads (DEOs), course directors, and faculty to ensure a standardized syllabus format and learning objectives;

  • collaborating with the Dean for Students concerning student progress through the curriculum; and

  • providing support for Clerkship Directors, and Graduate Program Directors committees. 

Education Requirement:

  • DDS/DMD or equivalent, OR doctoral level in a health field (MD, PharmD, etc.), OR doctoral level in a health education profession (EdD);

Required Qualifications:

  • considerable teaching experience in a dental or related health profession academic setting(s);

  • combination of education and professional experience in curricular development, management, and assessment; and

  • record of actively fostering a climate that values and engages diversity in all its forms to enliven and make more inclusive the work of the college. 

Desirable Qualifications:

  • MS in Education or equivalent degree; 

  • demonstrated leadership and accomplishments in a health science education environment;

  • demonstrated experience in academic affairs at a director or higher level;

  • significant administrative experience in higher education especially in health professions accreditation; and

  • demonstrated scholarship in education. 

Online Application Required Documents

 Curriculum Vitae
Letter of Interest
 Number of References:  3
 Letters of Recommendation are required as part of the application process. Upon submission, references selected will be notified by e-mail with directions on how to electronically submit letters to the University of Iowa.   

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

Contact Information

Contact:Galen B Schneider -
Cden-Dentistry Administration
Dental Science Building
801 Newton Road
N306 DSB
Iowa City, IA 52242

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