Associate Dean for Clinical Education

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Associate Dean for Clinical Education, College of Dental Medicine, Elk Grove, CA


JOB TITLE:                Associate Dean for Clinical Education

SUPERVISOR:          Dean for College of Dental Medicine

EFFORT:                    1.0 FTE, Full Time, Exempt


The Associate Dean of Clinical Education will be part of the College of Dental Medicine faculty and a key member of the Dean’s leadership team.  With their exemplary reputation as an academic leader in clinical dental education, the Associate Dean will provide leadership, development, and innovation to all clinical education programs.


The Assistant Dean Clinical Education will be responsible for:

  1. Developing the clinical practicum courses for the DMD curriculum, including clinical course curriculum/syllabi, competency evaluations including rubrics, in conjunction with clinical course directors
  2. Work with the associate Dean of clinical affairs to provide a patient centered comprehensive care model for the DMD students
  3. Develop a group practice model wth group leaders that bring students into a health system patient centered, dentist led practice
  4. Managing the College of Dental Medicine’s relationships with regard to clinical education at externship sites
  5. Verifying student’s externship eligibility with academic affaris and student affairs
  6. Ensuring the clinical education program meets licensing and University requirements
  7. Monitor student performance at externship and practicum sites
  8. Being intimately familiar with ADA and CODA clinical education requirements in CODA standard 2 and developed programs mapped to those requirements that meet the program learning outcomes of CNSU
  9. Ensuring students have a variety of training opportunities tailored to their needs and experience level
  10. Review and act on strengths and weaknesses in training reported by students regarding practicum sites
  11. Resolve issues with regard to student activities in the clinical practicum
  12. Developing policies and procedures for student conduct in the clinical practicum
  13. Work with the leadership team to develop OSCE’s , simulation, and other active learning to enhance effectiveness in the clinical practicum
  14. Write and maintain a clinical Practicum Handbook with the leadership team
  15. Develop training modules with faculty for practicum supervisors that will calibrate all faculty to clinical education standards for performance and evaluation
  16. Ensure students receive adequate experience for CODA accreditation
  17. Active engagement with the outcome and evaluation from accrediting bodies including WASCUC and CODA.
  18. Serving on the Dean’s Executive Committee
  19. Other duties as assigned


Must have:

  1. Excellent leadership skills
  2. A , DMD, DDS and advanced training or degree from an accredited program
  3. Experience managing complex organizational tasks
  4. A proven track record of writing and approving policies and procedures
  5. Experience evaluating academic program effectiveness
  6. Previous experience with conflict resolution
  7. Knowledge of accrediting standards, including WASC and CODA
  8. The ability to analyze complex problems and provide solutions
  9. Comprehensive knowledge of the discipline of dental medicine
  10. The ability to speak and write clearly and concisely




  1. A license to practice in the state of California
  2. Completion of an dental internship
  3. Experience working on teams with a variety of healthcare professionals
  4. Knowledge of local training and educational opportunities for students
  5. Prior teaching experience at various academic levels
  6. Establishment of positive and harmonious relationships with others
  7. Proven excellence in public speaking
  8. Previous experience representing a large organization to the public


  • Cover letter that addresses qualification, experience, and career goals
  • Resume/CV
  • Name, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least (3) professional references

Please send all application materials to the HR Department by email, or California Northstate University, 9700 West Taron Drive, Elk Grove, CA 95757.  CNU is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.  All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.




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Job No: College of Dental Medicine
Posted: 12/7/2018
Application Due: 2/5/2019
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