Dean - Dental School

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DescriptionThe School The School of Dental Medicine was established in 1868 as Boston Dental College and was incorporated into Tufts College in 1899. For 150 years, faculty, staff, students and alumni have shaped the history of the School and the profession through commitment to comprehensive dental education, dynamic and groundbreaking research, caring and devoted people, and community service.  Today the School is renowned throughout the United States and the world as a center for academic and clinical excellence. The School boasts more than seven thousand alumni, including individuals from all fifty states and thirty-nine countries. Students engage in a comprehensive education that emphasizes the importance of didactic coursework, pre-clinical training, clinical experience, and practice management that prepares them to enter the workforce as confident, proficient clinicians.  The School’s vision is to educate global leaders in oral health. Its mission is education commited to clinical excellence, which is achieved through: 
• Evolving comprehensive dental education that integrates science, technology, patient needs, and lifelong learning in a world-class environment; • Interdisciplinary, dynamic research to improve oral care and have a positive impact on overall health; • Recruitment, development, support and retention of a diverse group of exceptional students, faculty, staff, and alumni;• Civic engagement in service to our local, regional, national, and global communities. The School’s constituents are united through the following set of common values: • Professional excellence and integrity in living, learning, and practicing with the highest ethical and clinical standards; • Commitment to advance dentistry through the integration of education, research, and collaboration; • Respect for each other’s rights, opinions, and beliefs in a diverse, culturally-sensitive and supportive environment;• A culture of open communication that fosters a sense of community. 
The Role Reporting to the Provost, the Dean is the chief academic officer of the School and is accountable for the quality, conduct, and coordination of academic affairs.  With the Provost, the Dean takes responsibility for the following: 
• Ensuring the quality of dental education, research and clinical service; • Overseeing the recruitment, development, promotion, and retention of the faculty; • Collaborating with the deans of the other schools on synergistic partnerships that strengthen educational and scholarship links across the University; • Overseeing admissions, student life, and student services; • Securing the resources needed for the School to ensure the successful fulfillment of the School’s mission.   Following are the direct reports to the Dean: 
• Chairs of the nine departments: Comprehensive Care; Diagnostic Sciences; Endodontics; Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery; Orthodontics; Pediatric Dentistry; Periodontology; Prosthodontics; Public Health and Community Service;• Executive Associate Dean; • Seven associate deans and three assistant deans. 
The next dean will have the opportunity to focus on the following key challenges and opportunities.  Visionary leadership 
• Facilitate a long-term strategic planning effort that that builds on the successful implementation of “Vision 2020” which focused on community and social responsibility, curriculum, people, and research; • Anticipate changes in the landscape of the dental industry and ensure that the School is poised to prepare students for the future;• Explore opportunities to align with the University’s strategic priorities and to collaborate across the other schools and colleges.  Institutional capacity building 
• Cultivate a sense of community across all constituents and all divisions and departments of the School; • Unify constituents toward commons goals, embracing the talent and expertise of the School’s faculty and staff; • Foster a culture of diversity and inclusion; • Streamline operational efficiencies and standardize processes across the School; • Attract and retain strong faculty and staff with succession planning; • Build bridges within the school, across Tufts and externally; • Strategically assess, invest in and implement technology (e.g., digital dental medicine) along with faculty and curriculum development that enables student and resident learning and continuing education of clinical techniques and procedures.  Raising visibility and resources • Articulate the School’s distinctive strengths to external audiences; • Strengthen relationships with alumni; • Ensure that the School stays at the forefront of dental education and that its reputational strengths are maintained and enhanced. 
The Senior Director of Development and Alumni Relations supports the Dean but is not a direct report. Although the University Advancement Division’s business model is centralized, the School’s Development and Alumni Relations staff is housed within the School. The Dean works closely with the development staff to ensure that fundraising priorities are aligned with the School’s priorities and leads fundraising efforts to meet the School’s needs. 
The School’s Board of Advisors works with the Dean to address the School’s needs and aspirations, bringing their breadth of knowledge and experience to play a key role in the advancement of the School’s reputation and capabilities around the globe. 

QualificationsBasic Requirements:
•Qualified candidates must hold a dental degree (i.e., DMD, DDS or equivalent) and must be a dentist.

Preferred Qualifications:

•Substantial experience as both a clinician and clinical educator;.
•Experience in successfully developing and implementing major educational and research initiatives for an institution
•Track record of fostering an inclusive culture of respect and shared problem solving
•Fundraising track record and a passion for connecting donors’ interests with the needs of the School
•Financial acumen commensurate with the complexity of the School, which includes both the education endeavor and the operation of the clinics
•Strong managerial background, with a penchant for empowering direct reports to optimally delegate authority and responsibility
•Proven track record for tangible outcomes that indicate a deep commitment to the value of diversity and inclusive excellence
•Ability to communicate with, relate to, and, be visible within the student body
•Global reach and perspective, including a passion for global service.

Contact Inquiries, nominations, and expressions of interest should be sent to: [email protected]
An employee in this position must complete all appropriate background checks at the time of hire, promotion, or transfer.

Equal Opportunity Employer – minority/females/veterans/disability/sexual orientation/gender identity.


Primary Location: United States-Massachusetts-Boston
Job: Administration
Organization: Administration - Dental
Employee Status: Regular
Schedule: Full-time
Job Posting: Jan 25, 2019, 1:16:09 PM




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Posted: 1/28/2019
Application Due: 6/5/2019
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