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Assistant Dean for Innovation

Medical University of South Carolina
Charleston, South Carolina (US)

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Deans, Other Executive Administration
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The James B. Edwards College of Dental Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina (JBE CDM) is seeking applications for an Assistant Dean for Innovation. Reporting to the Dean, the Assistant Dean’s primary role is to engage constituents collaboratively to develop a vision around innovation in all its ramifications and particularly implement strategies that will direct activities intended to sustain JBE CDM’s status as a preeminent stature. This is a full-time, tenure track position at the Associate Professor/Professor level.

Main Responsibilities. The Assistant Dean will help JBE CDM meet the MUSC 2025 strategic goal of creating a culture of innovation and support that will impact patient care and learning experiences. The Assistant Dean will have an evidence-based approach to facilitate identifying and implementing new technologies in patient care. S/he will be in charge of training students, residents, and faculty to become familiar with these technological developments and will evaluate outcomes to monitor implementation effectiveness.

At the University/Enterprise level, the selected candidate also will serve as the primary liaison between JBE CDM, industry, and the MUSC ecosystem for activities pertaining to innovation. S/he will serve as the CDM representative on the MUSC Innovation Roundtable chaired by MUSC’s Chief Innovation Officer (CInO) and will work closely with the CInO to foster a culture of innovation within CDM. S/he will create and facilitate innovation-related continuing education programs that will be managed from and for the benefit of the College.

In addition, s/he will pursue and obtain grants and donations to implement the vision and sustain continuous technological development and improvement. Furthermore, the following are expected from the Assistant Dean:

· Digital workflows and emerging technology

o Explore new technologies that can be implemented in patient care and lead the process to choose and implement the ones that will contribute to the CDMs mission and strategic plan.

o Coordinate clinical activities among predoctoral students and the digital dentistry residency

o Work with Department Chairs to create a cohesive digital dentistry didactic and clinical curriculum that expands throughout the four years of the DMD program

o Engage faculty to generate a significant number of publications in peer-reviewed journals about different aspects of digital dentistry (clinical, education, etc.)

o Engage all departments/divisions to create opportunities, raise awareness, and implement digital workflows




· Innovation

o Create and lead an innovation steering group within CDM to coordinate activities and implement strategies

o Serve as the liaison between the JBE CDM, Office of Innovation, MUSC Foundation for Research Development (technology transfer), and ZIAN (MUSC accelerator), and the AI Hub (MUSC-Clemson partnership for AI)

o Create across-the-campus interdisciplinary collaborations and opportunities


Other Responsibilities. In addition to clinical and patient care obligations in the Dental Faculty Practice, the position will participate in teaching activities involving DMD students and residents. Service on JBE CDM and other University committees also is expected.

Requirements. The ideal candidate will be a master clinician with excellent proficiency in Digital Dentistry technology and its application in all areas and specialties of dentistry. A track record in innovation and administrative experience also is expected. Previous experience working in an academic environment and advanced specialty training are preferred. High impact scholarly activity is preferred with history and current corporate or other funding.

The candidate must be a strong communicator and have a positive personality conducive to developing a compassionate, respectful, and productive work environment.

Successful applicants must have a DMD or DDS degree and should qualify for a South Carolina dental license. Salary and academic rank will be commensurate with experience.

Applicants should apply at:

The Medical University of South Carolina is an Equal Opportunity Employer.



The Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) has offered top quality care to patients in South Carolina and beyond since 1824. As the first medical school in the South and a nationally recognized academic medical center, MUSC is at the forefront of the latest advances in medicine, groundbreaking research and technology.

 Patients at MUSC benefit from access to world-class physicians working in a multidisciplinary team approach to care that involves the close collaboration of specialists from across the medical spectrum. Incorporating clinical research and basic science into our everyday matrix, patients can be sure that the latest protocols and research findings are employed in developing their individual treatment plans. Our focus on providing state-of-the-art care means better outcomes for patients and that is how we’re changing what’s possible in health care.

The Medical University of South Carolina has served the citizens of South Carolina since 1824. It has expanded from a small private college for the training of physicians to a state university with a medical center and six colleges for the education of a broad range of health professionals, biomedical scientists and other health related personnel.

The six colleges are:

College of Medicine;

College of Pharmacy;

College of Nursing;

College of Graduate Studies;

College of Dental Medicine;

College of Health Professions


Our Vision includes achieving excellence through our core values of: Compassion, Collaboration, Respect and Integrity. At MUSC, we are committed to creating an inclusive experience for the lives that we touch.

We are an equal opportunity employer supporting workplace diversity.











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