Associate Dean of Academic Affairs (tenured or non-tenured)

Associate Dean of Academic Affairs

UCLA School of Dentistry invites qualified applications for a full-time tenured or non-tenured faculty position, at the level of Professor or Associate Professor to join the faculty at UCLA School of Dentistry, effective July 1, 2022. This position will be appointed as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and will work closely with the faculty, the Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs and the Curriculum and Outcomes Committees to facilitate the implementation of an effective, cutting-edge didactic and clinical curriculum.

Primary responsibilities include providing leadership and oversight for all educational programs including the predoctoral DDS program, advanced specialty and certificate programs, and the postgraduate preceptor and advanced clinical training programs. The incumbent is responsible for ensuring that all of the School’s educational programs are in compliance with accreditation standards and is responsible for leading the accreditation self- study processes and site visits.

Applicants must possess a DDS/DMD or an equivalent dental degree (or PhD in Education for the tenured position). Candidates with skills and experience in devising, implementing and enforcing Commission on Dental Accreditation standards and an outstanding record of accomplishments in dental education and curriculum development are encouraged to apply. The successful candidate should possess excellent organization and communication skills. Demonstrated abilities to build successful teams, to form consensus while advancing projects and strategic priorities in collaboration with others is highly desired. A track record of scholarship and an interest in developing a funded research program is mandatory for the tenured position and preferred for the non-tenured position-. The candidate will join the renowned faculty of the School of Dentistry and will participate in achieving the broader strategic aims of the University.

Salary is commensurate with education and experience. The Associate Dean for Academic Affairs will also be engaged in preclinical/clinical or didactic teaching consistent with their area of expertise. An opportunity for part-time clinical practice will be available provided the candidate possesses credentials to attain a California dental license or is eligible for a dental license/special permit in California.

The UCLA School of Dentistry has a strong commitment to excellence in dental education, patient care, research, and public service. For over five decades, our dedicated and talented students, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends, have propelled the School of Dentistry to become one of the premier dental schools on the national and international stage. The highest achieving applicants, from diverse backgrounds, are consistently admitted into our 4-year DDS program. Our residency training programs are among the best and most competitive in the world. Our cutting-edge research is internationally acclaimed in a variety of fields, including salivary diagnostics, oral cancer, bone biology, bioengineering, molecular microbiology, neuromuscular diseases, and public health. With a commitment to public service, our students and residents are given numerous opportunities to work directly in communities in need, serving those with poor access to oral health services. The School of Dentistry campus is located in the City of Los Angeles with its uniquely rich heritage, a perfect climate, a vibrant, diverse, and multiethnic population, and a robust economy.

UCLA seeks candidates whose experience, teaching, research or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity, excellence, and service to our stakeholder communities.

The University of California is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy.

To Apply:

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, personal statement on teaching and research, an Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) statement, and the names and contact information for three professional references via UC Recruit. Contact information for references will only be used with permission from finalists. Applications must be submitted by March 4, 2022.

Questions regarding this search should be directed to Meg Malasarte, Academic Personnel Director, via UC Recruit.