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Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs

Reference: JOB7445
Employer: East Carolina University School of Dental Medicine
Application deadline: CLOSED

The Office of Clinical Affairs of the School of Dental Medicine at East Carolina University is responsible for all aspects of clinical activities of the school. This office works in close collaboration with the School's Offices of Extramural Clinical Affairs; Student Affairs; Research, Innovation and Discovery; Dental Education and Informatics; Educational Support and Faculty Development; and Business and Financial Affairs and the Departments of Surgical Sciences; Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics; General Dentistry and Foundational Sciences and Research to support the School's programs and initiatives. In addition, works closely with other Schools and Colleges of East Carolina University and local/regional health care facilities to provide information and services related to clinical affairs.

The Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs (ADCA) provides strategic leadership, oversight, and management for the School in the areas related to the School's clinical pre-doctoral, clinical residency, faculty practice and clinical research programs. The ADCA provides administrative support for the clinical activities in anticipation and response to the on going and evolving needs of modern dental students, residents, staff, faculty and patients. The ADCA maintains a strong supportive relationship with other administrators, faculty, staff, residents and students to provide a mission focus, and to ensure compliance with accreditation standards and the start and federal education, healthcare, and safety regulations related to the School's facilities and clinical operations.

The ADCA oversees the activities of the Director of Clinics, who is responsible for the day-to-day management of the Ross Hall clinics. In addition, the ADCA works closely with the Assistant Dean for Extramural Clinical Affairs, the Director of the General Practice Residency (GPR) and the Director of the Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) to ensure that the Community Service Learning Centers (CSLCs) and other external clinical sites managed by the ECU School of Dental Medicine comply with all rules, regulations, policies and procedures. Any variations must be in writing and approved through the Deans Executive Council (DEC).

Required Qualifications:

  • DDS or DMD degree (or Equivalent)
  • Eligible for dental licensure in North Carolina
  • Comprehensive clinical skills
  • Broad knowledge of issues in dental education
  • Seven years of experience in dental education at the institutional level, working in development, implementation, evaluation and monitoring of a clinical educational program leading to a dental degree
  • Commitment to a generalist model of dental education

  • Qualifying degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.

    Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated experience in supervising the work of others in a dental education setting
  • Demonstrated experience in clinical operations and/or dental school clinical affairs
  • Demonstrated experience working directly with senior dental school administration, university administration, governing boards for higher education, and accrediting agencies
  • Demonstrated experience and leadership responsibilities with professional organizations dedicated to education and dental education
  • Ability to develop and implement policies and procedures
  • Experience in directing clinic operations or services as a clinical department chair
  • To be considered for this position, candidates should submit a candidate profile, a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and a list of three references (including contact information) online at

    East Carolina University is an equal opportunity / affirmative action employer

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