Dean, Dental College of Georgia

Augusta University

Augusta, GA

ID: 7137908 (Ref.No. ej-4048183)
Posted: March 31, 2023
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Dean, Dental College of Georgia

Job ID: 254983
Location: Augusta University
Full/Part Time: Full Time


Job Summary

The Dean is responsible for the overall leadership, management, and direction of the Dental College, ensuring the highest quality education and research programs, as well as providing effective administration and fiscal management. The Dean will serve as the chief executive of the College and will lead the College in the development and support of strong educational, research, and clinical programs appropriate to the College's mission. The Dean will also be responsible for implementing University and College policies, overseeing all support services for the College and addressing the needs of students, faculty and staff. The Dean will foster the establishment of strategic goals of the College, coordinating the departments to achieve the College's mission in alignment with the initiatives to continue to advance research, patient care and academic programs. The Dean will also guide the College through a positive cultural shift with the support of administration and dedicated faculty, staff, and students.


Key responsibilities of the Dean position include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Provides leadership and direction for the College, including academic programs, research, clinical services, and community outreach
  • Fosters a culture of excellence, transparency, compassion, integrity, and respect within the College
  • Develops and implements strategic plans for the College in alignment with the mission and goals of the university Oversees the recruitment, retention, and development of faculty, staff, and students - recruiting and retaining a highly qualified and diverse faculty, staff, and student body
  • Ensures the accreditation and compliance with all relevant regulatory agencies
  • Develops and manages the budget and financial resources of the Dental College
  • Serves as a representative of the College to internal and external stakeholders, including alumni, donors, industry partners, and government officials
  • Collaborates with other academic and administrative leaders within the university to promote interdisciplinary research and education
  • Promotes and supports diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives within the College and across the University
  • Develops and maintains strong partnerships with external organizations and stakeholders

Required Qualifications

The ideal candidate will be an, educator, clinician, and researcher with an understanding oral health care delivery and the search for new knowledge.

The Dean will hold a D.M.D. or D.D.S. and a license to practice dentistry in one of the fifty United States or Puerto Rico.

In addition, the successful candidate should ideally possess the following:
  • Significant experience in academic dentistry, with progressive leadership experience
  • A deep understanding of and advocation for trends and innovation in treatment services to attract faculty, effectively teach, and/or expose students to advances in treatment and issues surrounding those advancements in dental care
  • A sense of how evolving treatment trends impact the college's technology and financial needs in order to advocate for those needs
  • The ability and commitment to drive positive cultural change
  • A record of scholarship and the ability to understand and nurture the growth of faculty/student research to advance the research mission
  • Experience and success with extramural grant proposal writing
  • Superb communication and interpersonal skills
  • The ability and willingness to engage in advancement and fund-raising for the College
  • A commitment to a culturally diverse academic environment for faculty, staff, and students
  • A commitment to and proven record of nurturing a distinguished and diverse faculty and staff
  • The willingness to continue to assess the curriculum of the College and examine its delivery to students
  • The ability to develop strong working relationships with a broad range of constituencies, including the faculty, staff, students, senior leadership of AU, Board of Regents, alumni, and the Georgia Board of Dentistry
  • A strong understanding of accreditation and regulatory compliance requirements

About Us

Augusta University is Georgia's innovation center for education and health care, training the next generation of innovators, leaders, and healthcare providers in classrooms and clinics on four campuses in Augusta and locations across the state. More than 9,000 students choose Augusta for educational opportunities at the center of Georgia's cybersecurity hub and experiential learning that blends arts and application, humanities, and the health sciences. Augusta is home to Georgia's only public academic health center, where groundbreaking research is creating a healthier, more prosperous Georgia, and world-class clinicians are bringing the medicine of tomorrow to patient care today.


Augusta University -

Our Health Sciences Campus:

1120 15th Street, Augusta, GA 30912

Conditions of Employment

All selected candidates are required to successfully pass a Background Check review prior to starting with Augusta University.

If applicable for the specific position based on the duties: the candidate will also need to have a credit check completed for Positions of Trust and or approved departmental Purchase Card usage.

For Faculty Hires: Final candidates will be required to provide proof of completed academic degree(s) as well as post-secondary coursework in the form of original transcript(s). Those candidates trained by a foreign institution will also be required to provide an educational/credential evaluation.

All employees are responsible for ensuring the confidentiality, availability, and integrity of sensitive [patient, student, employee, financial, business, etc.] information by exercising sound judgment and adhering to cybersecurity and privacy policies during their employment and beyond.

Equal Employment Opportunity
Augusta University is proud to be an equal opportunity employer welcoming applicants from underrepresented groups, including individuals with disabilities and veterans.

How To Apply

The Search Committee invites letters of interest and nominations to be submitted directly to the search firm assisting AU with this search, Anthem Executive.

Correspondence should include a curriculum vitae and a letter of interest describing relevant experience and interest in the position, and should be submitted to Scott Watson or Michael Ballew at:

[email protected]

Letters of interest and nominations should be submitted right away in order to assure consideration. Expressing interest is the first step in receiving consideration and does not make one an applicant for the position.

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