Dean, School of Dental Medicine

University of Connecticut
Storrs Mansfield, Connecticut
Depends On Experience.
Feb 08, 2018
Mar 10, 2018
Organization Type
University and College

The University of Connecticut (UConn), one of the nation's leading public research universities, seeks a visionary and dynamic leader to serve as the Dean of its School of Dental Medicine. UConn seeks candidates with the experience and drive to provide strong leadership to an enterprise that spans multiple campuses and departments and is committed to success in research, education, and outreach.

UConn's School of Dental Medicine is located on the UConn Health campus in Farmington, also home to the UConn John Dempsey Hospital, University Dentists (a faculty group practice), a state-of-the-art outpatient facility, the UConn School of Medicine, and a thriving research enterprise. The school was chartered in 1963 and graduated its first dental (DMD) class in 1972. The school is the only dental school in Connecticut and the only public dental school in New England. As of 2017, it has educated and trained over 1,700 dentists and currently has a DMD class size of 48 students per year. The school has a $48 million budget and approximately 70 fulltime and 30 part-time faculty and 110 staff. UConn's School of Dental Medicine is one of the country's leading institutions because it continually strengthens and grows its renowned academic, research, and clinical programs to meet the challenges of tomorrow.

The Dean will provide strategic vision and operational direction to the clinical, educational, and research programs in the school. He or she will create an environment that supports expert practice and research focused on contemporary healthcare needs; will assure that the school continues to provide educational programs of the highest quality and effectiveness; and will foster the research and clinical practice activities of the faculty. The Dean will assure that the school delivers high quality patient care and leads in the development of community outreach, including helping to meet the healthcare needs of underserved communities. He or she will be the school's public voice and will articulate and promote the school's contributions in local, state, regional, national, and international arenas of dental medicine, continuing dental education, healthcare, and health policy. The Dean reports to the University's Provost and works collaboratively with the Executive Vice President for Health Affairs and with the other Vice Presidents, Deans, and Department Heads at UConn.

The successful candidate will be a nationally recognized, strong, self-assured, entrepreneurial leader who is able to infuse the UConn School of Dental Medicine with a sense of pride, purpose, and excellence. In addition to experience in a research university, the ideal candidate will have demonstrated success as an educator; a researcher committed to the search for new knowledge; an experienced clinician understanding healthcare delivery and finance; a sophisticated administrator; and will possess the ability to imagine new possibilities for the school. Minimum requirements include a DDS, DMD, PhD in a relevant field, or an equivalent degree as well as credentials that merit appointment at the rank of full professor.

All inquiries, nominations/referrals, and applications (including curriculum vitae and letters of interest responding to the position challenges and objectives outlined above) will be held in the strictest confidence and should be submitted to Korn Ferry at

The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty, and staff. UConn's faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.