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Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Postgraduate Dental College (PDC), AD-0680-00

Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
Fort Sam Houston, Texas, United States
21 days ago


Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Postgraduate Dental College (PDC), AD-0680-00

The Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU) is the Nation's federal health sciences university and is committed to excellence in military medicine and public health during peace and war. The USU serves the uniformed services and the Nation as an outstanding academic health sciences center with a worldwide perspective for education, research, service, and consultation, and uniquely relates these activities to military medicine, disaster medicine, and military medical readiness.

The Postgraduate Dental College (PDC), invites applications for the position of Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs (ADFA), (non-tenure track). This position is organizationally located within USU, Office of the President, and geographically located at the USU site in San Antonio, Texas. The mission of the PDC is to support the Services with a masters degree program that educates, trains, and comprehensively prepares military dental officers to support the Military Health System (MHS), the National Security, and National Defense Strategies of the United States and the readiness of our military forces. The PDC also provides educational support to residents and faculty located at affiliated military general dentistry certificate programs. The programs, students, and faculty members within the PDC are located at designated Army, Navy, and Air Force military installations that host a Master of Science in Oral Biology program and at multiple installations that host Certificate programs. All programs are accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA). The USU master's degree is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE).

Duties: The incumbent will serve as the Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs (ADFA) in the PDC and will be responsible for partnering with faculty, academic programs, and administration to provide programs and resources to assist and promote faculty growth and accomplishment.

The ADFA will serve as personal advisor to the Executive Dean, PDC, and liaison to the USU Faculty Senate. He/she will be responsible for maintaining close collaboration with the Army, Navy, and Air Force Postgraduate Dental School Deans, Program Directors, Masters in Health Professions Education Graduate Education Programs, and applicable USU Departments, in order to fulfill essential facultyrelated academic, accreditation, and administrative requirements. The incumbent will work with senior staff in the School of Medicine and the Graduate School of Nursing to provide inter-professional faculty development education and training.

In collaboration with the Executive Dean, PDC, develops, maintains, and refines a Strategic Plan for Faculty programs and Faculty Development, consistent with the strategy of the University. He/she will plan, manage, and evaluate faculty programs, business operations, and/or activities of PDC to improve operational effectiveness. The incumbent will develop and revise policies, procedures, and instructions in accordance with Federal, DoD, University, PDC, and/or accrediting organizations' policies, requirements, programs, and/or strategies in support of PDC, USS, and/or DoD missions. Works with the
Executive Dean, PDC, to formulate, review, and execute the budget and financial activities, as well as, recommends improvements to achieve cost efficiencies as applicable.

Additional responsibilities include but are not limited to maintaining and distributing University and PDC faculty policies, coordinating orientation events for new faculty members, establishing and maintaining up-to-date faculty handbook; serving as the lead, in collaboration with program directors, to ensure that
faculty receives appropriate mentoring and other support essential for long-term professional development; initiating forums on faculty development and addresses issues of faculty concerns;supporting the work of the PDC's Committee on Appointment and Promotions (CAP) as advisor to the Chair; providing orientation for all new members of CAP and providing CAP with updates on faculty policy; providing leadership and guidance in the development and implementation of policy relating to faculty recruitment, appointment, retention, development, and promotion to accomplish the mission of
the PDC; serving as a consultant to the Chair of the Faculty Search Committees; and as a faculty member, performing teaching and research activates as authorized.

The incumbent may also perform patient care activities including all appropriate technical procedures
and may oversee patient care services performed by staff and students in the course of providing
patient care as required.


Qualification Requirements: Requires a minimum of an earned doctoral degree in dentistry (D.D.S. or D.M.D.), and the incumbent must possess and maintain a current, valid, and unrestricted state dental license and meet and maintain applicable privileging requirements.

The position requires: substantial knowledge and experience working with state-of-the-art faculty development programs that are required to fulfill CODA and MSCHE accreditation standards; extensive leadership, executive management, resource management, and administration qualifications as a senior manager working in an organization with diverse constituencies; experience and knowledge of advanced training in faculty development and/or health professions education; substantial experience in teaching advanced degree dental education; comprehensive experience in advanced degree educational program
administration, management, and operation; experience in dental research and development as reflected by a significant number of scientific publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals appropriate to his/her research field; significant experience in resource management; extensive analytical skill in evaluating and developing organizational policies, programs, and objectives; computer skills in graphic, word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, and statistical programs (i.e., Microsoft Office and SPSS statistical software); active membership in scholarly societies appropriate to the PDC; exceptional written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills to provide presentations in a public forum; and the ability to effectively facilitate collaborations, negotiate complex situations, and to
develop consensus based decisions.

The following experience/knowledge are highly desirable: knowledge of military medical organizations; experience working with military healthcare educational programs; knowledge and understanding of current Federal, DoD, and tri-service regulations, policies, and procedures; and board certification in a specialty of dentistry accredited by CODA.

Assignment as the Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs is an administrative assignment and is without tenure. The initial appointment as Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs will be for a term of up to five (5) years and may be renewed with no limit on the number of renewals. The assignment as Associate Dean
for Faculty Affairs is not a continuous appointment and as such the incumbent serves at the pleasure of his or her immediate supervisor(s) and may be relieved as Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs at any time.

The incumbent must be academically qualified for faculty appointment in the rank of Associate Professor or Professor in the tenure ineligible track, and will be expected to participate in teaching, research, and/or patient care as permitted. 

If the incumbent of this position performs patient care activities, the incumbent will be subject to preemployment and random drug testing under the USUHS Drug-Free Workplace Program.

Nominees for this position shall be required to successfully complete a security background investigation. Failure to meet the background investigation requirements will result in the withdrawal of the position offer or removal from the position.

Relocation expenses i.e. PCS or relocation incentives as described in 5 U.S.C 5753 may be authorized in accordance with applicable travel regulations, command policy and available command funding.

U. S. citizenship is required.

All inquiries, nominations, and applications will be held in strictest confidence.

Instructions to Candidates: Review of applications will begin upon receipt; applicants should submit (1) a letter expressing interest in the position, (2) a current curriculum vitae, and (3) the names of five references (references will not be contacted without applicant’s prior permission). Nominators should send a letter of nomination and, if possible, the nominee’s curriculum vitae. Applications, nominations and questions should be sent to:

Ms. Annitta Shareef
Postgraduate Dental College (PDC)
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
2787 Winfield Scott Rd, Suite 220
JBSA Fort Sam Houston, TX 78234

Position Information

  • Job ID: 59294433
  • Location:
    Fort Sam Houston, Texas, United States
  • Position Title: Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Postgraduate Dental College (PDC), AD-0680-00
  • Company Name: Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
  • Specialties and Administration Roles: Administration
  • Position Type: Dean
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Job Duration: Indefinite
  • Min Education: Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS)

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