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Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso

Date Posted Jun. 22, 2018
Title Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
University Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso
Department Woody L. Hunt School of Dental Medicine
Application Deadline Until Filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • El Paso, TX
    United States
  • Associate/Assistant Director
  • Dentistry - General

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Woody L. Hunt School of Dental Medicine

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso (TTUHSC El Paso) invites applications for the position of Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at the Woody L. Hunt School of Dental Medicine (WLHSDM). This is a unique opportunity for an innovative leader to implement a new DMD degree program in a new dental school.

TTUHSC El Paso is experiencing vibrant growth. The community of El Paso has provided significant funding to address a critical health care need. El Paso County has been designated as a Dental Health Professional Shortage Area (DHPSA) and a "high need" area for dental care providers with only one provider for every 5,000 people (Texas Health Resources & Services Administration, 2017). WLHSDM will become the fourth school at TTUHSC El Paso, which also includes the Paul L. Foster School of Medicine, Gayle Greve Hunt School of Nursing, and the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences.

The school’s mission is to improve the oral health of the people of Texas and the greater El Paso community by: a) focusing on the unique oral and overall health care needs of the border populations; b) demonstrating excellence in education, research, and patient care; c) providing leadership to the practicing community and other area stakeholders.

The Associate Dean for Academic Affairs will report to the dean and provide administrative leadership for the DMD curriculum and lead the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) self-study and site visit planning. The Associate Dean will oversee curricular development, program planning, assessment, academic policy development and strategic planning.

Qualifications: (See job requisition for full position description and requirements)
 D.D.S./D.M.D. from a CODA accredited institution
 Leadership skills, with a proven record of a minimum of 5 years of administrative achievements that demonstrate interpersonal skills and management expertise
 Demonstrated record of significant and successful administrative experience in an academic institution
 Track record of innovative curricular design, pedagogy and education assessment methodology
 History of meaningful involvement with the CODA accreditation process and American Dental Education Association (ADEA) sponsored initiatives
 Working knowledge of curriculum planning and management
 Eligible for faculty appointment at the rank of Associate Professor or higher

El Paso is ranked second in the "Safest Metro Cities in America 2017" SafeWise Report. The city is among the top 15 best places to live in the U.S. for quality of life in 2018 (U.S. News and World Report). Nestled at the base of the Franklin Mountains with over 300 days of sunshine annually, El Paso residents enjoy a friendly community with numerous outdoor and cultural pursuits, and no state income tax.

Candidates must apply online at Requisition ID: 14440BR
Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. A comprehensive benefits package is included.

For confidential inquiries, please contact: Richard Lange, M.D., M.B.A., President, TTUHSC El Paso Search Committee Chair, c/o Vanessa Solis, Assistant to the President or (915) 215-4303

  • As an EEO/AA employer, the Texas Tech University System and its components will not discriminate in our employment practices based on an applicant’s race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information or status as a protected veteran.

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Contact Information

  • Richard Lange, M.D., M.B.A., President, Search Committee Chair, C/O Vanessa Solis
    Woody L. Hunt School of Dental Medicine
    Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso
    5001 El Paso Drive
    El Paso, TX 79905
  • 915-215-4303


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