Dean, School of Dentistry
University of Michigan
The University of Michigan invites applications and nominations for the position of Dean of the School of Dentistry (U-M SoD/School), a top-ranked dental school. This critically important senior leadership position requires a dynamic individual with experience in and a comprehensive understanding of the multiple missions of the School: education; research; and patient care, and the numerous challenges facing academic health centers and schools of dental education today. The mission of the School is “Advancing health through education, service, research and discovery” and the next Dean will be expected to develop and foster a collaborative, diverse and inclusive global community of leaders dedicated to transforming dentistry through excellence in education, research, and clinical care to improve the health of the residents of Michigan and beyond.
The Dean acts as the chief academic officer and administrator of the U-M SoD, reporting directly to the Provost. The Dean is responsible for the overall success of the School, overseeing the clinical operations, research enterprise and educational framework, community relations and fundraising. Working in concert with U-M SoD faculty, staff, students and other constituents, the new Dean will chart a course for the future of the school, helping to ensure that the school’s next 150 years are as successful as the first 150.
The successful candidate will possess stellar academic credentials, a track record of leadership and accomplishment in academic dentistry, and the ability to significantly contribute to the educational, clinical and research missions of the School. The Dean will be a person of the highest integrity with a collegial style and exemplary communication skills.
The University of Michigan has engaged Isaacson, Miller, a national executive search firm, to assist in the search. Nominations and inquiries should be sent in confidence to:
Stephanie Fidel, Partner
Samuel Ruth, Senior Associate
The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. The University will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, sex, color, religion, creed, national origin or ancestry, age, or marital status. Further, the University, through its employment practices and procedures recruits and employs qualified personnel for all of its diverse activities and at all of its facilities. The University provides equal opportunities before and during employment by administering each and every phase of its personnel program without regard to race, sex, color, religion, creed, national origin or ancestry, age, or marital status.