The Dean of the UNC School of Dentistry reports to the Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost. Appointments are reviewed every five years. The Dean plays a key leadership role in advancing the mission, operations and service of the School, with complete responsibility for personnel, general administration and management, budget, academic and development functions.
Key Priorities: - Set strategic direction for the School based on an assessment of strengths and needs relative to the university's priorities and the unique roles that UNC-Chapel Hill assumes within the state university system; - Develop a clear identity for the School; - Recruit, retain and engage the best faculty members, enhance their career development, and empower them to participate in school governance; - Promote and facilitate diversity, equity, and inclusion; quality, innovation, and scholarship in Dental education and practice areas; - Play a key role in raising funds for a development campaign; - Increase research activities and grow the school's externally-funded research portfolio, and prominence within the Dental science community; - Prepare for accreditation; - Ensure sound financial and operational management; - Provide oversight regarding the role and activities of the dental faculty practice; - Facilitate collaboration with other university schools/units, clinical entities, UNC Health Care, and community-based agencies to foster interprofessional education, research, clinical, community outreach, and other School priorities.
Specific Responsibilities: Executive Leadership - Provide leadership for strategic planning; - Provide leadership in the development, implementation and review of academic, administrative, and governance policies and procedures in all major areas of operation; - Provide leadership, instructions, guidance and/or counsel to School faculty members, staff and administrators, resolving problems at the School level; - Provide leadership in establishing the School's objectives and develop and manage all resources essential to the achievement of these objectives; - Interpret and implement university policies at the School level.
Academic Oversight - Recruit and retain top faculty members and Department Chairs who will achieve high standards of excellence and will enhance the cultural and ethnic diversity of the School and University; - Evaluate faculty members for appointment, tenure and promotion, in accordance with the School's appointments, promotion and tenure committees; - Provide leadership and oversight to academic programs. Encourage, review and support continuous improvement of programs and curriculum; - Evaluate and approve all curricular changes, advising functions and student recruitment and retention actions and initiatives; - Promote and provide oversight to research programs and grants; - Plan and report research activities.
Financial Management - Oversee the financial management of the School; - Develop, monitor and advise sub-units on budgets and fiscal management; - Allocate current expenses, capital equipment and personnel budgets; - Manage School-wide resource acquisition and utilization.
External Relations - Serve as the primary advocate and spokesperson for the School; - Lead and direct School outreach activities, including serving as a principal representative of the School in relations with local external constituencies (e.g. advisory boards, alumni, legislators, media, community leaders, business and professional organizations, etc.); - Cultivate and solicit individual donors, foundations and corporations; - Lead the School's development efforts and ensure that campaign priorities are consistent with the School's academic vision; - Represent the School to the University administration and at appropriate University bodies, committees and councils.
Education and Experience:
DDS or DMD or equivalent degree in Dentistry. Distinguished record of achievement and professional credentials consistent with appointment at the rank of full professor; Should have a record of fostering excellence in research, teaching service, and manifest a commitment to academic excellence and leadership.
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