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Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs

Rootstown, Ohio
Pay Grade 18
Closing date
Apr 6, 2023

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Full Time

Position Title Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs Staff/Faculty   Position Type Admin/Professional Full or Part Time Full Time

Position Summary Information



Reporting to the Interim Dean for the College of Dentistry, the Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs is responsible for the Office of Clinical Affairs, including oversight of clinical operations and patient care within the on-site NEOMED Dental Clinic; fostering relationships with community-based clinical partner sites; ensuring faculty calibration for both on-site and partner site faculty; and evaluation of clinical partner sites with respect to ongoing suitability to serve as sites for the COD’s clinical education program.

Northeast Ohio Medical University is an AA/EEO Employer. The university has a strong commitment to the principles of diversity and inclusion and to maintaining working and learning environments that are free from all forms of discrimination. Women, individuals with disabilities, veterans and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Pay Grade: 18

Location: Rootstown, OH

Benefits Offerings Include:

- Hybrid Workplace

- Competitive Health, Vision, Dental

- Flexible Spending Account

- State Retirement with 14% matching

- Excellent Vacation and Sick Time

- 11 Paid Holiday Days

- Wellness Offerings

- Short and Long Term Disability Coverage

- Life Insurance

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Principal Functional Responsibilities

Administration: Provides leadership for and oversight of the NEOMED Dental Clinic. Ensure calibration of faculty at the NEOMED Dental Clinic and at community-based partner sites. Maintains a strong supportive relationship with partner sites as well as on-campus administrators, faculty, staff and students to ensure compliance with accreditation standards. In addition, oversee the recruitment of additional partner sites. Provide oversight in the evaluation of the quality of care delivered in the NEOMED Dental Clinic. Provide ongoing evaluation of clinical partner sites with respect to suitability to serve as sites for the COD’s clinical education program. During the development of the new College of Dentistry, the Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs will work closely with the Dean and Associate Dean for Education and Academic Affairs to meet Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) requirements with respect to clinical education and clinical operations in order to achieve initial accreditation from CODA.

Teaching: Directing and supporting clinical courses, including clinical instruction and assessment, in the predoctoral dentistry curricula.

Other: Assist in achieving CODA accreditation for the predoctoral program and perform other duties as assigned.


Candidate must possess a D.D.S. or D.M.D. or equivalent. Must be eligible for faculty appointment. The candidate must also be eligible for licensure as well as a regular or limited teaching license by the Ohio State Dental Board.


  • Five (5) years’ experience in dental education at the institutional level, working in implementation, evaluation and monitoring of a clinical educational program leading to a dental degree.
  • Candidates should possess comprehensive clinical skills. The successful candidate will have a broad knowledge of issues in dental education and specifically clinical oral health matters.
  • Candidate should possess an in-depth understanding and knowledge of accreditation of dental programs, particularly the requirements and expectations of CODA.
  • Candidate should be eligible for the rank of Associate or Full Professor at NEOMED. We seek candidates with demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with colleagues throughout the College of Dentistry and across NEOMED, and to champion education within a health sciences university as well as among a wide range of external constituencies.
  • Must be current regarding Basic Life Support (BLS) certification and be able to provide proof of certification.

Key Skills, Personal Characteristics, and Key Competencies

Key Skills, Knowledge and Personal Characteristics


  • Proven leadership skills with an ability to innovate and transform a dental education setting.
  • Demonstrated experience in clinical operations and/or dental college clinical affairs.
  • Demonstrated abilities to inspire, work collaboratively, creatively and constructively with others.
  • Skillful facilitator and negotiator.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Recognition as a respected member of the dental education and professional community.
  • Passion for teaching and learning as well as for the development of students, staff members, faculty members and academic programs.

Core Competencies

Leadership: NEOMED creates positive change by educating and training Ohio’s next generation of health professionals, educators and researchers through experiential learning, high-impact research, strategic partnerships and innovation. By designing an environment where ideas and connections can flourish, NEOMED is transforming health care.

Exceptional Experience: By creating a welcoming, supportive and well-resourced environment, NEOMED sets the stage for meaningful interactions among its students, faculty, staff, alumni, partners and community members. The University empowers every individual to participate fully in the campus experience and the community that NEOMED serves.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: NEOMED recognizes, appreciates and celebrates all of the ways-from backgrounds to viewpoints-that people are different. The University’s culture is grounded in respect and thrives on the uniqueness of each individual. NEOMED encourages everyone’s participation by fostering policies and practices that ensure fair and just access, treatment and opportunities for all.

People: Talent is NEOMED’s most valuable asset. The University invests in developing its faculty and staff to realize their fullest potential. As it works to attract and retain a diverse workforce and student body, NEOMED embraces opportunity and growth across all levels of the institution.

Talent Management: NEOMED leadership strives to align department and individual talent management efforts with the university strategic plan and objectives through workforce planning, recruiting the right talent onboard and helping develop employees to their optimal potential and capabilities.

Operational Excellence: NEOMED will create a culture of operational excellence by establishing clear administrative practices and eliminating waste. Leaders strive to meet customer expectations through a continuous improvement of the operational processes and creating a culture of employee empowerment to achieve objectives.

Preferred Qualifications   Physical Requirements

Must be able to utilize a phone, computer and screen and other office equipment. While performing the duties of the job, the employee is frequently required to sit; talk; or hear and occasionally stand, walk, reach, stoop, or kneel. Must be able to occasionally lift up to 25 pounds.

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