Province: Nova Scotia

Category: Positions Available

Position Title                       Associate Dean of Clinics

Posting Number                   F137P

Type of position                   Tenure Stream

Department/Unit                   Dentistry - Dean's Office

Location                              Halifax

About the opportunity          

The Faculty of Dentistry, Dalhousie University, is seeking applications for the of Associate Dean of Clinical Affairs. The position is for a 5-year appointment that will will commence July 1, 2021. Reporting to the Dean of the Faculty of Dentistry, the Associate Dean, Clinical Affairs provides academic and professional leadership and is responsible for administrative and financial matters pertaining to the clinic. The term for the Associate Dean position is 5 years with the possibility of renewal, and the successful candidate will also receive an academic appointment appropriate for their qualifications.

The role of the Associate Dean, Clinical Affairs is as chief clinical administrator for the Faculty of Dentistry; overseeing clinic operations of its in-house dental teaching hospital, dental laboratory and outreach clinics, in coordination with the associated undergraduate and graduate academic programs. They are responsible for the supervision of two managers and over 50 unionized staff in the Office of Clinical Affairs and in budgetary planning and management of the Faculty’s clinics. The Associate Dean leads the Faculty in developing, managing and maintaining the goals of the Faculty related to patient care, infection control, clinical educational programs and clinical research.

The successful applicant must possess a DDS/DMD. A Master’s degree or equivalent is preferred. They must have successfully completed their National Dental Examining Board of Canada examinations and be eligible for licensure by the Provincial Dental Board of Nova Scotia. The successful applicant will have a minimum 5- years’ experience in clinical practice and in an administrative or leadership role in an accredited university undergraduate dental program. The candidate must possess knowledge and training in infection control and infectious diseases. Experience working with human resources in a unionized environment and demonstration of strong communication and interpersonal skills are required. The successful applicant will be able to demonstrate a commitment to supporting equity, diversity and inclusion.

Candidates with experience working with organized dentistry and regulatory boards are preferred. Ideally, the candidate will have demonstrated experience with writing tenders and developing policies and protocols as they relate to clinical operations. A knowledge of axiUm dental management software and managing large operating budgets are preferred. In addition, the candidate should have knowledge and experience to be able to assess, evaluate and support clinical research.

Dalhousie University is one of Canada’s leading teaching and research universities with four professional faculties, a Faculty of Graduate Studies and a diverse complement of graduate programs. Inter-faculty collaborative and interactive research is encouraged, as is cooperation in teaching. Dalhousie University inspires students, faculty, staff and alumni to make significant contributions regionally, nationally, and to the world. Dalhousie University is located in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Halifax is a vibrant capital city and is the business, academic, and medical centre for Canada’s east coast.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Dalhousie University is committed to fostering a collegial culture grounded in diversity and inclusiveness. The university encourages applications from Indigenous persons, persons with a disability, racially visible persons, women, persons of a minority sexual orientation and/or gender identity, and all candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community. For more information, please visit https://www.dal.ca/hiringfordiversity


Open Date                           10/15/2020

Close Date                           11/30/2020

Open Until Filled                  No

Quick Link for Direct Access to Posting     http://dal.peopleadmin.ca/postings/4441

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents

Résumé / Curriculum Vitae (CV)
Cover Letter
List of referees

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