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Dental Administrative Chair

Job Vacancy Notice: 4/25/2014
Application Deadline: by 4:00pm CST

JOB SUMMARY: This individual develops, articulates, and facilitates a shared vision through collaboration with faculty, staff and administrators. Aligns and sustains strategic planning and priorities, program mission, philosophy, and program outcomes with the core values and mission/goals of the College. Assists with faculty recruitment, orientation, evaluation, and retention. Manages an academic support staff to arrange sufficient classroom space and course scheduling. Assigns and schedules courses to appropriate faculty members. Engages in creative programmatic development that fosters innovative pedagogies and technologies, including various instructional delivery methods. Facilitates outreach and admission of new students. Facilitates student success, including monitoring admissions requirements, registration, instructional needs, and satisfactory academic progress. Oversees clinical sites and clinical instructors. Develops and manages budgets for the dental programs. Plans, manages, allocates, and facilitates the development of resources. Implements a systematic plan to assure successful program demonstration in the following areas: performance on the licensure exam, program completion, graduate satisfaction, employer satisfaction, and job placement rates. Provides systematic review of program effectiveness among didactic, laboratory, and clinical components. Directs the assessment, revision, and development of curricula while enhancing the integration of simulation and test prep systems throughout the programs. Assesses institutional effectiveness and lead a cycle of continuous improvement. Assures standards to maintain compliance and program standing with the Council on Dental Accreditation, including annual program reports, website and published materials, periodic program self-study efforts, and preparation for site visits. Regularly evaluates and updates policies related to admission, advancement, and graduation that enhance student success for both traditional students and adult learners. Oversees the orientation, assessment, and development of dental educators, adjuncts, clinical associates, and other contributors to the success of the dental programs. Potential classroom teaching in area of expertise. Maintains currency with dental practices and techniques. Fosters collaborative academic and community partnerships and interdisciplinary engagement. Encourages and supports creative and entrepreneurial educational strategies that foster student success. Engages in decision-making that is open and transparent. Fosters collegial relationships with faculty, staff, students, and administrators. Effectively balances advocacy for the School with the needs of the College. Facilitates Dental faculty meetings. Oversees the student dental and mentoring initiatives. Facilitates the Dental Program Advisory Committee and participate on College committees. Performs other related duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS: Master’s Degree. Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH) or Dentist and Certified Dental Assistant (CDA). Three years of clinical practice proficiency. Two years allied health teaching experience, e.g., didactic and/or clinical. Current unencumbered Iowa dental assisting and dental hygiene licenses or license-eligible in the state of Iowa. Current unencumbered local anesthesia permit for the State of Iowa. Professional experience that meets CODA requirements. Ability to work effectively in a culturally diverse campus community. Knowledge, skills, and abilities in the areas of operations and management of an educational program including accreditation, personnel, and budgetary responsibilities. Curriculum development, program evaluation, and student learning assessment experience. Knowledge of certification requirements and standards for dental facilities. Knowledge of the principles, practices, theories and methods for effective, innovative instruction. Experience in the use of technology and alternative delivery formats, including computer-assisted delivery. Demonstrated track record of collaboration and transformational leadership skills. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with internal and external stakeholders. Knowledge and ability to apply teaching skills. Ability to use motivational skills and engage students in the learning process. Must be adaptable to change and innovation. Preferences include previous dental education leadership; experience with instructional simulation; community college experience; experience with various instructional delivery modes; familiarity with CODA accreditation (Council on Dental Accreditation); ADHA and/or ADEA membership; experience with simulation; two years administrative experience; experience with competency-based or concept-based curriculum; and experience aligning curriculum to outcomes.

EMPLOYMENT STATUS: Full time position opening with a comprehensive benefits program including health, dental, life, and LTD insurance; a Section 125 plan for medical and dependent care expense; holiday, personal, sick, and vacation leave; and a choice of retirement programs--IPERS (defined benefit) or TIAA-CREF (defined contribution). Salary will be commensurate with the applicant’s education and experience.

Application Procedure

  1. Complete an online employment application.

  2. Submit all required application materials by the application deadline. Application materials are required to complete your application.

Veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

If you are in need of any special accommodation in completing the application process, please notify Human Resource Services.

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