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Associate Dean of Academics - School of Dentistry

Creighton University Omaha, NE

The Creighton University School of Dentistry (SoD) is seeking an experienced leader in dental education to serve as the Associate Dean of Academics. The Associate Dean of Academics is the chief administrative officer for all SoD academic programs and serves as a liaison to Creighton University academic offices. This is a full-time tenure/tenure track position at the associate or full professor level.  Salary and rank will be commensurate with education and experience. Current academic initiatives include curriculum innovation, redesign and organization, integration of basic and clinical sciences, interprofessional education, and introduction of new educational and clinical technologies. 

At Creighton, you are part of something big. Your skills and passions unite with thousands of faculty, staff, and students inspired to change the world. Here, we offer meaningful work driven by a 475-year-old Jesuit tradition committed to social justice and serving others. Through this tradition, we push the boundaries on innovation. We pursue new knowledge for the betterment of society. We seek to improve our world through Catholic and Jesuit values. And it all starts with you.  

Creighton is a Catholic and Jesuit comprehensive university committed to excellence in undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs. The School of Dentistry provides an exceptional education in an unrivaled clinical learning environment and is an integral component of Creighton University, a dynamic and growing institution. Omaha boasts a lively, thriving metropolitan community conveniently located in the nations heartland. 

Key Attributes 

  • Ability to foster student learning, development, and decision making in support of their goals, success, wellness, and needs. 

  • Skilled at developing rapport quickly and effectively with a diverse populations and show compassion for the experiences of others. 

  • Provide evidence of excellent university-level teaching and/or significant publications.  


  • A successful candidate will be expected to demonstrate a sustained history in teaching at the pre-doctoral level. Should display vision and have a demonstrated ability to work with faculty, staff and students.   

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; problem-solving and decision-making abilities and a collegial interpersonal aptitude.   

  • Experience with curriculum development, academic planning, program assessment, knowledge of academic regulations and Commission on Dental Accreditation site visits and reporting is desired.   

  • Additional expectations include a demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusivity, a passion for educational excellence and innovation.   

  • DDS, DMD, or equivalent dental degree allowing for licensure to practice dentistry in the state of Nebraska or a PhD common to dental education.   

  • Significant experience in dental education and holds a leadership position with supervisory roles at an accredited institution preferred.   


Physical Requirements: Seeing: 75 – 100% Hearing: 75-100%  Standing/Climbing/Mobility: 25-49%  Lifting/Pulling/Pushing: 0-24% (pound: 10 lbs.)  Fingering/Grasping/Feeling: 75 – 100%  Travel: No  Exposure to Blood Borne pathogens: No 

AAP/EEO Statement: Creighton University is committed to providing a safe and non-discriminatory educational and employment environment. The University admits qualified students, hires qualified employees and accepts patients for treatment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, age, disability, citizenship, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, or other status protected by law. Its education and employment policies, scholarship and loan programs, and other programs and activities, are administered without unlawful discrimination.â?¨ 

Disclosure Statement: This description describes the general nature of work to be performed and does not include an exhaustive list of all duties, skills, or abilities required. Regular, reliable attendance is an essential function and all employees are required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties as requested by their supervisor. Employees may also be required to work in excess of normal working hours as workloads and seasonal activities necessitate. A complete description is available in the Human Resource office located at 3006 Webster Street Omaha, NE. Creighton 

University reserves the right to modify duties, responsibilities and activities at any time with or without notice. 



Date Posted July 30, 2022
Date Closes July 30, 2023
Requisition 220325
Located In Omaha, NE
SOC Category 00-0000.00

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