Assistant Dean of Clinical Affairs

University of Oklahoma

Oklahoma City, OK

Job posting number: #7197652 (Ref:if128443)

Posted: November 20, 2023

Job Description

The Oklahoma University College of Dentistry seeks an Assistant/Associate/Professor level faculty to perform the role of Assistant Dean of Clinical Affairs.  The Assistant Dean of Clinical Affairs will ensure consistent clinical and pre-clinical educational programs for dental care will be taught and delivered at the college.  The role will:

  • Develop and maintain a program designed to educate pre-doctoral dental students utilizing consistent educational techniques, materials, philosophy, and dental delivery techniques
  • Ensure the delivery of quality patient care, patient-centered practice, enhanced student clinical experience, and facilitate student transition to practice upon graduation.
  • Create consistent and standardized clinical and educational and professional relationships for the students at the college leading Quality Assurance and Compliance while working with the Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs and the Assistant Dean for Student Affairs.
  • Work with the associated clinical administration as necessary to support the quality of patient care, patient-centered practice, and the required student experiences required as set forth by the courses during their education.
  • Reside over any clinical and pre-clinical procedures delivered at the University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry as set forth by, but not limited to, the Department Chairs of Restorative Dentistry, Diagnostic and Preventive Dentistry, Developmental Dentistry, and Oral/Maxillofacial Dentistry. 

The Assistant Dean of Clinical Affairs has duties and responsibilities that include, but are not limited to, the following:

Plan and Develop.  Plan, develop, and implement strategies for developing student’s clinical and pre-clinical skills consistent with the course syllabi and teaching philosophy at the college.

Patient Distribution.  Monitor patient distribution of the clinical school programs to ensure timely patient care and maximize student clinical experience.

Provide Input.  Provide input to all Course Directors, Clinical Instructors, and associated personnel as necessary for consistency of the clinical and pre-clinical educational programs at the college.

Teaching Methods.  Provide explanation, example, and instruction to faculty consistent with OUCOD program objectives and standards, and reinforce skills according to individual or department needs as required.

Monitor Behavior.  Monitor activities and behavior of students during clinic activities to ensure the delivery of ethical and quality patient care, and report critical deviations to the Program Clinic Administrators. 

Role Model.  Serves as a professional role model to students. 

Observation.  Oversee all clinical and pre-clinical programs; work with the curriculum committee to assure consistent teachings at the proper time of the student’s education.

Communication.  Confer with faculty, staff, and other members of student educational teams in assessing student development and competency and make recommendations to the Group Practice Director or appropriate Program Director as to the progress of the student.

Working with departmental Faculty and the Division Heads:  Confer with other Department Faculty and Comprehensive Care Faculty to establish and maintain a cohesive, consistent organization that works with the accepted teaching technique and standards.

Function as Liaison.  Function as liaison between Faculty, Staff, Administration, and Patients to maintain open communication and achieve individual education plan to maximize clinical and pre-clinical experiences.

Committee Structure / Oversight. Chair the Clinic Operations Committee and the Instruments & Materials subcommittee; Participate on the Curriculum Advisory Committee, Faculty Recognition Committee, Periodic Assessment Committee (6) and Dean’s Advisory Council.  Oversee student participation on the Health & Safety Committee.  Additionally, supervise or create committee structure (s) necessary for consistency of the clinical and pre-clinical educational programs taught at the college.

Responsible for Collection of Data. Monitor the relevant clinical data for each clinical and pre-clinical course, including, but not limited to, RVU”s, completed units progress, type of units completed, case progresses, clinical course evaluations and any data established as required information from Quality Assurance and Compliance.

This position reports to the Dean of the University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry.  Intramural faculty practice and research are encouraged.  Faculty are expected to be actively involved with University committees, continuing education and outreach, along with other tasks assigned by the Dean of the College.


D.D.S./D.M.D. degree required from a CODA accredited dental school and eligibility for licensure in Oklahoma.  Prior Executive level oversight and management experience highly desired.  Salary and rank are commensurate with qualifications and experience.  Participation in intramural practice is available.

Initial review of applications will begin immediately and posting will remain open until filled.

  • Applicants are required to provide a CV, Cover Letter and 3 letters of reference with contact information. (Upload to Interfolio at

Successful applicants will join a team committed to quality educational programs and a broad spectrum of clinical care.  The OU College of Dentistry has recently committed to digital dentistry integration. The successful candidate will play a vital role in this effort.

Oklahoma is a family-friendly and inviting area. Oklahoma City is continually growing and provides the benefits of a large metropolitan area.  

Loan Repayment programs may be available for full time faculty dependent upon state funding. Evaluations of applicants will be begin immediately.  

If having difficulty applying or have additional questions please contact Kayla Harp ([email protected], (405)271-5444).

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Job posting number:#7197652 (Ref:if128443)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:University of Oklahoma
United States
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