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2011 University of Florida College of Dentistry White Coat CeremonyDEAN, COLLEGE OF DENTISTRY

The University of Florida invites nominations and applications for a visionary leader to serve as Dean of the College of Dentistry.
With 16 colleges, two academic health centers and more than 150 research centers and institutes, the University of Florida is one of the broadest-scope academic institutions in the nation and is one of only six public land-grant universities in the U.S. with colleges of Medicine, Law, Engineering, Agricultural and Life Sciences and Veterinary Medicine on one campus.
Established in 1972, the University of Florida, College of Dentistry is the only publicly-funded dental school in the state and ranks as a national leader in dental education, research and community service. The college is housed in the Dental Sciences Building located on the UF Health Science Center campus in Gainesville, Florida, with several practice sites throughout state. The UF College of Dentistry is nationally recognized for its oral health research, emphasizing infectious diseases in dentistry, bone biology, pain and neurosciences, and translational research to improve clinical and dental care. The dean is the chief academic and executive officer of the College of Dentistry who provides leadership and vision for the development and implementation of the college’s strategic future. In those roles, the dean has overall responsibilities for developing an effective collegial environment and plan that support excellence in patient care, teaching, research and service. More specifically, the dean oversees student admissions and services; curriculum development and implementation evaluates faculty and staff; develops and allocates the budget; represents the college in campus decision-making processes; oversees college-based research and outreach centers; and engages in fund- and friend-raising in support of opportunities to grow the college’s reputation, resources, and impact. In addition, the dean is responsible for maintaining strong working relationships within the larger university and with alumni, external partners, the academic and philanthropic communities, and other key stakeholders.

Required Qualifications

DMD or DDS preferred; terminal degree required.

Preferred Qualifications

  • A track record of leadership in clinical care, education, research, and administration.
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills; the ability to listen and understand the needs of faculty, staff, and students; the ability to build strong relationships with internal constituents.
  • Demonstrated success in enhancing and advancing patient care, education and research programs.
  • Demonstrated success in securing private, corporate, or governmental support to advance the college’s missions.
  • Demonstrated success in managing and leading a complex organization undergoing change.
  • Effective decision making skills
  • Solid understanding of dentistry clinical practice, procedures and scheduling

How to Apply

For fullest consideration, application materials should be received prior to February 21, 2014.
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until an appointment is made.
Application materials should include a letter addressing how the candidate’s experience matches the position requirements, curriculum vitae, together with the names, titles, and contact information for at least five references. Submission of materials as a PDF attachment is strongly encouraged. Individuals wishing to place names in nomination should submit a letter of nomination which includes the name,
position, address and telephone number of the nominee.
Requests for information, written nominations, and application materials should be directed to:
Jan Greenwood, Betty Turner Asher, Partners
Greenwood/Asher & Associates, Inc.
42 Business Centre Drive, Suite 206
Miramar Beach, Florida 32550
Phone: 850-650-2277 / Fax: 850-650-2272
This search is being conducted under Florida law, including the Sunshine law and public records law.


If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call (352) 392-4277 or the Florida Relay System at (800) 955-8771 (TDD). The University of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer.