Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso (TTUHSC El Paso) Hunt School of Dental Medicine (HSDM) invites applications and nominations for a dynamic leader to serve as the Associate Dean of Research. Reporting directly to the Dean, the Associate Dean of Research will provide oversight and management of HSDM’s oral health research program and resources to develop scholarly activity by faculty and student in educational, biomedical, translational, clinical and population health research emphasis areas aligned with the strategic goals of the university and school.
In 2018, TTUHSC El Paso was granted accreditation with commendation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), the highest level designation possible. Today, TTUHSC El Paso is the Texas Tech University System’s fourth free-standing university, joining Texas Tech University, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, and Angelo State University. TTUHSC El Paso’s schools include the Gayle Greve Hunt School of Nursing, the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, the Paul L. Foster School of Medicine, and the new Hunt School of Dental Medicine, the first dental school in West Texas and the first to open in Texas in over 50 years.
The Hunt School of Dental Medicine will matriculate 40 dental students in 2021, with planned growth to a class size of 60 students in subsequent years. The school’s innovative and highly-integrated curriculum will utilize a symptoms-based approach to behavioral, biomedical, and clinical courses with digital technology in a state-of-the-art dental learning center, which will be housed in a 38,000 square foot clinic equipped with 130 treatment chairs. The Associate Dean of Research will help in the development of strategic initiatives to grow the quality, visibility, and impact of scholarly activity at the Hunt School of Dental Medicine.
With over 300 days of sunshine per year, El Paso residents enjoy a friendly community with numerous outdoor and cultural pursuits, and no state income tax. El Paso was recognized as an All-America City in 2018-19 and an All-American city finalist in 2020 among communities that demonstrate innovation, inclusiveness, civic engagement, and cross sector collaboration for outstanding civic accomplishments. El Paso also consistently ranks among the top 10 safest cities in America.
Qualifications: (See job requisition for full position description and requirements) • D.M.D./D.D.S. or equivalent dental degree and eligibility for Texas dental licensure • A minimum of five years of experience in research with a track record of funding in one or more the following oral health areas: public health, epidemiology, health services, educational, bioinformatics, behavioral, biomedical or clinical/translational research • A minimum of five years of leadership experience in a CODA-accredited program and a minimum of five-years of teaching experience in higher education • A strong record of externally-funded oral health-related research and peer-reviewed publications • Experience in the development of grant proposals and the management of extramural funding • Knowledge of and experience with research compliance, indirect costs, effort reporting, responsible conduct of research, federal and state grant regulations, and human subjects/animals research • Demonstrated effectiveness as a culturally competent professional with experience in supporting the needs of a diverse faculty, staff, and student population • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills • Eligible for Texas dental licensure • Eligible for appointment at the rank of Associate Professor or higher
Additional Salary Information: As an EEO/AA employer, the Texas Tech University System and its components will not discriminate in our employment practices based on an applicant’s race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetic information or status as a protected veteran.
Internal Number: Requisition ID: 21265BR
About Woody L. Hunt School of Dental Medicine
The mission of the Woody L. Hunt School of Dental Medicine is to improve the oral health of the people of Texas and the greater El Paso community by: focusing on the unique oral and overall health care needs of the border populations; demonstrating excellence in education, research, and patient care; and providing leadership to the practicing community and other area stakeholders.