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Assistant / Associate Dean for Student Services
Virginia Commonwealth University

Date Posted Sep. 29, 2022
Title Assistant / Associate Dean for Student Services
University Virginia Commonwealth University
Richmond, VA, United States
Department School of Dentistry
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Associate/Assistant Dean
  • Administration - Academic Unit
    Student Affairs

Assistant / Associate Dean for Student Services

Virginia Commonwealth University
School of Dentistry

Virginia Commonwealth University, School of Dentistry, is seeking applicants for a full-time faculty position to serve as the Assistant/Associate Dean for Student Services, in the Dean’s Office. Academic rank, tenure eligibility and salary will be commensurate with experience and qualification.


The primary purpose of this position is to administer and oversee all student-related activities and programs for pre-doctoral dental students and undergraduate dental hygiene students. This position serves as the chief administrator for all student affairs including student organizations, student government activities, and student travel to represent the School of Dentistry. Teaching across traditional department lines and in multidisciplinary teams is required. Faculty members in the School of Dentistry are expected to teach in an integrated curriculum system that includes baccalaureate, graduate, and professional education. 


  • Advanced degree; M.Ed., PhD, DDS or DMD or equivalent
  • 5 or more years’ experience in higher education with student services and/or healthcare provider education
  • Experience and knowledge of academic and student affairs workflows, student recruitment, admissions, and support
  • Ability to represent the school effectively and build relations with external and internal parties.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills and critical thinking skills
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and priorities
  • Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment or commitment to do so as a faculty member at VCU
  • Demonstrated ability to contribute to, advocate for, and participate in a humanistic environment of learning

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Eligibility for dental/dental hygiene licensure in Virginia
  • Experience working in a public university setting, preferably in a dental or medical school

Application Process:

Candidates must apply to this faculty position, F08030, through the university’s career website at (search req2505) to be considered.  

For further information about this position, contact Ms. Kim Isringhausen, Search Committee Chair, VCU School of Dentistry, Human Resources Department, at Two recent letters of reference or contact information for at least two references will be required for consideration.  

VCU is an urban, research-intensive institution with a richly diverse university community and commitment to multicultural opportunities. Virginia Commonwealth University is an equal opportunity, Affirmative Action University, providing access to education and employment without regard to age, race, color, national origin, gender, religion, sexual orientation, veteran’s status, political affiliation, or disability.

As a preeminent national, urban, public research university and academic health center, Virginia Commonwealth University is committed to organizational diversity, equity, and inclusion -- an environment where all can thrive in their pursuit of excellence. Applicants are requested to submit a Statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (typically between 150-300 words) providing their career aspirations and contributions toward promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion. Through this statement, you can share how your lived experiences; and past, present, and future academic and professional activities have or will contribute to VCU's mission of promoting equity and inclusion, Note: Examples include working with others to further the goals of equity and inclusion; leading in any capacity that tangibly promotes an environment where diversity is welcomed, fostered, and celebrated; creative activity, research and scholarship that promotes equity and parity; teaching and mentoring students, and/or engaging with faculty and/or staff from traditionally underrepresented groups to create a positive and successful organizational experience. 

Virginia Commonwealth University is a major, urban research university with national and international rankings in sponsored research. Located in downtown Richmond, Virginia, VCU enrolls nearly 31,000 students in 223 degree and certificate programs in the arts, sciences and humanities. Sixty-eight of the programs are unique in Virginia, many of them crossing the disciplines of VCU's thirteen schools and one college. VCU Health System and the health sciences schools of Virginia Commonwealth University comprise the VCU Medical Center, one of the nation's leading academic medical centers. For more information, see 



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