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How to Apply

Applicants should electronically submit a cover letter describing their qualifications for this position, curriculum vitae, and a statement of interest and goals to our secure website: (Associate Dean for Patient Services). Applications will be accepted and evaluated on an ongoing basis until the position is filled. Evaluation of applications will begin March 1, 2019. The University of Michigan School of Dentistry recognizes and values contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion ( We encourage applicants to comment in their cover letter and/or statement of interest how their experience and leadership have contributed to enhancing diversity, equity, and inclusiveness or their potential to make contributions in this area.

Questions regarding the position description should be directed to the Search Committee Chair for Associate Dean for Patient Services, Dr. Mark Fitzgerald at (  For other questions regarding the application or search process, please contact Kim Huner (

Job Summary

The associate dean is responsible for the administration and operational activities of the Office of Patient Services and the clinical programs of the School of Dentistry in all matters related to patient care. This individual will serve as the Dean’s representative for oversight of all patient-related services and activities, to include the predoctoral, dental hygiene, and graduate clinic programs and the dental faculty practice. Additional responsibilities include compliance with state and federal regulations related to patient care and credentialing of health care providers.

The position requires a DDS/DMD or equivalent degree. The individual should have established credentials as an administrator, experience in clinical training programs, and proven leadership expertise. The candidate will have a demonstrated scholarly distinction appropriate for a tenure or clinical track appointment at the associate professor/professor level. Candidates should have an understanding of the contributions of diversity to excellence in academic endeavors.

Mission Statement

MDentistry: Advancing health through education, service, research and discovery. 

MDentistry Core Values: Compassion, Leadership, Excellence, Responsibility, Trust, Creativity, and Inclusion.

The mission of the University of Michigan is to serve the people of Michigan and the world through preeminence in creating, communicating, preserving and applying knowledge, art, and academic values, and in developing leaders and citizens who will challenge the present and enrich the future.  The University of Michigan is committed to foster learning, creativity and productivity, and to support the vigorous exchange of ideas and information, not only in the classroom but in the workplace by: 

  • Creating a work environment in which people treat each other with respect and dignity, regardless of roles, responsibilities or differences. 
  • Providing support, direction and resources enabling us to accomplish the responsibilities of our jobs and to reach the goals that are set for professional and personal growth.

Work Locations

This position is located in the School of Dentistry at 1011 N University Ave.

Background Screening

The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks.  Background checks are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.