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Assistant Dean of Admissions, Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine

Boston University
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted date
Jul 20, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Education Administration & Leadership, Health & Medicine, Dentistry
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Assistant Dean of Admissions

Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine

Boston, Massachusetts


Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine invites applications for an Assistant Dean of Admissions. This is a full-time non-tenure track faculty position.


School and University Overview

A pioneer and leader in digital dentistry, the Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine offers a highly advanced, collaborative learning environment in which teaching, research and community service are uniquely combined to train tomorrow's outstanding dental professionals. Featuring a diverse faculty of more than 300 educators, clinicians, and researchers from 40 countries, GSDM is a premier dental school in Boston serving the needs of a diverse, multicultural patient base and student population.

GSDM promotes excellence in learning through innovative collaborations, external partnerships, and a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. We seek support, and promote diversity in our faculty and staff to broaden our students’ academic experience while enriching our campus community. The Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine offers 4-year Doctor of Dental Medicine and 2-year international Advanced Standing DMD degree programs as well as postdoctoral programs in Dental Public Health, Digital Dentistry, Endodontics, Geriatric Dental Medicine, Operative Dentistry, Oral Biology, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics, Pediatric Dentistry, Periodontology and Prosthodontics.

Boston University is an internationally renowned private research university located in Boston's historic Back Bay. Ranked #27 among Best U.S. Colleges by The Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education, BU is one of only three universities in Boston and Cambridge named to the prestigious Association of American Universities and is #3 in Massachusetts for Best Universities for Excellence, Equity and Employability. The Boston University Medical Campus - home of the School of Medicine, the Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine, the School of Public Health and Boston Medical Center, the University's affiliated teaching partner site - is in the city's vibrant South End neighborhood.

Boston, the capital of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, is the 21st largest city in the nation and is consistently ranked as one of the best U.S. cities for students with access to world-renowned educational resources, outstanding cultural institutions, and major professional sports teams. As the business and educational hub of New England, Boston is a sought-after recruiting ground for international employers. Outstanding transportation resources provide easy access to New England and metro NY/NJ destinations; one of the nation’s busiest international airports is located 15 minutes from central Boston.

Position Title:

Assistant Dean of Admissions


Position Description

The Assistant Dean of Admissions serves as the principal recruitment officer for the Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine, providing leadership and strategic direction to maximize and sustain enrollment consistent with GSDM's mission to build on a culture of inclusivity and academic excellence through the recruitment of diverse and outstanding students. The Assistant Dean of Admissions reports directly to the Dean of the Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine.



  • Provide a strong and visible leadership role in recruitment and retention of students to the DMD Program, DMD Advanced Standing Program, post-doctoral and post-graduate programs;
  • Supervise the Director of Admissions, admissions representatives and related support staff;
  • Develop and refine the application review process within a holistic admissions approach;
  • Work closely with pre-professional advisors and various members of the Admissions Committee regarding applicants;
  • Oversee the criminal background check policy, process, and credentialing for all entering students and residents, including the undergraduate certification requirement for all entering four-year DMD students;
  • Oversee and execute all offers of admission to prospective predoctoral and postdoctoral students;
  • Collaborate closely with the Boston University Medical Campus Student Financial Aid Director and staff to remain updated on student financial information;
  • Administer and manage the scholarship budget and SDM endowed funds for entering students in collaboration with the Office of the Dean;
  • Assist the school with its plans for the retention of first-year students;
  • Oversee the collection and assessment of documents required for accreditation standards;
  • Serve as a member or Chair of the Admissions Committee; 
  • Serve as member of the School's Executive Committee and present matriculation and enrollment statistics;
  • Represent the Dean and GSDM as required at University meetings and external events related to Admissions;
  • Additional duties as directed or requested by the Dean


  • DDS/DMD degree preferred; terminal degree required
  • 3-5 years leadership experience at a CODA-accredited academic institution
  • Experience in supervising professional level staff
  • Ability to inspire, motivate and lead an energetic team
  • Capability to develop and mentor staff
  • Demonstrated ability to work with diverse populations and a commitment to diversity and inclusion
  • Excellent interpersonal and presentation skills, including written and oral communication skills
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Experience in managing budgets to meet operational goals
  • Outcomes-oriented and with experience in data analytics
  • Desire and determination to meet institutional goals while adhering to university policy and procedures
  • Ability to handle confidential and sensitive information
  • Ability to engage current students, faculty, and alumni in the recruitment and enrollment of all new students


Special Requirements
Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.


Salary will be commensurate with experience and academic rank.

Boston University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.


To Apply:

Confidential review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. For consideration, a curriculum vitae, letter of interest, statement of career goals, academic interest, and leadership goals, and a statement of diversity, equity, and inclusion should be submitted. At least five references with full contact information including emails should be provided. Contact information for references is requested, but will only be used, with permission, from finalists.


Applications should be sent to:

 Dr. Marianne Jurasic, Chair

Dean's Advisory Search Committee for an Assistant Dean of Admissions

Office of the Dean

Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine

635 Albany Street, G700

Boston, MA 02118

Email to:


Boston University is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Boston University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

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