Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs/EDI
School of Dental Medicine
Posting Link https://www.ubjobs.buffalo.edu/postings/45441
Faculty Appointment Term
Posting Detail Information
The University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine
seeks a highly professional, Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs,
Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
that will play a pivotal role
in creating and sustaining a diverse and inclusive student, staff,
faculty body, as well as develop and promote health equity
initiatives that collaborate with other health sciences schools and
provide services to improve the health of the local community. This
individual will lead the School in its effort to build a more
intellectually, socially, and culturally diverse community. By
building a robustly diverse professoriate at all levels— from
initial hires to successful promotion and tenure—the Associate Dean
will be a pivotal figure in transforming the faculty into a body
that reflects the demographics of the student and patient
populations it ultimately aims to serve.
Under the Dean’s direction, the Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs/
EDI works to design and execute a faculty development plan that
aligns with the School of Dental Medicine’s Strategic Diversity
Some key responsibilities for this position include:
- Works with the executive council to advance faculty development
and diversity within the School of Dental Medicine.
- Leads the Equity Diversity and Inclusion initiatives for the
School of Dental Medicine, representing the SDM on University-wide
diversity-related initiatives and committees, and providing
administrative support to the Office of Inclusive Excellence,
Department Chairs and Strategic Diversity Plan Committee.
- Advises the Dean and senior leadership of the School of Dental
Medicine on strategic matters related to faculty development and
- Works with the School of Dental Medicine’s Director of Human
Resources to assist with faculty recruitment, on-boarding, and
retention; works with Department Chairs and Associate Dean’s to
advance faculty diversity and advancement.
- Helps to reinforce a culture and norms that support a safe and
supportive learning environment for students from diverse
- Organizes and manages faculty and department chair orientation
- Reviews and approves all new postings for academic and research
hires to assure best practices are followed with respect to faculty
- Gathers, tracks, and analyzes institutional diversity related
- Identifies fund-raising opportunities and develop grant
proposals related to faculty development and diversity.
- Works closely with academic appointments in consultation with
- Develops and executes the School of Dental Medicine’s strategic
plan for diversity and inclusion in collaboration with senior
- Provide guidance to the Directors of Faculty Affairs and EDI
during the implementation of the SDM programs.
Outstanding Benefits Package
- Works to develop, implement, and support community-wide health
equity initiatives in the greater Buffalo area.
- Supports dental equity research and education, including
coordination with other dental sciences programs such as the
schools of public health, dental, nursing, and pharmacy, as well as
the school of social work.
- Promotes the recruitment and retention of diverse students,
residents, and staff.
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- DDS, DMD or equivalent, or PhD
- Experience and training assessing and improving processes and
policies to support diversity, equity and inclusion, particularly
as it pertains to faculty appointment and promotion.
- Successful record of identifying, recruiting, retaining, and
developing faculty or larger teams.
- Progressive administrative leadership experience at associate
professor or professor level, preferably within a Health sciences
- Ability to navigate complex academic and health care
communities, building bridges and strong collaborative
relationships with a range of internal and external
$140,000 - $210,000
Additional Salary Information
Associate Dean stipend
Special Instructions Summary
Applications will be evaluated on a rolling basis beginning October
15, 2023, until the position is filled.
In compliance with 10 NYCRR 2.61, Candidates will be required to
show proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID -19 upon
commencing employment. Reasonable accommodations will be considered
ona case-by-case basis for exemptions to this requirement in
accordance with applicable law.
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Background Check Notification
For non-internal applicants: a selected candidate will have to
complete and pass a background check prior to appointment.
Chief of Staff, School of Dental Medicine
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Open Until Filled
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