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Dean of the College of Dentistry

University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Memphis, Tennessee
Not specified
Date posted
Nov 28, 2023

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Position Type
Administrative, Deans
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time


The University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) seeks a strategic, collaborative, values-driven leader to serve as its next Dean of the College of Dentistry. Reporting to Chancellor Peter Buckley, M.D., the Dean serves as the chief academic officer of the college; sets a bold and ambitious vision for UTHSC dentistry that harnesses the talent, creativity, diversity, and shares a breadth of expertise across its dedicated community of faculty, staff, and students.

With Chancellor Buckley’s leadership, UTHSC is transforming the State of Tennessee healthcare. The College of Dentistry is leading this transformation with the opening of a new state-of-the-art Delta Dental Building accompanied by the Healthy Smiles initiative. The future is exciting for the College of Dentistry and UTHSC.

The new Delta Dental Building provides the opportunity for students to learn on the latest teaching aids and cutting-edge equipment and technology. The College’s Healthy Smiles initiative in collaboration with the Tennessee Department of Health, is undertaking a $53 million project over the next 5 years to increase access to dentists and dental healthcare across Tennessee, with a focus on rural areas.

The College of Dentistry is the oldest dental college in the South, and the third oldest public college of dentistry in the United States. UTHSC’s College of Dentistry embraces the value of diversity in dental education.

How to apply

Greenwood Asher & Associates is assisting the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in this search. Applications and nominations are now being accepted. Confidential inquiries, nominations and application materials should be directed to Greenwood Asher and Associates. For a full application package, please submit a cover letter, CV, and list of five references.

Applicants must apply through the UTHSC Taleo site to be considered for the position. Please visit the site to apply:

Submission of application materials as PDF attachments is strongly encouraged. The search will be conducted with a commitment of confidentiality for candidates until finalists are selected. Initial screening of applications will begin immediately and will continue until an appointment is made.

Please direct inquiries, nominations, and application material to:

Jeremy Duff, Search Manager and Vice President of Executive Search


Joe Stanley, Consultant


EEO/AA Statement/Non-Discrimination Statement   

All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment and admissions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal or state law.

Eligibility and other terms and conditions of employment benefits at The University of Tennessee are governed by laws and regulations of the State of Tennessee, and this non-discrimination statement is intended to be consistent with those laws and regulations.

In accordance with the requirements of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, The University of Tennessee affirmatively states that it does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, or disability in its education programs and activities, and this policy extends to employment by the University.

Inquiries and charges of violation of Title VI (race, color, national origin), Title IX (sex), Section 504 (disability), ADA (disability), Age Discrimination in Employment Act (age), sexual orientation, or veteran status should be directed to the Office of Inclusion, Equity, and Diversity (OIED), 920 Madison Avenue, Suite 825, Memphis, Tennessee 38163, telephone 901.448.7382 (V/TTY available). Requests for accommodation of a disability should be directed to the ADA Coordinator at the Office of Inclusion, Equity, and Diversity.




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