Creighton university dean, school of dentistry

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Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska, is seeking nominations and applications for the position of Dean, School of Dentistry. Founded in 1905, the School of Dentistry offers a program in general dentistry that prepares graduates to manage all phases of comprehensive dental care. The School of Dentistry enrolls approximately 340 students and its faculty is composed of 63 full-time and 129 adjunct and affiliate faculty members.
The dean will have an exceptional opportunity to continue Creighton’s 100+-year tradition of excellence in teaching and dental care and to advance the dental school’s status as a leader in research and academic scholarship. As the chief officer of academic administration, the dean is responsible for leadership and management of the dental school and reports to the vice president for Health Sciences.
Founded in 1878, Creighton University is a Jesuit, Catholic institution enrolling 7,000 students (4,000 undergraduate; 3,000 graduate and professional) in its nine colleges and schools, including arts and sciences, business, dentistry, graduate, law, medicine, nursing, pharmacy and health professions, and University College. Creighton is consistently ranked No. 1 in the Midwest by U. S. News and World Report, as well as a “school to watch,” a “best buy” university, and a top institution for undergraduate research opportunities. For more information on Creighton, visit
The School of Dentistry is located on Creighton's urban campus in Omaha's thriving downtown area. The Omaha metropolitan area, with a population of nearly 840,000, ranks sixth on Forbes Magazine’s list of America’s most livable cities and is home to five Fortune 500 companies. More on Omaha can be found at
Nominees and applicants must hold a D.D.S. or D.M.D. degree and have a strong record as a teacher and scholar consistent with professorial rank. Preference will be given to candidates with significant academic administrative experience. Candidates should understand and support the mission of the school in its roles of teaching, research, patient care and community service, and be committed to the University’s goals of diversity, academic and clinical service excellence, research growth, and interprofessional education and practice. Review of applications will begin October 1, 2010, and continue until the dean is selected. The position is available July 1, 2011.
Candidate applications should be sent with a letter addressing qualifications, a curriculum vitae and the names, addresses and telephone numbers of three individuals who have agreed to provide letters of reference to: Eleanor V. Howell, Ph.D., Chair of Search Committee, Dean, School of Nursing, Creighton University, 2500 California Plaza, Omaha, NE 68178; Women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply. Creighton University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer.

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