Chair, Department of Biomedical Sciences
Applications are currently being accepted
Proposed School of Dental Medicine
Reporting to the Dean of the proposed School of Dental Medicine and working closely with the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, this position exists to develop, facilitate and manage the biomedical science curriculum and student progress.
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PRIMARY PURPOSE/SCOPE OF THE POSITION
Reporting to the Dean of the proposed School of Dental Medicine and working closely with the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, this position exists to develop, facilitate and manage the biomedical science curriculum and student progress within the proposed School of Dental Medicine. The position will accomplish leadership, organization, direction and supervision of all biomedical sciences academic activities including, but not limited to, development of the four year curriculum, assessing curricular outcomes, accreditation issues, tracking student performance, student related policies, advisory programs, student counseling, and data collection.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES, RESPONSIBILITIES, AND FUNCTIONS
The essential duties, responsibilities, and functions of this position include, but are not limited to, the following:
1. Chair the School of Dental Medicine Department of Biomedical Sciences: hire, direct, supervise, and evaluate all faculty and staff in the department.
2. Participate in the development and coordination of all biomedical and behavioral science programs including integration into the clinical sciences as appropriate. This may include the identification and use of external resources to deliver some course content.
3. Develop collaborative relationships with other biomedical science departments in health sciences institutions in the region.
4. Develop, coordinate, and maintain the biomedical sciences course schedule.
5. Compile and analyze data related to the proposed School of Dental Medicine biomedical sciences curriculum and student performance and ensure statistical information and reports are available.
6. Advise and mentor faculty as they develop their course content and in other aspects of their academic careers.
7. Manage the budget for the department.
8. Serve on the Curriculum Committee, Student Progress Committee, and other committees as needed.
9. Integrate into the Office of Academic Affairs curriculum management system to assess curriculum, outcomes, and student progress on an ongoing basis with a view to improving their effectiveness, and modify procedures when required. This system should include both course reviews and peer-reviews of faculty presentations to students.
10. Support the Office of Academic Affairs system of course and faculty evaluations by students.
11. Support the student tutoring and faculty advisor programs.
12. Recommend strategic development initiatives to the Dean of the proposed School of Dental Medicine.
13. Prepare reports for the proposed School of Dental Medicine administration, American Dental Association, American Dental Education Association, and other organizations and governmental agencies as necessary.
14. Support the academic offerings of primary care graduate programs (GPR and AEGD) when appropriate, possibly allied with other institutions.
15. Be actively involved in seeking and submitting grant proposals related to biomedical sciences education and be involved in education/academic based research and scholarly activity.
16. Resolve problems related to the department in collaboration with the leadership team and the Dean of the proposed School of Dental Medicine as warranted.
17. Be an active member in the American Dental Education Association.
18. Utilize appropriate meetings, phone, email, social media, and mail to communicate with faculty, students, and staff in a timely manner.
19. Represent the proposed School of Dental Medicine on committees related to the biomedical sciences.
20. Participate in proposed School of Dental Medicine related clinical and non-clinical outreach programs.
21. Contribute to the composition of the Initial Application self-study and other Commission on Dental Accreditation activities.
22. Coordinate National Dental Board review initiatives for students.
23. Work independently, and to arrange information sessions, set appointments and promote the College in a positive manner.
24. Follow the expectation of treating fellow employees, students and the institution's guests with civility, and to refrain from activities that disrupt the efficient functioning of the college.
25. Follow directions and complete tasks accurately as well as accept supervisory input and constructive criticism.
26. Attend training sessions to receive updated information about new programs, services, requirements, etc.
27. Interpret College policies to employees and enforces safety regulations.
28. Comply with all rules, policies, and procedures as established by Bluefield College and
the proposed School of Dental Medicine.
MARGINAL DUTIES, RESPONSIBILITIES, AND FUNCTIONS
The marginal duties, responsibilities, and functions of this position include, but are not limited to, the following:
29. Performs other duties as assigned
SUPERVISORY DUTIES, RESPONSIBILITIES, AND FUNCTIONS
This position directly manages and supervises the proposed School of Dental Medicine Department of Biomedical Sciences faculty and staff and carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the College’s policies and applicable laws. Supervisory duties, responsibilities, and functions include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES, AND EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE
Required: Ph. D., D.D.S. or D.M.D., or M.D. degree from a U.S.-accredited graduate, dental, or medical school or comparable health-related professions degree from a U.S.-accredited institution. Five years of management in health related professions school at the program director or department chair level related activities, to include a broad in-depth knowledge of dental education curriculum, policies, and procedures, proven administrative skill in developing procedures for a complex organization. Strong management, organizational, and interpersonal skills, and a professional appearance and demeanor. Goal oriented and intrinsically motivated with superior customer service and networking skills. Facility with MS Office Suite and the Internet as a tool. Ability to manage student files and rosters via the Jenzabar system. If applicable, must be eligible for Virginia dental licensure and obtain this credential in the first six months of employment. Must embrace the Christian mission of the College.
Preferred: Preference will be given to those candidates with biomedical sciences curriculum development experience in a dental environment and national recognition in dental related academic affairs activities.
• Physical Demands
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. This position is not necessarily a physically demanding job and requires no specific physical demands other than those typical in a modern office environment. Normal responsibilities should not afford risks of accidental injury.
• Specialized Equipment Requirements
The use of specialized equipment listed here is representative of equipment an employee may encounter while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. This position requires no specialized equipment other than equipment typically used in a modern office environment, including personal computers, calculators, copiers, and fax machines.
• Working Conditions and Environment
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the duties, responsibilities, and functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the duties, responsibilities, and functions. This position has no specific working conditions; the work environment is typical to that of a small private residential institution of higher education, with physical remote site locations within 500 miles of the main campus in Bluefield, Virginia.
To apply: Please visit http://www.bluefield.edu/employment/ and complete the electronic staff employment application and upload a letter of interest, resume, the names and full contact information for at least three professional references, and statement of Christian Faith. The institution does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, color, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, military service or genetic information in its employment.