American University of Iraq - Baghdad

Dean of the College of Dentistry

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College of Dentistry

Why the American University of Iraq – Baghdad?

Opening its doors in January of 2021, the new American University of Iraq – Baghdad (AUIB) began as a dream of influential individuals in Iraqi and the United States business, industry and government who want to see a world-class institution of higher learning established in the city, reminiscent of the days when Baghdad was an educational mecca and flourishing capital of the Muslim world.  With a great library, palatial college buildings and student centers, state-of-the-art classrooms, laboratories, and athletic facilities, AUIB will be a beautiful campus attracting students, faculty, and staff from throughout the world.  We invite you to join us in this exciting new venture.

This position will report directly to the Vice President of Academic Affairs.

Job Description:

AUIB seeks a strategic, collaborative, values-driven leader to serve as its next Dean of the College of Dentistry. The Dean will set a bold and ambitious vision for AUIB Dentistry that harnesses the talent, creativity, and diversity. The Dean is the administrative and educational head of the College of Dentistry.

This Position Will Be Responsible For:

  • Recruit and retain the College's faculty and staff in response to programmatic needs and encourage their professional development. 
  • In consultation with the chairs/directors of the concerned departments/divisions and appropriate committees, as specified in the policies, recommend to the Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs (AVPAA) – Health-related colleges the appointment, tenure, promotion, retention, sabbatical leave, annual salary increase and retirement actions of any faculty members and administrative officers of the College.
  • Developing the curriculum of the College. 
  • Developing continuing education and post-graduate programs to develop the advanced skills of practicing dentists.
  • Ensuring the effective delivery of the academic programs of the College. 
  • Developing a coherent teaching and learning strategy in the College. 
  • Developing and implementing the College’s assessment system. 
  • Securing the necessary accreditation and regulatory affairs associated with the profession and practice of Dentistry.
  • Establishing the necessary academic quality assurance system within the College, in the line with those of the University as a whole. 
  • Overseeing the appointment of academic staff and all other technical and support staff of the College. 
  • Preparing and managing the annual budget of the College. 
  • Leading the research strategy of the College. 
  • In consultation with the University Council, the Faculty Senate, and/or independently as appropriate, appoint members to standing and ad hoc committees as needed for the proper operation of the College. 
  • Represent the College at meetings of the university, professional associations, governmental agencies, and other groups. 
  • Develop the College practice and training facilities and create an environment that facilitates research and scholarly activity. 
  • Develop and promote public service among members of the College of Dentistry community. 
  • Promote the College of Dentistry through fund-raising and alumni activities. 
  • Delegate duties to appropriate individuals or groups whenever indicated. 
  • Assume other responsibilities and perform other duties as may be prescribed by the Board of Trustees, the President, VPAA, Associate AVPAA – Health or other appropriate administrative officers of the University. 

Required Skills/Abilities:

Candidates for this position must have: 

  • DDS, DMD, Ph.D. or highest professional qualification in Dentistry and be a graduate of an accredited dental school. 
  • Leadership experience in relevant academic Institutions / Universities for at least 10 years. 
  • Evidence of academic and research innovations with a track record of scholarly and professional practice leadership in the field. 
  • Demonstrated success in enhancing and advancing patient care, education, and research programs. 
  • Demonstrated success in securing private, corporate, and/or governmental support to advance the college's mission. 
  • Demonstrated success in managing and leading a complex organization undergoing change. 
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills; the ability to listen and understand the needs of faculty, staff, and students; and the ability to build strong relationships with internal and external constituents. 
  • Develops and promotes diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives across the college and amongst faculty, staff, and students. 
  • Effective decision-making and conflict resolution skills. 
  • Solid understanding of dentistry clinical practice, procedures, and scheduling. 
  • Demonstrated accomplishments in research and scholarship. 
  • Operational understanding of American university educational systems. 
  • Preferred experience working and living in the Middle East. 

Application Procedure: 

Applications should include:

  • Cover Letter.
  • Updated Curriculum Vitae.
  • Copies of Passport Data information page.
  • References (contact details) for up to three individuals who are familiar with your work.
  • Copies of all formal academic degrees and certificates.
  • Copies of your Transcripts.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Confidential review of materials and screening of candidates will begin immediately. 

Please apply through AUIB website OR send your application and supporting documents to the following email address:  

If an applicant has any relatives working at AUIB this must be disclosed in writing in the cover letter.

If you have not heard back from us after 3 weeks, it means that your application was not successful.

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