Assistant Dean for Clinical Affairs at the Touro College of Dental Medicine (TCDM) New Mexico Campus

Job Locations US-NM-Albuquerque
TUNY - College of Dental Medicine
Position Type
Schedule Shift
Hours Per Week
As needed
FLSA Status


The Assistant Dean for Clinical Affairs at the Touro College of Dental Medicine (TCDM) New Mexico Campus is a critical leadership position responsible for overseeing the clinical program, ensuring compliance with clinical policies and accreditation standards, and maintaining the quality of patient care programs. This role reports directly to the Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs and collaborates closely with the Dean. The Assistant Dean will play a pivotal role in recruiting key clinical leadership positions and will be actively engaged in coordinating clinical operations between the New Mexico Campus and TCDM's New York facilities.


The responsibilities include but are not limited to:


1. Leadership and Recruitment:

  • Collaborate with the Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs, Vice Dean, and Dean to recruit key clinical leadership positions, including the Director of Clinical Education, Director of Clinical Operations, and Clinical Faculty at the New Mexico Campus.

2.Clinical Program Oversight:

  • Ensure the effective operation of the clinical program at the New Mexico Campus, including enforcing operational policies and coordinating patient care programs in collaboration with the Director of Clinical Education.

3. Compliance and Protocols:

  • Coordinate clinical protocols with TCDM clinical policies and ensure alignment with clinical operations in New York to ensure compliance with billing, infection prevention protocols, and quality assurance.
  • Establish and maintain communication channels for consistent monitoring of protocols across all clinical practices and environments.

4. Accreditation Standards:

  • Take direct accountability for adherence to Accreditation Standards in New Mexico, specifically in the areas of clinical education and quality assurance.

5. Calibration and Student Progress:

  • Ensure that Clinical Practice Leaders and Directors of various clinical specialties are calibrated with TCDM protocols.
  • Monitor clinical coverage, coordinate activities, and maintain records on student progress toward competency.
  • Oversee the monitoring of student progress within clinics and report on their competency achievement to the Academic Dean.

6. Participation in Committees:

  • Serve as a member of the TCDM Clinical Policy Committee, chaired by the Assistant Dean for Clinical Education, for the development of Clinical Policies, Procedures, and Protocols.
  • Build consensus on clinical policies and procedures within the academic setting through effective interpersonal, verbal, and written communication.
  • Review policies developed by sub-committees and forward them to the Clinical Policy Committee for approval.

7. Clinical Care Responsibilities:

  • Fulfill clinical care responsibilities within Touro Dental Health.

8. Other tasks and duties as may be assigned in support of the mission of the school.


Education/ Experience

  • Doctor of Medical Dentistry or Doctor of Dental Surgery required.
  • Licensure in the state of New Mexico - REQUIRED
  • Demonstrated leadership experience in dental education or clinical setting - PREFERRED BUT NOT REQUIRED

Knowledge/ Skills/ Abilities

  • Demonstrated proficiency in communication (written and verbal) required
  • Effectively manage and organize daily tasks independently and with a team while balancing multiple projects and meeting deadlines required
  • Strong understanding of accreditation standards in dental education.
  • Commitment to maintaining high-quality patient care and clinical education standards.
  • Proven strength in verbal communication and interpersonal collaborative skills
  • Proven ability to multitask and meet overlapping deadlines
  • Proven strength in writing, editing, reporting, and proofreading skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite including Word, Excel, Power Point, & Outlook required
  • Knowledge of coding basics including HTML and CSS familiarity with graphic design software strong plusses.

Physical Demands

  • Extensive time sitting and standing
  • Able to lift up to 5 lbs
  • This position requires compliance with Touro's Vaccine Mandate policy


  • Occasional travel as needed
  • Position is in-person (located onsite)

Maximum Salary

USD $225,000.00/Yr.

Minimum Salary

USD $180,000.00/Yr.


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