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Assistant Dean for Accreditation and Outcomes Assessment

Application Procedure:

Applicants should submit a letter of interest, a CV, and the names and contact information for three references to Dr. Maria Fornatora, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at

Job Duties

This is a faculty position at a rank determined by experience and education.  The candidate must have extensive experience with accreditation by a national organization, preferably dental or medical education.  The candidate must be familiar with educational outcomes assessment, analysis of outcomes data, superb writing and communication skills, experience, and interest in educational research, and can support the educational programs of the dental schools by supervising theses project for master level student, and this support may include direction and assistance on design of research studies and data analysis. The candidate must have experiential knowledge in competency-based education.

Assistant Dean is responsible for the development and maintenance of a comprehensive outcomes assessment program that supports the vision, mission, and goals of the School of Dentistry, and ensures continued compliance with the standards of the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) for the predoctoral and postdoctoral dental education programs. Specific responsibilities include collection and maintenance of data sets that support academic and institutional outcomes analysis and planning. This includes hand-on data collection and analysis, translation of data into usable information for program improvements, curriculum management and preparation of reports and self-studies.

The Assistant Dean for Accreditation and Outcomes Assessment will report to the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs for the duties related to accreditation and outcomes assessment.  For research, teaching, and service activities the faculty selected for this position will report to the Chair of the Department of Oral Health Sciences and is expected to participate as a member of research team of the dental school with a focus on educational research and evaluation.

Job Qualifications


Masters or doctorate (preferred) in an appropriate academic discipline (for example, educational psychology, higher education, professional degree in dentistry, medicine, or related health field, or other relevant)

A dental degree or knowledge of the dental field through education or experience is preferred

Educational research experience is required.

At least 3 years of experience required in higher/professional education accreditation processes in a leadership role; experience with dental, medical, or health-related schools accreditation preferred.

Institution Description

As the second-oldest dental school in the U.S., the Maurice H. Kornberg School of Dentistry upholds a legacy of innovation in dental education, research efforts, community service and pioneering healthcare services.

Founded in 1863, Kornberg remains a pillar in the dental community. We have more than 7,000 alumni currently redefining the field of oral health around the world.


Salary and rank will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. Temple University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.  Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Application Due Date: 2022-12-13
Job Start Date: 2023-01-01
Salary: $80000 - $120000
City: Philadelphia
State/Province/Region: PA
Institution: Temple University, School of Dentistry
Reports To: Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Staff # Reporting to Position: 0
Reports In Office: Academic Affairs

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