Associate Dean for Technology Services and Informatics - School of Dentistry

Houston, TX

Associate Dean for Technology Services and Informatics - School of Dentistry

Location: Houston, Texas

Category: Faculty

UTHealth Houston School of Dentistry

Requisition #: 230002QL

UTHealth Houston School of Dentistry (UTSD), apartofUTHealth Houston, invites nominations and applications for the full-time position of Associate Dean for Technology Services and Informatics (TSI)at the Associate- or Full-Professor level on the tenure or non-tenure track. The position is available immediately. UTSD seeks candidates who's administrative and leadership experience, teaching, research, and service have prepared them to contribute to our commitment to excellence in dental education.

UTSD’s mission is “to improve human health by providing high-quality education, patient care, service, and research in oral health for Texas, the nation, and the world.” The Associate Dean is an integral part of UTSD’s administrative team and will provide innovative leadership and advocacy in key areas of predoctoral and postdoctoral education, patient care, and research. The Associate Dean will promote a humanistic environment that welcomes, supports, and respects all students, residents, faculty, and staff.

UTSD is committed to supporting innovation and leadership in the use of information technology in dental education. For the past several decades, UTSD has demonstrated a strong commitment to technology and consistently ranks at or near the top among dental schools/programs in developing/adopting new technologies for education, patient care, research, and expenditures (ADA Survey of Dental Education Finances Report). Home to theBigMouth Dental Data Repositoryand theTexas Center for Oral Healthcare Quality and Safety, TSI’s mission is to lead these and other innovative efforts and to provide the highest level of expertise, guidance, and support in technology services and informatics to UTSD students, residents, staff and faculty.

The Associate Dean for TSI is the chief information officer for UTSD and reports directly to the Dean. Working closely with department chairs, associate deans, faculty, staff, and the UTHealth Houston Office forInformation Technology, the Associate Dean advances the school’s vision for innovation and leadership in the use of information technology in dental education. Specifically, the position is responsible for oversight, promoting, and advancing the following areas of information sciences at the school:

  • Clinical Information Technology - electronic health record, digital imaging, teledentistry, digital dentistry.

  • Educational Technology – computer-based testing, lecture capture system, audience response systems, learning management system, video conferencing, instructional video development, courseware creation, e-portfolio, surveys, annual faculty review, curriculum mapping, virtual/augmented reality, educational technology integration.

  • Informatics - data mining, collection and analysis; interactive dashboards; research and grant application support; publications support.

  • Library – SOD Library Primo (, library information, databases and resources, journals search, course textbooks.

  • Media Production Services - graphic design and printing for UTSD publications, displays, posters, wall plaques, custom certificates; still photography; building signage.

  • Web Services - UTSD public and other websites; UTSD intranet.

Other administrative responsibilities include TSI strategic planning and budgeting; TSI staffing and supervision; creating strategic alliances across UTSD, UTHealth Houston, and theTexas Medical Center; and serving on UTSD and UTHealth Houston councils, task forces, and committees. If appropriate, he/she/they will have the opportunity for faculty practice pending eligibility for full or faculty licensure in Texas.


  • DDS/DMD, PhD or Master's degree equivalent in a related field.

  • A demonstrated working knowledge of the described TSI areas of responsibility.

  • Evidence of consistent scholarly activity (e.g., external research funding, publications or other productivity) in at least one of the areas of TSI responsibility.

  • Credentials meriting appointment to the rank of associate professor or full professor on the tenure or non-tenure track.

  • Effective communication skills.

  • Experience working effectively across diverse areas of focus and responsibility.

  • Minimum of 5 years administrative supervisory experience.

Academic rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The school seeks candidates in all roles who are willing to contribute to our mission and vision and promote interdisciplinary perspectives, understanding, and service to the community.

This is a security-sensitive position and thereby subject to Texas Education Code #51.215. A background check and drug screening will be required for the final candidate. For more information, visit

Instructions to Applicants

The application and supporting documents (CV, statement of teaching/research interests, and names and contact information of three references) must be submitted online.

Confidential inquiries may be directed to:

Ms. Auco Dang, Director of Administration

UTHealth Houston School of Dentistry

7500 Cambridge St., Suite 6350

Houston, TX 77054

Applicant Deadline

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth)

Established in 1972 by The University of Texas System Board of Regents, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) is Houston’s Health University and Texas’ resource for health care education, innovation, scientific discovery and excellence in patient care. The most comprehensive academic health center in the UT System and the U.S. Gulf Coast region, UTHealth Houston is home to schools of biomedical informatics, biomedical sciences, dentistry, nursing and public health and the John P. and Kathrine G. McGovern Medical School. UTHealth Houston includes The University of Texas Harris County Psychiatric Center, as well as the growing clinical practices UT Physicians, UT Dentists and UT Health Services. The university’s primary teaching hospitals are Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center, Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital and Harris Health Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital.

UTHealth Benefits

UTHealth Houston offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package. For more information on our benefits programs please refer to the UTHealth Houston Office of Benefits Website.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

UTHealth Houston is committed to providing equal opportunity in all employment-related activities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, gender identity or expression, veteran status or any other basis prohibited by law or university policy. Reasonable accommodation, based on disability or religious observances, will be considered in accordance with applicable law and UTHealth Houston policy. The University maintains affirmative action programs with respect to women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and eligible veterans in accordance with applicable law.

UTHealth Houston has adopted a policy consistent with CMS regulations to protect our patients and university community from exposure to COVID-19. This policy affects all employees, residents, fellows, students, contractors, new hires, visiting scholars program participants, adjunct faculty, and volunteers who work, train, or collaborate at the John S. Dunn Behavioral Science Center.

In addition, all UTHealth Houston ​​​​​​​employees who are assigned to work at a location that is subject to the affiliated partner’s hospital, clinical offices, or agency are required to abide by UTHealth’s Houston rules and regulations, as well as the affiliate’s rules and regulations, including COVID-19 vaccination and safety requirements.

Work location is based on the needs of the department and may be adjusted.