National Search for Dean

School of Dentistry, University of Minnesota

The University of Minnesota is conducting a national search for a new dean of the School of Dentistry. Executive Vice President and Provost Karen Hanson named a search committee in early 2019, with the aim of bringing finalists to campus for public interviews in fall 2019. The position profile is posted on this page. The national search firm of Isaacson, Miller has been engaged to assist the search committee in the recruitment and screening of candidates.

Meet the Candidates

Provost Hanson has announced that four finalists have been invited to campus for public interviews. Names and CVs will be posted a day ahead of each candidate's visit.

All are invited to meet and talk with candidates at their respective public forums. Each forum will include a brief presentation by the candidate on the role of a School of Dentistry in a 21st-century land grant research university, as well as open Q&A, followed by an informal reception.

Candidate 1: Elsbeth Kalenderian, DDS, MPH, PhD, Leland A. and Gladys K. Barber Distinguished Professor in Dentistry, School of Dentistry, University of California, San Francisco; (View CV)

Candidate 2: Kristin Z. Victoroff, DDS, PhD, Associate Professor, School of Dental Medicine, Case Western Reserve University (View CV)

Candidate 3: Sunil D. Kapila, BDS, MS, PhD, Eugene E. West Endowed Professor and Chair of the Division of Orthodontics, School of Dentistry, University of California, San Francisco (View CV)

Candidate 4: Sreenivas Koka, DDS,MS, PhD,MBA, FACD, founder and owner, Koka Dental Corporation LLC, San Diego (View CV)

Public InterviewsCandidates will meet with multiple constituencies over each two-day visit and participate in a public forum. The visits will include interview sessions with faculty, staff, students, and external stakeholders of the School.

Evaluation Forms: Your confidential assessments of the candidates may be submitted to the provost via an evaluation form. A pdf form is available here (Please download the form first before filling it out), and may be emailed to provost@umn.edu or sent by campus mail to 234 Morrill Hall. Deadline: October 22.

Public Forums

All are invited to meet and talk with candidates at their respective public forums. Each forum will include a brief presentation by the candidate on the role of a School of Dentistry in a 21st-century land grant research university, as well as open Q&A, followed by an informal reception. All forums will take place in Best Buy Theatre, Northrop (4th floor)

  • Candidate 1, Tues., Sept. 24, 2-3:30 p.m.
  • Candidate 2, Fri., Sept. 27, 2–3:30 p.m.
  • Candidate 3, Fri., Oct. 4, 2-3:30 p.m.
  • Candidate 4, Tues., Oct. 15, 2-3:30 p.m.

Search Updates

For more information

Confidential inquiries and expressions of interest about this position may be submitted in confidence to Michael Baer, Isaacson Miller, mbaer@imsearch.com.
 
For more information about the search process, please contact:
Kate Tyler, ktyler@umn.edu
Assistant to the provost and provost's senior staff liaison to the search committee

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