Career Opportunities at ADEA

The American Dental Education Association (ADEA) is the voice of dental education. The mission of ADEA is to lead individuals and institutions of the dental education community to address contemporary issues impacting dental education and dental research, higher education, and the delivery of oral health care for the health of the public.

JOB TITLE:   Senior Vice President for Educational Research and Analysis within the ADEA Policy Center


DESCRIPTION:  The Senior Vice President of Educational Research and Analysis (SVP of ERA) leads and supports ERA staff in carrying out the objectives of the ERA portfolio and key research priorities of ADEA. The SVP of ERA works with the Chief Policy Officer/Managing Vice President to develop an aggressive research agenda that seeks to address many of the challenging issues facing dental education, including relevant higher education topics. The SVP of ERA is responsible for implementation of the research agenda and coordination of the research activities of the ERA staff. 


RESPONSIBILITIES:  Primary responsibilities of the SVP of ERA will include: creating, managing, and evaluating educational policy research activities within the purview of ERA and advising and collaborating with others throughout ADEA on affiliated activities and in the writing of issue briefs, policy studies, and related reports for various house publications; providing leadership in the continued development of ADEA’s efforts to produce relevant and timely research on key issues in dental education; interacting on a regular basis with educational researchers in other areas of health professions education, and higher education associations about issues affecting educational policy; and, developing and implementing strategies to collaborate research efforts with other organizations in order to enhance ADEA’s research role and scope in dental education and higher education.


QUALIFICATIONS:  The incumbent must hold a doctoral level degree in dentistry, higher education, economics, sociology or a related field. The incumbent should have more than ten years of experience in higher education policy research as well as substantive experience at the management/administrative level. The incumbent must possess a thorough knowledge of higher education policy research and data collection and management.  In addition, the incumbent must have demonstrated a facility for communication and problem solving in a complex organization, and must possess previous supervisory, senior managerial and fiduciary experience.  The incumbent must be skilled at communicating (written and verbal) complex research to a variety of audiences. Experience working within a research center, association, or think tank is desired. Extensive experience leading and managing major educational research projects/studies required.


APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:  The Association offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits package, along with a Metro accessible location in downtown DC.  Candidates should submit a resume and cover letter with salary requirements to: (subject: Senior VP for ERA). No phone calls, please.