Introduction from Professor Mike Curtis, Interim Senior Vice President (SVP) Academic

The Faculty of Dentistry, Oral & Craniofacial Sciences at King’s College London is one of Europe’s most prestigious dental schools and is consistently ranked in the top 5 dental institutions in the world. With over 400 staff and 1400 students, the Faculty is the largest dental institution in the UK and educates a very significant proportion of the overall clinical dental workforce at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. The significant international reach of the Faculty is demonstrated by the high proportion of international staff and students in our community and successful collaborations with high profile institutions from across the globe.

Our research spans the entire spectrum of basic biological, translational and clinical sciences focused into three significant centres: Centre for Craniofacial & Regenerative Biology; Centre for Host-Microbiome Interactions; Centre for Oral, Clinical & Translational Sciences supported by an Oral Clinical Research Unit for patient centred research. The Faculty partners with two NHS Foundation Trusts: Guy’s and St Thomas’ and King’s College Hospital who provide world class clinical facilities and support for our clinical students.

The Faculty benefits enormously from connectivity and collaborations with the wider College and access to the world leading university infrastructure and facilities at King’s including the NIHR Biomedical Research Centre at Guy’s and St Thomas. The Faculty has developed strong links in both education and research with the other Health related faculties and more broadly across the College to enable truly interdisciplinary and innovative approaches to undergraduate education and major research questions related to oral development, health and disease.

We are now seeking to appoint an outstanding individual to the role of Executive Dean to lead the Faculty, building on our local and global impact by developing and delivering an ambitious strategy at this critical time as the world recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic. The successful candidate will be a leader with significant experience of management and leading change, with a distinguished profile in a field relevant to the Faculty’s portfolio.

Mike Curtis

Professor Mike Curtis

Interim Senior Vice President (SVP) Academic