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Vice-Chair for the Department of Biologic and Materials Sciences
University of Michigan

Date Posted May 29, 2018
Title Vice-Chair for the Department of Biologic and Materials Sciences
University University of Michigan
Department Department of Biologic and Materials Sciences
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Ann Arbor, MI
    United States
  • Associate Professor
    Associate/Assistant Head
    Department Head/Head/Chair
  • Prosthodontics/Restorative Dentistry
    Biological/Materials Sciences
    Dentistry - General

Vice-Chair for the Department of Biologic and Materials Sciences

The University of Michigan School of Dentistry invites qualified applications and nominations for the position of vice-chair of the Department of Biologic and Materials Sciences – Division of Prosthodontics.

This is an outstanding opportunity for an Associate Professor or Professor on the clinical track or tenure track to lead the division of Prosthodontics. The division of Prosthodontics incorporates faculty members in the clinical and basic sciences. The department vice-chair will be responsible for leading the division faculty members in support of the discipline of Prosthodontics in the DDS Program (didactic, pre-clinical and clinical), and for fostering the continued development of an outstanding graduate program in Prosthodontics.

This division of Prosthodontics is inclusive, diverse, creative, and dynamic with strong clinical and research faculty. The responsibilities of the vice-chair include to evaluate and coordinate the Prosthodontic curriculum, and to oversee pre-doctoral and graduate Prosthodontic clinics. The department vice-chair has responsibility for the administration and leadership of the division of Prosthodontics including planning and goal setting, financial stewardship, faculty development, and oversight of graduate and DDS educational programs. Major research emphasis is on innovative approaches to care of patients with complex needs, and CAD/CAM technologies for crown & bridge and implants.

The successful candidate will possess a DDS/DMD and a MS in prosthodontics, or equivalent degrees. Top candidates will have a reputation as a leader with outstanding and innovative clinical accomplishments, knowledge of key aspects of education in modern academic dentistry, and an understanding of the contributions of diversity to excellence in academic endeavors.

Mission Statement: Advancing health through education, service, research and discovery. Core Values: Compassion, Leadership, Excellence, Responsibility, Trust, Creativity, and Inclusion. The mission of the University of Michigan is to serve the people of Michigan and the world through preeminence in creating, communicating, preserving and applying knowledge, art, and academic values, and in developing leaders and citizens who will challenge the present and enrich the future. The University of Michigan is committed to foster learning, creativity and productivity, and to support the vigorous exchange of ideas and information, not only in the classroom but in the workplace by: Creating a work environment in which people treat each other with respect and dignity, regardless of roles, responsibilities or differences. Providing support, direction and resources enabling us to accomplish the responsibilities of our jobs and to reach the goals that are set for professional and personal growth.

How to Apply: Applicants should submit curriculum vitae, statement of interests and goals, and names of 3 references via the secure website: Questions for the search committee should be directed to Katrice Yarrington, Applications will be accepted and evaluated on an ongoing basis until the position is filled.

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

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