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Job ID: 179666

Graduate Program Director
Virginia Commonwealth University

Date Posted Feb. 23, 2022
Title Graduate Program Director
University Virginia Commonwealth University
Richmond, VA, United States
Department Department of Periodontics
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Core Faculty
  • Periodontics/Periodontology
    Dentistry - General

Graduate Program Director

School of Dentistry

Department of Periodontics

Virginia Commonwealth University

School of Dentistry


Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Dentistry is seeking applicants for a full-time teaching and research faculty position in the Department of Periodontics. This position will serve as the Periodontics Graduate Program Director for the School. The Graduate Program Director will participate in graduate didactic and clinical teaching, research, and service. The Graduate Program Director will supervise patient care, oversee residents' performance and progress and provide resident counseling on a regular basis. 

Salary and rank will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.


The faculty member will have clinical and didactic teaching responsibilities within both the predoctoral, postgraduate and graduate programs of the Department of Periodontics, to include development and management of departmental curricular offerings. The faculty member will teach across traditional department lines in multidisciplinary teams, and teach in an integrated curriculum that includes baccalaureate, graduate, and professional education. Duties will also include participation in research and service on committees. Participation in faculty practice and dentistry-related community service activities will be strongly encouraged.

Required Qualifications:

  • Dental degree (DDS/DMD or equivalent)

  • Certificate in Advanced Education in Periodontics from a program accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation

  • Certification by the American Board of Periodontology

  • Previous experience in an academic or military environment

  • Eligibility for Virginia Dental licensure

  • Experience in treatment planning, site preparation and placement of dental implants

  • Demonstrate experience with development activities to include interacting with alumni and former donors and seeking out opportunities for financial support through grants and sponsorships or a commitment to do so as a faculty member at VCU

  • Demonstrate the ability to adapt to change and embrace modern technology

  • Demonstrate experience working in a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment or commitment to do so as a faculty member at VCU

  • Demonstrate the ability to contribute to and participate in a humanistic environment of learning

  • Demonstrate the ability, or acquire and develop such ability to incorporate adult learning theory, evidence-based oral health care, innovation in student learning, and critical thinking

  • Demonstrate a well-developed scholarly/research portfolio with evidence of multidisciplinary applications (for applicant seeking tenure-eligible status)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree (MS, MSD or PhD)

  • Education and/or experience with digital scanning and 3-D printing, laser technology, and multiple implant systems used in periodontal practice

Application Process:

Candidates must apply to this faculty position through the university’s career website at (search req955) to be considered. For further information about this position, contact Dr. Garry Myers, Search Committee Chair, VCU School of Dentistry, Department of Endodontics, at

As a preeminent national, urban, public research university and academic health center, Virginia Commonwealth University is committed to organizational diversity, equity, and inclusion -- an environment where all can thrive in their pursuit of excellence. Applicants are requested to submit a Statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (typically between 150-300 words) providing their career aspirations and contributions toward promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion. Through this statement, you can share how your lived experiences; and past, present, and future academic and professional activities have or will contribute to VCU's mission of promoting equity and inclusion, Note: Examples include working with others to further the goals of equity and inclusion; leading in any capacity that tangibly promotes an environment where diversity is welcomed, fostered, and celebrated; creative activity, research and scholarship that promotes equity and parity; teaching and mentoring students, and/or engaging with faculty and/or staff from traditionally underrepresented groups to create a positive and successful organizational experience.

Virginia Commonwealth University is a major, urban research university with national and international rankings in sponsored research. Located in downtown Richmond, Virginia, VCU enrolls nearly 31,000 students in 223 degree and certificate programs in the arts, sciences and humanities. Sixty-eight of the programs are unique in Virginia, many of them crossing the disciplines of VCU's thirteen schools and one college. VCU Health System and the health sciences schools of Virginia Commonwealth University comprise the VCU Medical Center, one of the nation's leading academic medical centers. For more information, see

VCU is an urban, research-intensive institution with a richly diverse university community and commitment to multicultural opportunities. Virginia Commonwealth University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action university providing access to education and employment without regard to age, race, color, national origin, gender, religion, sexual orientation, veteran’s status, political affiliation or disability.



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