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Job ID: 208814

Dentists - General and Specialists for Faculty Positions
Howard University

Date Posted Apr. 11, 2023
Title Dentists - General and Specialists for Faculty Positions
University Howard University
Washington, D.C., United States
Department Department of Comprehensive Care
Application Deadline Dec. 30, 2023
Position Start Date Jun. 1, 2023
  • Adjunct Professor
    Assistant Professor
    Associate Professor
  • Prosthodontics/Restorative Dentistry
    Preventive & Community Dentistry
    Oral Radiology
    Dentistry - General



The Howard University College of Dentistry (HUCD), in our nation’s capital, is seeking applicants for both non-tenure track and tenure track full-time faculty positions within the Comprehensive Care Department (includes the Divisions of Endodontics, Oral Diagnosis & Radiology, Periodontics, Prosthodontics, Restorative Dentistry).

Faculty will work collaboratively for the interdisciplinary care of patients in the restorative, prosthetic, periodontic, endodontic, oral surgery, oral diagnosis, orthodontic and pediatric dentistry sections of HUCD. Evidence-based care is integral to all our programs.

Candidates are being sought for all Divisions within the Department of Comprehensive Care.

General Qualifications and Performance Scope

 Applicants must hold DDS/DMD degree from a Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA)-accredited institution, and specialists must hold a dental specialty certificate from a CODA-accredited advanced dental education program. Current active DC dental licensure or eligibility for full, unrestricted licensure or teaching license in DC is required. Specialist candidates must be board-eligible in their field; board certification is desirable but not required. For General Dentistry candidates a certificate of training from a CODA-accredited Advanced Education in General Dentistry or General Practice Residency program is preferred; other demonstration of sustained development such as certification by the American Board of General Dentistry, American Board of Operative Dentistry, or Fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry in lieu of residency training is desirable but not required.

Candidates with an established record as a dental educator and/or with a current faculty position and demonstrated potential for teaching excellence and quality scholarly production are preferred, but all qualified applicants will be considered.

Faculty responsibilities and activities may include didactic, simulation laboratory (where applicable), and clinical teaching to predoctoral and post-graduate students, provide direct supervision of patient care in the predoctoral and postgraduate clinics, course directorship, supervising emergency/urgent patient care needs, participating in scholarly activities including teaching innovations and/or clinical or non-clinical research. All faculty are expected to participate in calibration activities and contribute to a cohesive and consistent execution of student instruction and development of clinical competency. Additional duties essential to the operations and strategic goals of the College may be assigned, as needed, by their respective Division Director, the Chair of the Comprehensive Care Department, or the Dean. There will also be an opportunity for faculty clinical practice in an intramural clinic operated by the dental school.

Position-Specific Needs (All Comprehensive Care Department disciplines are seeking candidates)

 Oral & Maxillofacial Radiologist: Didactic and laboratory teaching to predoctoral students; didactic teaching to postdoctoral residents; course directorship; onsite radiographic interpretation and diagnosis for intraoral, panoramic, and cone beam computed tomography images; provide oral radiology consultations and support for patients in our pre-doctoral and specialty clinics.

 Endodontics: Ability and willingness to supervise emergency/urgent clinical situations that warrant endodontic intervention for relief of symptoms.

Prosthodontics: Experience in direct prosthodontic patient care with removable, fixed, implant, digital dentistry, and temporomandibular joint appliance therapy, including oral reconstruction with comprehensive prosthodontic treatment planning, and fabrication of prostheses with both conventional and digital workflows to include intraoral image acquisition and Computer-Assisted Design/Computer-Assisted Manufacture (CAD/CAM) processes.

 Periodontics: Didactic and clinical periodontal education and mentoring students in the predoctoral program.

 Reviews will begin immediately and continue until positions are filled.

HUCD Overview

 As the District of Columbia’s only dental school, HUCD is answering the call to meet future workforce needs including training of traditionally under-represented minorities, improve access to oral healthcare for the underserved, and advance dental education in Washington, DC. Since our 1881 founding our mission has been to provide quality patient care and service to the community. Our vision is to provide exemplary education, service, and research that promotes patient-centered, collaborative care and advocacy for the elimination of health disparities. The College provides high quality evidence-based care to our patients and improves the quality of oral health in our local, national, and global communities.

The College of Dentistry is an integral unit in the Howard University Health Sciences Enterprise which consists of the Colleges of Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Nursing and Allied Health Sciences, the Howard University Hospital, the Faculty Practice Plan, the Student Health Center, the Louis Stokes Health Science Library and several specialty institutes and centers. Howard University is accredited by the Middle States Association of Secondary Schools and Colleges; the College of Dentistry is fully accredited by the American Dental Association Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) and is an institutional member of the American Dental Education Association.

Key elements to our success are expanding student capacity, recruiting, and retaining quality faculty, promoting technology, and creating an inclusive, diverse work environment. Beyond the classroom and the clinic, our faculty body currently includes members dedicated to the advancement of the dental profession through activities such as research, specialty and general dentistry board certification, organized dentistry membership with local and national involvement, and volunteerism in free dental clinics for the underserved.

We are looking for applicants who are committed to educating and mentoring dental students to be technically proficient in all aspects of oral health care and who can serve as role models for compassionate and ethical care of patients. We also seek individuals whose drive and intellectual curiosity help advance research that leads to new therapeutics for dentistry. We seek applicants with insights and vision for partnering with other primary health care professionals to improve oral and overall health for patients.

Howard University values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds and possess a demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

If you are interested in becoming part of our team during this exciting time at our college, consider applying for a position now!

 It is the policy of Howard University to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other applicable federal or state-protected classification. For confidential consideration, interested individuals should email a cover letter, curriculum vitae and three letters of recommendation on letterhead from external references (no one currently employed by Howard University) to Dr. Alison Glascoe (

  • Howard University is committed to providing equal opportunity in employment as well as in its education programs and activities. To maintain a workplace in which all employees are treated with respect and decency, Howard University prohibits any discrimination or harassment based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, family status and responsibilities, personal appearance, political affiliation, marital status, gender identity, or expression, genetic information, matriculation, unemployed status, or any other classifications, activities or conditions protected by applicable law.

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Contact Information

  • Dr. Alison Glascoe
    Comprehensive Care
    Howard University College of Dentistry
    600 W Street, NW
    Washington, D.C. 20059
  • 202-806-0375


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