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Chair of the Department of Pediatric Dentistry
Virginia Commonwealth University

Date Posted Apr. 15, 2021
Title Chair of the Department of Pediatric Dentistry
University Virginia Commonwealth University
Richmond, VA, United States
Department School of Dentistry
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Department Head/Head/Chair
  • Pediatric Dentistry

Department of Pediatric Dentistry
Virginia Commonwealth University
School of Dentistry

Virginia Commonwealth University is seeking applicants for a full-time tenure eligible position as Chair of the Department of Pediatric Dentistry. Salary and rank will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

The Chair of Pediatric Dentistry will provide leadership for the educational, scholarship, patient care, and service mission of the Department of Pediatric Dentistry and the School of Dentistry. The chair is responsible for interfacing with the VCU Health System, the Department of Pediatrics, School of Medicine, and the Children’s Hospital or Richmond at VCU to support the teaching and clinical services mission of the department and school.

Applicants must have a dental degree (DDS/DMD or equivalent) and Certificate in Advanced Education in Pediatric Dentistry from a program accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation, eligible for licensure as a dentist in Virginia, and previous experience in an academic or hospital environment. Board certification by the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and an advanced degree beyond the dental degree is preferred. Education and or experience in one or more of the following areas of pediatric dentistry is preferred:

  • Cleft lip and palate and other craniofacial defects
  • Specials needs children
  • Interceptive orthodontics
  • Sedation and/or anesthesia
  • Hospital dentistry
  • Private dental practice
  • Public health dentistry
  • Community base-clinical service
  • School based-programs

Applicants for this position must demonstrate experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment or commitment to do so as a faculty member at VCU. Candidates must demonstrate the ability to contribute to and participate in a humanistic environment of learning. The candidate will be required to have a well-developed scholarly/research portfolio with evidence of multi-disciplinary applications.

Application Process:
Candidates must apply to this faculty position through the university’s career website at to be considered for F51820 position. For further information about this position contact Dr. Tiffany Williams, Search Chair, in the Department of Pediatrics, VCU School of Dentistry.

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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