The University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston (UTSD), a part of The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth Houston), invites nominations and applications for the full-time position of Chair and Program Director, Department of Orthodontics at the associate- or full-professor level on the tenure or non-tenure track. The position will be available January 1, 2023. The School of Dentistry seeks candidates whose experience, teaching, research, and service have prepared them to contribute to our commitment to excellence in dental education. Learn more at Go.uth.edu/OrthoChair.
The School of Dentistry’s mission is “to improve human health by providing high-quality education, patient care, service and research in oral health for Texas, the nation and the world.” The Chair and Program Director is an integral part of the School of Dentistry’s administrative team and will provide innovative leadership and advocacy in key areas of predoctoral and postdoctoral education, patient care and research and promote an environment of inclusion and respect for students, faculty and staff. The department has three critical areas of responsibility: predoctoral education in orthodontics, the Advanced Education Program in Orthodontics, and research. The Chair and Program Director will provide vision, focus and mentorship to further develop a dynamic and growing department, and will identify, cultivate and pursue internal and external partnerships that lead to collaborative opportunities. Other duties will include administrative responsibilities, such as departmental planning and budgeting, staffing and supervision; and departmental representation to the School of Dentistry, UTHealth Houston and the community. The Chair and Program Director of Orthodontics will also have the opportunity for faculty practice, and applicants must be eligible for full or faculty licensure in Texas. This position reports to the Dean of the School of Dentistry.
- DDS/DMD or equivalent degree, advanced training and board certification in Orthodontics, plus experience in the field;
- demonstrated record of teaching, academic leadership, successful research, and/or involvement in dental education;
- credentials meriting appointment to the rank of associate or full professor on the tenure or non-tenure track;
- minimum of five years administrative supervisory experience;
- effective communication skills; and,
- demonstrated experience working effectively in a diverse environment.
Academic rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. UTHealth Houston is committed to providing equal opportunity in all employment-related activities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, gender identity or expression, veteran status or any other basis prohibited by law or university policy. Reasonable accommodation, based on disability or religious observances, will be considered in accordance with applicable law and UTHealth Houston policy. The University maintains affirmative action programs with respect to women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and eligible veterans in accordance with applicable law.
UTSD has a strong commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion in all areas and strongly encourages applications from underrepresented groups. The school seeks candidates in all roles who are willing to contribute to our mission and vision, and promote interdisciplinary perspectives, intercultural understanding and service to the community.
This is a security-sensitive position and thereby subject to Texas Education Code #51.215. A background check and drug screening will be required for the final candidate. For more information, visit dentistry.uth.edu or Go.uth.edu/OrthoChair
Instructions to Applicants
The application and supporting documents (CV, statement of teaching/research interests, and names and contact information of three references) must be submitted online at Go.uth.edu/OrthoChair-Apply
Confidential inquiries may be directed to:
Ms. Auco Dang, Director of Administration
UTHealth Houston School of Dentistry
7500 Cambridge St., Suite 6350
Houston, TX 77054
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.