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  • General Practice Residency, Director
    School of Dentistry
    West Virginia University

    WEST VIRGINIA - Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center West Virginia University
    School of Dentistry - General Practice Residency, Director

    The West Virginia University School of Dentistry is seeking applications for a full-time, clinical or tenure track faculty position at the assistant or associate professor level to serve as Director of the hospital-based General Practice Residency (GPR) Program. The position will begin July 1st, 2021. Responsibilities include the advanced training of residents in all facets of general dentistry, administration of the program including the selection and evaluation of residents, meeting reporting requirements of the School of Dentistry, Commission on Dental Accreditation, and other entities. The Director reports directly to the Chair of the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and works closely with the Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs and other administrators. The Director also provides direct patient care in both outpatient and inpatient settings, as well as serving in a supervisory capacity.

    Candidates for this position must have the following credentials: a DDS or DMD degree from an accredited U.S. or Canadian dental school and the completion of a CODA-accredited GPR or hospital-based AEGD program; a BLS/ACLS certification from the American Heart Association; and eligibility for a West Virginia Dental License. In addition, the candidate is encouraged to obtain a conscious sedation anesthesia permit. Information on licensure in WV and anesthesia permits can be found at Preference will be given to candidates with dental clinic administrative experience, service as a program director or assistant/associate director, experience in caring for special needs patients, and demonstrated accomplishments in research and scholarship. Hospital based patient care is also necessary.
    The successful candidate will possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills and a desire to create an environment that promotes collegiality, collaboration, and cultural diversity among members of various education, research, and service communities. A willingness to serve as a role model and advocate for the ideals of professionalism and high ethical standards in a health-science educational setting is essential.

    The Schools of Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, and Public Health are part of the Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center Campus located in the historic community of Morgantown, West Virginia. Located only 80 miles south of Pittsburgh, Morgantown is easily accessible to major metropolitan areas in the East and Midwest. It has been named one of the best small cities in the United States. The West Virginia University School of Dentistry contains specialty programs for Endodontics, Periodontics, Prosthodontics, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, and Orthodontics.

    Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Salary, academic rank, and administrative responsibilities will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Electronic submission of application with supporting credentials (letter of interest addressing the requirements above, current curriculum vitae, contact information for three professional references including names, postal addresses, email addresses, and phone numbers, and permission to contact these references) can be made at General inquiries should be directed to Mark Byron, DDS, Chair of the GPR Director Search Committee at For more information on the West Virginia School of Dentistry and Health Sciences Center see,, or


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