The University of Illinois Chicago (UIC), College of Dentistry, invites applications from experienced Pediatric Dentistry educators for a full-time, tenure-track or tenured position as Associate Professor/Professor and Head of the Department of Pediatric Dentistry.
The successful candidate will provide visionary and strategic leadership, management, and administrative support of the Department’s predoctoral, postgraduate/graduate, and research programs and continue to expand its reputation as a national and internationally recognized center of education, research, and service. In addition to administrative roles, this position may include didactic and clinical teaching responsibilities.
UIC College of Dentistry is located in the most comprehensive academic health sciences centers in the United States, including The University of Illinois Health Enterprise (UI Health) which includes the UIC Hospital, the Mile Square FQHC Clinics, regional campuses, UIC Comprehensive Cancer Center, UIC Center for Clinical and Translational Sciences, UIC Institute for Health Research and Policy along with the globally recognized Health Science Colleges including the Colleges of Dentistry, Medicine, Applied Health Sciences, School of Public Health, Nursing, Pharmacy, and the Jane Addams College of Social Work.
Research strengths in the College of Dentistry include wound healing, tissue engineering, inflammation/immunology, cancer biology, functional foods, oral health disparities and caries research. The College is fundamentally committed to serving diverse communities and is one of the largest providers of Medicaid pediatric dental services in the State of Illinois.
The Department of Pediatric Dentistry has a long history of clinical and scholarly achievements. It has a strong relationship with The Children’s Hospital of the University of Illinois Chicago and research and teaching collaborations with UIC’s School of Public Health. The postgraduate Pediatric Dentistry Residency Program is GME-funded, offering a 24-month Certificate/MS Oral Sciences track and a 36-month HRSA-supported Certificate/MS Oral Sciences/MPH track.
The Department has a division of public health dentistry, responsible for the disciplines of dental public health sciences and behavioral dental sciences, with faculty, research, and teaching programs in these disciplines. Overall, Pediatric Dentistry’s research programs includes cariology, social determinants, access to care and health disparities, health policy and prevention, biomaterials, infant oral health and prevention, and special needs and related outcomes. The Department of Pediatric Dentistry has the only full-time dedicated professional social worker and allied intern program to support education and patient care in the department, a healthcare iterative employed by fewer than 10% of all U.S. dental schools.
The candidate must have a DDS/DMD (or equivalent foreign degree) and completed an advanced education in pediatric dentistry residency program, be eligible for dental licensure in Illinois, be able to obtain hospital credentials at University of Illinois Health, be board-certified or board-eligible (must receive board certification within 3 years of appointment) through the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, and have a minimum of five years’ experience in teaching and practice.
The preferred candidate also will have a PhD, MPH or doctoral degree in public health or advanced training in research, knowledge of finance and budget management, human resource or management experience, potential for developing faculty and securing external or internal research/grant funding. Further, individuals with strong scholarly accomplishments, strong interpersonal skills, a desire to participate in a program of excellence, and demonstrable experience in promoting an equitable, inclusive, and diverse scholarly environment are strongly encouraged to apply. Academic rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
This position is available in 2022. Confidential review of materials and screening of candidates will be ongoing and continue until the position is filled. For fullest consideration, please apply by July 30, 2021 through the university website at: https://jobs.uic.edu/job-board/job-details?jobID=145795
Applicants should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of four professional references.
Inquiries regarding this position may be addressed to Dr. Sath Allareddy, Department Head of Orthodontics and Search Committee Chairperson (312-996-1809 or firstname.lastname@example.org).
The University of Illinois Chicago is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
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