UCLA School of Dentistry invites qualified applications for a full-time tenured (ladder rank series) or non-tenure (Clinical X series) track faculty position at the Professor or Associate Professor level to serve as Section Chair of Pediatric Dentistry in the Division of Preventive and Restorative Sciences. The candidate will join the renowned faculty at the School of Dentistry in the top ranked public university in the country and will participate in achieving the broader strategic aims of the School and the Division.
The Section Chair will promote quality and interdisciplinary instruction and mentoring, foster clinical research productivity that positively impacts the School and beyond; and apply expertise in innovative ways that benefits collaborators across campus, the community and the discipline. The Chair will be responsible for the overall administration and leadership of the academic section, including planning and goal setting; financial stewardship; personnel management, mentorship and development; oversight of postdoctoral and DDS educational programs; and support of school and university service missions. Responsibilities will include accomplishing priorities set by the Dean and the school based on the strategic plan.
The successful candidate will possess a DDS/DMD degree or equivalent. Additional qualifications include a certificate of advanced training in Pediatric Dentistry from a CODA accredited postdoctoral program, board certification or eligibility, and credentials to attain a California dental license or be eligible for a dental license/special permit in California. The successful candidate should have an outstanding record of accomplishment in the field of pediatric dentistry and an understanding of key aspects of advanced dental education. Experience in administrative functions, fiscal management, development, and alumni relations are highly desirable. For tenure track applicants, candidates must have an established track record of funded research and scholarship. Experience or formal training in providing care to special needs Pediatric Dental patients in hospital settings including OR is desirable. The successful candidate should demonstrate initiative and administrative effectiveness, and possess excellent organization and communication skills. The successful candidate should demonstrate an international reputation of scholarship and teaching effectiveness; an ability to interact well with faculty members, administrators, and students; and a commitment to diversity in higher education.
The School of Dentistry and the Section of Pediatric Dentistry are committed to creating equitable and inclusive campus environments that accelerate the success of our students, staff and faculty. The School of Dentistry encourages candidates to apply who have demonstrated capacity to create inclusive work environments, will work effectively on increasingly diverse teams, and will serve the increasingly diverse students we admit and want to attract.
UCLA seeks candidates whose experience, teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity, excellence, and service to our stakeholder communities. Confidential review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
The UCLA School of Dentistry has a strong commitment to excellence in dental education, patient care, research, and public service. For over five decades, our dedicated and talented students, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends, have propelled the School of Dentistry to become one of the premier dental schools on the national and international stages. The highest achieving applicants, from diverse backgrounds, are consistently admitted into our 4-year DDS program. Our residency training programs are among the best and most competitive in the world, with our two-year Pediatric Dentistry program having 7 GME-funded positions per year. Our cutting-edge research is internationally acclaimed in a variety of fields, including salivary diagnostics, oral cancer, bone biology, bioengineering, molecular microbiology, neuromuscular diseases, and public health. Funded priorities specific to Pediatric Dentistry include efforts in early childhood caries, community health and advocacy, and interprofessional collaboration. With a commitment to public service, our students and residents are given numerous opportunities to work directly in communities in need serving those with poor access to oral health services, with high involvement from the Section of Pediatric Dentistry.
Salary is commensurate with education and experience. An opportunity for part-time intramural or extramural practice will be available. Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, personal statements on teaching and research, a statement describing contributions for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI), and the names and contact information for three professional references via UCLA Recruit. Contact information for references will only be used with permission from finalists.
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Questions regarding this search should be directed to Meg Malasarte, Academic Personnel Director.