Advanced Education Program Director of Orthodontics - (Tenure/non-Tenure)

Advanced Education Program Director of Orthodontics (Tenure/non-Tenure)

The UCLA School of Dentistry invites application for full-time faculty to serve as Director of the Advanced Education Program in Orthodontics. This full-time faculty position will be at the level of Associate Clinical Professor or Clinical Professor (non-tenure track), or Associate Professor or Professor (tenure track). The position is available immediately and the search will remain open until the position has been filled. The Section of Orthodontics is recognized for clinical and academic excellence, up-to- date clinical facilities, and offers an exceptional research environment. Numerous opportunities are available for clinical and / or research collaboration within the Dental School, and other UCLA health schools.

Reporting to the Chair of the Section of Orthodontics, the selected individual will have primary responsibilities in the recruitment, training, and supervision of postgraduate students specializing in Orthodontics. It is expected that the Program Director will provide leadership in clinic operations and program curriculum and implementation and ensure that the program complies with requirements of the Commission on Dental Accreditation. The Program Director will work with the chair in strategic planning and fiscal management. Specific duties will include delivery of didactic courses, clinical education and research project supervision of postgraduate students; pre-doctoral clinical education; and management of clinical staff. The Program Director will also be expected to work collaboratively with other sections and advanced education programs to deliver interdisciplinary courses and patient care. An opportunity for part-time intramural practice will be available.

The position calls for a mature mentor with recognized interpersonal skills who can provide an evidence- based approach to post-graduate education and clinical care. The ability to develop collegial working relationships with students, staff, and faculty and to provide a positive environment is expected. Experience in teaching research methodology to postdoctoral residents, supervising the research of postdoctoral residents and postgraduate doctoral candidates are highly desirable. UCLA seeks candidates whose experience, teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy.

Applicants must possess: (1) a DMD/DDS degree or equivalent, (2) a certificate of completion of a postgraduate training program in Orthodontics from a program accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA), (3) a California dental license or special permit in dentistry (or be eligible to obtain), and (4) board certification by the American Board of Orthodontics. A track record of outstanding patient care is desirable, as well as demonstration and commitment to diversity. Candidates seeking a tenure track position should demonstrate a history of scholarly productivity including extramurally funded research and preferably hold a PhD (or equivalent) in biomedical sciences, public health, social sciences or other relevant field. Academic rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The School of Dentistry and the Section of Orthodontics 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.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching statement, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) statement, and the names and contact information for three professional references via UCLA Recruit. Applicants seeking a tenure track position should also submit a statement of research.

For the tenure position (Professor), apply via UC Recruit at:

For the non-tenure track position (Health Sciences Clinical or Professor of Clinical Dentistry, apply via UC Recruit at:

Questions regarding this search should be directed to Meg Malasarte, Academic Personnel Director.