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Assistant Professor Pediatric Dentistry

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The Ohio State University College of Dentistry (COD) and Nationwide Children’s Hospital (NCH) seek applications for a full-time tenure-track faculty position at the rank of assistant professor for the Division of Pediatric Dentistry at COD and the Dental Department at NCH. Responsibilities will include clinical and didactic teaching in advanced pediatric dentistry, patient care in a hospital-based practice, participation in the pre-doctoral dental training program, and scholarly activity. Other duties include contributing to the overall mission of the division, participating in university and COD governance, and supporting the COD’s continuing education programs.

The COD and NCH are located in Columbus, Ohio, the fifteenth largest city in the United States. Columbus is a great place to live. It offers the amenities of a big city, from outstanding restaurants, to diverse neighborhoods, major league sports and top notch arts and entertainment without the big city price tag.

As an R1 research-intensive university with seven health science colleges on its campus, The Ohio State University provides the optimal environment for the COD to meet its tripartite mission of education, research, and service. The COD is the only public dental school in Ohio. It educates more than 60% of the state’s dentists and is distinguished nationally by its engagement of faculty throughout the campus, around the state, and across the nation in a host of experiences that provide enriching professional opportunities. Comprised of ten divisions, the COD supports eight advanced dental education programs accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA), in addition to a residency training program in general practice. It also benefits from a T32 award from the National Institutes of Health that supports its PhD program in oral biology.

NCH is the largest pediatric hospital in the United States. Its Department of Dentistry, with Sections of Pediatric Dentistry, Orthodontics, and Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, provides the full range of dental and ancillary services in a new 30-chair dental clinic that is complemented by a surgery center with three operating rooms, both of which utilize Epic EHR and digital radiography. The Department is projected to annually provide 47,000 dental visits and 3,300 surgical and sedation procedures. The pediatric dentistry residency training program is CODA-approved for 16 residents with NCH serving as the primary clinical training site.

Applicants must have a DDS/DMD degree or equivalent and a certificate from a CODA-accredited advanced education program in pediatric dentistry. Applicants must also possess the qualifications required to obtain an Ohio dental license and an appointment to the medical staff of NCH. Board certification by the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry is highly desirable and candidacy for certification is required. Preference will be given to applicants with previous teaching and research experience, and an MS, PhD, EdD or other advanced degree.

Evaluation of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Salary and academic rank are commensurate with qualifications. Applicants should provide a personal statement delineating qualifications and career goals, and a curriculum vitae along with three letters of recommendation. Application materials or inquiries should be sent electronically to Janice Townsend, DDS, MS, Chief of Dentistry NCH & Chair Division of Pediatric Dentistry, OSUCOD, osudentistryrecruitment@osu.edu. For more information about NCH and the COD please visit nationwidechildrens.org and dentistry.osu.edu.

Nationwide Children’s Hospital and The Ohio State University are equal opportunity employers whose work environments foster an atmosphere of collaboration, collegiality, and inclusiveness, and were differences in thought and experience are embraced and celebrated. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status, and protected veteran status.