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Chair, Division of Orthodontics

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The Ohio State University College of Dentistry seeks applicants for a full-time position as Chair of the Division of Orthodontics at the rank of associate professor with tenure or professor with tenure. Tenure appointments require candidates to possess an established record of research, scholarly works, teaching excellence, and professional service.

The Division of Orthodontics’ research-related endeavors include basic science, clinical, and translational research that involves other divisions in the college, select units across campus, and peer institutions, both national and international. Funding to support these initiatives originates from the National Institutes of Health, the American Association of Orthodontics Foundation, and the dental industry. The orthodontics program is affiliated with The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and Nationwide Children’s Hospital, offering additional opportunities for interdisciplinary research and patient care that includes orthognathic, cleft palate, and craniofacial anomalies.  

The orthodontics division chair is responsible for the overall administration and leadership of the unit; strategic curriculum planning; resource management; development of junior faculty; oversight of the residency and graduate clinic; pre-doctoral didactic and clinical curricula; scheduling management; and evaluation of staff and faculty. Other duties include supporting the overall mission of the division, participating in university and college governance, contributing to the college’s continuing education and alumni affairs programs, and practicing in the college’s affiliated intramural Dental Faculty Practice. This position is distinguished by the inclusion of the Vig/Williams Endowed Chair in Orthodontics, which provides added compensation for the chair and support for the division.

As an R1 research-intensive university with seven health science colleges on its campus, Ohio State provides the optimum environment for the College of Dentistry to meet is tripartite mission of education, research, and service. The college distinguishes itself nationally by engaging faculty throughout the campus, around the state, and across the country in a host of experiences that provide enriching professional opportunities. The College of Dentistry is Ohio’s only state-supported dental school, and it educates more than 60% of the state’s dentists. Comprised of nine divisions, the college supports nine advanced education programs accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation, including residency training programs in general practice and dental anesthesiology. The college also benefits from a National Institutes of Health T32 award that supports its PhD in oral biology program.

Candidates must have a DDS/DMD degree or international equivalent degree, completed a CODA accredited advanced education program in orthodontics, and be eligible for a regular or limited teaching license by the Ohio State Dental Board (dental.ohio.gov/Licensure/Dentist). The successful candidate will also have a national reputation as a scholar with a record of funding; knowledge of innovative teaching and learning strategies in orthodontic education; an appreciation for the benefits that diversity brings to an academic environment; and evidence of engagement in organized orthodontics. Preference will be given to candidates with certification by the American Board of Orthodontics or the European Board of Orthodontics, advanced degree(s), experience in teaching and clinical practice, involvement in the accreditation process, and administrative experience with a demonstrated record of recruitment and retention of faculty.

Candidates must also possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills and a desire to create an environment that promotes collegiality, collaboration, and cultural diversity among members of various educational, research, and service-related 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.

Only electronic applications will be accepted. Evaluation of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Salary, administrative augmentation, and academic rank are commensurate with qualifications. Candidates should submit a personal statement that delineates professional qualifications, career goals, and research and teaching interests, along with a curriculum vitae and three professional references to Peter Larsen, DDS; Chair, Division of Oral/Maxillofacial Surgery and Dental Anesthesiology at osudentistryrecruitment@osu.edu. For more information about the position and the college, visit dentistry.osu.edu.

The Ohio State University is a premier employer that provides exceptional rewards, including start-up packages and medical, dental, and vision benefits. The university’s competitive salaries and benefits packages include generous retirement plans, tuition assistance for employees and their dependents, wellness initiatives, and more. For detailed information, visit hr.osu.edu/benefits.

The Ohio State University and its College of Dentistry are located in Columbus, Ohio, the largest city in the state and the 15th largest in the U.S. In 2016, Columbus was ranked as one of “The 6 Best Big Cities,” in part because of its highly educated workforce and excellent wage growth. As a center of cultural and commerce-based development, Columbus offers an array of opportunities and amenities.

The College of Dentistry’s atmosphere is one of collaboration and inclusiveness, where differences in thought and experience are embraced and celebrated.

The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. 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.