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Director, Dental Oncology Clinic

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The Ohio State University College of Dentistry seeks applicants for a Director of the Dental Oncology Clinic, which is a full-time clinical track faculty position at the rank of assistant/associate professor in the Division of Restorative and Prosthetic Dentistry. The primary responsibility for this position is to provide a dental home for patients at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC-James). The Dental Oncology Clinic, based in the College of Dentistry, provides comprehensive oral health care from dental clearances to preventive dental care and restorative dentistry during all phases of the patient’s cancer treatment, as well as after cancer therapy. Interdisciplinary surgical and rehabilitative oral and maxillofacial care is accomplished in collaboration with service units in the OSUCCC-James and with the other specialty dental divisions in the college. Additional duties include managing the clinic’s professional and support staff and practicing in the college’s affiliated intramural Dental Faculty Practice.

The Ohio State University is an R1 research-intensive university with seven health science colleges on its campus – dentistry, medicine, nursing, optometry, pharmacy, public health, and veterinary medicine. Ohio State provides an optimal 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 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 ten divisions, the college supports seven advanced education programs accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA), in addition to 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.

The college is in the process of building a new facility that will include an accredited ambulatory surgery center, creating additional patient care and practice opportunities for faculty. The college is physically connected to and professionally affiliated with The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and its OSUCCC-James. These relationships provide substantial and significant prospects for inter-professional patient care and research initiatives among the seven health science colleges on campus. 

Candidates for this position must have a DDS/DMD degree and a certificate of advanced education in general dentistry from a CODA-accredited program, in addition to a completed fellowship in dental oncology or a minimum of four years’ experience treating patients with cancer-related oral sequelae. Candidates also must be eligible for a regular dental license by the Ohio State Dental Board. Information on state dental licensure is available at dental.ohio.gov/Licensure/Dentist. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in dental clinic management, clinical research, and an MS, MPH, or other advanced degree. 

The successful candidate will 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 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 and academic rank are commensurate with qualifications. Candidates should submit a personal statement that delineates professional qualifications and career goals, along with curriculum vitae and three professional references to Shereen Azer, Vice Chair, Division of Restorative and Prosthetic Dentistry 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. Please visit hr.osu.edu/benefits for detailed information.

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.