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Director, General Practice Residency Program

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The College of Dentistry at The Ohio State University seeks applicants for a full-time clinical track faculty member at the rank of assistant/associate professor or professor in the Division of Restorative and Prosthetic Dentistry to serve as Director of the General Practice Residency (GPR) program. Responsibilities include oversight of resident recruitment, selection and review; developing, implementing, and evaluating program curricula; providing didactic instruction and supervision for residents in clinics and operating rooms; ensuring program compliance with the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) and other programmatic standards; scheduling, supervising, and evaluating staff and faculty; preparing for and maintaining CODA accreditation; and developing budgets to achieve financial objectives for the GPR program. Other duties include supporting the overall mission of the division, participating in university and college governance, and contributing to the college’s continuing education programs. Practice opportunities exist in the affiliated, incentive-based Dental Faculty Practice’s college and medical center clinical settings.

Candidates for this position must have the following credentials: a DDS/DMD degree or equivalent degree; completion of a CODA-accredited GPR program; BLS/ALS certification from the American Heart Association; eligibility for an Ohio State Dental Board regular dental license and hospital privileges at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center (OSUWMC). Preference will be given to candidates with dental clinic administrative experience, service as a GPR director or assistant/associate director, experience providing dental care in a hospital setting, experience in caring for special needs patients, and demonstrated accomplishments in research and scholarship.

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 its 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 eight advanced education programs accredited by CODA, including a residency training program in 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 $95 million facility that will include an accredited ambulatory surgery center which will create additional educational and practice opportunities for the GPR program and its faculty. The college is physically and professionally connected to the OSUWMC and its four hospitals. Other affiliations include partnerships with Nationwide Children’s Hospital and the Columbus VA Ambulatory Care Center, which provide additional clinical opportunities for residents.

The GPR director will have the opportunity to recruit two additional full-time faculty members to support the existing faculty, the program, and its clinic. The GPR clinic is comprised of fourteen operatories, three dental radiography rooms, a fully equipped dental lab, office spaces for full-time faculty and residents, dedicated patient registration and reception areas, and a full complement of professional support staff. Additional support from the college’s eight other advanced education programs and a cadre of adjunct faculty provide an optimal learning environment for GPR residents. In addition, the college’s in-house dental laboratory ensures access to convenient and professional technical services to meet patients’ treatment needs.    

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 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 education, 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 Lisa A. Lang, DDS, MS, MBA, Chair of the 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 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 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.