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The College of Dentistry at The Ohio State University is seeking applications for two full-time clinical and/or tenure track faculty positions at the rank of assistant/associate professor in the Division of General Practice and Materials Science. The primary responsibility for these positions will be directing and supporting didactic and clinical courses in the predoctoral restorative dentistry curricula. Other duties include contributing to the overall mission of the division, participating in university and college governance, supporting the college’s continuing education programs, and practicing in the college’s affiliated contemporary intramural Dental Faculty Practice.

The Ohio State University College of Dentistry is 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, without the big city price tag. From outstanding restaurants, to diverse neighborhoods, major league sports to top notch arts and entertainment.

As an R1 research-intensive university with seven health science colleges on its campus, the Ohio State University provides the optimum 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 dental education programs accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation, in addition to a residency training program in general practice. 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 replacing its pre-doctoral classrooms, simulation/technology clinics, and patient care facilities. Each will be equipped with the latest in digital technologies that enhance student learning, improve efficiencies of operation, and facilitate patient care. Eight small group general practice clinics that focus on comprehensive care will provide an optimal environment for dental and dental hygiene students to work in an integrated model for delivering health care.

Candidates must have a DDS/DMD degree or equivalent, previous predoctoral teaching experience, and clinical proficiency in CAD/CAM dentistry. They also must be eligible for a regular or limited teaching license by the Ohio State Dental Board. Information on state dental licensure is available at dental.ohio.gov/Licensure/Dentist.aspx. Preference will be given to candidates with training in dental materials, cariology, digital technology, and an MS, PhD, EdD, or other advanced degree. A tenure track appointment requires candidates to demonstrate a record of research, scholarly works, and teaching excellence.

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 cultural 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 positions are 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 Lang, DDS, MS, MBA, Chair of General Practice and Materials Science 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, substantial 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.