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Professor of Community Dentistry

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The College of Dentistry (CoD) at The Ohio State University seeks a candidate for a tenured faculty position at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor. The successful candidate should have expertise in health services, preventive oral care, community dentistry or related field, along with a record of funded research and peer-reviewed publications. This position will help to dismantle barriers that prevent or impede proper dental care to underserved populations by researching and devising strategies to eliminate those barriers. The primary appointment will be in the CoD at Ohio State University (OSU), and the position will maintain a close collaborative relationship with Nationwide Children’s Hospital (NCH).

The Race Inclusion and Social Equity (RAISE) hire will have access to both the ongoing underserved population research performed at NCH and at the CoD. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to collaborate with community minded researchers from both NCH and OSU and will have the opportunity to test the validity of promising research results designed to help attract and treat those most in need of dental care. The ideal candidate will conduct research on social and cultural issues that may contribute to the avoidance of dental care as a first step toward making dental care more acceptable.

The core responsibility of this faculty member will be to direct expansion of the research program in community oral health and dental public health. They will work collaboratively with investigators and clinicians and other faculty at the CoD, NCH and with other health sciences colleges at OSU, such as the College of Medicine, Nursing, Public Health, Pharmacy, and/or Optometry. Collaborations with OSU’s health sciences colleges are facilitated because all these colleges are present on the same campus.

In fulfilling this responsibility, the candidate will be able to draw on the considerable clinical resources, including care delivery to large diverse patient populations at both OSU and NCH. Both institutions have specialization in behavior and health promotion. This translational research will aid the CoD and NCH in driving oral care innovation within multi-faceted healthcare delivery systems.

Applicants should possess a DDS/DMD/MD and/or PhD or equivalent with a history of leadership, research funding, and productivity in the broadly defined area of oral health research. Salary and rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

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.

Only Workday applications will be accepted. Evaluation of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Candidates should submit a personal statement that delineates professional qualifications and career goals, along with curriculum vitae and three professional references https://osu.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/OSUCareers/job/Columbus-Campus/Professor-of-Community-Dentistry_R41728.

For more information about the position and the college, visit dentistry.osu.edu.

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.