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Vice Chair, Division of Pediatric Dentistry

The Ohio State University College of Dentistry invites applications for Vice Chair of its Division of Pediatric Dentistry at the rank of associate professor with tenure or professor with tenure. These appointments require candidates to demonstrate a record of research, scholarly works, and teaching excellence.

The Vice Chair will provide leadership and management of the college-based pediatric dentistry education and service programs, its staff, faculty, clinic operations, and curriculum. Other core responsibilities include contributing to the didactic and clinical instruction in pediatric dentistry for pre-doctoral students and the Nationwide Children’s Hospital (NCH) pediatric dentistry residents; participating in the Dental Faculty Practice in the college and the hospital-based faculty practice at NCH; and participating in clinical and educational research, which is an important aspect of scholarship. The position reports directly to the Chair of the Division of Pediatric Dentistry, while working closely with other chairs and associate deans, and the dean of the college.     

The successful candidate will possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and a desire to create an environment that promotes collegiality and collaboration among members of the various education, research, and service communities. Other requirements for the position include 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. 

The Ohio State University College of Dentistry is the only state-supported dental school in Ohio. The college is divided into nine discipline-based divisions and it supports seven ADA-recognized dental specialty programs, as well as advanced education programs in dental anesthesiology and general dentistry. Tenure track faculty in the divisions are engaged in and recognized for their externally-funded basic and clinical research.

In the near future, the college will benefit from a new and expanded pre-doctoral pediatric dentistry clinic with full outpatient surgical capabilities supported by the college’s dental anesthesiology residency program. The vice chair will play a significant role in the planning, design, and construction phases of the new clinic facility, in addition to selecting appropriate equipment. Top priorities for the new facility include innovative approaches to delivering care and educating students, and increased access for underserved and developmentally disabled children.

Qualified candidates must possess a DDS/DMD degree or international equivalent; a certificate from a CODA-accredited advanced education program in pediatric dentistry; Board certification by the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry; and a record of scholarly activity. Applicants should also possess the qualifications to be eligible for a regular or limited dental teaching license in the State of Ohio.

Information on state dental licensure is available at www.dental.ohio.gov/licensinginfo.stm. Because of the scope of responsibility, a minimum of ten years of academic and clinical service experience is required. 

Electronic applications only 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. Applicants should submit a personal statement delineating qualifications and goals, along with curriculum vitae and three professional references to Catherine Flaitz, DDS, MS; Chair, Division of  Pediatric Dentistry, at flaitz.1@osu.edu.  For more information about the college, the division, and this position, visit dentistry.osu.edu/employment

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.