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Requisition # 74069

Position Basics

Type of PositionTENURE-TRACK
Advertising Ends on:Extended Until Position is Filled
Advertising Started on:Monday, January 4th, 2021
College:College of Dentistry



Position Details

Full/Part Time Status:Full Time
Position Description:

The University of Iowa’s College of Dentistry is conducting a search for a Department Executive Officer in the Department of Prosthodontics.  This is a full-time tenure-track faculty position at the Associate Professor or Professor level.  Major responsibilities include: 

  • provide strong leadership to the department;

  • collaborate with collegiate leadership;

  • support faculty development and mentorship;

  • maintain close cooperation with other departments and administration;

  • sustain an independent or collaborative research/scholarship program;

  • engage in service activities at the collegiate, regional, and national levels;

  • contribute to and be involved in the clinical and didactic teaching efforts of the department;

  • actively participate in the departmental faculty practice plan; and

  • cultivate an environment of inclusion and respect for students, faculty, and staff within the department and the College. 

Education Requirement:

  • D.D.S./D.M.D. or equivalent;

  • completion of an ADA-accredited advanced training program in Prosthodontics;

Required Qualifications:

  • record of effective teaching and mentoring of faculty, predoctoral and postgraduate students in the specialty of Prosthodontics;

  • record of research and/or scholarly activity;

  • record of relevant administrative and/or leadership experience;

  • effective collaboration, communication, and team-building skills; and

  • record of activity fostering a climate that values and engages diversity in all its forms to enliven and make more inclusive the work of the department/College.


  • Board eligible or certified in Prosthodontics;

Desirable Qualifications:

  • M.S., Ph.D. or equivalent;

  • ability to foster collaboration, interdisciplinary interactions among faculty from different departments and colleges;

  • demonstrated ability to develop new research initiatives;

  • extensive clinical practice experience in Prosthodontics, including implant therapy and the application of digital technologies; and

  • successful record of acquiring grant support in Prosthodontics or a related field (e.g. Biomaterials, Implant Dentistry, Digital Dentistry). 

Online Application Required Documents

 Curriculum Vitae
Letter of Interest

To start the Online Application process for this position, click the "Apply for This Position" button located below the Contact Information.

Additional Application Materials

Materials:Please have 3 CURRENT Letters of Recommendation, sent DIRECTLY by individual writing the recommendation, to:
Dr. Gustavo Avila-Ortiz, Professor & DEO, Periodontics
S446 Dental Science Building,
Iowa City, IA 52242

The materials listed above are not part of any online process. Please send the materials to the contact information below.

Contact Information

Contact:Gustavo Avila Ortiz
Dental Science Building
801 Newton Road
Iowa City, IA 52242

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