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Requisition # 74465

Position Basics

Type of PositionTENURE-TRACK
Advertising Ends on:Extended Until Position is Filled
Advertising Started on:Tuesday, April 26th, 2022
College:College of Dentistry
Department:Preventive & Community 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 full-time tenure-track Departmental Executive Officer (Department Head) of the Department of Preventive & Community Dentistry. This is a tenure track position at the Associate or Full Professor level.    

Major responsibilities include: 

  • providing strong departmental leadership;

  • faculty development and mentorship;

  • maintaining close cooperation with other departments; and

  • cultivating an environment of inclusion and respect for students, faculty, and staff within the department/college. 

Preventive and Community Dentistry has a number of functions serving the mission and vision of the College including:  oral health and prevention, geriatrics and special needs care, service and community learning and health policy research.

The department is responsible for education in all four years of the DDS curriculum, including didactic and clinical content in preventive dentistry, behavioral science, ethics, community dentistry, and special needs and geriatric patient care, as well as coordination of senior dental students’ extramural service-learning programs. 

The department offers a master’s degree program in Dental Public Health preparing graduates educationally to pursue ABDPH Board Certification. The department has 16 faculty members with diverse backgrounds and expertise.  Faculty are very active in research and in the past two years have generated approximately $14.7M of external grant support.

Education Requirement:

Applicants must have:  

  • DDS/DMD (or equivalent), or PhD in relevant field (or equivalent); 

Required Qualifications:

  • recognized scholarly record in public health sciences;

  • evidence of effective teaching/mentoring;

  • record of relevant administrative and/or leadership experience;

  • demonstrated experience working effectively in an interdisciplinary environment; and

  • record of actively fostering a climate that values and engages diversity in all its forms to enliven and make more inclusive the work of the college. 

Desirable Qualifications:

Desirable qualifications: 

  • record of research and success in acquiring extramural grant support. 

Online Application Required Documents

 Curriculum Vitae
Letter of Interest
 Number of References:  3
 Letters of Recommendation are required as part of the application process. Upon submission, references selected will be notified by e-mail with directions on how to electronically submit letters to the University of Iowa.   

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

Contact Information

Contact:Trishul V Allareddy
Cden-Oral Path,Radiology&Medic
Dental Science Building
801 Newton Road
S351 DSB
Iowa City, IA 52242

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