Head, Department of Preventive & Community Dentistry

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.

The position is available December 30, 2022; screening begins immediately. Applicants must have: DDS/DMD (or equivalent), or PhD in relevant field (or equivalent); 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: record of research and success in acquiring extramural grant support. Academic rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Learn more and/or apply at Jobs@UIowa at https://jobs.uiowa.edu/faculty/view/74465, reference Req #74465.

The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.


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