Chair, Department of Comprehensive Dentistry, School of Dentistry
at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UTHSCSA) School of Dentistry seeks a visionary individual with an outstanding record of scholarly achievement, clinical expertise, academic leadership and mentoring as its new Chair of the Department of Comprehensive Dentistry.
The largest of the five departments in the School of Dentistry, the Department of Comprehensive Dentistry is comprised of the divisions of general dentistry, prosthodontics, dental diagnostic sciences, and dental public health. In addition to participating in the teaching of the DDS program, the department administers several advanced education programs: AEGD, prosthodontics, oral and maxillofacial radiology and dental public health. In addition to its teaching missions, the department also has a strong and diverse record of research in the biological, biomaterial and clinical sciences. Outstanding clinical facilities exist in its Center for Oral Health Care and Research, which offers an environment that supports the finest in multispecialty patient care and research. The rapidly growing research and clinical enterprises of UT Health San Antonio provides unlimited possibilities for collaborations across campus with the other four schools of Medicine, Nursing, Health Professions and Biomedical Sciences.
Reporting to the Dean, the Chair is the administrative leader for this diverse department. The Chair is appointed to a full-time, tenure-track position. The successful candidate will be a nationally recognized scholar with a strong track record of academic excellence and professional accomplishments. Candidates with an outstanding record of administration in dental education including experience in operational and financial management is required. She/he will have a DDS/DMD from a CODA accredited school or equivalent foreign training, and should be eligible for dental licensing in the state of Texas.
Established in 1959, The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (dba: UT Health San Antonio), one of six health institutions in The University of Texas System, is the major source of health professions education and life sciences research in South Texas and is a major center for patient care in South Texas. UT Health San Antonio is a comprehensive academic health center with 3,383 students enrolled in five schools: the Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine, the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, the School of Dentistry, the School of Nursing and the School of Health Professions.
The School of Dentistry was founded in 1970 and graduated its first class of 14 members in 1974 and rapidly rose to a level of national and international distinction. Today, the School graduates more than 100 dentists every year. With more than 200 dedicated full faculty members in 10 fields of study, the School of Dentistry is on the cutting edge of both oral health research and the delivery of patient care. The School has consistently ranked in the top of all schools of dentistry in the country, and is currently ranked 7th among all dental schools for the number of grants received from the National Institutes of Health. The School has 562 students enrolled in the 2019-2020 School Year, which includes students in the DDS Program, Post-doctoral/Advanced Education, and Dental Hygiene.
The School of Dentistry mission is to improve oral health through excellence in education, research, patient care, and community engagement.
Interested applicants should apply on the UT Health San Antonio Careers website located at https://uthscsa.referrals.selectminds.com/faculty requisition #20001423.
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer including protected veterans and persons with disabilities.