Jan 27, 2021
University of California Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA, USA
UCLA School of Dentistry invites qualified applications for a full-time tenured faculty position at the Professor or Associate Professor level to chair the Section of Orthodontics in the Division of Growth and Development, effective July 1, 2021.
The UCLA School of Dentistry has a strong commitment to excellence in dental education, patient care, research, and public service. For over five decades, our dedicated and talented students, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends, have propelled the School of Dentistry to become one of the premier dental schools on the national and international stage. The highest achieving applicants, from diverse backgrounds, are consistently admitted into our 4-year DDS program. Our residency training programs are among the best and most competitive in the world, with the orthodontics program having nine GME-funded positions per year. Our cutting-edge research is internationally acclaimed in a variety of fields, including salivary diagnostics, oral cancer, bone biology, bioengineering, molecular microbiology, neuromuscular diseases, and public health. With a commitment to public service, our students and residents are given numerous opportunities to work directly in communities in need serving those with poor access to oral health services.
Applicants must possess a DDS/DMD or equivalent degree. Additional qualifications include a certificate of advanced training in Orthodontics from an accredited postdoctoral program; The credentials to attain a California dental license or being eligible for a dental license/special permit in California.
Candidates with skills and experience in graduate dental education and mentoring are encouraged to apply. Board certification, a track record of scholarship, an interest in developing a funded research program, and experience in administrative functions, development, and alumni relations are highly desirable.
The successful candidate should demonstrate initiative, excellent organization, and communication skills. The candidate will join the renowned faculty at the School of Dentistry in the number-one ranked public university in the country and will participate in achieving the broader strategic aims of the School and the Division.
Salary is commensurate with education and experience. An opportunity for part-time intramural or extramural practice will be available.
Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, personal statement on teaching and research, an equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) statement, and the names and contact information for three professional references to Steven Shaevel, Academic Personnel Director, via UCLARecruit. Contact information for references will only be used with permission from finalists.
UCLA seeks candidates whose experience, teaching, research or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity, excellence, and service to our stakeholder communities.
Confidential review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
The School of Dentistry campus is located in the City of Los Angeles with its uniquely rich heritage, perfect climate, a vibrant, diverse and multiethnic population and a robust economy estimated to be larger than that of countries like Switzerland and Saudi Arabia. Of the almost 19 million residents in L.A.’s five counties, more than a million people work in health services, biomedical professions and technological fields such as aerospace and digital media. A manufacturing powerhouse, Los Angeles has the largest complex of ports in the Western Hemisphere, processing more than 40 percent of the country’s imported and exported goods. As the entertainment capital of the world, the city is a major tourist attraction and the leading artistic center in the US. Los Angeles is home to more than 105 museums, 225 theaters, 55 magnificent structures by the world’s top architects and 16 of the world’s most beautiful gardens. It also boasts more than 1,500 theatrical productions annually. Moreover, L.A. is home to great sports teams such as the NBA’s Los Angeles Lakers and Los Angeles Clippers, NHL’s L.A. Kings, the Los Angeles Dodgers and two professional football teams, Rams and Chargers, who play in the brand new SoFi stadium. SoFi, the first indoor-outdoor stadium to be constructed, is a state-of-the-art stadium that will host a variety of events including the Super Bowl in 2022, the College Football Championship Game in 2023, and the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the Olympic Games in 2028. L.A. is truly a major destination and a gateway to the West Coast and to Asia/Pacific with Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) being the fourth busiest commercial airport in the world serving 87.5 million passengers a year.
The University of California is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy.
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