Aurora, CO
Feb 21, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

University of Colorado - School of Dental Medicine

Associate Professor/Professor - Chair of the Department of Community Dentistry and Population Health

The School is located on the Anschutz Medical Campus in new, state-of-the-art facilities. The campus is home to schools of medicine, pharmacy, nursing, public health and dental medicine, and multiple hospitals and affiliate institutions, located in the Denver metropolitan area near the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. It accepts a DDS class-size of 80 students each year along with 40 students in its International Student Program. The School also offers the following additional programs: General Practice Residency, Periodontics, Pediatric and Orthodontics graduate programs.

The University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine invites qualified applications for a full-time Associate Professor/Professor position on the tenure or clinical track as Chair of the Department of Community Dentistry and Population Health. The University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine is located on the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus (CU Anschutz), the largest academic health center in the Rocky Mountain region.

The Department is responsible for management of the predoctoral community-based learning curriculum, dental public health coursework, interprofessional education, and scholarly activity in population research. A major responsibility includes the administration of the Advanced Clinical Training & Services Program (ACTS) that serves as a national model for the training of dental students in underserved communities. Additionally, the Department works closely with the Center for Oral Disease Prevention and Population Health Research to improve oral health among Colorado residents.

Departmental faculty interests and areas of strength include Epidemiology, Public Health, Experiential Learning, Geriatric and Special Needs Dentistry, Global/Population Health, Personalized Medicine, Interprofessional Education, Practice Management, Health Disparities and Behavioral Sciences. Outstanding opportunities exist for collaborative studies in a wide range of disciplines/areas across the Anschutz Medical Campus and with other University of Colorado affiliated institutions. The emphasis of this position is to provide the leadership and future vision for the Department and to develop collaborative funding opportunities.

The responsibilities of the chair include the overall administration and leadership of the Department, representing the vision of the Department in school-wide initiatives, teaching in the DDS Program and the advanced standing International Student Program, identifying and nurturing faculty collaborations on research projects and funding opportunities, and developing novel research/scholarly programs that complement existing strengths in the department.


Minimum Qualifications:

The successful candidate will have a DDS and/or a PhD degree in an area that will complement the future growth of the Department and demonstrated expertise in dental public health and or informatics areas such as public health, epidemiology and biostatistics.

Preferred Qualifications:

Preference will be given to candidates with demonstrated record of collaborative publications, research funding and past leadership experience

Salary and Benefits:

Salary is commensurate with skills and experience. This position is not eligible for overtime compensation. The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at Employee Services.

The University of Colorado Denver is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our faculty, staff, students and visitors. To assist in achieving that goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective employees.

The University of Colorado strongly supports the principle of diversity. We encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities and all veterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.

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Special Instructions to Applicants:*Applications are accepted electronically ONLY at* REQUIRED APPLICATION MATERIALS: 1). A letter of application which specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications. 2). A current resume/CV. 3). List of 5 professional references. Questions about the position should be addressed to: Dr. William Bailey, DDS, MPH, Search Committee Chair, at

Reference checks are a standard step in our hiring process. You may be asked to provide contact information, including e-mail addresses, for up to 5 references if you are referred to the Hiring Authority for an interview. We will notify you prior to contacting both on and off-list references.

Application Materials Required:Cover Letter, Resume/CV, List of References

Application Materials Instructions:APPLICATION DEADLINE: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but full consideration will be given to complete applications received by April 1, 2017. Those who do not apply by April 1, 2017 may or may not be considered.

Job Category: Faculty

Primary Location: Aurora

Department: H0001 -- Anschutz Medical Campus - 20419 - SDM-Dept Applied Dentistry

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Feb 3, 2017

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Shiela Otero

Posting Contact Email:

Position Number: 00623736


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