Clinical Professor or Clinical Associate Professor- Department Chair, Surgical Dentistry

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University of Colorado – School of Dental Medicine

                             Clinical Associate Professor or Clinical Professor - Department Chair, Surgical Dentistry

The University of Colorado Denver l Anschutz Medical Campus seeks individuals with demonstrated commitment to creating an inclusive learning and working environment.  We value the ability to engage effectively with students, faculty and staff of diverse backgrounds.



The School of Dental Medicine (SDM) invites qualified individuals to apply for the position of Department Chair, Surgical Dentistry.  This clinical teaching (CT) track full-time position will be at the rank of Associate Professor (CT) or Professor (CT), depending upon candidate qualifications.

The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus is a public education, clinical and research facility serving 4,500 students, and a world-class medical destination at the forefront of life-changing science, medicine, and healthcare. CU Anschutz offers more than 42 highly rated degree programs through 6 schools and colleges, and receives over $500 million in research awards each year. We are the single largest health professions education provider in Colorado, awarding nearly 1,450 degrees annually. Powered by our award-winning faculty, renowned researchers and a reputation for academic excellence, the CU Anschutz Medical Campus drives innovation from the classroom to the laboratory to the delivery of unparalleled patient care. Read CU Anschutz Quick Facts here.

Nature of Work

The Department of Surgical Dentistry is home to three divisions – the Divisions of Periodontics, Endodontics and Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.  There is a graduate program in Periodontics housed within the department as well as the location of the Anschutz Medical Campus site of the Oral and Maxillofacial residency program at the CU SDM’s affiliate partner, Denver Health Medical.

Responsibilities for the department include predoctoral and postdoctoral education, service activities, clinical care and research.  The Chair is expected to provide leadership in strategic planning, departmental curriculum management, budgeting, department staffing and supervision, faculty development, and overall management of departmental activities. The Chair reports directly to the Dean of the School of Dental Medicine.

Job Responsibilities

Leader of the DepartmentEssential Function (50%)

    The Chair is responsible for providing leadership toward the achievement of the highest possible level of excellence in the clinical activities, teaching, scholarly/creative work, and leadership and service activities of the department. The Chair is expected to articulate the goals of the department, both within and outside the department, to articulate the department's actions or requests in pursuit of these aims, and to maintain a climate that is collegial, respects diversity, treats faculty, staff and learners fairly, and supports creativity and innovation. The Chair is responsible for informing the department of the stances and actions of the Dean and other administrators that might affect the department. As the chief administrator for the department, the Chair is the essential link between the administration and the department in representing departmental views on matters of educational and research policy and academic ethics. The Chair is responsible for the recruitment, selection, and evaluation of both faculty and staff in the department. In consultation with colleagues, and in compliance with the appropriate departmental procedures, the chair recommends appointments, promotions, merit increases, and terminations. The Chair has the explicit responsibility to ensure that faculty members are aware of the departmental, college, and campus criteria prescribed for appointment, reappointment, promotion, tenure, and post-tenure review, and to make appraisals and recommendations in accordance with the procedures and principles stated in department, school/college, or campus policy and in Regent Policy. The Chair also has the explicit responsibility to ensure that adequate faculty mentoring programs are in place and that faculty performance reviews are conducted regularly, in accordance with the procedures and principles stated in Regent Policy. The Chair shall be familiar with the state personnel system, and ensure that staff members are aware of departmental expectations and of state personnel system criteria for appointment, reappointment, job classification, and promotion.
  • The Chair shall hear questions, complaints, grievances, and suggestions from members of the department, including faculty, staff, and students. The Chair has the responsibility to take appropriate action.
Administrator of the DepartmentEssential Function (50%)

As the head administrator of the department, the Chair has the following responsibilities, with other duties and responsibilities as assigned:

  • Assignment of teaching and other duties within the department consistent with appropriate FTE levels and college/school workload expectations, recognizing that the appropriate mix of teaching, scholarly/creative work, scholarship, professional practice, clinical work and leadership and service may differ from person to person, and from time to time in the career of an individual.
  • Preparation of the schedule of courses.
  • Arrangement and assignment of duty for mentoring of students and for training and supervision of teaching assistants and other student teachers and teacher aides.
  • Preparation of the budget and administration of the financial affairs of the department, in strict accordance with dollar and FTE allocations and in accord with University rules and procedures.
  • Recommendation of sabbatical assignments and leaves of absence to the dean, and confirmation that scheduling is consistent with departmental needs.
  • Prompt reporting of the resignation or death of any member of the department to the dean’s office.
  • Custody and authorized use of University property charged to the department, and assignment of departmental space and facilities to authorized activities in accordance with University policy and campus rules and regulations.
  • Departmental observance of proper health and safety regulations, in coordination with the campus environmental health and safety officer.
  • Maintenance of records and faculty and staff personnel files, and preparation of reports in accordance with the University and college procedures.
  • Reporting on faculty compliance with the "one-sixth" rule (see Regent Policy 5.C and APS 1044) or other policies specific to the college or school regarding outside consulting and other professional activities.
  • Assisting the Dean, or appropriate administrators, in ensuring compliance with all existing conflict of interest management plans.
  • Reporting to the Dean, or appropriate administrators, whenever the problem cannot be expeditiously resolved at the departmental level, any failure of a member of the department to carry out responsibilities, and recommending appropriate remedial and/or disciplinary action.

While assuming the responsibilities listed above, the Chair is expected to seek the advice of departmental faculty colleagues in a systematic way, to provide for the conduct of department affairs in an orderly manner through department meetings and the appointment of appropriate committees, and to keep department members informed of actions in a timely manner. The Chair is also expected to seek student advice on matters of concern to students enrolled in the department's programs.

Salary and Benefits:

The salary range (or hiring range) for this position has been established at:

Clinical Associate Professor:  $145,000 to $175,000

Clinical Professor:  $215,000 - $235,000

The salary of the finalist(s) selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to, internal equity, experience, education, specialty and training.

 The above salary range (or hiring range) represents the University’s good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting.

The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at Employee Services.

University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus 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 checks for all new employees prior to their employment.

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The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse student body, faculty and administrative staff. The university strives to promote a culture of inclusiveness, respect, communication and understanding. 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.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Clinical Associate Professor:
  • A DDS/DMD degree, or its equivalent, is required along with eligibility for dental licensure in Colorado.
  • A specialty certificate in periodontics, along with board qualification in periodontics, is required
  • At this rank, applicants will be well qualified to teach and/or provide clinical care with considerable demonstrated evidence of successful teaching and demonstrated leadership and service.
  • Clinical Professor:
  • A DDS/DMD degree, or its equivalent, is required along with eligibility for dental licensure in Colorado.
  • A specialty certificate in periodontics, along with board qualification in periodontics, is required
  • At this rank, applicants will have a record of outstanding accomplishments in teaching, and/or providing clinical care, a record of leadership in the school or practice, and a meritorious leadership and service record.
    • Successful candidates will have experience and demonstrate inclusivity while working in a diverse academic, research and clinical community.  Demonstrated leadership, organizational and communication skills are required.
    Required:  Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire

    Preferred Qualifications:

      The preferred candidate requires an individual with national/international prominence and a commitment to evidence-based teaching and practice, and a history of extramural funding and scholarship.

  • Ability to communicate effectively, both in writing and orally.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees at all levels throughout the institution.
  • Demonstrated commitment and leadership ability to advance diversity and inclusion.

    Job Category: Faculty
    Primary Location: Aurora
    Schedule: Full-time
    Posting Date: Mar 25, 2021
    Unposting Date: Ongoing




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    Posted: 3/27/2021
    Application Due: 5/23/2021
    Work Type: Full Time