Health Sciences Associate Professor - Periodontics


Health Sciences Associate Professor - Periodontics
University of California Los Angeles

Requisition Number: JPF06919


The UCLA School of Dentistry invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure track position at the level of Health Sciences Associate Professor in the Section of Periodontics. This full-time, clinical track position is available immediately and the search will remain open until the position has been filled. The desired starting date for this position is January, 1, 2022.

Primary responsibilities of the position include serving as the program director of the post-graduate Periodontics residency program. In addition, the individual will teach at the pre-doctoral and post-doctoral levels, engage in research/scholarship consistent with their professional goals and program needs, as well as contribute service to the school and profession. An opportunity for one-day intramural private practice will also be available.

The Periodontics Residency Program at the UCLA School of Dentistry started in 1976 with its first graduating class in 1978. Since its inception, the Program has been well-respected and strong, having graduated 85 residents as of 2021. Nine residents have gone into full-time academic positions and have achieved high administrative titles. Our faculty and residents have received more than 30 awards from a diverse host of Associations and Foundations, including the AAP, AAPF and IADR. Finally, our Periodontics section is also home to the most widely published textbook in Periodontics, the “Newman and Carranza's Clinical Periodontology”.

Applicants must: (1) possess a DMD/DDS degree or equivalent, (2) possess a certificate in Periodontics from an institution accredited by CODA, (3) be board-certified by the American Board of Periodontology, and (4) possess or be eligible to obtain a California dental license. A track record of scholarly activity and outstanding patient care is desirable, as well as demonstration or likely commitment to diversity-related teaching/research/service. Prior experience as a program director is preferred. Salary is commensurate with education and experience.

Applications will be accepted until the position has been filled. Applicants should submit a cover letter, teaching statement, curriculum vitae, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) statement, and the names and contact information for three professional references to Meg Malasarte, Academic Personnel Director, via UCLA Recruit.

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