Director of the Advanced Education Program in Orthodontics

Director of the Advanced Education Program in Orthodontics
University of California Los Angeles

Requisition Number: JPF09165

The UCLA School of Dentistry invites applications for full-time faculty to serve as Director of the Advanced Education Program in Orthodontics. This full-time faculty position will be at the level of Associate Clinical Professor or Clinical Professor (non-tenure track). The position is available immediately, and the search will remain open until the position has been filled. The Section of Orthodontics is recognized for clinical and academic excellence, up-to-date clinical facilities, and offers an exceptional research environment. Numerous opportunities are available for clinical and/or research collaboration within the Dental School and other UCLA health schools. Reporting to the Chair of the Section of Orthodontics, the selected individual will have primary responsibilities in recruiting, training, and supervising postgraduate students specializing in Orthodontics.

It is expected that the Program Director will provide leadership in clinic operations and program curriculum development and implementation and ensure that the program complies with the requirements of the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA). The Program Director will work with the Section Chair in strategic planning and fiscal management. Specific duties will include delivery of didactic courses, clinical education and research project supervision of postgraduate students, pre-doctoral clinical education, and management of clinical staff. The Program Director will also be expected to work collaboratively with other sections and advanced education programs to deliver interdisciplinary courses and patient care. An opportunity for part-time intramural practice will be available. The position calls for a mature mentor with recognized interpersonal skills who can provide an evidence-based approach to postgraduate education and clinical care. The ability to develop collegial working relationships with students, staff, and faculty and to provide a positive environment is expected.

Experience in teaching research methodology to postdoctoral residents and supervising the research of postdoctoral residents and postgraduate doctoral candidates are highly desirable. UCLA seeks candidates whose experience, teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence.

Applicants must possess: (1) a DMD/DDS degree or equivalent, (2) board certification by the American Board of Orthodontics. (3) The candidate must have had teaching experience in an academic orthodontic departmental setting for a minimum of two (2) years to meet the requirement for Program Director position, (4) a California dental license or special permit in dentistry (or be eligible to obtain), and (5) a certificate of completion of a postgraduate training program in Orthodontics from a program accredited by CODA. A track record of outstanding patient care, experience in craniofacial orthodontic treatment, as well as demonstrated commitment to diversity are desirable. Academic rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The School of Dentistry and the Section of Orthodontics are committed to creating equitable and inclusive campus environments that accelerate the success of our students, staff, and faculty. The School of Dentistry encourages candidates to apply who have demonstrated capacity to create inclusive work environments, will work effectively on increasingly diverse teams, and will serve the increasingly diverse students we admit and want to attract.

UCLA seeks candidates whose experience, teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching statement, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) statement, and the names and contact information of three professional references via UCLA Recruit ( ).

Questions regarding this search should be directed to Meg Malasarte ( ), Academic Personnel Director.

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