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Tenure-track Full-time Assistant Professor in Orthodontics

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School / Campus / College: School of Dentistry

Organization: Orthodontics

Title: Tenure-track Full-time Assistant Professor in Orthodontics

Position Details

Position Description

The Department of Orthodontics at the University of Washington (UW) is seeking a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor. This is a unique opportunity to leverage the UW School of Dentistry’s significant strengths to advance research and scholarship, innovative education, clinical care, and service across Seattle, Washington State, and beyond.

The UW is one of the world’s preeminent research universities and the oldest public university in the Pacific Northwest. It is a significant contributor to the cultural and economic vitality of the State of Washington and the Pacific Northwest. Its impact on individuals, the region, and the world are profound – whether launching its graduates into an exciting career, or confronting the grand challenges of our time through research and scholarship. As the state’s flagship university, UW educates over 60,000 students across three campuses in Seattle, Bothell, and Tacoma. Under the leadership of President Ana Mari Cauce, the University has launched bold initiatives to address pressing societal challenges, advancing all areas of its educational, research, and service missions with initiatives focused on innovation, race and equity, and population health. UW has developed a sustainable academic business model that affords increased opportunity for cross-campus collaboration, interdisciplinary connection, and strategic growth. It is recognized as a top 10 global university according to U.S. News & World Report “Best Global Universities Rankings” and is second in external research support among all national universities. The University’s articulated vision is to be the greatest public university in the world, as measured by impact. The UW, as both a state government institution and a public university, meets the federal requirement of a “public service organization” as defined  by the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program.

Founded in 1945, the UW School of Dentistry, a 12-month service school, is ranked among the top 10 dental schools in the United States. The School of Dentistry educates a diverse student body through a challenging learning environment informed by cutting-edge scholarship. The School is an integral part of the Warren G. Magnuson Health Sciences Center and, as an orofacial health care center of excellence, it serves the people of the State of Washington and the Pacific Northwest. The School of Dentistry is one of six health science schools at UW, the other five being the Schools of Medicine, Nursing Pharmacy, Public Health, and Social Work. More than 280 students are enrolled in the School’s DDS program, including about 18 in the international DDS program. Approximately 120 students are enrolled in a variety of graduate programs, where students can earn a Master of Science in Dentistry (MSD), a MSD/Master of Public Health, or an MS/PhD. The School also offers a series of certificate and residency programs, as well as postdoctoral fellowships. In addition to Orthodontics, the other departments are Endodontics, Oral Health Sciences, Oral Medicine, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Pediatric Dentistry, Periodontics, and Restorative Dentistry.

The Department of Orthodontics is well known for its outstanding graduate program, and for training many U.S. and international clinicians, academicians, and leaders who provide service to the profession. It is also known for conducting significant and timely research on important orthodontic and other health-related topics. The teaching  mission of the Department is to train both pre-doctoral dental students and graduate students to be proficient in the clinical specialty of orthodontics, at their respective levels. The pre-doctoral orthodontic instruction includes various didactic and laboratory courses, as well as hands-on clinical experience. The graduate program consists of intensive didactic, clinical, and research components.

The Department consists of a talented and experienced group of faculty who have dedicated their careers to the orthodontic profession and the pursuit of excellence in education, patient care, research, and broad array of scholarly activities. Faculty in the Department participate in service at the School and University, and in regional, national, and international professional organizations. Our faculty are supported by excellent administrative and clinical staff. Our students come from all over the world and provide an infusion of energy and innovative ideas every year. The Department of Orthodontics is committed to providing a diverse, equitable, and inclusive teaching and learning environment in which everyone feels valued and can thrive. Candidates are encouraged to demonstrate their ability to innovate and create teaching/research/service models in support of inclusive excellence.

Position Description

The Department of Orthodontics is seeking a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor. This is a 12-month active service period position (July 1-June 30) that is open until filled, with an anticipated start date after June 30, 2023.

Positive factors for consideration include, but are not limited to: possession of a PhD degree in a relevant field; a history of external funding, and/or potential to obtain external funding in the future; past and future contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion. 

Job Responsibilities

The successful candidate will spend 30-40% effort related to their scholarly activities, including grant writing, conducting research, publications, and mentoring students; 20-40% effort will be spent on teaching, both didactically and clinically, at the predoctoral and graduate level; 10-20% effort will be utilized for service and administrative activities. Up to 20% effort can be utilized for practice, either in the Orthodontic Faculty Practice, if available, or outside private practice if requested and approved by the UW.

Salary and Benefits

The base salary range for this position will be from $12,500 to $14,583 per month, commensurate with experience and qualifications, or as mandated by a U.S. Department of Labor prevailing wage determination. A summary of benefits associated with this title/rank can be found at

Other compensation associated with this position may include a start-up fund up to $250,000 depending on qualifications; and a lump sum moving allowance/relocation incentive payment of up to $10,000.


Candidates must have completed a DDS, DMD, or foreign equivalent in dentistry, and completed an advanced education program in Orthodontics. Candidates must demonstrate teaching and research ability in orthodontics, dentistry, and/or related sciences.

The successful candidate will demonstrate a commitment to an academic career in the areas of scholarship, teaching, and service, along with strong interpersonal skills.


To apply, please submit the following application materials to Interfolio:

A letter of interest

Curriculum Vitae

Evidence of teaching experience (if any)

Evidence of research experience (if any)

Statement of past and planned contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion

Contact information of three references

Applications will be reviewed upon receipt and will continue to be accepted until the position is filled. All qualified candidates are strongly encouraged to apply by March 31, 2023.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status.

Benefits Information

A summary of benefits associated with this title/rank can be found at Appointees solely employed and paid directly by a non-UW entity are not UW employees and are not eligible for UW or Washington State employee benefits.

Commitment to Diversity

The University of Washington is committed to building diversity among its faculty, librarian, staff, and student communities, and articulates that commitment in the UW Diversity Blueprint ( Additionally, the University’s Faculty Code recognizes faculty efforts in research, teaching and/or service that address diversity and equal opportunity as important contributions to a faculty member’s academic profile and responsibilities (

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