Associate Professor or Professor (with tenure) or Associate Professor or Professor tenure-track, Graduate Program Director - Department of Pediatric Dentistry

Position Overview

School / Campus / College: School of Dentistry

Organization: Pediatric Dentistry

Title: Associate Professor or Professor (with tenure) or Associate Professor or Professor tenure-track, Graduate Program Director - Department of Pediatric Dentistry

Position Details

Position Description

The Department of Pediatric Dentistry in Seattle, Washington is seeking a full-time Graduate Program Director at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor (with tenure), or Associate Professor or Professor tenure-track. 

The University of Washington (UW) School of Dentistry is ranked among the top 10 dental schools in the United States. The UW is an internationally ranked public university, serving diverse students, faculty, and staff, and is committed to educating and working in a multicultural environment. The institution engages in teaching, research, and service. The University of Washington, 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.  

The University of Washington (UW) School of Dentistry is a 12- month service school. The Department of Pediatric Dentistry is nationally and internationally recognized as one of the premier departments in the country, known for the exceptional quality of its predoctoral and graduate programs.  The Department has dedicated and experienced faculty, both full and part-time, with a strong commitment to excellence in education, diversity, patient care, scholarly activity, research and public health and global health. 

The Department of Pediatric Dentistry maintains primary responsibility for educating predoctoral dental students and post-doctoral resident trainees in the care of children’s oral health. The primary clinic site is the Center for Pediatric Dentistry (CPD), a 16-chair outpatient clinic with an on-site ambulatory dental surgery center (DSC), which is staffed by pediatric dentistry faculty. Annually, the Department provides 15,000 to 20,000 patient visits, including completion of approximately 500 general anesthesia cases. Each year, the Department accepts five candidates to the two-year advanced education in pediatric dentistry residency program which is fully accredited by CODA and a component of UW Graduate Medical Education. Trainees undergo rigorous clinical and didactic training at the UW, Seattle Children’s Hospital (SCH), and community sites and receive a Master of Science in Dentistry degree from the University of Washington Graduate School. 

The primary responsibilities for this position include: 

  • Direct the pediatric dentistry residency program, including but not limited to didactic and clinical curriculum development, overseeing selection of candidates for admission to the program, conducting trainee evaluations, preparing for CODA accreditation, developing and implementing program policies that are compatible with accreditation and institutional requirements, and serving as a mentor to the residents.
  • Serve as a clinical and didactic instructor for residents and pre-doctoral students. 
  • Provide patient care at the CPD and the DSC. Represent the department at interdisciplinary meetings at university, local and state level associations such as Washington Pediatric Dentistry Alumni Association and Washington State Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.
  • Participate in the School of Dentistry and national Graduate Program Directors meetings such as the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. 
  • Play a lead role in the Interdisciplinary Special Needs Access Network (I-SPAN), a five-year Health Resources and Services Administration grant. 
  • Participate in after-hours call at Seattle Children’s Hospital. 

This position will be expected to innovate and create teaching/research/service models that incorporate diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Positive factors for consideration include, but are not limited to, high emotional intelligence, determination, accountability, strong organization skills, leadership, excellent written and verbal communication skills, team player, ability to connect with others and a sense of humor.


The successful candidate must have a D.D.S. /D.M.D. or foreign equivalent, and completion of a CODA-accredited advanced education program in Pediatric Dentistry with current standing as a diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry; and ability to practice dentistry in the State of Washington. Successful candidates must either hold the title of associate professor or equivalent, or be eligible for promotion from assistant professor.  In addition, the candidate is expected to obtain a State of Washington permit to administer moderate sedation or moderate sedation with parenteral agents by the start date.

Applicants must possess a substantive teaching portfolio, history of funded research/training grants, manuscript publications, and expertise in academical leadership to enable them to lead a graduate program into one of the country’s premier pediatric residency programs.

Salary and rank will be commensurate with the qualifications and experience of the selected applicant.  

Salary and Benefits

The base salary range will be $17,800 – 20,800 per month for the Associate Professor (with tenure) rank and $19,700 – 22,900 per month for the Professor tenure-track rank, commensurate with experience and qualifications, or as mandated by a U.S. Department of Labor prevailing wage determination.

Other compensation  associated with this position may include $500 per month administrative supplement.

A summary of benefits associated with this title/rank can be found at


Applicants should submit a letter of interest, a diversity statement that reflects their commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, CV, and names and contact information of three references, through the UW Interfolio Faculty Search engine:

The position will remain open until filled with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2023. Screening of applications will begin immediately.

For questions, please contact the Chair of the Search Committee, Dr. Ana Lucia Seminario (

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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