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Assistant Teaching Professor - Department of Restorative Dentistry

Position Overview

School / Campus / College: School of Dentistry

Organization: Restorative Dentistry

Title: Assistant Teaching Professor - Department of Restorative Dentistry

Position Details

Position Description

The Department of Restorative Dentistry at the University of Washington (UW) is seeking a full-time Assistant Teaching Professor in Prosthodontics. The position is eligible for promotion; however, the position is not eligible for tenure. The appointment duration may range from one to 5 years, with no limit on the number of reappointments.

This position will be expected to engage in effective teaching and scholarship.  The primary responsibility of this position is to teach in the pre-doctoral prosthodontics curriculum, which is a major discipline in the department’s curricula, encompassing one of the core competencies, and designed to provide a comprehensive educational experience throughout all four years for predoctoral students. The successful candidate will be expected to innovate and create a teaching model that incorporates diversity, equity, and inclusion. Positive factors for consideration include, but are not limited to, strong interpersonal skills, accountability, leadership, and experience in digital dentistry workflow.

The University of Washington 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.

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 Department of Restorative 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. It is the School of Dentistry’s largest department, with the greatest number of faculty, and courses within the curriculum. The Department of Restorative Dentistry includes the disciplines of Operative Dentistry, Fixed and Removable Prosthodontics, Implantology, Dental Materials Science, Dental Anatomy and Occlusion and the Advanced Education Program in Prosthodontics. The Department of Restorative Dentistry is committed to building a diverse, equitable and inclusive learning environment.


The successful candidate must have earned a D.D.S./D.M.D. degree or foreign equivalent and have completed a CODA-accredited advanced education program in Prosthodontics and must be eligible to practice dentistry in the State of Washington.

Salary and Benefits

The base salary range for this position will be $129,000 - $150,000 annually, 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

Up to one day per week (13 days per quarter) can be allocated to clinical practice, either in the UW Dentistry Faculty Practice, if available, or outside private practice, if requested, and approved by the UW.


To apply, please submit the following application materials through the UW Interfolio Faculty Search engine

    • A letter of interest
    • A diversity statement (past and planned contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion)
    • Curriculum Vitae
    • Names and contact information of three references

The position will remain open until filled, with an anticipated start date of December 1, 2023. Screening of applications will begin immediately. All qualified candidates are strongly encouraged to apply by August 31, 2023; applicants who submit by this date are guaranteed full consideration.

For questions, please contact the Chair of the Search Committee, Dr. Yen-Wei Chen (

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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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Under University of Washington (UW) Policy, University-compensated personnel must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and provide proof thereof, or receive a UW-approved medical or religious exemption. This requirement will be a condition of any offer associated with this recruitment. For more information, please visit

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