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Tenure-track Full-time Assistant Professor of Orthodontics

Position Overview

School / Campus / College: School of Dentistry

Organization: Orthodontics

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

Position Details

Position Description

The University of Washington School of Dentistry is ranked No. 4 in the United States, and No. 15 in the world earlier this year by Britain’s Quacquarelli-Symonds (QS) World University Rankings. 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 Department of Orthodontics is well known for its outstanding graduate program, and for training many U.S. and international clinicians, academicians, and leaders in the profession. It is also known for conducting significant and timely research on important orthodontic and other health-related topics. The 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 experience includes various didactic and laboratory courses, as well as some opportunities to gain 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, scholarly activity, and research.  Faculty in the Department are active in School of Dentistry and university-wide affairs as well as in the American Association of Orthodontics, the American Board of Orthodontics, and other state and national organizations.  Our faculty are supported by an excellent and caring administrative and clinical staff. Our students come from all over the world and provide an infusion of energy and new ideas every year.  The Department of Orthodontics is committed to building a diverse, equitable and inclusive learning environment.

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Position Description

The Department of Orthodontics is seeking a full-time faculty member for an Assistant Professor, tenure-track appointment. This is a 12-month active service period position (July 1-June 30) that is open until filled with an anticipated start date on July 1, 2022.

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

Job Responsibilities

The successful hire will spend 30-40% effort related to their scholarly activities, including grant writing, conducting research, publications, and mentoring students; 20-30% effort would be spent on teaching, both didactically and clinically at the predoctoral and graduate level; 10-20% effort would be utilized for service and administrative activities, while 20% effort could be reserved for practice, either in the Orthodontic Faculty Practice or outside private practice.

The successful candidate will be expected to innovate and create new effective models of learning and teaching in orthodontics, dentistry, and/or related sciences


Candidates must have completed a DDS, DMD, or foreign equivalent in dentistry, and completion of a CODA-accredited advanced education program in Orthodontics. Documented experience in promoting policies related to diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace is required. 

The successful candidate must demonstrate a record of integrating clinical knowledge and research, current and developing technology, and information from a broad range of fields, as well as personal and professional skills needed to create a collaborative implementation environment within the UW School of Dentistry faculty. 


To apply please submit the following application materials to Interfolio:

A letter of interest

Curriculum Vitae

Any published or unpublished research

Evidence of teaching experience (if any)

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

Three letters of reference

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 May 31, 2022.

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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.

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