Assistant/Associate Professor - School of Dentistry

West Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Jan 20, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time


Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center West Virginia University

Assistant/Associate Professor School of Dentistry –

General Practice Residency, Director

Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

The West Virginia University School of Dentistry is seeking applications for a full-time, clinical or tenure track faculty position at the assistant or associate professor level to serve as Director of the hospital-based General Practice Residency (GPR) Program.

Responsibilities include the advanced training of residents in all facets of general dentistry, administration of the program including the selection and evaluation of residents, meeting reporting requirements of the School of Dentistry, Commission on Dental Accreditation, and other entities. The Director reports directly to the Chair of the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and works closely with the Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs and other administrators. The Director also provides direct patient care in both outpatient and inpatient settings, as well as serving in a supervisory capacity.

The successful candidate will possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills and a desire to create an environment that promotes collegiality, collaboration, and cultural diversity among members of various education, research, and service communities. A willingness to serve as a role model and advocate for the ideals of professionalism and high ethical standards in a health-science educational setting is essential.

The position will begin July 1st, 2021. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled by a qualified candidate. Salary and academic rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Electronic submission of application with supporting credentials (letter of interest addressing the requirements above, current curriculum vitae, contact information for three professional references including names, postal addresses, email addresses, and phone numbers, and permission to contact these references) can be completed via our application portal on WVU Faculty Careers page.

Qualifications :

Candidates for this position must have the following required credentials:

  • a DDS or DMD degree from an accredited U.S. or Canadian dental school and the completion of a CODA-accredited GPR or hospital-based AEGD program;
  • a BLS/ACLS certification from the American Heart Association; and
  • eligibility for a West Virginia Dental License.
  • In addition, the candidate is encouraged to obtain a conscious sedation anesthesia permit.

Information on licensure in WV and anesthesia permits can be found at: Preference will be given to candidates with dental clinic administrative experience, service as a program director or assistant/associate director, experience in caring for special needs patients, and demonstrated accomplishments in research and scholarship. Hospital based patient care is also necessary.

Affirmative Action West Virginia University is proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer, and is the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity. The University values diversity among its faculty, staff, and students, and invites applications from all qualified applicants regardless of race, ethnicity, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, nationality, genetics, disability, or Veteran status.

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