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Chair, Division of Periodontology

Polaris Recruitment Communications - Ohio State University/The
Columbus, Ohio
Posted Date
Sep 13, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Dentistry
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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The Ohio State University College of Dentistry seeks applicants for a full-time position as Chair of the Division of Periodontology at the rank of professor with tenure. Tenure appointments require candidates to possess an established record of research, scholarly works, teaching excellence, and professional service.


The periodontology chair is responsible for the administration and leadership of the division; strategic curriculum planning; resource management; development of junior faculty; oversight of the residency and graduate clinic; pre-doctoral didactic and clinical curricula; scheduling management; and evaluation of staff and faculty. Other duties include supporting the overall mission of the division, participating in university and college governance, contributing to the college’s continuing education and alumni affairs programs, and practicing in the college’s affiliated intramural Dental Faculty Practice.


The Division of Periodontology’s research-related endeavors include peri-implant wound healing, treatment outcomes following guided bone regeneration, periodontal health during pregnancy, and periodontal-systemic interactions.   


As an R1 research-intensive university with seven health science colleges on its campus, Ohio State provides the optimum environment for the College of Dentistry to meet is tripartite mission of education, research, and service. The college distinguishes itself nationally by engaging faculty throughout the campus, the state, and country in a host of experiences that provide enriching professional opportunities. The College of Dentistry is the only state-supported dental school in Ohio, and it educates more than 60% of the state’s dentists. Comprised of ten divisions, the college also supports nine advanced education programs accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation, including residency training programs in general practice and dental anesthesiology.


Candidates must have a DDS/DMD degree or international equivalent degree, and be eligible for a regular or limited teaching license by the Ohio State Dental Board ( The successful candidate will also have an international reputation as a scholar with a record of funding; knowledge of innovative teaching and learning strategies in periodontal education; an appreciation for the benefits that diversity brings to an academic environment; and evidence of engagement in organized periodontology. Preference will be given to candidates with certification by the American Board of Periodontology, advanced degree(s), experience in teaching and clinical practice, involvement in the accreditation process, and administrative experience with a demonstrated record of recruitment and retention of faculty.


Candidates must also possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills and a desire to create an environment that promotes collegiality, collaboration, and cultural diversity among members of various educational, research, and service-related 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 College of Dentistry and The Ohio State University are committed to establishing a culturally and intellectually diverse environment that supports the free exchange of ideas in a professional and collegial manner in all academic endeavors as we engage audiences and serve our communities from a wide spectrum of backgrounds and experiences.


Only applications submitted in Workday will be accepted. Evaluation of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Salary, administrative augmentation, and academic rank are commensurate with qualifications. Candidates should submit a personal statement that delineates professional qualifications and career goals, along with curriculum vitae and three professional references to:

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The College of Dentistry’s atmosphere is one of collaboration and inclusiveness, where

The Ohio State University is a premier employer that provides exceptional rewards, including start-up packages and medical, dental, and vision benefits. The university’s competitive salaries and benefits packages include generous retirement plans, tuition assistance for employees and their dependents, wellness initiatives, and more. For detailed information, visit


The Ohio State University and its College of Dentistry are located in Columbus, Ohio, the largest city in the state and the 15th largest in the U.S. As a center of cultural and commerce-based development, Columbus offers an array of opportunities and amenities.


The College of Dentistry is committed to establishing a culturally and intellectually diverse environment, encouraging all members of our learning community to reach their full potential. We are responsive to dual-career families and strongly promote work-life balance to support our community members through a suite of institutional policies. To build a diverse workforce, qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status. EEO/AA employer.


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