The Department of Pediatric Dentistry in Seattle,
Washington is seeking a full-time Graduate
Program Director. This is a 12- month service period, at the
rank of Associate Professor (with tenure) or Associate Professor
tenure-track. The University of Washington (UW) 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
- 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
- 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
- Play a lead role in the
Interdisciplinary Special Needs Access Network (I-SPAN), a
five-year Health Resources and Services Administration
- Participate in after-hours call at Seattle Children’s
The University of Washington faculty engages in
teaching, research, and service. The Department
of Pediatric Dentistry is committed to building a
diverse, equitable and inclusive learning environment. This
position will be expected to innovate and create
teaching/research/service models that incorporate
diversity, equity, and inclusion.
The University of Washington (UW) School of
Dentistry was ranked No. 4 in the United
States, and No. 15 in the world in Britain’s
(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 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.
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.
Applicants must possess a substantive teaching portfolio,
history of funded research/training grants, manuscript
publications, and expertise in academical leadership to enable
her/him to lead a graduate program into one of the country’s
premier pediatric residency programs.
Salary will be commensurate with the qualifications and
experience of the selected applicant.
Applicants should submit a letter of interest,
including a diversity statement that reflects your commitment to
diversity, equity, and inclusion, CV, and names and contact
information of three references, through the
UW Interfolio Faculty Search engine: http://apply.interfolio.com/99630.
The position will remain open until filled, with
an anticipated start date of July 1, 2022. Screening of
applications will begin immediately.
For questions, please contact the Chair of the Search Committee,
Dr. Ana Lucia Seminario (email@example.com).