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Chair, Pediatric Dentistry

Virginia Commonwealth University
Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Dec 15, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Dentistry, Other Health & Medicine, Pediatrics, Administrative, Academic Affairs, Academic Administration, Other Academic Affairs
Employment Type
Full Time
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VCU School of Dentistry
Chair of Pediatric Dentistry

Virginia Commonwealth University is seeking applicants for a tenure eligible position as Chair of the Department of Pediatric Dentistry. The Chair of Pediatric Dentistry will provide leadership for the educational, scholarship, patient care, and service mission of the Department of Pediatric Dentistry and the School of Dentistry. The chair is responsible for interfacing with the VCU Health System (VCUHS), the Department of Pediatrics, School of Medicine, and the Children’s Hospital or Richmond at VCU (CHoR) to support the teaching and clinical services mission of the department and school.


Applicants must have a dental degree (DDS/DMD or equivalent) and Certificate in Advanced Education in Pediatric Dentistry from a program accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation, eligible for licensure as a dentist in Virginia, and previous experience in an academic or hospital environment. Board certification by the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and an advanced degree beyond the dental degree is preferred. Education and or experience in one or more of the following areas of pediatric dentistry are preferred:

o Cleft lip and palate and other craniofacial defects
o Specials needs children o Interceptive orthodontics
o Sedation and/or anesthesia
o Hospital dentistry
o Private dental practice
o Public health dentistry
o Community base-clinical service
o School based-programs

Demonstrate experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment or commitment to do so as a faculty member at VCU is required. Candidates must demonstrate the ability to contribute to and participate in a humanistic environment of learning. The candidate will be required to have a well-developed scholarly/research portfolio with evidence of multi-disciplinary applications.

Application Process:

Candidates must apply to this faculty position through the university’s career website at to be considered for this position. For further information about this position contact the Search Chair, Dr. Tiffany Williams, in the Department of Pediatric Dentistry, VCU School of Dentistry at

As a preeminent national, urban, public research university and academic health center, Virginia Commonwealth University is committed to organizational diversity, equity and inclusion - an environment where all can thrive in their pursuit of excellence.

Applicants are requested to submit a Statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (typically between 150-300 words) providing your career aspirations and contributions toward promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion. Through this statement, you can share how your lived experiences; and past, present, and future academic and professional activities have or will contribute to VCU's mission of promoting equity and inclusion.

Note: Examples include working with others to further the goals of equity and inclusion; leading in any capacity that tangibly promotes an environment where diversity is welcomed, fostered, and celebrated; creative activity, research and scholarship that promotes equity and parity; teaching and mentoring students, and/or engaging with faculty and/or staff from traditionally underrepresented groups to create a positive and successful organizational experience.

VCU is an urban, research-intensive institution with a richly diverse university community and commitment to multicultural opportunities. Virginia Commonwealth University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action university providing access to education and employment without regard to age, race, color, national origin, gender, religion, sexual orientation, veteran’s status, political affiliation or disability.

Position Type: Faculty
Full time equivalent: Full Time
Tenure: Open
Rank: Open
Months: 12
Department: School of Dentistry / Pediatric Dentistry

Salary: Commensurate

Contact Information:
Contact Name: Dr. Tiffany Williams, Search Committee Chair
Contact Email:
Contact Phone: (804) 828-9196

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