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UT Health Assistant/Associate Professor - General Practice and Dental Public Health, School of Dentistry in Central Houston, Texas

Assistant/Associate Professor - General Practice and Dental Public Health, School of Dentistry

Central Houston, Texas


UTHealth School of Dentistry

Requisition #: 180001OD

The University Of Texas School Of Dentistry at Houston seeks applicants for two full-time (1.0 FTE) faculty positions in the Departments of General Practice and Dental Public Health at the Assistant or Associate level.

Position Key Accountabilities:

Responsibilities of the positions are to provide lectures, pre-clinic and clinical instruction in General Practice and Dental Public Health to undergraduate students. Also may include clinic supervision of dental students on mobile van rotations locally and in surrounding communities. As well as to conduct research and to provide service to the university such as serving on standing and ad-hoc dental school committees. The position is available September 1, 2018. Academic rank and salary are commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Responsibilities will include supervision of students and residents in both clinic and hospital settings. Participation in the Department’s intramural practice and pursuit of scholarly activities is strongly encouraged.

  • Developing and sustaining an environment in the patient care units that support

excellence and innovation in clinical practice and patient care through assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating programs and standards that support

positive patient care outcomes to include excellent risk adjusted outcomes.

  • Providing coaching, mentoring, support and consultation to managers, research

personnel, colleagues, and clinical staff.

  • Serving as role model in professional behavior and leadership skills, problem-

solving ability and interpersonal skills

  • Delegating authority and accountability to clinical staff for clinical practice and

patient care decisions that is consistent with professional standards, regulatory

agencies and organizational policies and procedures.

  • Identifying patient and family needs of the populations served; recommends

and/or developing new programs and services to meet those needs; assuring that age specific equipment, supplies and educational resources are available for

assigned units/services.

  • Maintaining an ongoing departmental Quality Improvement Plan and process

consistent with the organizational Quality Management Plan; developing and

implementing unit specific standards, policies and procedures that guide and

support the provision of care and services; continuously assesses and improves

assigned departments' performance while enhancing service.

  • Participating in and/or chairs committees, work groups, and meetings at as


  • Assuring interdisciplinary performance improvement programs are active,

maintained and ongoing. Following up to ensure that complaints have been

satisfactorily handled. Collaborating to maintain a focus on providing excellent

clinical services.

  • Maintaining professional growth and development through seminars, workshops, in-services, current literature and professional affiliations to keep abreast of latest trends in fields of expertise; supporting and promoting education and research.


Applicants must have a DDS/DMD degree with prior teaching and/or private practice experience. Competency in CAD/CAM digital dentistry is preferred. Applicants must be qualified to obtain a license to practice dentistry in the State of Texas or practice under a Faculty License through the School of Dentistry. The ideal candidate will have experience working or interacting with students, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds and have a commitment to inclusion and equity.

This is a security sensitive position and thereby subject to Texas Education Code # 51.215. A background check will be required for the final candidate.

Please submit letters of application, curriculum vitae and three references to The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston online job application site.

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth)

Established in 1972 by The University of Texas System Board of Regents, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) is Houston’s Health University and Texas’ resource for health care education, innovation, scientific discovery and excellence in patient care. The most comprehensive academic health center in the UT System and the U.S. Gulf Coast region, UTHealth is home to schools of biomedical informatics, biomedical sciences, dentistry, nursing and public health and the John P. and Kathrine G. McGovern Medical School. UTHealth includes The University of Texas Harris County Psychiatric Center, as well as the growing clinical practices UT Physicians, UT Dentists and UT Health Services. The university’s primary teaching hospitals are Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center, Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital and Harris Health Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital.

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