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UT Health Assistant/Associate Professor - Restorative Dentistry and Prosthodontics, School of Dentistry in Central Houston, Texas

Assistant/Associate Professor - Restorative Dentistry and Prosthodontics, School of Dentistry

Central Houston, Texas


UTHealth School of Dentistry

Requisition #: 19000095

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, School of Dentistry seeks applicants for a full-time (1.0 FTE) faculty position in the Department of Restorative Dentistry and Prosthodontics. The appointment is expected to be at the Assistant Professor or Associate Professor level. The position is available February 01, 2019.

Position Key Accountabilities:

Responsibilities of the position are to provide didactic, pre-clinical and clinical instruction in Restorative Dentistry and Prosthodontics to undergraduate dental students, to conduct research, and to provide service to the university such as serving on standing and ad-hoc dental school committees. Restorative Dentistry and Prosthodontics education at the School of Dentistry includes but is not limited to dental anatomy and occlusion, direct restorations, indirect fixed and removable restorations, esthetics, implants and digital dentistry.

  • 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


  • 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

  • Supervising a highly specialized clinical team of direct care providers

and administrative staff.


Applicants must have a DDS/DMD degree with prior residency training and/or private practice experience. Advanced training in prosthodontics is required and prosthodontics board eligible desirable. Competency in CAD/CAM dental procedures is also desirable. Candidate must be eligible for licensure in the State of Texas.

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

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

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

Established in 1972 by The University 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 schiences, 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 and a growing network of clinics throughout the region. The university’s primary teaching hospitals include Memorial Hermann – Texas Medical Center, Children’s Memorial Herman Hospital and Harris Health Lyndon b. Johnson Hospital.

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