Chair and Program Director (Associate/Full Professor), Orthodontics - School of Dentistry

Houston, TX

Chair and Program Director (Associate/Full Professor), Orthodontics - School of Dentistry

Location: Houston, Texas

Category: Faculty

UTHealth Houston School of Dentistry

Requisition #: 230002Q1

The University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston (UTSD), a part of UTHealth Houston, invites nominations and applications for the full-time position of Chair and Program Director, Department of Orthodontics at the associate- or full-professor level on the tenure or non-tenure track. The position is available immediately. The School of Dentistry seeks candidates whose experience, teaching, research, and service have prepared them to contribute to our commitment to excellence in dental education.

The School of Dentistry’s mission is “to improve human health by providing high-quality education, patient care, service, and research in oral health for Texas, the nation, and the world.” The Chair and Program Director is an integral part of the School of Dentistry’s administrative team and will provide innovative leadership and advocacy in key areas of predoctoral and postdoctoral education, patient care, and research. The Chair and Program Director will promote a humanistic environment that welcomes, supports, and respects all students, residents, faculty, and staff.

The Department has three critical areas of responsibility: predoctoral education in orthodontics, the Advanced Education Program in Orthodontics, and Research. The Chair and Program Director will provide vision, focus, and mentorship to further develop a dynamic and growing department, and will identify, cultivate, and pursue internal and external partnerships that lead to collaborative opportunities. Other duties will include administrative responsibilities, such as departmental planning and budgeting, staffing, and supervision, as well as departmental representation to the School of Dentistry, UTHealth Houston, and the community. The Chair and Program Director of Orthodontics will also have the opportunity for faculty practice. This position reports to the Dean of the School of Dentistry.


  • DDS/DMD or equivalent degree, advanced training, and board certification in Orthodontics, plus, experiencein thefield.

  • Eligibility for full or faculty licensure in Texas.

  • Demonstrated record of teaching, academic leadership, successful research, and/or involvement in dentaleducation.

  • Credentials meriting appointment to the rank of associate or full professor on the tenure or non-tenure track.

  • Minimum of five years administrative supervisory experience.

  • Effective communication skills; and,

  • Experience working effectively across diverse areas of focus and responsibility.

Academic rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The school seeks candidates in all roles who are willing to contribute to our mission and vision and promote interdisciplinary perspectives, understanding, and service to the community.

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. For more information, visit

Instructions to Applicants

The application and supporting documents (CV, statement of teaching/research interests, and names and contact information of three references) must be submitted online.

Confidential inquiries may be directed to:

Ms. Shalan Mitchell, Sr. Executive Recruiter

UTHealth Houston Office of Executive Recruitment

7000 Fannin St, Suite 150

Houston, TX 77030


Applicant Deadline

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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 Houston 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 Houston 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.

UTHealth Benefits

UTHealth Houston offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package. For more information on our benefits programs please refer to the UTHealth Houston Office of Benefits Website.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

UTHealth Houston is committed to providing equal opportunity in all employment-related activities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, gender identity or expression, veteran status or any other basis prohibited by law or university policy. Reasonable accommodation, based on disability or religious observances, will be considered in accordance with applicable law and UTHealth Houston policy. The University maintains affirmative action programs with respect to women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and eligible veterans in accordance with applicable law.

UTHealth Houston has adopted a policy consistent with CMS regulations to protect our patients and university community from exposure to COVID-19. This policy affects all employees, residents, fellows, students, contractors, new hires, visiting scholars program participants, adjunct faculty, and volunteers who work, train, or collaborate at the John S. Dunn Behavioral Science Center.

In addition, all UTHealth Houston ​​​​​​​employees who are assigned to work at a location that is subject to the affiliated partner’s hospital, clinical offices, or agency are required to abide by UTHealth’s Houston rules and regulations, as well as the affiliate’s rules and regulations, including COVID-19 vaccination and safety requirements.

Work location is based on the needs of the department and may be adjusted.