Assistant/Associate Professor in Community Health (Full-Time) – General Practice and Dental Public Health, School of Dentistry

Texas Medical Center-Houston, TX

Assistant/Associate Professor in Community Health (Full-Time) – General Practice and Dental Public Health, School of Dentistry

Location: Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas

Category: Faculty

UTHealth Houston School of Dentistry

Requisition #: 230000AW

UTHealth Houston School of Dentistry invites applicants for a full-time, non-tenure track 1.0 FTE faculty position in the Department of General Practice and Dental Public Health, at the Assistant or Associate Professor level.

Position Key Accountabilities:

  • Providing lectures, pre-clinical and didactic courses, supervising and teaching pre-doctoral students in clinic.

  • Mentoring students in treatment planning and restorative dentistry that includes preventative care, operative dentistry, and removable and fixed prosthodontics.

  • Meeting patients’ Oral Health needs by carrying out comprehensive dental care.

  • Serving as a professional role model for students.

  • Participating in departmental activities, conducting research, and providing service to the University such as serving on standing and ad-hoc dental school committees.

  • Performing other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • DDS/DMD degree

  • License to practice dentistry in the State of Texas or practice under a Faculty License through the School of Dentistry.

  • Experience in private practice and/or community health in underserved populations.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Prior teaching experience

  • Clinical practice experience

The ideal candidate will have experience working or interacting with patients, students, faculty, and staff and a commitment to excellence.


The position is available February 01, 2023. Academic rank and salary are commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The School of Dentistry is located in the Texas Medical Center which offers significant resources and important opportunities for collaboration and advanced training. The School of Dentistry is one of six schools in the most comprehensive health science center in Texas.

Reasonable accommodation, based on disability or religious observances, will be considered by applicable law and UTHealth Houston policy.

​​​​​​​Instructions to Applicants : Please complete the online application at the following link. Attach a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching and research interests, and names and addresses of three (3) references.

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 candidates.

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.

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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.