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UT Health Associate Dean for Research - Research Office, School of Dentistry in Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas

Associate Dean for Research - Research Office, School of Dentistry

Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas


UTHealth School of Dentistry

Requisition #: 2000027N

The University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston, (UTSD), a part of The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) and the Texas Medical Center (TMC), invites nominations and applications for the full-time, tenure-track position of Associate Dean for Research at the associate or full professor level. The position will be available Spring 2021.

The School of Dentistrys 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."

Position Key Accountabilities:

As an integral part of the UTSD leadership team, the Associate Dean for Research will promote this mission by:

-providing oversight, prioritization, and management of UTSD research programs and resources;

-growing the basic, clinical, translational and educational research portfolios of UTSD;

-facilitating collaborative research and scholarly activities with the UTSD, UTHealth and TMC communities;

-providing oversight on activity and growth of UTSDs centers in Clinical Research, Craniofacial Research and Biomaterials & Biomimetics, respectively;

-ensuring UTSD remains current in research trends and applications;

-providing direction, integration and support of student research programs;

-providing oversight and promoting research events, such as the annual UTSD Research Showcase and IADR/AADR reception;

-representing UTSD on the UTHealth Research Council and related university organizations;

-representing the Office of Research to internal and external academic communities, alumni, business and industry, government, foundations, patient and practitioner groups, and the general community;

-liaising with Department Chairs and the Associate Dean for Professional Development and Faculty Affairs concerning faculty development; and,

-cultivating an environment of inclusion and respect for students, faculty and staff.


-DDS/DMD, PhD and/or equivalent doctoral degree;

-current rank of associate or full Professor;

-record of a sustained externally funded oral health-related research as measured by previous and current grants and peer- reviewed publications;

-minimum of 5 years administrative supervisory experience;

-evidence of leadership in collaborative research at multiple levels, including collegiate, university, national and/or international;

-academic and scientific experience in research mentoring of faculty and students;

-effective communication skills; and,

-demonstrated experience working effectively in a diverse environment.

Academic rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. 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 dentistry.uth.edu.

Instructions to Applicants

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

Confidential inquiries may be directed to:

Ms. Auco Dang

Administrative Manager

UTHealth School of Dentistry

7500 Cambridge St., Suite 4401

Houston, TX 77054


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 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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