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UT Health Faculty - Director, Dental Hygiene Program - Periodontics and Dental Hygiene, School of Dentistry in Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas

Faculty - Director, Dental Hygiene Program - Periodontics and Dental Hygiene, School of Dentistry

Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas


UTHealth School of Dentistry

Requisition #: 200001RI

The University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston (UTSD) is accepting nominations and applications for the full-time faculty, tenure-track position of Director of the Dental Hygiene Program within the Department of Periodontics and Dental Hygiene. The position will be available January 1, 2021.

Position Key Accountabilities:

The School of Dentistry’s Dental Hygiene Program seeks exceptional candidates whose experience, teaching, research and service have prepared them to contribute to our commitment to excellence in dental education.

The Director serves as an integral part of the School of Dentistry’s administrative team, providing innovative leadership and advocacy, distance education, and interdisciplinary learning in the integrated dental/dental hygiene curricula.


Applicants must hold a master’s degree in dental hygiene, education, or related field. A doctoral level degree is preferred. Applicants must have a demonstrated record of teaching, academic leadership, successful research or active involvement in dental hygiene, with credentials meriting appointment to the rank of associate or full professor tenure track. Applicants will have an opportunity for intramural practice. Prior clinical teaching and/or private practice experience and eligibility for licensure or faculty licensure in Texas are required.

Academic rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.UTSD has a strong commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion in all areas and strongly encourages applicants from underrepresented groups. Ideal candidates are those who are willing to contribute to our mission and vision, intercultural 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.

Instructions to Applicants:

Application and supporting documents (CV, statement of teaching and research interests, and names and addresses of three references) must be submitted online at:

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Confidential inquiries may be directed to :

Margo Y. Melchor, RDH, MEd, EdD; Associate Professor

Director, Community Outreach

UTHealth School of Dentistry Office of Patient Care

7500 Cambridge, Suite 3510, Houston, Texas 77054

713-486-4418 tel; 713-383-3715 fax


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

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