Associate/Full Professor (tenured/tenure-track) and Chair, Department of Comprehensive Care - School of Dental Medicine

Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) is seeking nominations and applications for a full-time, tenured/tenure track faculty member for the position of Chair of the Department of Comprehensive Care. Candidates should have a commitment to the institutional missions in teaching, research/scholarly activity, patient care and organizational quality improvement.

Professional and academic experience must be commensurate for the rank of Professor or Associate Professor. The department chair is responsible for leading the department faculty members in support of the DMD (didactic, pre-clinical and clinical) and Advanced Education in General Dentistry program. Mentoring faculty and students to enable high quality, rigorous scholarship and service is expected. Participation in the faculty practice is encouraged. The Chair of the Department reports to the Dean of the School of Dental Medicine.

Required qualifications:

•  DMD/DDS or equivalent
•  Experience in all aspects of restorative dentistry
•  Record of administrative achievement and ongoing leadership roles in academic dentistry/medicine
•  Track record of sustained research and development with ability to attract extramural funding
•  Collaborative management expertise with excellent interpersonal and communication skills
•  Experience with graduate and undergraduate CODA accreditation
•  Familiarity and experience with all aspects of digital dentistry 

Preferred qualifications:

  • Board Certification preferred
  • PhD or equivalent
  • Vision for role of Comprehensive Care in interprofessional education and interprofessional patient care

CWRU and Cleveland Clinic’s newly opened Health Education Campus ( is home to the CWRU Schools of Medicine, Dental Medicine, and Nursing, as well as the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine. The campus consists of the Sheila and Eric Samson Pavilion and the Dental Clinic and offers an unparalleled and state of the future educational experience generation of leaders in health care.

This dynamic position commands a competitive salary enhanced by an attractive benefits package and a collegial work environment. Interested applicants should submit the following items in electronic (pdf) format through Interfolio at

1) a personal statement outlining qualifications, career goals, and a brief summary of curriculum vitae
2) a complete curriculum vitae and
3) names, addresses, phone numbers and email addresses of three references.
4) Diversity Statement from Applicants to the School of Dental Medicine (see below)

Request for Diversity Statement from Applicants to the School of Dental Medicine

Applicants who are seeking a non-tenure track and/or tenure-track position in the School of Dental Medicine are asked to submit a statement explaining either:

a) How their research, teaching, and/or service have contributed to diversity, equity and inclusion within their scholarly field(s) and/or how their individual and/or collaborative efforts have promoted structural justice inside and outside institutions of higher learning. This statement should also reflect on the ways in which the candidate’s continued efforts will foster a culture of diversity, pluralism, and individual difference at Case Western Reserve University into the future.


b) How they value diversity, equity, and inclusion within their research and discipline(s) and how their own scholarly work might contribute to structural justice inside and outside institutions of higher learning. This statement should also suggest how the candidate’s work, while as a member of Case Western Reserve University, will contribute to diversity, equity, and inclusion and how moving forward they intend to foster a culture of diversity, pluralism, and individual difference.

Case Western Reserve University strives to maintain a diverse and inclusive work environment. All applicants are protected under Federal law from discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age and genetics.

Case Western Reserve provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the Office of Equity by phone at 216.368.3066 or by email at Determinations as to granting reasonable accommodations for any applicant will be made on a case-by-case basis.