Chair, Department of Community Dentistry - 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 Community Dentistry. Candidates should have a commitment to the institutional missions of teaching, research/scholarly activity, patient care, outreach, community engagement, and organizational quality improvement. Professional and academic experience must be commensurate for the rank of Professor or Associate Professor. Mentoring faculty and students to enable high quality, rigorous scholarship and service is expected.

The department chair is responsible for the development and implementation of the department’s policies and programs, management of the personnel within the department, establish budgetary requirements and administer the budget for the department, assemble files and make recommendations for appointment, reappointment, promotion and award of tenure, and submit regular reports on the activities of the department to the Dean. The Chair of the Department reports to the Dean of the School of Dental Medicine.


● DMD/DDS and/or being a graduate from a CODA accredited advanced education program in dental public health and an MPH.
● History of leadership, research funding, and productivity in oral health research.
● Record of administrative achievement and ongoing leadership roles in academic dentistry.
● Track record of sustained research and development with documented ability to attract extramural funding.
● Collaborative management expertise with excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
● Experience with graduate and undergraduate CODA accreditation.
● Ability to direct the continued expansion of community oral health and dental public health.


● Board Certification by the American Board of Dental Public Health or equivalent. Vision for role of Community Dentistry in interprofessional patient care and interprofessional education.
● PhD or equivalent.

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 for our next generation of leaders in health care.

How to Apply:

Applicants should provide the following items in electronic (pdf) format:

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).

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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. 

In employment, as in education, Case Western Reserve University is committed to Equal Opportunity and Diversity. Women, veterans, members of underrepresented minority groups, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. 

Case Western Reserve University 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 at 216-368-3066 or to request a reasonable accommodation. Determinations as to granting reasonable accommodations for any applicant will be made on a case-by-case basis.