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 documented 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:

  • Doctor of philosophy (PhD) in a health sciences or related field
  • Board certification by the American Board of Prosthodontics or equivalent (if applicable)
  • 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 for our next 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 initially send a statement of career objectives and complete curriculum vitae to the Search Committee by emailing the Search Committee for Comprehensive Care Chair (email address:

Applicants are also asked to submit a statement explaining 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.

In employment, as in education, Case Western Reserve University is committed to Equal Opportunity and Diversity and advancing an inclusive community, in which everyone is welcome, respected, valued and heard. Along with colleagues across the university, our faculty, staff and students are engaged in continued and meaningful dialogue about issues of systemic racism, and we are determined to implement direct measures to end discriminatory practices on our campus and enhance our contributions to the communities around us.  Women, veterans, members of underrepresented minority groups, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

As our society grapples with the history, legacy and persistence of entrenched racism and its impact on communities of color, we reaffirm our mission to expand opportunities for underrepresented groups; provide a multifaceted education for our students; foster a culture of diversity, pluralism and recognition of individual difference; and realize our ideals within the university and in the larger world.

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 to request a reasonable accommodation. Determinations as to granting reasonable accommodations for any applicant will be made on a case-by-case basis.