Job ID: 158981

Department Chair of Pediatric Dentistry

University of Pittsburgh

  • May 17, 2021
  • Department Chair of Pediatric Dentistry
  • School of Dental Medicine
  • University of Pittsburgh
    Pittsburgh, PA
  • Open until filled
  • Available Immediately
  • Associate Professor
    Department Head/Head/Chair
  • Pediatric Dentistry

The University of Pittsburgh, School of Dental Medicine (UPSDM) invites applications for a non-tenure stream, senior faculty position in the Department of Pediatric Dentistry at the Associate Professor/Professor level who will assume the Chair position of the Department of Pediatric Dentistry. The candidate should be board-certified in pediatric dentistry; possess or be able to obtain an appropriate license for clinical practice in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania; have developed an area of clinical excellence; and have proven administrative experience. Favorable consideration will be given to those with additional training credentials such as other advanced degrees. Salary will be commensurate with the candidate’s qualifications, experience, and credentials.

We are seeking an outstanding individual with excellent leadership skills to lead all aspects of the clinical practice, educational programs, and research activities of the Department of Pediatric Dentistry. The Chair of Pediatric Dentistry must be a role model for faculty, students, residents and investigators. The position requires an outstanding clinician who is a distinguished national and international leader in the field as well as an extraordinary mentor with a strong background and accomplishments in scholarly activity. The desirable candidate will have administrative experience in a sizable research enterprise. The ideal candidate will be able to develop a dynamic and strategic vision with a plan for short and long-term growth with the ability to foster the development of this historic program. The Chair will be overseeing financial management, personnel and faculty development, space planning, strategy development, philanthropy, and all other business, operational, and administrative functions.

The University of Pittsburgh is a top ranked public research institution and is currently ranked 5th among U.S. universities in NIH funding. The UPSDM is ranked 10th in NIDCR funding among U.S. dental schools for FY2019. The UPSDM is located on the University’s main campus in Pittsburgh, contiguous with the other five health science schools. The Department of Pediatric Dentistry is comprised of three full-time faculty and a full complement of administrative staff. The Department works as a key partner within the School of Dental Medicine and has interactions with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). UPMC is an internationally renowned academic medical center and health care enterprise with a robust infrastructure to support clinicians with innovative clinical programs, and biomedical and health sciences research-making discoveries that save lives and change the landscape of patient care. As part of the clinical practice and faculty of the University of Pittsburgh, the Chair will have the opportunity to collaborate with clinicians, innovators, and investigators from around the world, and become part of a vibrant community of health care providers dedicated to making a difference in their chosen field-and in the lives of others.

The Department of Pediatric Dentistry is situated in one of the most dynamic healthcare delivery and University environments built for innovation available anywhere. The platform provides a unique and rich ethos for the development of transformative scientific discovery and the translation of intellectual property and clinical solutions. The Chair will have the opportunity to collaborate across multiple platforms and help transform the field.

To apply, send curriculum vitae, a letter of intent, and a statement of the leadership vision via our online application system:…0&tzname=America%2FNew_York

Chair of the Search Committee
Dr. Joseph Giovanitti
School of Dental Medicine
University of Pittsburgh
440 Salk Hall
Pittsburgh, PA 15215

  • The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity, EOE, including disability/vets.

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Contact Information

  • Dr. Joseph Giovannitti
    School of Dental Medicine
    University of Pittsburgh
    3501 Terrace Street, Suite 440
    Pittsburgh, PA 15261
  • 412-648-3126

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