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Boston University Chair, Department of General Dentistry, School of Dental Medicine, General Dentistry in Boston, Massachusetts

The Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine seeks an outstanding leader to Chair the Department of General Dentistry, the School’s largest academic department involved in the implementation of the 4-year Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) and 2-year international Advanced Standing DMD degree program. This is a full-time five day per week non-tenure track appointment at either the associate professor or professor rank. The chair is responsible for continued implementation and integration of the predoctoral curriculum, administration, strategic planning, resource management, and fostering development of junior faculty. The successful applicant is expected to provide strong leadership and direct involvement in the department’s didactic and clinical education, research, and service missions. The position is available for immediate appointment. Salary will be commensurate with experience and academic rank.

Required Skills

Candidate Qualifications:

  • Dentist possessing a DMD/DDS degree from a Commission on Dental Accreditation accredited program, or equivalent international dental degree

  • Academic credentials warranting appointment at the rank of associate professor or professor, with or without an academic modifier (e.g., “clinical”)

  • Licensed or licensure-eligible in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

  • At least five years of administrative and leadership experience in an academic setting (e.g., section, division, or department)

  • Distinguished record of administration, teaching (clinical and didactic), scholarship/research and clinical experience in dentistry

  • Record of success in mentoring and developing faculty and supporting them in their academic and teaching endeavors

  • Strong interpersonal skills, integrity, and professional demeanor

Confidential review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. For consideration, please submit a letter of interest and a full curriculum vitae. The letter should include highlights of qualifications and experience relevant to this position; a statement of career/leadership goals and academic interests; and a description of how, as a scholar, mentor/teacher, or community member, you will sustain our institutional commitment to fostering a more inclusive university culture. Please read our university’s statement on diversity, equity and inclusion: Please provide five references with full contact information including email addresses. Contact information for references is requested, but will only be used, with permission, from finalists.

Applications should be addressed and sent electronically to: Dr. Marianne Jurasic, Chair Dean’s Advisory Search Committee for Chair, Department of General Dentistry Office of the Dean Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine 635 Albany Street, G700 Boston, MA 02118 Email:


Boston University conducts a background check on all final candidates for certain faculty and staff positions. The background check includes contacting the final candidate’s current and previous employer(s) to ask whether, in the last seven years, there has been a substantiated finding of misconduct violating that employer’s applicable sexual misconduct policies. To implement this process, the University requires a final candidate to complete and sign the form entitled “Authorization to Release Information” after execution of an offer letter.

We are an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, natural or protective hairstyle, religion, sex, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, military service, pregnancy or pregnancy-related condition, or because of marital, parental, or veteran status. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.


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