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Chair, Preventive and Restorative Dental Sciences

Application Window

Open date: July 31, 2022

Next review date: Tuesday, Jan 31, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Wednesday, Jan 31, 2024 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

Chair, Preventive and Restorative Dental Sciences
School of Dentistry
University of California, San Francisco

Since its founding in 1881, the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) School of Dentistry has been a pioneer in dental education, clinical practice, scientific discovery and public health. Part of UCSF, the preeminent university focused singularly on the health sciences, it is recognized as one of the world’s leading dental schools. The school’s community of nearly 900 faculty, learners and staff draw strength from unique collaborations across UCSF, UCSF Health, the UC system and an extensive network of government and community partnerships. UCSF and the School of Dentistry pride itself in a diverse and inclusive culture that attracts the highest calibre faculty, staff, students and trainees.

UCSF School of Dentistry seeks an outstanding leader to chair the Department of Preventive and Restorative Dental Sciences, the school’s largest academic department. The department includes the divisions of Behavioral Sciences and Community Dental education, Biomaterials and Bioengineering, Clinical General Dentistry, Endodontics, Oral Epidemiology and Dental Public Health, Pre-clinical Simulation, and Prosthodontics. The department also includes postgraduate specialist programs in endodontics, prosthodontics, dental public health and advanced education in general dentistry.

This broad range of divisional units is grouped around themes of prevention, early assessment and minimally invasive treatment of caries, and primary and tertiary treatment of conditions that affect the integrity and function of the dentition, including the social and behavioral aspects of disease management. Strong departmental research programs in behavioral sciences, epidemiology, health disparities a, precision health, biomaterials/bioengineering, lasers and caries are related to the department’s clinical responsibilities, creating a programmatically unified department with a common mission.

The successful candidate will have exceptional administrative and organizational skills and a national reputation as a leader in academic dentistry. The individual chosen will be responsible for visionary leadership, management and stewardship of the department’s mission related to education, research and patient care services.

This is a full-time academic position. The successful candidate will hold the Leland A. and Gladys K. Barber Distinguished Professorship in Dentistry and will have a concurrent faculty appointment in the appropriate series and rank contingent on qualifications and/or interests.

Candidates must hold a DDS, DMD, DDS/PhD, DMD/PhD degree or equivalent and be qualified to be appointed at the associate professor or professor level at UCSF in the academic series most appropriate to their experience and qualifications. In addition, successful candidates must have at least five years of administrative and leadership experience in an academic setting, such as in a section, division or department.

Applicants must provide a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statements of teaching and research, statement of contributions to diversity, a detailed statement describing administrative and leadership experience in an academic setting, such as in a section, division or department, plus the contact information for three references. The packet must be submitted electronically at the following site: Applicant materials must list current qualifications upon submission. The selected candidate must meet the qualifications at the time of application.

To receive full consideration, please submit all materials prior to the initial review date. However, this position will remain open until filled.

Further enquiries may be directed to Victor Jimenez at

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Cover Letter

  • Curriculum Vitae - CV must clearly list current and/or pending qualifications (e.g. board eligibility/certification, medical licensure, etc.).

  • Statement of Research

  • Statement of Teaching

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Please see the following page for more details:

  • Statement of Administrative and Leadership Experience - Please describe your administrative and leadership experience in an academic setting, such as in a section, division or department.

Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)

Campus Information

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy found here:

UC San Francisco seeks candidates whose experience, teaching, research, or community service that has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.

Job location

San Francisco, CA