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Harvard University Program Director, Dental Public Health Program in Cambridge, Massachusetts


Title Program Director, Dental Public Health Program

School Harvard School of Dental Medicine

Department/Area Dental Public Health Program

Position Description

The Harvard School of Dental Medicine ( HSDM ) is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Program Director for the School’s Dental Public Health residency program. This is a full-time faculty appointment at the academic rank of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor. Academic rank and salary will be commensurate with education, experience, and qualifications.

The Harvard School of Dental Medicine ( HSDM ) is an intellectually vibrant, collaborative, and global life sciences community. As a world leader in higher education, HSDM draws top scholars/scientists, clinicians, professionals, and students from around the world to support a unified mission of fostering a community of diverse leaders in education, research, and clinical innovation dedicated to improving oral and systemic human health. Located in the heart of Boston’s Longwood Medical Area, the Harvard School of Dental Medicine ranks as one of the preeminent dental schools in the country. Established in 1867, HSDM was the first dental school in the United States to be connected with a university and coordinated with its medical school. HSDM is the only school within Harvard University that has its own clinical facility and provides direct patient care. The goal of HSDM is to continue setting a standard of excellence in the provision of oral health care and defining the future of interdisciplinary dental education, state-of-the-art clinical practice, and cutting-edge basic, clinical, and translational research. With this vision as our guide, the school is dedicated to developing and fostering a community of global leaders advancing oral and systemic health. For more information about the Harvard School of Dental Medicine, please visit:

The Department of Oral Health Policy and Epidemiology is dedicated to training public health dentists to lead interdisciplinary teams in conducting investigations on the risk factors for oral disease and their relation to systemic disease; use research methods to study the health outcomes of dental services; and become leaders in national and global oral health.

The Dental Public Health Program Director is responsible for directing the education of advanced graduate education students in dental public health. The program director engages in didactic teaching and serves as a course director. Additional responsibilities include committee service and other administrative duties as an HSDM faculty member. Assignment of these program responsibilities is based on individual interests and the unique abilities of the individual.

The DPH Program Director will serve as mentor, facilitator, and teacher in a multi-disciplinary educational environment, including liaising with Harvard Chan School of Public Health, state and local community oral health clinics and organizations. Additional collaborative and scholarly opportunities include cultivating relationships with academic partners worldwide and leading global health research and program activities.

HSDM offers a unique interdisciplinary environment for teaching, research, and clinical activity. Full time appointment consists of four days as Program Director for research and/or other administrative activity, plus up to 1 day for clinical practice, consulting work, and/or continuing education (CE) activities.

Basic Qualifications

The successful candidate must hold a DMD , DDS or equivalent degree andbe board certified by the American Board of Dental Public Health ( ABDPH ). Experience working with and teaching diverse students is required. Successful candidates have an understanding of dental public health competencies and experience in research and scholarship.

Additional Qualifications

Additional qualifications may include research and or/program work relating to global health, health disparities and/or community-based health equity initiatives; curriculum development and/or management; mentorship of students and/or trainees.

Special Instructions

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, their curriculum vitae, and names of 3 references. Candidate reviews will begin on March 8, 2024. We will continue to accept applications until the position is filled.

Contact Information

Dr. Brittany Seymour

Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs

Harvard School of Dental Medicine

188 Longwood Avenue

Boston, MA 02115

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Equal Opportunity Employer

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions or any other characteristic protected by law.

Minimum Number of References Required 3

Maximum Number of References Allowed 5


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