Chair of Public Health and Community Service

Boston, Massachusetts (US)
Salary not disclosed
Apr 27, 2021
Jun 26, 2021
Contract Type
Job Type
Full Time

Tufts University: Tufts School of Dental Medicine: Department of Public Health and Community Service

Tufts University School of Dental Medicine seeks candidates for the position of Chair in the Department of Public Health and Community Service, at the Associate Professor or Professor level. This faculty position will be supported by the Delta Dental Endowed Professorship.

The Chair is expected to demonstrate administrative and leadership experience, including supervision of faculty and staff, performance management, goal setting, financial planning, as well as curriculum development. The ideal candidate will possess distinguished teaching and research experience and previous experience in the development and management of extramural programs. The successful candidate will also need to demonstrate a vision for innovative approaches to pre-doctoral dental education and have highly developed academic leadership skills, outstanding academic credentials and have established a significant professional reputation.

The Chair will be responsible for development, supervision and overall leadership to the Department of Public Health and Community Service, as well as establishing collaboration across TUSDM departments. The successful candidate will be responsible for the development and general oversight of the School’s community-based education and service programs, including clinical sites, outreach activities, and the externship program; revision and implementation of the predoctoral and postgraduate didactic curricula and mentoring students interested in public health. The Chair will also have an oversight of instruction in biostatistics and epidemiology and an oversight of a combined DMD/MPH program at the school.  

In addition, the Chair will develop, supervise, and provide overall administrative support to the division heads of the following areas: Education, Outreach and Advocacy; Geriatrics; Medicine; Oral Medicine and Research; Nutrition and Oral Health Promotion; General Practice Residency/Advanced Education in General Dentistry; Special Care including Tufts Dental Facilities for Persons with Special Needs (TDF).  The Chair will assess the performance of the division heads, including management of their division operations, faculty and staff.  The Chair will also provide direction and assess performance of the faculty and staff under his/her direct supervision. 

The Chair will develop and maintain a research portfolio that is consistent with the School’s and the University’s strategic plans (to include big data and health equity and access to care). The Chair will be expected to mentor students, participate in faculty development programs, serve on committees and accept other assignments from time to time at the request of the Dean.

The Chair will develop and maintain relationships with Public Health and Community Departments and organizations in the State, serving as an advocate for oral health.


Requirements include a DDS/DMD degree or equivalent and an MPH or educationally equivalent degree.  An advanced degree and eligibility for licensure in Massachusetts are required.  Salary and academic rank will be commensurate with the candidate's qualifications and experience.

Application Instructions

Interested and qualified individuals should submit a current curriculum vitae along with a statement describing vision and philosophy in creating an environment that would advance learning, patient care and collaboration, as well as scholarly and clinical accomplishments and interests. In addition, please provide names and contact information of at least three references. Please submit application documents electronically via the following link:

For further information, please contact Monika Bankowski, Sr. Faculty Affairs Officer at 617-636-2165 or via email at

Tufts University is committed to being viewed as an antiracist institution by every member of our community.  At TUSDM, we strive to create and maintain a climate that recognizes differences and commonalities, while understanding and engaging in intentional experiences that nurture acceptance of diverse ideological viewpoints, socio-economic status, racial/ethnic makeup, religious beliefs, sexual orientation, and equity. We have an ongoing commitment to hiring faculty and staff who represent and support our DEI values. We promote awareness and understanding of issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion through professional development programs for our students, faculty, and staff to drive antiracist attitudes, values, and behavior. 

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