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Associate Dean for Research
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Date Posted Feb. 4, 2021
Title Associate Dean for Research
University University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
Houston , TX, United States
Department School of Dentistry
Application Deadline Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
Position Start Date The position will be available Spring 2021.
  • Associate/Assistant Dean
  • Research
    Administration - Academic Unit
The University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston (UTSD), a part of The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), invites nominations and applications for the full-time, tenure-track position of Associate Dean for Research at the associate- or full-professor level. The position will be available Spring 2021.

The School of Dentistry’s mission is “to improve human health by providing high-quality education, patient care, service and research in oral health for Texas, the nation and the world.” As an integral part of the leadership team, the Associate Dean for Research will:

• oversee, prioritize, and manage UTSD research programs and resources;
• grow UTSD’s basic, clinical, translational, and educational research portfolios;
• facilitate collaborative research and scholarly activities within the school, UTHealth and Texas Medical Center;
• oversee activity and growth of UTSD’s centers in Clinical Research, Craniofacial Research and Biomaterials & Biomimetics, respectively;
• ensure UTSD remains current in research trends and applications;
• direct, integrate and support student research programs;
• oversee and promote research events, such as the annual Student Research Showcase and IADR/AADR reception;
• represent UTSD on the UTHealth Research Council and related university organizations;
• represent the Office of Research to internal and external academic communities, alumni, business and industry, government, foundations, patient and practitioner groups, and the general community;
• liaise with department chairs and the Associate Dean for Professional Development and Faculty Affairs concerning faculty development; and cultivate an environment of inclusion and respect for students, faculty and staff.


• DDS/DMD, PhD and/or equivalent doctoral degree;
• current rank of associate or full professor;
• record of a sustained externally funded oral health-related research as measured by previous and current grants and peer-reviewed publications;
• minimum of five years administrative supervisory experience;
• evidence of leadership in collaborative research at multiple levels, including collegiate, university, national and/or international;
• academic and scientific experience in research mentoring of faculty and students;
• effective communication skills; and,
• demonstrated experience working effectively in a diverse

Academic rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. UTHealth is committed to providing equal opportunity in all employment-related activities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, gender identity or expression, veteran status or any other basis prohibited by law or university policy. Reasonable accommodation, based on disability or religious observances, will be considered in accordance with applicable law and UTHealth policy. The University maintains affirmative action programs with respect to women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and eligible veterans in accordance with applicable law.

UTSD has a strong commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion in all areas and strongly encourages applications from underrepresented groups. The school seeks candidates in all roles who are willing to contribute to our mission and vision, and promote interdisciplinary perspectives, intercultural understanding and service to the community.

This is a security-sensitive position and thereby subject to Texas Education Code #51.215. A background check and drug screening will be required for the final candidate. For more information, visit

The application and supporting documents (CV, statement of teaching/research interests, and names and addresses of three references) must be submitted online at

Confidential inquiries may be directed to:

Ms. Auco Dang, Administrative Manager
UTHealth School of Dentistry
7500 Cambridge St., Suite 4401
Houston, TX 77054

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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Contact Information

  • Auco Dang
    School of Dentistry
    University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
    7500 Cambridge Street, Suite 4401
    Houston, TX 77054
  • 713-486-4258
  • 713-486-4372


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