Oregon Health & Science University

Assistant Professor - Orthodontics

Job Locations US-OR-Portland
Requisition ID
Position Category
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
Job Type
School of Dentistry, Oral and Craniofacial Sciences
Salary Range
Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience
Monday - Friday
8:00am - 5:00pm
HR Mission
Drug Testable

Department Overview

The School of Dentistry shares the mission of the Oregon Health & Science University to provide educational programs, basic and clinical research, and high quality care and community programs. We strive to foster an environment of mutual respect where the free exchange of ideas can flourish. The dental school prepares graduates in general dentistry and the dental specialties to deliver compassionate and ethical oro-facial health care.


At OHSU’s School of Dentistry, we strive to make an impact in our community by delivering excellence in our dental care facilities, utilizing cutting-edge technologies while enhancing the knowledge of our inclusive dental professionals and leaders.


Our department’s working locations are nestled in Portland's beautiful South Waterfront making it a convenient location to commute to. Our Skourtes Tower facility in the Robertson Life Sciences Building houses both our School of Dentistry and our patient clinics, providing sweeping views of the city and an unmatched setting for educationresearch, and exemplary oral health care.


Read more about the School of Dentistry.

Function/Duties of Position

This position is under the direct supervision of the chair of the Department of Oral and Craniofacial Sciences , Laura Iwasaki.


Primary responsibilities include didactic, pre-clinical, and clinical teaching at pre- and post-doctoral levels. Other activities may include academic program advising, specific and general scholarly projects, professionally related public service, departmental and institutional administrative activities, student support service activities, course and curriculum planning, and research and development.


Required Qualifications

  • Dental degree (DDS/DMD) from a CODA accredited school
  • Completion of a CODA accredited post-doctoral program in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics 
  • Eligible for licensure in Oregon
  • BLS/ACLS from the American Heart Association

Preferred Qualifications

Experience in teaching, research, service, patient care, and academic management, as well as excellent interpersonal and communication skills are preferred.

Additional Details

We value each and every one of our professionals by providing a welcoming work environment and industry leading benefits.



  • Comprehensive medical, dental & vision care plans. Covered 100% for full-time employees and 88% for dependents
  • $25K of term life insurance provided at no cost to the employee
  • Retirement: Choose between pension plan or employee matching voluntary savings plan
  • Vacation - Up to 200 hours per year depending on length of service
  • Sick Leave - Up to 96 hours per year
  • 8 paid holidays per year
  • Substantial Tri-met and C-Tran discounts
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Innovative Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Cutting edge Wellness Platform
  • Health Care and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Employee Discounts   

All are welcome

Oregon Health & Science University values a diverse and culturally competent workforce. We are proud of our commitment to being an equal opportunity, affirmative action organization that does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of any protected class status, including disability status and protected veteran status. Individuals with diverse backgrounds and those who promote diversity and a culture of inclusion are encouraged to apply. To request reasonable accommodation contact the Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Department at 503-494-5148 or aaeo@ohsu.edu.

As an organization devoted to the health and well-being of people in Oregon and beyond, OHSU requires its employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.


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