Oregon Health & Science University

Assistant Professor

Job Locations US-OR-Portland
Requisition ID
Position Category
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
Job Type
School of Dentistry, Restorative Dentistry
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.


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 supervision of the Chair of the Department of Restorative Dentistry.


The School of Dentistry at the Oregon Health & Science University is seeking a qualified individual for a full-time position at the level of Assistant/Associate Professor in the Department of Restorative Dentistry. Specific responsibilities will focus on teaching at the pre-doctoral level. The appointee shall provide services as assigned by the supervisor in furtherance of the university's missions and goals of teaching, research, patient care, outreach and public service.


The duties of this position include: participation in the clinic and didactic education of the dental students as assigned by the Curriculum Committee and the Chair. Desired: Demonstrated skill in teaching dentistry at the university level, experience teaching at the preclinical level, and experience teaching and providing care in a clinic environment. Professional development in education and skills is expected by participating in study club activities and attending continuing education courses. Participation in scholarly activities is expected, with up to one day per week available. Collaboration in research opportunities is encouraged.  Up to one day per week may be  available for participation in direct patient care. 


Compensation within the salary range is based on years of academic experience. Salary ranges for the positions are as follows:

  • Asst Prof: $108,301 - $138,968, Annually
  • Assoc Prof: $129,640 - $166,952, Annually


Required Qualifications

  • Dental degree (DDS/DMD) from a CODA accredited school, or advanced training in a specialty program at a CODA accredited school
  • Ability to obtain an Oregon dental license is required
  • BLS/ACLS from the American Heart Association
  • Experience in teaching, research, service, patient care, and academic management, as well as excellent interpersonal and communication skills are preferred
  • Candidates should possess a DMD/DDS degree
  • Individuals trained in prosthodontics are preferred, and such candidates must have completed an ADA approved residency in prosthodontics

Preferred Qualifications

  • ADA accredited advanced training program in Prosthodontics
  • Membership and participation in professional societies in dental research
  • Demonstrated achievement in research including awards, extra-mural funding, and publications in peer reviewed journals
  • Must be able to teach at the pre and post graduate levels

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.


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