Positions Available  

Program Director, Dental Public Health Program

Harvard School of Dental Medicine - Dental Public Health Program

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: http://hsdm.harvard.edu/.

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 and be 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
Contact Email [email protected]


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.


 February 2023


New Jersey Department of Health in Trenton, NJ

Posting Number 41-24
$125,663.97 - $180,145.47
Community Health Services  
Oral Health Program
55 North Willow Street
Trenton, NJ 08625-0355

Under the direct report to the Assistant Commissioner, overseeing Oral Health programming related to preventive dentistry, dental education, and oral hygiene for residents of the State of New Jersey, with focus on disparately impacted populations: Oversees the development of the New Jersey State Oral Health Plan and convenes community and inter-agency stakeholders for the purpose of ensuring that all relevant parties are included in the development and implementation of the Plan; Serves as the inter-agency liaison between the Department of Health and other executive branch agencies to address oral health planning and program implementation within the settings where vulnerable populations may be found; such activity includes, but not limited to liaising with the New Jersey Departments of Environmental Protection, Human Services, Children and Families and Education; Develops programs, oversees oral health grant applications and prepares budget and requisitions to fulfill oral health goals for the State of New Jersey. Prepares reports related to oral health for review by administrative leadership of the Department of Health, the State Executive, federal funds, and the general public; Liaises with grantees, including the federally qualified health centers to ensure that dental services funded with public funds from the Department are appropriately and efficiently expended. Plans, directs, and coordinates the policies and procedures related to oral health services for the State of New Jersey. Plans, organizes, and assigns the work of the organizational unit and evaluates employee performance and conduct, enabling the effective recommendation of the hiring, firing, promoting, and discipling of subordinates; Responds to requests for bill comments and constituency requests related to oral health services; Organizes, trains, and supervises. personnel related to oral health services; Remains current in the field of dentistry on a level applicable to title, including. serving as the State's lead representative in the Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors and the as the official liaison with the New Jersey Dental Association.



Licensed to practice dentistry in the State of New Jersey and one (1) year of approved
dental internship plus one (1) year of additional experience or three (3) years of
experience for those not having completed a dental internship. Demonstrated clinical
and administrative effectiveness at a supervisory level including training, experience,
and competency in the administration of pharmacological and/or gaseous analgesia.
There must be demonstrated ability to successfully handle a broad segment of dental
problems with minimal supervision.

Current license from the New Jersey State Board of Dentistry
Appointees will be required to possess a driver's license valid in New Jersey only
if the operation of a vehicle, rather than employee mobility, is necessary to perform
the essential duties of the position.
If interested in this position, you can reply in one of two ways:
  • Forward the required documents electronically to:
[email protected]
  • Mail the required documents to:
Chova Joyner, Executive Assistant 3
Community Health Division
Reference Posting #41-24
New Jersey Department of Health
PO BOX 355
Trenton, NJ 08625-0355
Required Documents:
  • cover letter
  • resume
  • completed application, found at:
*Responses received after the closing date MAY be considered if the position is not filled.
The New Jersey Department of Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer

January 2023