School of Dentistry
22002252 Requisition #

Title: Orthodontics Program Director Job Description

Department:  Department of Developmental Dentistry

Category: Faculty

Location: UT Health San Antonio, TX

Description: The Advanced Education Program in Orthodontics offers the advanced student a balanced curriculum in both didactic and clinical areas. The program is administered by the Department of Developmental Dentistry and is approved and accredited by the ADA Council of Dental Education. The Orthodontic Advanced Education Director is responsible to direct all aspects of the Advanced Education in Orthodontics Program and to work with the Pre-doctoral Program Director in a collaborative manner.

Duties: Duties for this position include didactic and clinical teaching in the Advanced Program in Orthodontics.   The Program Director will provide long-term continuity to service and duties important to the departmental teaching mission by developing, revising, and implementing curriculum based on best practices.  The goal of Board Certification by all graduating students will be pursued through curriculum, including didactic and clinical education.  Scheduling of advanced education students in Orthodontics, as well as faculty will be overseen by the Program Director.  Authorization for student leave and student educational travel will also fall under the supervision of the Program Director.

Qualifications: The successful candidate must have a DDS or DMD degree, have completed an ADA accredited advanced educational program in Orthodontics, be eligible or certified by the American Board of Orthodontics, and be eligible for a Texas Dental License.  The UT Health  Science Center San Antonio may conduct background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.

The UT Health Science Center at San Antonio is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution/employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran or disability status, height, weight, or marital status in employment or the provision of services.

UT Health San Antonio is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer including protected veterans and persons with disabilities. All faculty appointments are designated as security sensitive positions.


Benefits Overview

UT Health San Antonio offers an excellent benefits package for its employees. Employees who work at least 20 hours a week, with an appointment of at least 4.5 months, are eligible for benefits.

Medical- UT SELECT Medical insurance is offered free for employees and administered by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas. Family members can be added to the plan through payroll deduction. Employees and their dependents can also receive discounted copays and coinsurance when using UT Health Physicians, a network of 800 premier physicians including more than 100 specialists.

Dental - Three dental insurance plan options are available for employees and their families through Delta Dental Insurance Company, two PPOs and one dental HMO plan. Both PPO plans allow employees to choose any licensed dentist.

Vision- Fully insured Vision Care benefits are offered by Superior Vision Services. Two vision plan options that offer either standard or enhanced vision benefits. Life Employees receive $40,000 of group term life insurance and $40,000 of basic accidental death and dismemberment insurance for free, with options to purchase additional employee and dependent coverage for both at group rates.

Retirement- Employees are eligible for either the Teacher Retirement System (TRS) or the Optional Retirement Plan (ORP). TRS is a defined benefit retirement plan which UT Health matches employee contributions. ORP is for eligible faculty staff employees. Voluntary retirement programs are also available to invest before- or after-tax dollars with the choice of five quality retirement plan providers.

Time Off- A generous leave program offers multiple paid leave options:

Front-loaded Paid Time Off: 128 to 208 hours (16 to 26 days) of Paid Time Off based on years of service, given at the start of each fiscal year. PTO may be prorated in year one based on date of hire.

Extended Illness Bank: 8 hours (1 day) accrued per month which can be used for illness or injury after one day of Paid Time Off is taken.

Paid Family Leave: Up to 240 hours (6 weeks) to care for a spouse, child, or parent after 6 months of consecutive employment.

Holidays: 12 set paid holidays each year plus three floating holidays, which can be used anytime during the fiscal year.

FSAs- Employees can enroll in flexible spending accounts (FSAs) to set aside money from earnings before taxes for qualifying dependent day care expenses or out-of-pocket health care expenses.

Discounts- Employees enjoy a range of discounts on services, tickets, and gym membership.

UT Health San Antonio is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer.  It is our policy to promote and ensure equal employment opportunity for all individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status.

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