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Director, Integrated Special Needs Patient Care and Education Program

Dr. Walter H. Swartz Professor and Director,
Integrated Special Needs Patient Care and Education Program

The University of Michigan School of Dentistry invites applications and nominations for the Dr. Walter H. Swartz Faculty Professor and Director of the Integrated Special Needs Patient Care and Education Program.

This is a unique opportunity to lead a collaborative patient care program designed so dental students and faculty, as well as colleagues from other University of Michigan health science schools and colleges, will provide care collaboratively for patients with special healthcare needs, such as developmental disabilities, cognitive impairments, complex medical problems, vulnerable elderly and veterans with post traumatic stress disorder.

Housed within the School of Dentistry, this clinic will provide dental, medical, nursing, pharmacy and social services to patients. The director will be expected to develop an outreach program in collaboration with local and regional community leaders.

We are seeking a visionary health professional leader, scholar and innovative educator with an established record of successful extramural research and scholarship, along with demonstrated excellence in the delivery of care to special needs patients. Experience in the interdisciplinary management and coordination of care of special needs and medically complex patients is required.

Candidates should have a DDS/DMD, or MD/DO, DNP, Pharm D, DSW, or DrPH or the equivalent in a healthcare discipline. A PhD degree or equivalent research experience is desirable. A State of Michigan license may be required for qualified candidates.

The selected candidate will be appointed in the Clinical or Tenure track at the rank of Associate or Full Professor commensurate with experience and credentials. Underrepresented minorities, people of color and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Questions regarding the position description and responsibilities should be directed to the search committee chair Peter J Polverini ( Applications will be accepted and evaluated on an ongoing basis until the position is filled. If you have a question regarding your application, please contact Stephanie Collins (

Apply below: submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of interest, and a list of at least six references (including complete contact information and a description of the relationship to the applicant).