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Department Head / Professor of Dentistry

The department head provides leadership to the Department of Dentistry, is ultimately responsible for patient care, research output and continuity of education, and is accountable to the Executive Board.

10 maanden geleden


Landelijk / geen vaste standplaats
Vast contract
Uren per week:
48 uur


The head of the Department of Dentistry is a dentist with a PhD qualification who understands the entire scope of the discipline. Based on leadership, academic stature and administrative experience, the desired candidate is highly respected by his/her peers. He/she has a clear vision and the decisiveness to work with staff to shape the oral healthcare of the future. As head of the department, he/she leads the development towards a leading international position.

The department head is a natural leader who unites people and knows how to motivate them through collaboration to surpass themselves. He/she makes well-supported strategic and operational choices, and knows how to create a safe, stimulating working environment with plenty of growth possibilities for young people in the department, linked to the professionals within Radboud university medical center and attractive for talented people from outside.

The department head embodies openness and positivity, has high academic standing and can therefore effectively represent all aspects of Dentistry. The desired candidate works for cooperation in all areas of education, patient care and research: cooperation within the department, with other departments at Radboud university medical center, and with partners such as HAN University (Dental Hygiene) and JTV (Juvenile Dental Care): external, national and international.

The department head provides leadership to the Department of Dentistry, is ultimately responsible for patient care, research output and continuity of education, and is accountable to the Executive Board. These duties are performed in close cooperation with the manager and the management team.


Key words are:

  • Figurehead (in education, patient care and research)
  • Unifying leadership
  • Inspirational
  • Excellent, innovative, scientific profile


A permanent employment contract with a five-year appointment as a full professor (subject to renewal)

Additional information

Upon commencement of employment we require a certificate of conduct (Verklaring Omtrent het Gedrag, VOG). Radboud university medical center’s HR Department will apply for this certificate on your behalf.

An assessment is part of the selection process.

If you are interested in the structure report or have any questions, please contact the appointment advisory committee (BAC):


The Radboudumc center advances human knowledge by conducting biomedical, translational and clinical research in order to improve wellbeing.

Our key strength is medical life-sciences and clinical practice, with an impressive infrastructure comprising state-of-the-art technology platforms and (translational) research facilities. The Radboudumc is therefore uniquely positioned in the emerging Euregio and Dutch healthcare infrastructure to play a leading role in the new healthcare paradigm of prediction, prevention and personalised medicine.

The Radboudumc focuses on scientific health challenges of today, with an eye on emerging diseases of the future.

Our mission: ‘to have a significant impact on healthcare’.

Dentistry at Radboud university medical center: Oral Care of the Future
We are now training the dentists of 2032. The future of our profession is determined by the patient, technological developments and the sustainability of our current healthcare system. New materials, advanced insights, future mobile devices and 3D technology have a role in this future. Oral care is inextricably linked to overall health and well-being; dentists can no longer work in isolation from other disciplines. This requires taking a position in primary healthcare as part of a multidisciplinary team. To take account of these developments and play a meaningful role in them, the scope of the medical expertise of dentists must increase enormously. The mission of Radboud university medical center is to have 'a significant impact on healthcare'. For Dentistry in particular, this means a 'significant impact on oral healthcare': focusing on the future, taking and maintaining a leading position in the discipline with a unique curriculum, and innovating in healthcare and research. We are now building an organization that can face these challenges, and we are looking for the right people to join us.