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Professor of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics

For the duration of the nomination


As professor and chair of the section Orthodontics of the Department of Dentistry, you will make a meaningful contribution to expanding knowledge in the field of orthodontics with the teaching assignment Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics. You secure this knowledge in education, research and long-term clinical patient care. You also have a clear vision of innovation within dental education and you focus on multidisciplinary collaboration and your (inter)national network. Do you see yourself playing a leading role as Professor of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics? Then we would like to have a conversation with you!

Within Dentistry, there are many new developments in orthodontics. Examples include three-dimensional imaging for diagnostics, treatment planning and evaluation, skeletal anchoring, tooth displacement with serial 3D planned and printed clear aligners and treatment of patients with complex interdisciplinary dental and/or medical problems. Treatment of patients with congenital anomalies is developing into a 'super' specialty within orthodontics. In the position of professor, you embrace the developments in your field and focus on your core tasks of (academic) patient care, education/training and research.

You will maintain and promote a high-quality educational standard and you are responsible for further development of the curriculum for advanced dental education, the undergraduate dental program, clinical patient care in the orthodontic clinic and scientific activities in orthodontics. You will also promote diversity and inclusion in all faculty, staff and students. You will serve on departmental and Radboudumc-wide committees. Additional assignments from the dean will be accepted and teaching and training tasks of the department will be participated in. These include lectures, seminars, clinical supervision of orthodontic trainees within the Centre for Orofacial Care and related activities. You are responsible for sustaining your own continuous education for your area of expertise, both within and outside Radboudumc. You perform patient care by dedicating up to one day per week to clinical practice.  

As professor of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, you facilitate the research and scientific activities of the department and you develop and maintain a research portfolio in line with the strategy of the Radboudumc Research Institute. In doing so, you not only use existing (inter)national collaborations but you will also initiate new ones. You publish in peer-reviewed journals, make presentations at relevant meetings and acquire grants. The research activities are aligned with the 'Orofacial Health' research program.


We are looking for a registered and 'allround' orthodontist, you obtained a PhD and can show experience in research. You also have administrative and connecting leadership experience. Furthermore, you have already done research within a multidisciplinary working environment. You have research publications in peer-reviewed journals, evidenced by authorships.

In addition, you possess the profile below:
  • Has proven experience in education, both in coordinating and developing teaching programs and teaching dental students (preferably undergraduate and graduate).
  • Has successfully supervised PhD and MSc students.
  • Is experienced in postgraduate teaching and is capable of being an enthusiastic and respected role model for the postgraduate students.
  • Is a networker who easily establishes and maintains contacts and has an (inter)national professional reputation.
  • Has excellent communication skills.


The department of Dentistry is one of 38 medical departments of the Radboudumc. It consists of roughly 300 employees. The department focuses mainly on training dental students (67 students per year, in a 6-year BSc-MSc curriculum). The postgraduate specialization Orthodontics is also positioned within the department, while the postgraduate specialization Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery is positioned within a separate department. Second-line outpatient orofacial care from both departments is organized in the Centre for Orofacial Care. The department currently has seven professors and they fall under the head of the department a.i.

Radboudumc is changing its organisation, management and ways of working (together). We are doing this to be able to help our patients even better in the future, to conduct even better research and to respond even better to social developments. Radboudumc is working on these changes in well-considered steps, within the Fit for the Future programme. As the Radboudumc organization is in transition, the organization of the department will also change, with a focus on establishing the Centre for Orofacial Care, where specialized oral and maxillofacial surgical care will be concentrated.

Radboud university medical center is a university medical center for patient care, scientific research, and education in Nijmegen. Radboud university medical center strives to be at the forefront of shaping the healthcare of the future. We do this in a person-centered and innovative way, and in close collaboration with our network. We want to have a significant impact on health and healthcare. We want to improve with each passing day, continuously working towards better healthcare, research, and education. And gaining a better understanding of how diseases arise and how we can prevent, treat, and cure them, day in and day out. This way, every patient always receives the best healthcare, now and in the future. Because that is why we do what we do.


At Radboud university medical center, you build on your future. We are committed to providing the best care, education, and research. And we are true to our word, because we help you develop and seize opportunities and give you the room to grow. As an employer, we believe that employees should feel vital and happy at work in all stages of life. We are also committed to creating a healthy and safe working environment. Our employment conditions contribute to that. What we offer: 
  • A gross monthly salary of between € 9.361 and € 12.673 (scale 18) for full-time employment (36 hours per week). You will also receive an 8% vacation allowance, an 8.3% end-of-year bonus, and, depending on the position, an allowance of 47% to 72% for working irregular hours.
  • Plenty of opportunities to develop yourself. For example, you can follow various courses via our online learning environment. A lot of attention will also be paid to your wellbeing and vitality. For instance, you can take advantage of:
    • 40% discount on gym membership at the Radboud Sports Center.
    • the Company Support Team and a personal coach if you experience a life-changing event.
    • a financially favorable option to work less through a generation scheme if you are approaching state retirement age.
    • support with achieving a good work-life balance at every stage of your life. This includes advice and training (from ‘Millennial Dilemmas’ to ‘Your Career After 57’), activities at our own mindfulness center, and informal caregiving consultations if you have any questions about combining your work and caregiving tasks at home.
  • 168 vacation hours per year based on a 36-hour working week. Want more vacation? You can buy additional vacation hours with your end-of-year bonus.
  • 26 weeks of parental leave, of which 9 weeks are paid.
  • Extra-favorable leave conditions. For example, our short-term caregiving leave is not 2 but 4 weeks per year and even 12 weeks per year for partner and child.
  • Pension accrual with the ABP Pension Fund. Radboud university medical center pays 70% of the pension contribution.
  • Discount on the supplementary packages of two collective health insurance policies and on ten other types of insurance, from home insurance to legal assistance.
  • travel allowance via our Employment Conditions Selection Model and a working-from-home allowance of € 2,35 per day.

Opmerkingen en contactinformatie

Any questions? Or wondering what it is like to work at Radboudumc? Please contact Prof. Hans de Wilt, chair of the Nomination Advisory Committee. The learning assignment substantiation for this position can be requested from Samantha Reijn, secretary of the Nomination Advisory Committee, via Postbus Benoemingsprocedures HR. If you are invited for an interview, it is important that you look into the Fit for the Future program and what it means for the department in the long term. Much information on this is provided in the learning assignment substantiation. Use the Apply button to submit your application.