The University of Pittsburgh, School of Dental Medicine (UPSDM) invites applications for a tenure stream, senior faculty position in the Department of Oral Biology at the Associate Professor/Professor level who will assume the Chair position of the Department of Oral Biology. Successful candidates will hold a PhD, DMD/DDS, MD, or equivalent degree. Applicants with dual degrees are encouraged to apply. Salary will be commensurate with the candidate’s qualifications, experience, and credentials.
The University of Pittsburgh is a top ranked public research institution and is currently ranked 5th among U.S. universities in NIH funding. The UPSDM is ranked 4th in NIDCR funding among U.S. dental schools. The UPSDM is located on the University’s main campus in the Oakland neighborhood of Pittsburgh, in close proximity to the other five health science schools. The Department of Oral Biology is currently comprised of 14 basic science teaching and research faculty and approximately 50 research and administrative staff. The majority of the Department’s research laboratories are located in a new state-of-the-art building, which includes modem offices and meeting rooms. The Department of Oral Biology houses two research centers, reflecting its major strengths: the Center for Craniofacial and Dental Genetics and the Center for Craniofacial Regeneration. The Department has an active Oral Biology graduate program, which offers PhD and MS degrees.
We are seeking an outstanding individual with excellent leadership skills and an established independent research program. Candidates whose research programs complement existing areas of strength at the UPSDM as well as candidates who bring well-developed programs in new research areas are encouraged to apply. The candidate is also expected to participate in the Oral Biology Graduate Program by teaching graduate classes and/or serving as a research mentor to students.
To apply, send curriculum vitae, a letter of intent, a statement of the leadership vision, a description of your research program, and the names and contact information of six individuals who can provide letters of recommendation:
Dr. Bernard J. Costello, DMD, MD, FACS
Dean and Professor
School of Dental Medicine