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Assistant Professor, Department of Periodontology
Tufts University

Date Posted Dec. 22, 2022
Title Assistant Professor, Department of Periodontology
University Tufts University
Boston, MA, United States
Department Tufts School of Dental Medicine: Department of Periodontology
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Assistant Professor
  • Periodontics/Periodontology
    Dentistry - General

Tufts University School of Dental Medicine (TUSDM) is inviting applications for a full-time early career faculty position in Department of Periodontology. 

Tufts University School of Dental Medicine (TUSDM) offers one of the most forward-looking educational environments in dental medicine worldwide. This education occurs in an ethical and professional environment in which quality oral health care is provided to our patients. Since its founding in 1868, TUSDM has been committed to excellence in patient care, education, research, and community service.


The faculty member will participate actively in clinical and didactic teaching.  The primary focus of the position will be teaching and program support in the Predoctoral Periodontal Program.  Additionally, the candidate will contribute to teaching in the Postgraduate Periodontal Program.  The faculty member will be expected to identify and pursue an area of clinical or translational expertise and focus leading to investigation and publication of novel results.  The faculty member will participate in mentoring certificate and MS degree resident research projects.



Qualified applicants must hold a dental degree (DMD, DDS or equivalent), a certificate of Advanced Education in Periodontology, and eligibility for or certification by the American Board of Periodontology.  Eligibility for regular or faculty dental licensure in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts is required.

Individuals with evidence of teaching excellence, developing administrative experience, as well as interpersonal, communication, collaborative and team building skills, as well as proficiency on software for organization, scheduling and productivity are particularly encouraged to apply for this position. Academic rank, tenure, and salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.


Application Instructions

Interested applicants should submit a) a current curriculum vitae, b) a cover letter with a statement of academic goals and description of interest in and goals for the position, and c) contact information (incl. E-mail addresses) for three references electronically at:

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until a candidate has been selected.

Questions regarding the search process or assistance with uploading applications may be directed to Monika Bankowski, Sr. Faculty Affairs Officer (

Tufts University is committed to being viewed as an antiracist institution by every member of our community. At TUSDM, we strive to create and maintain a climate that recognizes differences and commonalities, while understanding and engaging in intentional experiences that nurture acceptance of diverse ideological viewpoints, socio-economic status, racial/ethnic makeup, religious beliefs, sexual orientation, and equity. We have an ongoing commitment to hiring faculty and staff who represent and support our DEI values. We promote awareness and understanding of issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion through professional development programs for our students, faculty, and staff to drive antiracist attitudes, values, and behavior. 

Tufts University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and actively seeks candidates from diverse backgrounds. Please visit our website ( for more information about this position and the Tufts University School of Dental Medicine.

  • Tufts University, founded in 1852, prioritizes quality teaching, highly competitive basic and applied research, and a commitment to active citizenship locally, regionally, and globally. Tufts University has also committed to becoming an anti-racist institution and prides itself on the continuous improvement of diversity, equity and inclusion work. Current and prospective employees of the university are expected to have and continuously develop skill in, and disposition for, positively engaging with a diverse population of faculty, staff, and students. Tufts University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We are committed to increasing the diversity of our faculty and staff and fostering their success when hired. Members of underrepresented groups are welcome and strongly encouraged to apply. See the University’s Non-Discrimination statement and policy here If you are an applicant with a disability who is unable to use our online tools to search and apply for jobs, please contact us by calling the Office of Equal Opportunity (OEO) at 617-627-3298 or at Applicants can learn more about requesting reasonable accommodations at

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