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Job ID: 152319

Margaret and Cy Welcher Professor and Chair
University of Rochester

Date Posted Dec. 29, 2020
Title Margaret and Cy Welcher Professor and Chair
University University of Rochester
Rochester, NY, United States
Department Department of Oral and Craniofacial Biology
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available Immediately
  • Professor
    Department Head/Head/Chair
  • Oral Biology
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The Eastman Institute for Oral Health and the School of Medicine and Dentistry at the University of Rochester seek a nationally recognized academic leader, with a substantial record of research funding, teaching, and administrative accomplishments to serve as the next Margaret and Cy Welcher Professor and Chair in the Department of Oral and Craniofacial Biology.

The Department of Oral and Craniofacial Biology, an integral part of the Eastman Institute for Oral Health and the School of Medicine and Dentistry, takes a highly interdisciplinary approach to research. Recognizing that future research advances will come from studies at the interface of traditional disciplines, the DOCB faculty conduct basic and applied research and are among several interdisciplinary research teams. These teams integrate and blend aspects of dentistry, biochemistry, developmental biology, genetics, immunology, microbiology, physiology, pharmacology, medicine, dermatology, and structural biology to explore important problems of craniofacial, dental and oral biology.

This is a unique opportunity to inspire, develop, and lead an accomplished team of faculty in the Department of Oral and Craniofacial Biology with a longstanding reputation for excellence at one of the most respected medical centers in the U.S. The University of Rochester and the Eastman Institute for Oral Health has recently been ranked as the 7th top funded institution by the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR), part of National Institutes of Health. Its research programs encompass a wide variety of areas, including oral infectious diseases, dental caries, salivary diagnosis and therapy, craniofacial development, orofacial pain, periodontal diagnosis and therapy, implants, materials, lasers, nerve injury and pain modulation, and practice -based research, among others.

The successful candidate is a highly regarded investigator in a field related to oral health, with exceptional administrative proficiency, demonstrated record of leadership experience to engage faculty, strong commitment to expand cutting edge research and education, and passion for excellence and achievement. A doctor of dental surgery (D.D.S.), doctor of dental medicine (D.M.D.), medical doctor (M.D. or equivalent) or a doctor of philosophy (Ph.D.) degree is required.

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Interested individuals should apply on-line to Job posting # 219000 at and forward their CV, a description of their research accomplishments/ future plans, and three letters of recommendation to Nicole Beaumont at

  • The University of Rochester is an Equal Opportunity Employer and has a strong commitment to diversity; it actively encourages applications from groups underrepresented in higher education. The search committee is especially interested in candidates who, through their research, teaching, and/or service, will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.

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Contact Information

  • Nicole Beaumont
    Center for Oral Biology
    University of Rochester
    601 Elmwood Ave. Box 611
    Rochester, NY 14642
  • 585-275-9216


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