Faculty Positions in the College of Dentistry

Department of Endodontics PIN 22405

The Department of Endodontics in the College of Dentistry at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center invites applications for a tenure-eligible faculty appointment. The successful candidate will be an accomplished clinician-scientist with a commitment towards academic excellence and a drive to intellectual curiosity, joining a team that includes two Diplomates of the American Board of Endodontics, a board eligible endodontist, additional part-time board eligible faculty. In addition, the department features a new Advanced Specialty Education Program in Endodontics with six total post-graduate students, graduating the charter class in June 2014. Responsibilities for this position include didactic and clinical instruction in contemporary endodontics for predoctoral and postdoctoral students. In conjunction with the Program Director and Chair, the selected candidate will also participate in the development and supervision of graduate student research projects with direction aligned to the department mission. Participation in faculty practice is also available. The university offers competitive salaries, moving allowances and other financial resources for an attractive start-up package. Salary and rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Candidates must have a DDS/DMD degree or foreign equivalent and be eligible for licensure in the State of Tennessee. They must also have completed a specialty education program in endodontics accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation and be board eligible or a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics. Preference will be given to candidates with a Master of Science degree or PhD degree, and an established record of publications, previous research project management and/or funded research.

Qualified applicants should forward a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references to Adam Lloyd, BDS, MS, Chair, Department of Endodontics, UTHSC College of Dentistry, 875 Union Avenue, Memphis, TN 38163. Electronic submission can be made to alloyd@uthsc.edu .

Department of Endodontics PIN 22418

The Department of Endodontics in the College of Dentistry at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center invites applications for a clinical-track faculty appointment. The successful candidate will be a clinician-educator with a commitment towards academic excellence. Responsibilities for this position include didactic and clinical instruction in contemporary endodontics for predoctoral students, joining a team that includes two Diplomates of the American Board of Endodontics and additional part-time board eligible faculty. The university offers competitive salaries, moving allowances and other financial resources for an attractive start-up package. Salary and rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Candidates must have a DDS/DMD degree or foreign equivalent and be eligible for licensure in the State of Tennessee. They must also have completed a specialty education program in endodontics accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation and be educationally qualified, board eligible or a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics. Preference will be given to candidates with an established record of previous teaching experience.

Qualified applicants should forward a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references to Adam Lloyd, BDS, MS, Chair, Department of Endodontics, UTHSC College of Dentistry, 875 Union Avenue, Memphis, TN 38163. Electronic submission can be made to alloyd@uthsc.edu.

Department of Bioscience Research (PIN 22053)

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Dentistry invites applications for a full-time, tenure track position in the Department of Bioscience Research. The area of research will be in biomaterials with emphasis on stem cells applications, but this is not completely required. Ideally, the applicant should have R01 funding, or possibly someone with an F32 or K99 type grant. This position will be at the Assistant, Associate Professor or Professor level, dependent upon candidate qualifications. This new faculty member will have access to university wide research resources, such as technical support and core laboratories as well as access to undergraduate, graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. This position will report to the College of Dentistry┬┐s Senior Executive Associate Dean for Research.

We invite candidates whose research interests are complementary to our goal of enhancing our understanding of biomaterials and stem cells, with applications in both dentistry and medicine. For details, please visit www.uthsc.edu/dentistry/research.

Responsibilities and duties of the position will include, but are not limited to, the following:

  1. Assist and support the UTHSC College of Dentistry faculty, postdoctoral and predoctoral students to complete research projects related to biomaterials and stem cells.
  2. Promote UTHSC College of Dentistry research at scientific conferences, meetings, and in the public media.
  3. Submit grant applications to support industrial and federal research projects.
  4. Partially support salary through funded grants.
  5. Mentor M.S./Ph.D. candidates.
  6. Continual publication in peer-reviewed scientific journals.
  7. Provide research training, lectures, tutorials, workshops and exams as part of educational programs.
  8. Seek opportunities for the involvement of dental students in research.
  9. Help in the creation of a biological research profile and supportive research environment.
  10. Develop an independent research center.
  11. Teach at the predoctoral and/or postdoctoral levels.

The candidates for this position should:

  1. Hold a PhD, DDS/PhD, or MD/PhD degree.
  2. Have a vigorous post-doctoral training with high impact publications.
  3. Ideally have M.S./Ph.D. student research mentoring experience.
  4. Have managerial experience in directing research staff and team.
  5. Be a member of professional research associations.
  6. Have a history of obtaining extramural research support; special emphasis on grant submission at the NIH.

Applicants should submit a letter of interest, a current curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references to:

Franklin Garcia-Godoy, DDS, MS, PhD
Senior Executive Associate Dean for Research, UTHSC College of Dentistry
875 Union Avenue
Memphis, TN 38163

For electronic response send to bscott@uthsc.edu


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