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 6th among U.S. universities in NIH funding. The UPSDM is ranked 5th 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 Dean School of Dental Medicine University of Pittsburgh 440 Salk Hall Pittsburgh, PA 15261 email@example.com The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer. EEO/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EOE, including disability/vets
Assignment Category: Fulltime-Regular
Child Protection Clearances: The following PA Act 153 clearances and background checks are required prior to commencement of employment and as a condition of continued employment: PA State Police Criminal Record Check, FBI Criminal Record Check, PA Child Abuse History Clearance.
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Internal Number: 19000898
About University of Pittsburgh
Founded in 1787, the same year the U.S. Constitution was signed, the University of Pittsburgh is one of the oldest institutions of higher education in the United States. One of three state-related research universities in Pennsylvania, Pitt is a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), which comprises 62 preeminent doctorate-granting research institutions in North America.Pitt faculty members have expanded knowledge in the humanities and sciences, earning such prestigious honors as the National Medal of Science, the MacArthur Foundation’s “genius” grant, the Lasker-DeBakey Clinical Medical Research Award, and election to the National Academy of Sciences and the Institute of Medicine. Pitt scientists have defeated polio, unlocked the secrets of DNA, lead the world in organ transplantation, and pioneered TV and heavier-than-air flight, among numerous other accomplishments.Pitt students have earned Rhodes, Goldwater, Marshall, and Truman Scholarships, among other highly competitive national and international scholarships.Alumni have pioneered MRI and TV, won Nobel and Pulitzer Prizes, led corporations and universities, served in government and the military, conquered Hollywood and The New York Times bestsellers list, and won Super Bowls and NBA championships.