Faculty Positions in the College of Dentistry

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

Pediatric Dentistry and Community Oral Health
(PIN 22481)

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Dentistry invites nominations and applications for the position of Chair, Pediatric Dentistry and Community Oral Health, a full-time, tenure track faculty position. This position reports to the Dean of College of Dentistry and has the responsibility of administration of a pre-doctoral teaching program, a certificate and a postdoctoral graduate program in pediatric dentistry, teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, scholarly activity, service and research leadership. In addition, the department, through the Division of Community Oral Health, is responsible for instruction in dental public health, behavioral science, literature evaluation, practice management, dental ethics and dental jurisprudence.   Primary responsibilities include overseeing classroom instruction for pre- and postdoctoral students, scholarly and service activities, and the development, implementation and coordination of planned community-based educational and clinical experiences, as well as management of the clinical treatment of special needs patients. This position will also serve as the Chief of Pediatric Dentistry at LeBonheur Children’s Hospital and will be accountable to the administrator of the hospital and responsible for all dental procedures performed by UT residents and faculty.

Candidate must have outstanding academic credentials, significant higher education administrative and leadership experience to include interdisciplinary or interdepartmental work and a variety of teaching methods or curricular perspectives, and an established record of scholarly productivity. To be considered candidates must have a DDS or DMD degree or equivalent, completed an ADA accredited graduate education program in pediatric dentistry, be board eligible or board certified by the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and must be eligible for licensure in Tennessee and Arkansas.   It is highly desirable that candidates meet the eligibility standards to obtain hospital privileges. As Chief of Pediatric Dentistry at LeBonheur Children’s Hospital the candidate must have a history of recently preformed OR cases. Other desirables would be an established history of research funding, familiarity with public health dentistry and an advanced degree. Applicants should have a demonstrated commitment to and knowledge of equal employment opportunity and affirmative action.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Salary and academic rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Applicants must submit a letter of interest, current curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of three professional references to: David Cagna, DMD, MS – Chair of Search Committee, The University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Dentistry, 875 Union Avenue, Memphis, Tennessee 38163.Electronic application can be made to hprocto1@uthsc.edu

Department of Dentistry General Practice
(PIN 22495)

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center, College of Dentistry invites nominations and applications for the position of chair of the Department of Dentistry General Practice. This is a full- time, tenure track faculty position.   This position reports to the Dean of the College of Dentistry and will have administrative oversight for the General Practice Department. This Department consists of faculty assigned as Group Leaders in the College of Dentistry’s Group Leader Program. The Group Leader Program serves to ensure that the students are trained to provide and manage in a timely manner the comprehensive diagnosis and treatment for their assigned patients through patient-centered treatment plans that are comprehensively developed, appropriately adapted to patient needs and correctly sequenced to manage patient oral health needs. Working with and calibrated to the appropriate clinical specialty departmental disciplines, primary responsibilities include treatment planning, supervising, directing, evaluating, general oversight of the clinical instruction and the evaluation of clinical and professional development of pre-doctoral dental students in their third and fourth years.

Candidates must have outstanding academic credentials, pre-doctoral didactic and academic clinical experience, including course directorship, significant higher education administrative and leadership experience to include demonstrated ability in building teams, identify problems and develop solutions in a dental education/team clinical environment. To be considered, candidates must have a DDS or DMD degree or equivalent, be eligible for licensure in Tennessee. Knowledge and experience in the successful operation of a dental practice is a plus. Preference will be given to candidates who have experience with the “group practice” style of pre-doctoral clinical education. Applicants should have a demonstrated commitment to and knowledge of equal employment opportunity and affirmative action.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Salary and academic rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Applicants must submit a letter of interest, current curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of three professional references to: Lloyd A. George, DDS, JD, Chair of Search Committee, The University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Dentistry, 875 Union Avenue, Memphis, Tennessee 38163 Electronic application may be made to hprocto1@uthsc.edu

Department of Restorative Dentistry
(PIN 22467)

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Dentistry invites applications for a full-time faculty position in the Operative Division of the Department of Restorative Dentistry. This position may be tenure track or clinical track with rank and salary commensurate with candidate’s qualification and experience. Responsibilities will include didactic and clinical instruction in the predoctoral programs and participation in the development of research protocol.

Minimum requirements are a DDS/DMD degree from a CODA accredited dental school and eligibility for licensure in Tennessee. Preference will be given to candidates who have completed postdoctoral training in operative dentistry or dental materials with teaching and research experience in a CODA accredited dental school.   Applicants must have a commitment to diversity and equal opportunity. Interested applicants should submit a letter of interest, current curriculum vitae, and the contact information for three professional references to Janet A. Harrison, DDS, Chair, Department of Restorative Dentistry, The University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center College of Dentistry, 875 Union Avenue Memphis, TN 38163 Electronic submission can be made to hprocto1@uthsc.edu

Department of Diagnostic Sciences and Oral Medicine (PIN 22467)

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center, College of Dentistry is seeking applicants for a full time position at the Assistant Professor level in the Department of Diagnostic Sciences and Oral Medicine. The Department is composed of several divisions including oral medicine, special needs, oral diagnosis, oral and maxillofacial pathology, oral radiology, emergency, and is also heavily involved in interprofessional education collaborative (IPE). Salary and academic rank will be commensurate with the candidate’s qualifications and experience. It is expected that the successful candidate will have responsibilities that include but are not limited to teaching oral medicine in the predoctoral and postgraduate programs with a focus on a newly created Special Needs Program. Applicants must have expertise in the dental management of medically, physically and mentally challenged geriatric patients. Involvement in IPE activities is also expected.

Applicants must have a DDS/DMD from an ADA accredited dental program or equivalent degree and be eligible for licensure in the State of Tennessee.   Applicants must be academically trained in Oral Medicine and those boarded or board-eligible for certification by the American Board of Oral Medicine are preferred. It is also expected that the successful candidate will be involved in research, community service, and scholarly activity. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Applicants should submit a letter of interest, current curriculum vitae, and the contact information for three professional references to Dr. Cesar A. Migliorati, Chair, Department of Diagnostic Sciences and Oral Medicine, The University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Dentistry, 875 Union Avenue, suite N231, Memphis, TN 38163-2110. Electronic submissions can be made to hprocto1@uthsc.edu


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