Assistant, Associate, or Professor, Center for Oral Health Research

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Job Title:

Assistant, Associate, or Professor, Center for Oral Health Research

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Lexington, KY

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Tenure Track Status:

Tenure Track

Required Education:

DMD/DDS degree from accredited institution or equivalent degree.

Required Related Experience:

Experience with conducting clinical trials and/or clinical-translational research.

Required License/Registration/Certification:

Eligibility to obtain a dental license to practice and teach dentistry in the state of Kentucky.

Job Summary:

The University of Kentucky College of Dentistry, Department of Oral Health Practice, Center for Oral Health Research is seeking applications for a tenure track position, at the rank of Assistant, Associate, or Professor. The College of Dentistry is seeking to increase its Clinical Translational Research activities in the areas of Oral Health and oral and systemic inflammatory conditions, with particular emphasis in Oral Health Disparities and Public Health. A faculty member with excellent track record in research is needed to assist in ongoing research initiatives in the Center for Oral Health Research. This faculty member will also participate in the College’s Clinical and teaching activities related to dual degree program development in the college (DMD-PhD and DMD-MPH programs).

This faculty member will be responsible for the development of new clinical translational research activities in the Center for Oral Health Research, which will include a variety of community-based projects and partnerships with the College of Medicine/Medical Center, College of Public Health, the Center for Health Equity and Transformation (CHET), and in connection with the College of Dentistry’s international programs. Areas of clinical translational research interest should include health disparities, epidemiology, inflammation and/or preventive programs. Position expectations include: (1) expertise in oral inflammatory conditions and associated diseases or susceptibility to these conditions and (2) leadership to help develop clinical-translational community-based research programs associated with these conditions. The faculty member will be assigned some teaching responsibilities as well as expected to contribute to the development of dual degree dental programs (including a DMD/MS-PhD program in collaboration with the Colleges of Public Health and Medicine).

The faculty member will develop and conduct clinical translational research consistent with research mission and goals of the College of Dentistry and the Center for Oral Health Research, participate in developing and sustaining community-based oral health research programs, contribute the development of new dual-degree dental programs in the College of Dentistry, and Participate in clinical and didactic teaching in pertinent programs.

Salary and rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Inquiries regarding the position may be submitted via email to Dr. Luciana Shaddox, Associate Dean of Research, at [email protected] Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Interested applicants should submit a UK application and include: a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and names and contact information for three references when prompted in the application.

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Preferred Education/Experience:

Advanced education in oral diseases associated with inflammatory conditions (PhD level research experience preferred).

Experience with conducting clinical trials and/or clinical-translational research, and experience in dental research involving vulnerable populations preferred.

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University Community of Inclusion:

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.




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Posted: 10/1/2020
Application Due: 11/30/2020
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