Research Professor of Orthodontics (69357)

Gainesville, FL
Jan 24, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Research Professor of Orthodontics (69357)

Gainesville, FL
Open Date:
Jan 22, 2021
Close Date:
Feb 9, 2021

The University of Florida College of Dentistry is seeking applications for a part-time, non-tenure track, Research Professor in the Department of Orthodontics.  The University of Florida College of Dentistry (UFCD) is one of the leading dental schools in the United States devoted to improving and promoting oral health throughout Florida, the nation and worldwide through excellence in teaching, research, patient care and service.

The Research Professor will be responsible for active participation in the pain and substance use projects within the College of Dentistry and in collaboration with other department/colleges faculty and will offer mentorship to graduate, undergraduate students. This position will present research findings at conferences, annual meetings, and seminars; contribute to the continued growth of the Department of Orthodontics’ research program by actively securing extramural funding through grants and other sources; and perform other related duties within the scope of the position, as required.

This position is part-time at a 0.60 FTE.

The University of Florida, a member of the AAU, is the largest and most comprehensive public university in the state of Florida, with large undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate educational programs.  The UF Health Science Center and its six colleges (Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Public Health and Health Professions, Veterinary Medicine) are co-located on the Gainesville campus, with additional teaching, research, and patient care sites across Florida, and internationally.


Minimum requirements include a Ph.D. in Neuroscience or related field. The ideal applicant will have substantial expertise in the study of substance use, pain, reward, and substantial knowledge regarding the neurobiology underlying these research themes is expected. Experience with animal models of pain and substance use is required.

Ten years minimum experience in the field of drug use and reward will be preferred. The candidate must be able to work independently to generate and analyze data, to prepare manuscripts for submission, and to prepare grant applications in support of independent research. A track record of having received competitive funding is preferred.

Application Instructions:

Please go to to apply. Applicants should attach a curriculum vitae, a cover letter describing their interest in the position, and a list of three references for consideration. Review of applications will begin February 5, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. 

For more information about the University of Florida College of Dentistry, visit:

The final candidate will be required to provide an official transcript to the hiring department upon hire.  A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible.  Degrees earned from an education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at

The University of Florida invites all qualified applicants to apply. 

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff. If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call 352/392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at 800/955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the US. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law.

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