Assistant/Associate Professor of Oral Biology

Job no: 522242
Work type: Tenure-Track Faculty
Location: Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)
Categories: Health Profession, Research/Scientific/Grants
Department:34030000 - DN-ORAL BIOLOGY

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Job Description:

The University of Florida College of Dentistry (UFCD) Department of Oral Biology is accepting applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. Applicants must have a demonstrated record of expertise and productivity in areas that may include pathogen biology and host/pathogen interactions, cellular biology, inflammation and immunology, or cancer. The incumbent will work closely with College of Dentistry faculty and will be expected to establish collaborations with other Colleges, Institutes and Centers at the University. In addition to maintaining a robust research program, duties will include service activities as well as teaching, training, and mentoring DMD and PhD students; clinical assignments may also be available.

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. UFCD is currently ranks fifth among all US dental schools based on NIH funding.

The Department of Oral Biology has a long history of engagement in cutting-edge oral health research. The Department is home to a large team of faculty, staff, students and post-doctoral fellows and is one of the top-ranked in the U.S. based on NIH research funding among similar departments. The Department includes national leaders in cell biology, oral cancer, oral infectious diseases, and immunology research. Members of the department collaborate extensively with investigators across the UF campus and other institutions, and part of active centers such as the well-established UF Health Cancer Center. An excellent research and training infrastructure provide an ideal environment to develop a well-established research program. A long-standing Comprehensive Training Program in Oral Biology (T90/R90) builds on decades of successful training of basic/clinical scientists.

The University of Florida (UF), 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. UF currently ranks 5th among the nation’s top-10 public universities. 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 throughout Florida, and beyond.

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

Expected Salary:

Salary and rank are commensurate with credentials and experience.

Minimum Requirements:

Minimum requirements include individuals with a PhD or equivalent or holding both a DDS/DMD or MD and PhD.

Applicants must have a demonstrated record of expertise and productivity in areas that may include pathogen biology and host/pathogen interactions, cellular biology, inflammation and immunology, or cancer.

Preferred Qualifications:

Applicants for Associate Professor should have a demonstrated ability to develop an independent and interactive research program with a strong and consistent record of external funding and quality peer-reviewed publications.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Initial review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until an application pool is identified and the position is filled. Applicants should attach curriculum vitae including a teaching and/or research statement, along with a cover letter describing their interest in the position, and a list of three references with their application for consideration.

Final candidate will be required to provide 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 is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff.

The University of Florida is An Equal Employment Opportunity Institution. 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.

Health Assessment Required:Yes

Advertised: 03 Jun 2022 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: Open until filled

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