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Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of Oral Biology

University of Florida

Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of Oral Biology

Job No: 528926
Work Type: Tenure-Track Faculty
Location: Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)
Categories: Dentistry
Department: 34030000 - DN-ORAL BIOLOGY

Job Description

Classification Title:

Assistant/Associate/Full Professor

Job Description:

The University of Florida College of Dentistry, Department of Oral Biology is seeking applications for a full-time tenure track faculty position at the Assistant/Associate/Full Professor rank with a primary focus on scholarly activity with opportunities for DMD and advanced education teaching and/or faculty practice.

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. UFCD has over 150 faculty, 9 departments, 12 degree and certification programs, 372 DMD students, 150 advanced education residents, fellows & interns, and is 5th out of 65 US dental schools in NIH funding.

The Department of Oral Biology is a tremendously diverse scientific area encompassing the disciplines of molecular biology, protein biology, genetics, microbiology, immunology, genomics, biochemistry, biophysics, craniofacial development, pharmacology, physiology, and cancer biology. Because of the unique combination of tissues and functions of the mouth and craniofacial complex, the field of oral biology blends fundamental scientific disciplines in unique and fascinating ways to meet the challenges of developing new and highly effective ways to manage, cure or prevent diseases and developmental defects. The Department of Oral Biology at the University of Florida College of Dentistry is home to 13+ faculty and a large cadre of students, post-doctoral trainees, technical and administrative staff. The department generates about $10 million dollars in extramural research funding annually and is also the home to the NIH/NIDCR Comprehensive Training Program in Oral Biology, which provides support for Ph.D. students, D.M.D./Ph.D. dual-degree students, and postdoctoral fellows. The department offers a highly dynamic and supportive research and training environment for undergraduates, graduate students and clinical fellows. We are continuing to recruit additional scientists to broaden our commitments to cutting edge research and training in the molecular basis of diseases that affect people around the world.

Job Duties: The Faculty will be responsible for development, implementation, and/or growth of a cutting edge, independent yet collaborative research program focused in oral biology including but not limited to microbial-host interactions, immune dysfunction, cell and molecular biology. As such, the faculty will interact with the UFCD Office of Research to support the College's research programs and initiatives. The faculty will also be expected to mentor students, residents, faculty and staff within the College and University. As such, the faculty member will also engage with the Office of Academic Affairs to develop, implement and/or deliver biomedical science content within the faculty's realm of expertise to DDS, MS, and PhD students. In addition, the position will collaborate with other Colleges and Departments within the University of Florida, as well as local/regional/national/international research and education programs.

Specific duties include:
  • Develop, direct and lead teams in a cutting edge independent yet collaborative research program.
  • Seek and acquire extramural funding to support an independent yet collaborative research program.
  • Integrate and supervise DDS, MD, MS and PhD students in research when applicable.
  • Serve on committees and boards within and outside UFCD.
  • Serve on local, national and international committees for state/federal government agencies and professional societies. Represent the College to internal and external constituencies as appropriate.
  • Perform other duties and assume additional responsibilities as assigned by the Chair of Oral Biology.

Expected Salary:

Salary and rank are commensurate with education and experience.

Minimum Requirements:

Minimum Education/Experience
  • PhD in Genetics, Immunology, Microbiology, Oral Biology, or otherwise appropriate area of expertise.
  • Evidence of potential for productivity in scholarly activities (e.g. success in acquiring extramural funding, peer-reviewed publications of research and/or other scholarly activities).

Preferred Qualifications:

Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education
  • Individuals with a dual degree (e.g. DDS, DMD) are encouraged to apply.
  • Extramural funding for research/scholarly activities.
  • Experience teaching in dental education.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Applicants should attach a curriculum vitae, a cover letter describing their interest in the position, and a list of three references 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 culturally diverse and inclusive faculty and staff. The selection process will be conducted in accordance with the provisions of Florida's “Government in the Sunshine” and Public Records Laws. Search committee meetings and interviews will be open to the public, and all applications, resumes, and other documents related to the search will be available for public inspection. 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).

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. 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.

Health Assessment Required:

Applications Close: Open until filled

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