The University of Pittsburgh, School of Dental Medicine (UPSDM) invites applications for a full-time, tenure-stream faculty position in the Center for Craniofacial and Dental Genetics (CCDG), Department of Oral Biology, at the assistant or associate professor level. Rank and salary will be commensurate with the candidate's qualifications, experience, and credentials. The University of Pittsburgh is a top ranked public research institution and is currently ranked 5th among U.S. universities in NIH funding, while the UPSDM is ranked 7th in NIDCR funding among U.S. dental schools. The UPSDM is located on the University's main campus in the Oakland neighborhood of Pittsburgh, in close proximity to the other five health science schools. The CCDG is housed within the Department of Oral Biology, which is the school's multi-disciplinary basic science department. The CCDG is currently focused on three main areas of research: the genomics and phenomics of orofacial clefting, the genetic basis of human craniofacial variation, and genetic and epidemiological studies of oral health. Read about us here: http://www.dental.pitt.edu/center-craniofacial-and-dental-genetics. We are seeking outstanding individuals who can complement and potentially expand the research profile of the CCDG. We will consider candidates from a wide variety of disciplinary backgrounds, including but not limited to, human genetics, epidemiology, molecular genetics, developmental biology, computational or systems biology, and the morphological sciences (e.g., biological anthropology). The candidates will be expected to develop and/or maintain an independent research program commensurate with the expectations of tenure. The candidates will also be expected to contribute to the t aching mission of the UPSDM and participate in the Oral Biology Graduate Program by teaching graduate classes and/or serving as a research mentor to students.
Assignment Category: Fulltime-Regular
Application Process : Successful candidates will hold a PhD, DMD/DDS, MD, or equivalent degree. Approximate start date is July 1, 2018. To apply, send curriculum vitae, a letter of intent, statement of current and future research directions, and the names and contact information of three individuals who can provide letters of recommendation by December 31, 2017 to: Dr. Mary L. Marazita Professor and Vice-Chair, Department of Oral Biology Center for Craniofacial and Dental Genetics 100 Technology Drive, Suite 500 Pittsburgh, PA 15219 412-648-83 80 firstname.lastname@example.org The University of Pittsburgh is an EEO/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled Employer
Child Protection Clearances: The following PA Act 153 clearances and background checks may be required prior to commencement of employment and as a condition of continued employment: PA State Police Criminal Record Check, FBI Criminal Record Check, PA Child Abuse History Clearance.
Required Attachments: Other (see application process for details)
Internal Number: 19000841
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Founded in 1787, the same year the U.S. Constitution was signed, the University of Pittsburgh is one of the oldest institutions of higher education in the United States. One of three state-related research universities in Pennsylvania, Pitt is a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), which comprises 62 preeminent doctorate-granting research institutions in North America.Pitt faculty members have expanded knowledge in the humanities and sciences, earning such prestigious honors as the National Medal of Science, the MacArthur Foundation’s “genius” grant, the Lasker-DeBakey Clinical Medical Research Award, and election to the National Academy of Sciences and the Institute of Medicine. Pitt scientists have defeated polio, unlocked the secrets of DNA, lead the world in organ transplantation, and pioneered TV and heavier-than-air flight, among numerous other accomplishments.Pitt students have earned Rhodes, Goldwater, Marshall, and Truman Scholarships, among other highly competitive national and international scholarships.Alumni have pioneered MRI and TV, won Nobel and Pulitzer Prizes, led corporations and universities, served in government and the military, conquered Hollywood and The New York Times bestsellers list, and won Super Bowls and NBA championships.