Dent Med-Center for Craniofacial and Dental Genetics - Pennsylvania-Pittsburgh - (19007463)
The University of Pittsburgh, School of Dental Medicine (UPSDM) invites applications for multiple full-time, tenure-stream faculty positions in the Center for Craniofacial and Dental Genetics (CCDG), at the assistant or associate professor level. Rank 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 6 th among the top universities in NIH funding, while the UPSDM is ranked 5 th 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 UPSDM's multi-disciplinary basic sciences department. CCDG faculty members have close connections to the Department of Human Genetics, which is located in the Graduate School of Public Health. 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: 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, computational or systems biology, and the morphological sciences (e.g., biological anthropology). Preference will be given to applicants with a demonstrated interest in craniofacial and/or oral sciences. 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 teaching mission of the university and serve as a research mentor to students.
Successful candidates will hold a PhD, DMD/DDS, MD, or equivalent degree.
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 to:
Dr. Mary L. Marazita
Director, Center for Craniofacial and Dental Genetics
Professor, Departments of Oral Biology, Human Genetics, and CTSI
please refer to job description The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EOE, including disability/vets
Assignment Category: Fulltime-Regular
Required Attachments: Curriculum Vitae, Other (see posting for additional details)
Optional Attachments: Other (see posting for additional details)
Internal Number: 19007463
About University of Pittsburgh
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.