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University of Rochester Margaret and Cy Welcher Professor and Director in the Center for Oral Biology - 219000 in Rochester, New York

Margaret and Cy Welcher Professor and Director in the Center for Oral Biology

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School of Medicine & Dentistry

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Full Time 40 hours Grade 000 Ctr for Oral Biology


The School of Medicine and Dentistry and Eastman Institute for Oral Health at the University of Rochester seeks a nationally recognized academic leader, with a substantial record of research funding, teaching, and administrative accomplishments to serve as the next Margaret and Cy Welcher Professor and Director in the Center for Oral Biology.

The Center for Oral Biology, , an integral part of the School of Medicine and Dentistry and of Eastman Institute for Oral Health, takes a highly interdisciplinary approach to research. Recognizing that future research advances will come from studies at the interface of traditional disciplines, the COB faculty conduct basic and applied research and are among several interdisciplinary research teams. These teams integrate and blend aspects of dentistry, biochemistry, developmental biology, genetics, immunology, microbiology, physiology, pharmacology, medicine, dermatology, and structural biology to explore important problems of craniofacial, dental and oral biology.

This is a unique opportunity to inspire, develop, and lead an accomplished team of faculty in the Center for Oral Biology with a longstanding reputation for excellence at one of the most respected medical centers in the U.S. The Eastman Institute for Oral Health has recently been ranked as the ninth top funded institution by the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR), part of National Institutes of Health. Its research programs encompass a wide variety of areas, including oral infectious diseases, dental caries, salivary diagnosis and therapy, craniofacial development, orofacial pain, periodontal diagnosis and therapy, implants, materials, lasers, nerve injury and pain modulation, and practice -based research, among others.

The NIH funded, Training Program in Oral Sciences (TPOS), recruits PhDs, and baccalaureate degree-holders pursuing a PhD, to the field of Oral Science. Comprised of an R90 research component for internationally trained DDS/PhD dual-degree holders, the components of TPOS are integrated through the SMD Graduate Program, EIOH’s clinical programs, and the educational resources of the University’s Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute. Supporting an NIDCR goal to ensure a highly qualified workforce is available to address the nation’s basic and clinical biomedical and behavioral or social sciences research agenda, the TPOS program successfully delivers a multidisciplinary approach with proficiency in research design, state-of-the-art technologies and use of analytical/ bio statistical techniques. Trainees are inculcated with the ability to think critically about research, facilitating their growth into independent scientists with the over-arching goal to interact professionally with the scientific community and to pursue careers in health-related sciences.

The successful candidate is a highly regarded investigator in a field related to oral health, with exceptional administrative proficiency, demonstrated record of leadership experience to engage faculty, strong commitment to expand cutting edge research and education, and passion for excellence and achievement. A doctor of dental surgery (D.D.S.), doctor of dental medicine (D.M.D.), medical doctor (M.D. or equivalent) or a doctor of philosophy (Ph.D.) degree is required.

Interested individuals should apply on-line to Job posting #219000 at and forward their CV, a description of their research accomplishments/ future plans, and three letters of recommendation to Nicole Beaumont at

The University of Rochester is an Equal Opportunity Employer and has a strong commitment to diversity; it actively encourages applications from groups underrepresented in higher education.