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Associate or Full Professors: Oral Microbiome

Temple University’s Kornberg School of Dentistry in Philadelphia is seeking a highly qualified researcher for a tenure-track faculty position in the field of the oral microbiome with a particular focus on oral health.  The candidate should have independently managed projects using in vitro or metagenomics study models of the human microbiome.

Applicants must have PhD-level training, established research portfolio including active and current NIH extramural funding and strong publishing records, and must demonstrate the potential for conducting pioneering work and developing research programs. Preference will be given to applicants in collaborations with other researchers in the US and other countries. Successful candidates will become part of a network of multidisciplinary research teams with relevant schools and colleges of Temple University. Research laboratory space and start-up package will be available.

Successful candidates will have primary responsibility for building a strong research program. Responsibilities will also include didactic teaching and service. Salary and rank will be commensurate with experience and research production. Successful candidates will also be considered for senior administrative leadership positions at the school.

Temple University is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. For confidential consideration, interested individuals should email a cover letter, curriculum vitae and three references to


Associate Dean Jo Ann Nyquist

Temple University Kornberg School of Dentistry

3223 North Broad Street

Philadelphia, PA 19140


Full-time Faculty Prosthodontists


The Kornberg School of Dentistry, an innovative school with modern facilities, including a new digital lab, and a large population of patients, is seeking applicants for a full-time faculty position as a clinical-track Prosthodontist in the Department of Restorative Dentistry. Major responsibilities include clinical and didactic teaching, and provision of care and supervision of cases with advanced prosthodontic treatment. Applicants who are eligible for teaching licenses in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania after graduating from a CODA-accredited postgraduate program in prosthodontics are eligible to apply. Applicants who graduated from a CODA-accredited postgraduate program in prosthodontics and hold a DDS/DMD from a CODA-accredited dental school will have preference.  Candidates with academic and practice experience in the US or Canada will be preferred.  Salary is competitive with dental academic pay rates with an additional income that can be generated from one day a week of intramural or extramural practice. 

Interested applicants should send a cover letter, CV, and three references to: Ms. JoAnn Nyquist, 3223 North Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19140, or Temple is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.


Postdoctoral Fellowship at Temple University Kornberg School of Dentistry (TUKSoD)

POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW position is available, supported by a grant awarded by the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) to Drs. Richard Heimberg of the Department of Psychology of Temple University and Marisol Téllez Merchán of TUKSoD to investigate the efficacy of an online intervention for the treatment of dental anxiety. Applicants must hold a doctoral degree in clinical psychology or health psychology from an APA-accredited program and possess excellent research skills and interest in conducting research as part of an interdisciplinary team. A background in cognitive-behavioral therapy and treatment of anxiety disorders is greatly preferred. Specific duties will include oversight of the day-to-day operations of the study, administration of  the online intervention, training of psychology staff and dental assistants in the administration of the online intervention and in the basics of cognitive-behavioral therapy, oversight of fidelity/adherence rating, and conduct of baseline and follow-up diagnostic assessments. Opportunities for developing one’s own line of research may be available. The position may also offer the opportunity to accrue supervised clinical hours toward licensure. Consideration of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Specific start date is negotiable. Salary is tied to the National Research Service Award salary schedule for postdoctoral fellows and varies as a function of years since the completion of the doctoral degree. To apply for this position, please send a CV, cover letter describing research interest and experience, and have two letters of recommendation sent via email to both Dr. Heimberg ( and Dr. Téllez Merchán (

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