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

 

Areas: Biomaterials, Smart Biomaterials, Bioengineering, Microbiology, Biofilms, Mineralization, Regeneration, Oral Microbiome

 

POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW position is available, supported by a grant awarded by the Office of the Provost at Temple University. Applicants must hold a doctoral degree (Ph.D.) or equivalent degree and proven research skills and experience. A background in biomaterials, smart materials, oral microbiome, biofilms, microbiology and tissue regeneration are preferred. Good writing and oral communication skills in English are required as well as the ability to work both independently and collaboratively. Opportunities for developing one’s own line of research may be available.

 

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 Dr. Santiago Orrego (sorrego@temple.edu). Please send your application as a single PDF file.

 

Temple University values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity for all persons regardless of age, color, disability, ethnicity, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other status protected by law.

 

Compliance Statement: In the performance of their functions as detailed in the position description employees have an obligation to avoid ethical, legal, financial and other conflicts of interest to ensure that their actions and outside activities do not conflict with their primary employment responsibilities at the institution. Employees are also expected to understand and be in compliance with applicable laws, University employment policies and regulations, including NCAA regulations for areas and departments which their essential functions cause them to interact.

 

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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 (heimberg@temple.edu) and Dr. Téllez Merchán (marisol@temple.edu).

 

Temple University values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity for all persons regardless of age, color, disability, ethnicity, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other status protected by law.

 

Compliance Statement: In the performance of their functions as detailed in the position description employees have an obligation to avoid ethical, legal, financial and other conflicts of interest to ensure that their actions and outside activities do not conflict with their primary employment responsibilities at the institution. Employees are also expected to understand and be in compliance with applicable laws, University employment policies and regulations, including NCAA regulations for areas and departments which their essential functions cause them to interact.

 

To obtain additional information about Temple University please visit our website at www.temple.edu.

 

Temple University's Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains statistics, policies, and procedures related to campus safety and can be found at: http://www.temple.edu/safety/asfr/

 

You may request a copy of the report by calling Temple University’s Campus Safety Services at 215-204-7900.

 

Assistant or Associate Clinical Professors in Prosthodontics

The Maurice H. Kornberg School of Dentistry is seeking applicants for full-time faculty positions at the Assistant or Associate professor level with a DMD or DDS and eligibility for an unrestricted license to practice dentistry in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.  Applicants must have completed advanced training in a CODA-approved prosthodontics program and be board qualified, or certified by the American Board of Prosthodontics.  Candidate must currently be active clinicians and 3-5 years clinical experience in a prosthodontic practice or an academic setting will be preferred.  Applicants with certificates or degrees from a CODA accredited postgraduate programs, but with an international dental degree, are eligible to apply and may be granted a restricted teaching license.  .  

Successful candidates must be highly competent or proficient in diagnoses, treatment planning, restorative and prosthetic care, periodontal care, and restoration of implants.  Experience with digital dentistry will be an asset.  Candidate with additional advanced skills will be preferred.  Candidates must demonstrate evidence of collaborative team work and leadership, professionalism, and ethical practice.

The selected faculty are expected to be:

  • Competent to lecture in, and possibly direct didactic courses
  • Proficient to practice dentistry at the dental school or affiliated clinics
  • Competent to provide comprehensive care
  • Competent to provide hands-on clinical teaching in a comprehensive care clinic at the dental school
  • Capable of changing and adapting to new evidence in dental practice.

Intramural or extramural private practice at Temple University dental clinics may also be available.  Interested applicants should send a cover letter indicating date of availability, a current curriculum vitae and three references to: Ms. Jo Ann Allen Nyquist, Search Committee Chair, Temple University Kornberg School of Dentistry, 3223 North Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19140, or via email at: jo.ann.nyquist@temple.edu.  Temple is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.  Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

 

Postdoctoral Opportunity: Oral Cancer-Bacteria Interaction

The Oral Microbiome Research Laboratory at Temple University is seeking an outstanding postdoctoral fellow to conduct research in the area of oral cancer-bacteria interaction, under mentorship of Dr. Al-hebshi, the lab co-director. The appointed postdoc will work as part of an interdisciplinary research team, and in collaboration with the Regenerative Health Research Laboratory, to assess the effect of exposure to select oral bacteria on behaviour of oral cancer cell lines in vitro.    

The candidate should have a doctorate or equivalent in a related field within the last 3 years. Experience in cell culture techniques, handling cancer cell lines, performing cell proliferation and invasion assays as well as q-PCR is mandatory; experience in animal models of oral cancer will be an asset.

The position is available immediately and for at least one year. Applicants should send the following documents items directly to Dr. Nezar Al-hebshi at alhebshi@temple.edu:

  1. Curriculum vitae
  2. Letter of interest
  3. Two recommendation letters
  4. Two published papers on which the candidate is the first author

 

Faculty Position — Chair and Associate Professor/Professor, Periodontology and Oral Implantology

The Temple University Maurice H. Kornberg School of Dentistry is seeking applicants with DMD, DDS, or equivalent for a full-time appointment as tenured or tenure-track associate professor or professor and chair of the Department of Periodontology and Oral Implantology.  The dental school is known for its excellence in clinical education and patient care and is highly innovative.

Candidates must have or be eligible for either full licensure to practice dentistry or a teaching license in Pennsylvania along with documented excellence in didactic and clinical teaching and funded research. In addition, candidates must demonstrate a record of leadership, administrative, and organizational skills with the ability to manage complex curricular and clinical issues to lead the department in an active phase of growth and change. Candidates must also have experience in new pedagogical methods including patient-centered and evidence-based oral health care.  Candidate with research funding or on track for funding will be preferred provided thy meet the other qualifications.

Salary and academic rank will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. 

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:  Sean Patton, Assistant Director, Kornberg School of Dentistry, 3223 N. Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19140.  Email: sean.patton@temple.edu

 

Faculty Position — Chair and Associate Professor/Professor, Restorative Dentistry

The Temple University Maurice H. Kornberg School of Dentistry is seeking applicants with DMD, DDS, or equivalent for a full-time appointment as tenured or tenure-track or non-tenure track at the rank of associate professor or professor.  The candidate will assume the position of chair of the Department of Restorative Dentistry.  The dental school is known for its excellence in clinical education and patient care and is highly innovative.

Candidates must have or be eligible for full licensure to practice dentistry in Pennsylvania along with documented excellence in didactic and clinical teaching.  Candidate can be tenured on hire or be placed on the tenure track provide that they meet Temple University criteria that define outstanding teaching and research.  In addition, candidates must demonstrate a record of leadership, administrative, and organizational skills with the ability to manage complex curricular and clinical issues to lead the department in an active phase of growth and change. Candidates must also have experience in new pedagogical methods including patient-centered and evidence-based oral health care.  Tenured or tenured-track faculty with research funding or on track for funding will be preferred provided thy meet the other qualifications.

Salary and academic rank will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. 

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:  Sean Patton, Assistant Director, Kornberg School of Dentistry, 3223 N. Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19140.  Email: sean.patton@temple.edu

 

Faculty Position —Assistant or Associate Professor, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Temple University Kornberg School of Dentistry is seeking applicants for a full-time faculty position in the clinical-track at an assistant or associate professor level for the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Medicine and Surgery. Major responsibilities of this position will include didactic and clinical teaching at the pre- and postdoctoral levels, in addition to direct patient care at the Temple University Kornberg School of Dentistry and its affiliated sites. 

The applicants must have a DDS/DMD from a program accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA)of the American Dental Association and must  have successfully completed advanced training in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at a CODA accredited institution.  Applicants must be eligible for full licensure in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, certified by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery or be a candidate for board certification.  Expertise in pre-doctoral education and full-scope of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery with emphasis on office anesthesia, Sleep Apnea and Orthognathic Surgery are highly desirable.  Pursuit of scholarly activities is strongly encouraged. Salary and rank will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. 

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: Mehran Hossaini, DMD mhossaini@temple.edu

 

Senior axiUm Programmer

Temple University Kornberg School of Dentistry in Philadelphia, is seeking an experienced programmer to support clinical and related financial operations of the school using relevant programming tools and to create a fully paperless, integrated, and analytical dental management system based on axiUm. The applicant must have extensive experience working and programming for the axiUm dental software for dental organization.

Essential Functions

Develop, test, implement and maintain electronic forms and reports needed for the schools’ conversion to a paperless clinical environment, in coordination and under the leadership of the Office of Clinical Affairs.

Manage the Clinical Management System (Axium) that will track and report all clinical, financial, and evaluation of students’ activities and program reports for business functions necessary to the operations of the dental clinics of the school.

Analyze information related to computer technology and select of clinical software/hardware for the School.

Integrate a variety of in-house developed and commercial tools to develop software applications for the clinics.

Formulate short-and long-term strategic plans in order to enhance the computing environment of the clinics. 

Requirements

Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Science, Systems Analysis, Software Engineering, or another related field with several years related work experience.

Extensive programming experience in Axium including demonstrated expertise in using Axium to improve clinical operations and management. In particular, high proficiency creating and customizing axiUm forms is required, as well as proficiency on developing non-axiUm forms and reports that connect to axiUm to optimize information collection and analysis in the clinics, surpassing limitations in axiUm forms and reports.

Proficiency in PL/SQL and in general terms, in Oracle, SQL, and other relevant programming necessary to create reports and analytics.

Proficiency in writing advanced reports using SAP Crystal Reports, creating and understanding how to maximize their functionality.

Experience with enterprise systems implementation.

Position level and salary will be determined based upon the candidate’s education, experience and skill level.

Temple University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.  Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Enquiries should be directed to:

Dr. Amid Ismail
Dean, Maurice H. Kornberg School of Dentistry
ismailai@temple.edu

 

Department of Restorative Dentistry

Part-Time Faculty

The Department of Restorative Dentistry is seeking applications for part-time faculty (minimum of one full day per week) position in its comprehensive clinics and/or preclinic teaching.  A current Pennsylvania license in good standing is required.  Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.  For confidential consideration, interested individuals should email a cover letter and curriculum vitae to amanda.bergey@temple.edu, Department of Restorative Dentistry.