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Job Opportunities - Faculty

Postdoctoral opportunity: oral cancer microbiome (meta-transcriptomics)

 

The Oral Microbiome Research Laboratory at Temple University (goo.gl/Tj7so2) is seeking an outstanding postdoctoral fellow to conduct research in the area of oral cancer meta-transcrimptome, under mentorship of Dr. Al-hebshi, the lab co-director. The appointed postdoc will work as part of an interdisciplinary research team, to study transcriptional activity as well as composition of the multi-kingdom microbiome associated with oral cancer, and correlate it with the gene expression of the host. The study is funded by NIDCR.

The candidate should have a doctorate or equivalent in a related field within the last 3 years, and at least three high-quality publications as first author. Experience in molecular techniques including RNA extraction, rRNA depletion, q-PCR, and preparation of shotgun libraries for next generation sequencing are mandatory. Experience in any of the following is a plus:

  • Bioinformatic analysis of transcriptome sequencing data.
  • Handling frozen tissue specimens and microdissection
  • Animal models of oral cancer.
     
    The position is available immediately and for two years. 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 letters of recommendations
  4. Three published papers on which the candidate is the first author

 

Prosthodontists for Comprehensive Dental Care Educational Program

The Kornberg School of Dentistry, an innovative school with modern facilities 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.  Candidates must possess a DMD/DDS and eligibility for an unrestricted license to practice dentistry in 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.  Candidates should currently be an active clinician with minimal five years clinical experience in a prosthodontic practice, however an exceptional recent advanced program graduate would be considered.  Candidates with teaching experience 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 jo.ann.nyquist@temple.edu. Temple is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women and minorities are encoraged to apply.

 

Clinical or tenure-track or tenured faculty position in Endodontology

Temple University, Kornberg School of Dentistry, is seeking to hire a full-time faculty either in a non-tenured clinical-track, tenure-track, or tenured faculty with experience in clinical education and practice as well as scholarly activities.

Appointment to the tenure track requires an advanced graduate degree and capabilities to obtain, or a record of outstanding, funded research as well as a demonstrated record of outstanding funded research in a field relevant to endodontology.

The faculty candidate in the non-tenured clinical track should have a track record of didactic and clinical teaching as well as clinical practice and achievement in supporting research of residents or dental students.

The faculty is expected to teach in predoctoral and postgraduate programs of the department including supervising endodontic care in outreach sites. Salary and Academic rank are commensurate with experience and credentials.

Required Qualifications: Candidates must have a Certificate in endodontics from a CODA accredited postgraduate program, and must have or be eligible for either full licensure to practice dentistry or a teaching license in Pennsylvania. Preference will be given to candidates who have an American board certification in endodontics. 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.

Temple University is committed to the policy that all applicants shall have equal access to its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, or sexual orientation. Applications must be submitted online.

For specific questions or for more information regarding this position or for interested and qualified candidates to apply please submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and three professional references to:

Sean Patton
Assistant Director
sean.patton@temple.edu
Temple University Kornberg School of Dentistry
3223 North Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA  19140

 

Digital Dentistry: A New Leadership Position at Temple University Kornberg School of Dentistry

Temple University Maurice H. Kornberg School of Dentistry plans to hire a faculty at the rank of Assistant Professor or higher with extensive experience and expertise in contemporary digital dentistry and a vision for how the digital revolution may transform dental education and clinical practice in the next decade. The candidate must have clinical credentials and have or be eligible for, full licensure to practice in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.His or Her expertise can be in any area of restorative dentistry with strong commitment to comprehensive and evidence-focused critical analysis and decision making.  The candidate must be able to develop courses and teach in the area of digital dentistry, implement full integration of 3D digital technique in dental education and practice, new educational paradigms, CAD/CAM, and micro-dentistry.

The educational requirement will be a DDS/DMD from a CODA accredited dental school, and/or specialty certificate from a CODA accredited program.  Experience in academic dentistry is necessary to qualify for the professorial rank.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter describing their experiences and vision, with a CV, and names of 5 references to Associate Dean Jo Ann Nyquist at jo.ann.nyquist@temple.edu.

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 (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.

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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 — 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

Professor and Chair, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Medicine, Surgery

Temple University Kornberg School of Dentistry

3223 North Broad Street

Philadelphia, PA  19140