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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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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