Assistant Professor of Dentistry

University of Southern California
Los Angeles, California
Based on experience
November 04 2020
Position Type
Full Time
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The Center for Craniofacial Molecular Biology (CCMB, of the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of the University of Southern California is recruiting outstanding candidates for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the Division of Biomedical Sciences to conduct cutting-edge research in the areas of cell and developmental biology, tissue regeneration, cell signaling, gene regulation, computational modeling and human diseases using genetic and genomic approaches.  At the CCMB, these disciplines focus on craniofacial biology and there are significant resources to support all aspects of our research. The University of Southern California offers an exciting, and highly supportive environment to conduct collaborative basic, clinical, and translational research.  At the health science campus, faculty members at CCMB have access to all research centers and graduate students in all programs. 

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in developmental biology, stem cell biology, or molecular biology. Candidates with both a Ph.D. and either a D.D.S. or D.M.D. degree are encouraged to apply. Candidates must have a strong record of high-quality research with significant publications in their field. Candidates with K99/R00 or other independent support are strongly encouraged to apply. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, complete curriculum vitae, statement of current and future research plans (2-3 pages), selected recent publications, and arrange to have four letters of reference sent to:

Dr. Yang Chai, Search Committee Chair 

Center for Craniofacial Molecular Biology 

Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC 

c/o Ms. Linda Hattemer

2250 Alcazar Street, CSA 103 

Los Angeles, CA 90033 

For more information and/or to apply:

Consideration of applicants will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. USC is an equal-opportunity educator and employer, proudly pluralistic and firmly committed to providing equal opportunity for outstanding persons of every race, gender, creed, and background. The University particularly encourages women, members of underrepresented groups, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply. USC will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship.  Further information is available by contacting

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