Assistant /Associate Professor, Division of Biosciences

The Ohio State University College of Dentistry
Columbus, Ohio
November 12 2020
Position Type
Full Time
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The Division of Biosciences, College of Dentistry at The Ohio State University is seeking applications for a full-time tenure track faculty position at the rank of assistant/associate professor. Applicants with expertise in bacteria-host interactions, immunology, salivary gland physiology, pain and developmental biology are especially encouraged to apply. Outstanding applicants with expertise in other areas will also be considered. Candidates must have a PhD degree, postdoctoral training, a history of sustained research funding or potential to develop and sustain an externally funded research program. For tenure appointment, candidates must demonstrate a sustained, outstanding record of funded research and teaching.

The division currently has well-established programs in neuroscience, immunology, hard tissue biology, muscle biology, and microbiology ( College research beyond the division includes directed bone augmentation and preservation, inflammatory mediators in periodontal disease, molecular epidemiology of periodontal microbes in smokers, and early detection and prevention of oral cancer.

Ohio State provides a highly interactive environment with extensive opportunities for collaborations within the College of Dentistry as well as with faculty in the College of Medicine and other colleges, centers and institutes across the University. Excellent molecular, transgenic, behavioral testing and imaging core facilities are available. Participation in teaching in basic science courses in the dental curriculum will be expected. Significant start-up funds and customized laboratory space are available.

The successful candidate will possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills and a desire to create an environment that promotes collegiality, collaboration, and cultural diversity among members of various education, research, and service cultural communities. A willingness to serve as a role model and advocate for the ideals of professionalism and high ethical standards in a health science educational setting is essential. Faculty members also participate in service at the college, university and national levels.

Only electronic applications will be accepted. Evaluation of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Salary and academic rank will be commensurate with qualifications. Candidates should submit a statement of research interests and teaching/experience, professional qualifications, and career goals, along with a curriculum vitae and contact information for three professional references to Peter J. Reiser, PhD, Chair, Division of Biosciences at

The Ohio State University is a premier employer that provides exceptional rewards, including start-up packages and medical, dental, and vision benefits. The university’s competitive salaries and benefits packages include generous retirement plans, substantial tuition assistance for employees and their dependents, wellness initiatives, and more. Please visit for detailed information.

The College of Dentistry’s atmosphere is one of collaboration and inclusiveness, where differences in thought and experience are embraced and celebrated.

The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status, and protected veteran status.

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