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Assistant/Associate Professor of Oral Biology

University of Florida, College of Dentistry
University of Florida, Gainesville
Salary and rank will be commensurate with credentials and experience.
Closing date
Jul 29, 2022
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The University of Florida College of Dentistry (UFCD) invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. The Department of Oral Biology has a long history of engagement in cutting-edge oral health research.  The Department is home to a large team of faculty, staff, students and post-doctoral fellows and is one of the top-ranked in the U.S. based on NIH research funding among similar departments. The Department includes national leaders in cell biology, oral cancer, oral infectious diseases, and immunology research. Members of the department collaborate extensively with investigators across the UF campus and other institutions, and part of active centers such as the well-established UF Health Cancer Center. An excellent research and training infrastructure provide an ideal environment to develop a well-established research program. A long-standing Comprehensive Training Program in Oral Biology (T90/R90) builds on decades of successful training of basic/clinical scientists.

The incumbent will work closely with College of Dentistry faculty and will be expected to establish collaborations with other Colleges, Institutes and Centers at the University. Applicants must have a demonstrated record of expertise and productivity in areas that may include pathogen biology and host/pathogen interactions, cellular biology, inflammation and immunology, or cancer. In addition to maintaining a robust research program, duties will include service activities as well as teaching, training, and mentoring DMD and PhD students; clinical assignments may also be available. Salary and academic rank are commensurate with credentials and experience.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • PhD or equivalent or holding both a DDS/DMD or MD and PhD
  • Applicants for Associate Professor should have a demonstrated ability to develop an independent and interactive research program with a strong and consistent record of external funding and quality peer-reviewed publications. 
  • Demonstrated communication, collaboration, interpersonal and team-building skills.
  • Strong commitment to expand research, sustain collaborative research within department/college/across campus and with other institutions, and to foster innovation in research, education, and service.

The University of Florida, a member of the AAU, is the largest and most comprehensive public university in the State of Florida, with large undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate educational programs.  The UF Health Science Center and its six colleges (Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Public Health and Health Professions, Veterinary Medicine) are co-located on the Gainesville campus, with additional teaching, research, and patient care sites in Jacksonville, Orlando, elsewhere across Florida, and internationally.  Gainesville offers an unparalleled college town environment with outstanding public and private schools, inexpensive housing, superb year-round recruitment opportunities and a temperate climate.

The review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Anticipated earliest start date is fall 2022. To apply, please go to and search for requisition number 522242. Applicants should attach curriculum vitae, cover letter describing their interest in the position, a statement of present and future research interests, and a list of three references with their application for consideration. 


The University of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Institution dedicated to building a culturally diverse and inclusive faculty and staff. The selection process will be conducted in accordance with the provisions of Florida’s “Government in the Sunshine” and Public Records Laws. Search committee meetings and interviews will be open to the public, and all applications, resumes, and other documents related to the search will be available for public inspection.


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