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Division Chief, Basic Science Research

Charleston, South Carolina (US)
Commensurate with experience
Closing date
Mar 12, 2024

The Medical University of South Carolina invites applications for a leadership position of Division Chief of the Division of Basic Science Research (BSR) in the College of Dental Medicine. The Division has a strong research portfolio with researchers studying microbial pathogenesis and immunology bone regeneration, craniofacial development, and oral cancer. Research within the division is supported through multiple sources including the National Institutes of Health. The faculty also contribute substantially to various aspects of the school’s educational mission including training of both dental and graduate students. Graduate education receives support from a T32 grant from the NICDR.

The Division Chief of BSR will report to the Chair for the Department of Biomedical and Community Health Sciences. The successful candidate should have an appropriate terminal degree, is expected to provide leadership to the faculty, oversee development of the division’s research program, administer division resources and financial operations, and ensure continued excellence in the education of dental and graduate students. The successful candidate would be expected to bring a robust, funded, internationally recognized research program related to oral health. Moreover, s/he would have a history of fostering collegiality and collaborative interactions, be a motivational leader, and have demonstrated success in mentoring faculty and students.

The Division has a history of collaborative research across the MUSC campus in three priority areas:  cancer prevention and management, digestive disorders, and regenerative medicine.  There are potential opportunities for joint recruitment in these three areas due to the highly collaborative nature of our institution.  As such, candidates with an established publication and funding record in these areas are preferred.

BSR is one of four divisions in the Department of Biomedical and Community Health Sciences.  Other divisions include the Divisions of Population Oral Health (DPOH), Diagnostic Sciences and Services (DSS), and Emergency Services (DES).  The DPOH leads the College's translational, public health, and health services research programs.  It also serves as the administrative home to many of our safety net dental clinical rotations and programs.  Oral medicine, oral pathology, oral pain, and radiology are specialties in DSS.  The Division of Emergency Services is home to predoctoral and graduate programs in endodontics as well as the Urgent Care Clinic.

Candidates should submit a CV with a cover letter describing their vision of research and education, and explain their interest in the Division Chief of the Basic Science Research (BSR) position. Applications should be submitted online through the  Applications will receive full consideration and will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Founded in 1824, The Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) continues the tradition of excellence in education, research and patient care. MUSC educates and trains more than 3,000 students and residents in six colleges and has nearly 13,000 employees, including approximately 1,500 faculty members. As the state’s only academic health science center and largest non-federal employer in Charleston, the university and its affiliates have collective annual budgets in excess of $2.3 billion, with an annual economic impact of nearly $4 billion and annual research funding in excess of $250 million. MUSC operates a 700-bed medical center, which includes a nationally recognized children's hospital, the NCI-designated Hollings Cancer Center, a Level I trauma center, Institute of Psychiatry, more than 100 outreach locations across the state, and South Carolina’s only transplant center.

MUSC is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

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