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How to Apply

Applicants should submit curriculum vitae, statement of interests and goals, and names of three references via the secure website:

Questions for the search committee should be directed to Kim Huner,    Applications will be accepted and evaluated on an on-going basis until the position is filled.

Job Summary

The University of Michigan School of Dentistry invites qualified applications and nominations for the chair position in the Department of Biologic and Materials Sciences and Division of Prosthodontics

This is an outstanding opportunity for an associate professor or professor on the tenure or clinical track to lead a vibrant, growing and well-established department.  The department incorporates faculty members in the basic sciences and the field of prosthodontics.  The department chair is responsible for leading the department faculty members in support of the DDS Program (didactic, pre-clinical and clinical); continued development of an outstanding graduate program in Prosthodontics; and participation in PhD programs. 

This large department is very inclusive, diverse, creative, and dynamic with strong research and clinical faculty.  Current research foci include cancer biology, materials sciences, microbiology and immunology, neurobiology, craniofacial development, organ development, stem cells, tissue engineering, and clinical research.  There is a long history of collaborative multidisciplinary research and many faculty hold joint appointments within the university; i.e., Medical School and College of Engineering. In the prosthodontic arena major research emphasis is on the innovative approaches to patient care with the joining of CAD/CAM technology for crown & bridge and implants.   

The responsibilities of the chair include accomplishing the priorities set by the school on the basis of our strategic plan. The department chair has responsibility for the overall administration and leadership of the academic department including planning and goal setting, financial stewardship, faculty development, oversight of graduate and DDS educational programs, and support of school and university service missions.

The successful candidate will possess a DDS/DMD and/or a PhD, or equivalent doctoral degrees.  Top candidates will have an international reputation as a scholar with outstanding and innovative research accomplishments, leadership experience, knowledge of key aspects of education in modern academic dentistry, and an understanding of the contributions of diversity to excellence in academic endeavors

Work Locations

This position is located in the School of Dentistry at 1011 N. University Ave

Underfill Statement

The successful candidate will be appointed on the tenure or clinical track at the rank of professor or associate professor with a recruitment package commensurate with experience and credentials. Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis until the position is filled.

Background Screening

The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

Mission Statement

MDentistry Mission: Advancing health through education, service, research and discovery. 

MDentistry Core Values: Compassion, Leadership, Excellence, Responsibility, Trust, Creativity, and Inclusion.

The mission of the University of Michigan is to serve the people of Michigan and the world through preeminence in creating, communicating, preserving and applying knowledge, art, and academic values, and in developing leaders and citizens who will challenge the present and enrich the future.  The University of Michigan is committed to foster learning, creativity and productivity, and to support the vigorous exchange of ideas and information, not only in the classroom but in the workplace by:  Creating a work environment in which people treat each other with respect and dignity, regardless of roles, responsibilities or differences.  Providing support, direction and resources enabling us to accomplish the responsibilities of our jobs and to reach the goals that are set for professional and personal growth.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.