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Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, statement of interest and goals, a statement on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and names of three professional references via this secure website: Review of the applications will begin in June of 2021.

 Questions regarding the position description and responsibilities should be directed to the search committee chair: Dr. Todd Ester, Clinical Assistant Professor of Dentistry and Assistant Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at For other questions regarding the application or search process, please contact Katrice Yarrington at



Job Summary

We invite applications and nominations for a full-time faculty position in Pediatric Dentistry, in the clinical track at the assistant professor rank. The Division of Pediatric Dentistry provides an outstanding clinical, academic and research education to predoctoral dental students and graduate students in the program's 30-month MS degree pediatric dentistry program. The division has state-of-the-art clinical facilities based at the School of Dentistry and has strong faculty and staff support. The program has both school and hospital based clinical environments. With many of its Colleges, Schools, Departments and Hospital having top ten national rankings, the University of Michigan provides an outstanding environment for interdisciplinary collaboration and faculty development that few places can match. This is an excellent place to begin or further build upon a career.

Candidates for this position should have a D.D.S. or equivalent degree and advanced training in pediatric dentistry.  ABPD certification or equivalent is desirable but not required. Prior teaching experience, demonstrated scholarly activity, and record of service and leadership to the profession and specialty is desirable. Responsibilities will include didactic and clinical teaching in the predoctoral and/or residency programs, scholarship and service activities. Leadership opportunities are available for appropriate candidates.  A State of Michigan license is required; however, a Clinical Academic Limited License may be available for qualified candidates. Candidates must be eligible to work in the USA. Faculty practice opportunities are available. Salary and rank will be commensurate with experience and training.  Underrepresented minorities, people of color and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. 

Further information may be obtained by visiting the department website at:

Mission Statement

MDentistry: 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.

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.

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.