Job Description Summary:
The University of Pennsylvania, School of Dental Medicine invites applications for a tenured Professor and Chair of the Department of Biochemistry. Candidates are sought who have a strong record in research and extramural funding in topics that involve biochemistry, molecular and cell biology, immunology, development biology, cancer biology, and regenerative medicine. Experience in and commitment to interdisciplinary teaching is required.
The Department Chair will have the opportunity to build new and enhance existing research areas. The School of Dental Medicine is situated on a walkable campus that includes the Schools of Medicine, Veterinary Medicine, Nursing, Engineering, the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, and has a vibrant and interdisciplinary research program. The School is committed to education of oral health professionals in order to prepare graduates to become leaders in the delivery of dental care and in oral biology research. The Department is responsible for teaching biochemistry to dental students and for the ongoing development of these courses to meet the educational needs of new generations of oral health professionals. Responsibilities of the Chair include: recruitment and retention of faculty, provision of leadership in the areas of faculty research, teaching and service; and oversight of departmental activities such as budget development and administration.
Individuals with a PhD, DMD/DDS, MD, DVM or equivalent are invited to submit a statement of research and teaching interests, and curriculum vitae. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Minorities and women are strongly encouraged to apply.
Information about the position may be obtained from the Administrator to the Chair of the Search Committee:
Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology
School of Dental Medicine
University of Pennsylvania
240 S. 40th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
The University of Pennsylvania is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Job Type: Full-Time, Tenured
Affirmative Action Statement:
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