Careers at the School of Dentistry
The School of Dentistry offers competitive, fulfilling career positions for clinical and research faculty. We provide faculty with access to cutting-edge resources and full institutional support from the University of Utah Health Sciences.
Research Faculty Positions
Research faculty at the University of Utah enjoy opportunities for collaborative, multidisciplinary research. As the first new school of dentistry at a major academic health center in over three decades, our mission is to create clinician scholars, researchers, and educators to advance dentistry and improve oral health.
We welcome applications from both tenure track and career line faculty.
Successful candidates will have a dual DDS/PhD or MD/PhD degrees or a PhD degree and a track record of innovation and excellence in the fields of craniofacial, oral, dental, or related research with a history of extramural funding and quality publications.
Besides establishing a vibrant and externally funded research program, selected candidates will be expected to mentor DDS and graduate trainees and contribute to teaching foundational sciences in the School of Dentistry.
The School of Dentistry offers competitive salaries and excellent start-up financial, equipment, space, and mentoring resources.
This unique academic environment offers a home where natural collaborations and innovations flourish.
We especially encourage applications from innovative translational and clinical scientists with the skills and interest for developing novel therapeutic strategies directed at individuals and communities.
Opportunities & Resources
Opportunities and resources at the University of Utah for collaborative, multi-disciplinary research include, clinical trials, genetics, immunology and inflammation, infectious diseases, innovative dental materials, oral cancers, pain and neuroscience, and demographic/population health sciences.
Faculty have full access to resources of the University of Utah, such as the following:
- Utah Population Database, a one-of-a-kind resource for genetic, pathological, drug, epidemiologic, and public health studies
- Utah Science and Technology and Research (USTAR) facility, providing support to develop innovative technologies for commercialization
- Center for Clinical Translational Science, an NIH-supported (CTSA) resource for training and implementing patient-oriented research projects and clinical trials
- Center for Medical Innovation, a one-stop environment to assist novice and experienced innovators in device development and commercialization.
Learn more about our network of innovation and commercialization opportunities.
The University of Utah Health Sciences Center (HSC) includes the Schools of Medicine and Dentistry, the Colleges of Health, Nursing, and Pharmacy, the Huntsman Cancer Institute and Hospital, and University of Utah Hospital and Clinics.
For additional information regarding resources and opportunities for the School of Dentistry faculty, applicants are encouraged to visit the University of Utah Health Sciences website.
Please forward applications and nominations with a cover letter and Curriculum Vitae to the link below.
Research Faculty Positions
Clinical Faculty Positions
We seek accomplished dental clinicians who are educators and scholars with the skills, capacities, and interests for training students. Applicants should thrive on innovation and be committed to leading the nation in the transformation of health care. We welcome applications from both tenure track and career line faculty.
The School of Dentistry at the University of Utah invites applications for tenure-track and career line (non-tenure track) clinical faculty at the assistant, associate, or full professor ranks. Rank and track will be determined by the candidates experience and qualifications.
Qualified candidates should have a DDS or equivalent degree. Individuals with dental specialty training and board certification as well as PhD degrees are encouraged to apply.
Responsibilities will include educating and training students in the DDS program that provides an integrated curriculum in the foundational sciences. The school has developed a strong core of interprofessional education and patient care with its partners in medicine, pharmacy, health and nursing and seamlessly integrates evidence-based decision making in all of its programs. Our inter-disciplinary education forums utilize case analyses in team-based settings. Clinical training will occur within the school, hospital and community health clinic settings.
Successful candidates are committed to training dental students to be technically proficient in all aspects of primary oral health care delivery and who can serve as a role model for compassionate and ethical care of patients. We also seek individuals whose drive and intellectual curiosity help advance research that leads to new therapeutics for dentistry. By embracing society's need for training dentists who can partner with other primary health care providers to improve oral and overall health for patients, we seek applicants with insights and vision for the newly emerging role of dentists within team-based health care delivery settings.
Opportunities abound at the University of Utah to assist faculty in developing skills as evidence-based educators, learners, and leaders for academic dentistry. The Center for Clinical and Translational Science serves as a rich resource for patient-oriented research methodology and mentoring.
Leadership opportunities are available for those applicants who wish to spearhead programs directed at transforming academic dentistry and the practice of an integrated primary oral health care delivery for all segments of our society.
Candidates should submit current curriculum vitae along with a cover letter that summarizes teaching, clinical, and scholarly experiences to the link below.
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