Research Faculty Positions


School of Dentistry Tenure Track and Career Line (Non-Tenure Track) Research  Faculty Positions

The University of Utah School of Dentistry invites applications for tenure-track and career line (non-tenure track) research faculty at the assistant, associate or full professor ranks. 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 have a singular opportunity to define the future of dentistry at our institution and for our profession!  

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 and resources at the University of Utah for collaborative, multi-disciplinary research include, but are not limited to; 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 Utah Population Database, a one-of-a-kind resource for genetic, pathological, drug, epidemiologic and public health studies; the Utah Science and Technology and Research (USTAR) facility, providing support to develop innovative technologies for commercialization; the Center for Clinical Translational Science, an NIH-supported (CTSA) resource for training and implementing patient-oriented research projects and clinical trials; and the Center for Medical Innovation, a one-stop environment to assist novice and experienced innovators in device development and commercialization. To learn more about our network of innovation and commercialization opportunities please visit

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 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 at

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and values candidates who are committed to furthering the culture of compassion, collaboration, innovation, accountability, diversity, integrity and trust. To inquire about the University’s nondiscrimination policy or to request disability accommodation, please contact: Director, Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Circle, Rm 135 (801)581-8365.

Please forward applications and nominations with a cover letter and Curriculum Vitae to the link below.

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