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BMSP Tenure Track Assistant/Associate Professor

University of Michigan School of Dentistry
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Closing date
Jul 21, 2024

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Job Function
Faculty Member
Position Type
Full Time
Mid Level

Department of Biologic and Materials Sciences & Prosthodontics (BMSP)
Tenure Track Assistant/Associate Professor

The University of Michigan School of Dentistry (UMSD) invites nominations and applications for two tenure track faculty positions in the areas of biomedical sciences at the Assistant or Associate Professor level.

We are seeking enthusiastic early and mid-stage scientists with potential for advancing the field of biomedical sciences to join our vibrant research community. This search is aimed at adding to existing research strengths within the BMSP department and School of Dentistry in domains related to neurophysiology, sensation and pain; craniofacial development and disorders; and oral microbiome in health and disease. Candidates that have integrated advanced imaging, computational analyses, novel experimental models, and translational potential are particularly encouraged to apply. The School of Dentistry is a highly multidisciplinary environment applying cutting-edge approaches to our exploration, and we welcome applications from outstanding scientists in areas of biomedical sciences complementary to existing expertise at the University of Michigan.

One of the new positions will be jointly affiliated with the Michigan Program for Advancing Cultural Transformation (M-PACT), a program sponsored by the National Institutes for Health Faculty Institutional Recruitment for Sustainable Transformation (NIH FIRST) initiative. Competitive M-PACT candidates will apply with a demonstrated track-record of promoting Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion within their field of study through their own research, teaching/mentoring, and/or service activities as well as a commitment to continue to promote Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the future through these and/or other activities. M-PACT is restricted to candidates that have never held a tenure-track faculty appointment in an institution of higher education.

Candidates should possess a PhD, DDS/PhD, MD, or equivalent degree and have an established record of research productivity. Exceptional candidates will have strong potential for obtaining independent grant funding and maintaining an independent research program. Candidates should demonstrate an interest in developing strong, productive interactions with faculty colleagues; the ability to contribute to the department’s intellectual diversity; and ability to work with and mentor diverse trainees.

Applicants must submit the following via the secure Interfolio portal:

  • Cover Letter (indicating your interest in this faculty position)
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of research interests, accomplishments, and future directions (up to 3 pages)
  • Teaching Statement (1 page)
  • Service Statement (1 page)
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Statement that describes your record of past activities related to diversity, equity, and inclusion through scholarship/research, teaching/mentorship, and/or service/engagement as well as your planned commitment to future activities that promote DEI within the field (1-3 pages)
  • Names of three references

Questions regarding the position and responsibilities should be directed to both search committee co-chairs, Dr. Joshua Emrick ( and Dr. Peng Li ( For questions regarding the application or search process, please contact administrative support staff, Melanie LaPointe ( 

The University of Michigan recognizes and values contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion ( Women and Underrepresented minorities are encouraged to apply. The University of Michigan is supportive of the needs of dual-career couples and is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer.

The University of Michigan is an EEO/AA employer.

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