The University of Minnesota School of Dentistry invites applications and nominations for the Erwin Schaffer Endowed Chair of Periodontal Research. The ideal candidate would be a nationally, or internationally recognized scholar of clinical/translational periodontal research who possesses a distinguished record of research and a proven commitment to development of dental/periodontal scholars. The candidate should have demonstrated experience in leading interdisciplinary research teams in developing strong, externally-funded research programs; and in stimulating a strong collaborative work environment. This is a full-time academic appointment at the rank of tenured Associate Professor or Professor.
The primary role of the Erwin Schaffer Chair of Periodontal Research is to promote the growth and development of translational periodontal research as well as foster collaboration with other fields of oral health research. It is expected that the candidate will solicit funding from federal and non-federal sources for periodontal and other oral health research and continue to publish and present research findings. The Erwin Schaffer Chair is expected to maintain a national profile through publications; it may also be enhanced by serving on national peer review panels, editorial boards of professional journals, grant review committees and/or professional organizations. Apart from the research obligations, the position may also provide educational support for the Division of Periodontology, the School of Dentistry and the University of Minnesota through research project support and traditional didactic and/or clinical teaching activities for postdoctoral and graduate students.
The University of Minnesota offers a comprehensive benefits package including:
Competitive wages, paid holidays, vacation and sick leave
Low cost medical, dental, and pharmacy plans
Health care and dependent daycare flexible spending accounts
Excellent retirement plans with employer match
Disability and employer paid life insurance
Wellbeing program with reduced insurance premiums
Tuition reimbursement opportunities covering 75%-100% of eligible tuition
Student loan forgiveness opportunity
Opportunities for growth and promotion
Employee Assistance Program
For more information regarding benefits: https://humanresources.umn.edu/sites/humanresources.umn.edu/files/2018_tcd-fpa-75100-ben-0105-10.pdf
DDS/DMD degree or recognized international equivalent.
M.S. or certificate of advanced training in Periodontics from a CODA approved program, or equivalent degree, or have completed such program or degree prior to the start of position.
History of successful federal or nonfederal research funding; with an emphasis or focus in translational Periodontal Research.
Proof of authorization to work in the United States by start of position.
Minnesota dental license or eligible for Minnesota dental license by start of position (a faculty license may be requested in partnership with the School of Dentistry until candidate is able to obtain a personal Minnesota dental license).
Education and experience to be tenure eligible.
MS or Ph.D. degree and experience in translational research, oral biology or related field.
Focus on oral health clinical research areas
American Board of Periodontology Certified or eligible for board certification.
Experience in mentoring residents or graduate students from diverse cultures and communities in research.
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