Department Chair of Biologic and Materials Sciences and Division of Prosthodontics


The University of Michigan School of Dentistry invites qualified applications and nominations for the chair position in the Department of Biologic and Materials Sciences and Division of Prosthodontics 
 
This is an outstanding opportunity for an associate professor or professor on the tenure or clinical track to lead a vibrant, growing and well-established department.  The department incorporates faculty members in the basic sciences and the field of prosthodontics.  The department chair is responsible for leading the department faculty members in support of the DDS Program (didactic, pre-clinical and clinical); continued development of an outstanding graduate program in Prosthodontics; and participation in PhD programs.   
 
This large department is very inclusive, diverse, creative, and dynamic with strong research and clinical faculty.  Current research foci include cancer biology, materials sciences, microbiology and immunology, neurobiology, craniofacial development, organ development, stem cells, tissue engineering, and clinical research.  There is a long history of collaborative multidisciplinary research and many faculty hold joint appointments within the university; i.e., Medical School and College of Engineering. In the prosthodontic arena major research emphasis is on the innovative approaches to patient care with the joining of CAD/CAM technology for crown & bridge and implants.    
 
The responsibilities of the chair include accomplishing the priorities set by the school on the basis of our strategic plan. The department chair has responsibility for the overall administration and leadership of the academic department including planning and goal setting, financial stewardship, faculty development, oversight of graduate and DDS educational programs, and support of school and university service missions.  
 
The successful candidate will possess a DDS/DMD and/or a PhD, or equivalent doctoral degrees.  Top candidates will have an international reputation as a scholar with outstanding and innovative research accomplishments, leadership experience, knowledge of key aspects of education in modern academic dentistry, and an understanding of the contributions of diversity to excellence in academic endeavors. 
 
Applicants should submit curriculum vitae, statement of interests and goals, and names of three references via the form below. 
 
Questions for the search committee should be directed to Kim Huner, kimhuner@umich.edu.  Applications will be accepted and evaluated on an on-going basis until the position is filled. 
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