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Tenure Track Assistant/Associate Professor of Cariology

Division of Cariology, Department of Cariology, Restorative Sciences, and Endodontics

The University of Michigan School of Dentistry is seeking applications and nominations for a full-time, tenure track faculty member at the assistant/associate professor level in the Division of Cariology, Department of Cariology, Restorative Sciences and Endodontics.

The Department of Cariology, Restorative Sciences and Endodontics has had a strong basic science and translational science research portfolio for decades. Our specific strengths are in the areas of caries management in children, interprofessional and multi-disciplinary strategies to reduce disparities in caries experience, dentin proteins/remineralization, development of smart restorative materials, biofilm modeling, and development of new methods to prevent or reverse caries activity. We now seek to enhance and expand the focus of our cariology research program through the recruitment of a new tenure track faculty member. The primary objective for the new faculty is to develop as an independent investigator within the department. Candidates who demonstrate a record of ongoing scholarly activity and strong potential for obtaining extramural research funding are encouraged to apply. Ample opportunities for collaboration and mentoring exist within the schools of Dentistry, Medicine and Public Health. Clinical responsibilities will align with the candidate’s interests and prior training.

Candidates should have a DMD/DDS degree and/or a PhD degree (or equivalents). A State of Michigan Clinical Academic Dental license might be available for qualified candidates who did not obtain their dental degree from a US accredited dental school.

The successful candidate will be appointed on the tenure track at the rank of assistant or associate professor with a recruitment package commensurate with experience and credentials.

Questions regarding the position description and responsibilities should be directed to the search committee chair, Margherita Fontana (

If you have questions regarding your application or about the search process, please contact Stephanie Collins (

Margherita Fontana DDS, PhD
Division of Cariology, Department of Cariology, Restorative Sciences and Endodontics

Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, statement of interests and goals, and names of three references.  

Applications will be accepted and evaluated on an on-going basis until the position is filled. 
The University of Michigan is an EEO/AA employer