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Assistant Professor

Craniofacial, Oral and Dental Disorders (CODED) Research Cluster
Faculty of Dentistry
University of British Columbia, Vancouver Campus
Full Time 1.0 FTE (5 days per week)
2 openings
Anticipated Start Date: Summer of 2024 or before

The UBC Faculty of Dentistry is recruiting two outstanding candidates for tenure-track positions at the rank of Assistant Professor in either the Department of Oral Biological and Medical Sciences (OBMS) or Oral Health Sciences (OHS) supported through the UBC President’s Academic Excellence Initiative. The successful candidates will join the newly-formed ‘Craniofacial, Oral and Dental Disorders’ (CODED) research cluster. The CODED cluster encompasses basic sciences, translational, and clinical research focusing on craniofacial, oral, and dental genetic disorders. CODED fosters and promotes basic science, translational and clinical research based on partnerships among UBC Faculties, BC Children’s Hospital, Vancouver General Hospital and various other national healthcare facilities. These positions provide a great opportunity to establish a productive independent research program within a collaborative environment at a globally recognized dental school and university.

Successful applicants must hold a Ph.D. and have postdoctoral experience. Candidates with both a Ph.D. and either a D.D.S. / D.M.D. or M.D. degree are highly encouraged to apply. Competitive candidates must show an ability to develop a vigorous and independent, externally funded and recognized research program; demonstrate teaching excellence and a commitment to diversity inclusion; and participate (teaching and supervising) in relevant undergraduate and graduate education programs.
Successful candidates will have an accomplished research in human medical genetics/genomics, computational modeling of human disorders, developmental biology and gene regulation including tissue regeneration and have relevant expertise in studying foundational, clinical, or translational aspects of human craniofacial/dental genetic disorders. Candidates with existing federal funded research grants or other independent foundation support are preferred and strongly encouraged to apply.

Interested applicants must submit electronically the following items: a cover letter; curriculum vitae; statement of current research interests and future plans (limit 3 pages); statement of teaching interests and experience (limit 2 pages); and three reprints of selected publications.

Applicants are encouraged to apply by November 24, 2023, review will continue until the position is filled. Candidates of interest will need to arrange to have three confidential letters of reference sent to the Search Committee. Send all materials to Stephanie Shim (Assistant to the Head, OBMS/OHS) at admin@dentistry.ubc.ca. Please address any questions to Dr. Daniel Graf, Director CODED, at daniel.graf@ubc.ca.

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person. Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada are given priority.