University of California Los Angeles — Assistant / Associate Professor in the Section of Periodontics (Tenured / Tenure-track)

Assistant /Associate Professor in the Section of Periodontics (Tenured/Tenure-track)
University of California Los Angeles

Requisition Number: JPF08147

The UCLA School of Dentistry invites qualified applications for a full-time, tenured/tenure-track position at the level of Assistant or Associate Professor in the Section of Periodontics. This full-time, tenured/tenure-track is available immediately and the search will remain open until the position has been filled.We encourage applications from individuals with a track record of scholarly activity and interest in developing a funded research program. Primary responsibilities of the position include engagement in research/scholarship consistent with the applicant’s professional goals and program needs, as well as contribution of service to the school and profession. In addition, the individual will teach at the pre-doctoral and post-doctoral levels. An opportunity for one-day intramural private practice will also be available.

UCLA seeks candidates whose experience, teaching, research, and or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity, and excellence.

The Section of Periodontics has an established, well-respected and strong residency program and supports the predoctoral curriculum in Periodontics. Our faculty and residents have received more than 30 awards from a diverse host of Associations and Foundations, including the AAP, AAPF and IADR. The Periodontics section is also home to the most widely published textbook in Periodontics, the “Newman and Carranza’s Clinical Periodontology”. Faculty at the UCLA School of Dentistry conducts highly collaborative, interdisciplinary research in a wide array of fields including bone biology, cancer, diagnostic biomarkers biomaterials and tissue engineering, neuropharmacology, developmental biology, and microbiology among others. Successful applicants will have demonstrated skills to communicate and work as a team with respect and inclusiveness with individuals from diverse ethnic, social, cultural, economic and educational backgrounds.

Applicants are expected to: (1) possess a DMD/DDS degree or equivalent, (2) possess a certificate in Periodontics from an institution accredited by CODA, (3) be board-certified or eligible by the American Board of Periodontology, and (4) possess or be eligible to obtain a California dental license. A PhD is not required but highly desirable. A track record of scholarly activity and outstanding patient care is desirable, as well as demonstration or likely commitment to diversity-related teaching/research/service.

Salary is commensurate with education and experience. The posted UC salary scales set the minimum pay determined by rank and step at appointment. See Table #5, Scales 0 and 5. The salary range for this position is $138,200-$170,100. This position includes membership in the health sciences compensation plan- APM-670, which provides for eligibility for additional compensation. The UCLA School of Dentistry offers an additional $5,000 in base salary compensation on top of the published salary scales for all clinical faculty.

Applicants must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, personal statement on teaching and research, and Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) statement, and the names and contact information for three professional references via UC recruit. (
Contact information for references will only be used with permission from finalists.

For further questions please reach out to Meg Malasarte, Academic Personnel Director. (email: )

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