Assistant or Associate Professor, Educator- Diagnostic & Biomedical Sciences, School of Dentistry

Houston, TX

Assistant or Associate Professor, Educator- Diagnostic & Biomedical Sciences, School of Dentistry

Location: Houston, Texas

Category: Faculty

UTHealth Houston School of Dentistry

Requisition #: 24000158

UTHealth Houston School of Dentistryseeks applicantsfor a full-time (1.00 FTE) tenure track faculty position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor in the Department ofDiagnostic and Biomedical Sciences. Academic rank and salary are commensurate with qualifications and experience. The position will be available August 1, 2024.

The School of Dentistry seeks an outstanding candidate whose teaching, research, and service experiences have prepared them to contribute to its tradition of providing excellent education to our students and pursuing excellence in research and service. The successful candidate will show evidence of teaching expertise in Pharmacology, Physiology, and/or Biochemistry, as well as experience in health professions education. Experience with educational pedagogy, course development, and teaching integrated courses is highly desirable. The successful candidatewillhaveresearchexpertisewith evidence of publications and potential for growth as an independent researcher. Thepositionishighlycompetitive,and applicants must have one of the following degrees or equivalent: PhD, PharmD, PharmD/PhD, DDS, orDDS/PhD.

Position Key Accountabilities:

Responsibilities include a wide range of teaching activities within integrated and discipline-specific courses to dental students, dental hygiene students, and residents in Pharmacology, Physiology and/or Biochemistry, including course development. Additional responsibilities include development of research and scholarly activities that complement areas of expertise, and service to the department, university, and community.


  • PhD, PharmD, PharmD/PhD, DDS, DDS/PhD or equivalent degree and postdoctoral training in Pharmacology, Physiology, Biochemistry, or integrated sciences, with a research focus on improving oral and overall health

  • Eligibility for appointment at the rank of Assistant or AssociateProfessor

  • Teaching and research experience

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

  • Ability to work collaboratively with a team of multidisciplinary faculty

  • Commitment to the mission of the department and the School in educating the next generation of dentalprofessionals, expanding research and scholarship, and engaging in service, thus fulfilling the common goals of the department, the School of Dentistry, and the University as a whole.

Instructions to Applicants: Attach a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of research interests and goals, teaching philosophy, and contact information of three (3) references.

Confidential inquiries can be sent to :

This is a security-sensitive position and thereby subject to Texas Education Code # 51.215. A background check will be required for the final candidate.

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth)

Established in 1972 by The University of Texas System Board of Regents, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) is Houston’s Health University and Texas’ resource for health care education, innovation, scientific discovery and excellence in patient care. The most comprehensive academic health center in the UT System and the U.S. Gulf Coast region, UTHealth Houston is home to schools of biomedical informatics, biomedical sciences, dentistry, nursing and public health and the John P. and Kathrine G. McGovern Medical School. UTHealth Houston includes The University of Texas Harris County Psychiatric Center, as well as the growing clinical practices UT Physicians, UT Dentists and UT Health Services. The university’s primary teaching hospitals are Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center, Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital and Harris Health Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital.

UTHealth Benefits

UTHealth Houston offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package. For more information on our benefits programs please refer to the UTHealth Houston Office of Benefits Website.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

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In addition, all UTHealth Houston ​​​​​​​employees who are assigned to work at a location that is subject to the affiliated partner’s hospital, clinical offices, or agency are required to abide by UTHealth’s Houston rules and regulations, as well as the affiliate’s rules and regulations, including COVID-19 vaccination and safety requirements.

Work location is based on the needs of the department and may be adjusted.