Endowed Professorship in Biomaterials and Regenerative Dental Medicine

[1]. Endowed Professorship in Biomaterials and Regenerative Dental Medicine

The Department of Biomaterials and Regenerative Dental Medicine at the University of Maryland School of Dentistry invites applications for the Dr. Karen J. Ivers Endowed Professor in Biomaterials and Regenerative Dental Medicine. This distinguished position requires an eminent research scientist in the field of dental biomaterials and regenerative medicine, who will work with colleagues in the department and in the School of Dentistry to obtain funding, teach and train students, and provide innovative solutions and translational discoveries to enhance patient care in Maryland.

[2]. About UMSOD/UMB

University of Maryland School of Dentistry (UMSOD), the world’s first dental college, offers exceptional educational programs in oral health. As one of six professional schools at the University of Maryland, Baltimore’s (UMB) 65-acre campus is part of a thriving academic health center that combines groundbreaking biomedical research and exceptional patient care. Close to 7,000 students and approximately 8,200 faculty and staff members make the university a powerful economic engine for the state and region. The Dr. Karen J. Ivers Endowed Professor Professorship in Biomaterial and Regenerative Dental Medicine will be based full-time at UMSOD.

Good oral health, excellence, and innovation are a vital part of UMSOD’s vision. Its state-of-the-art facilities contain more than 50,000 square feet of dedicated research space, creating a cutting-edge environment for UMSOD faculty members and their UMB colleagues from the Schools of Medicine, Nursing, and others. That commitment to research is also beyond the UMSOD building. Adjacent to the Campus is the 14-acre University of Maryland BioPark, which fuels the commercialization of new drugs, diagnostics, and medical devices, enabling collaboration with more than 1,000 employees, including scientists and entrepreneurs.

A strong emphasis on patient care complements UMSOD’s focus on research. The Department of Biomaterials and Regenerative Dental Medicine is advancing oral health and improving lives through research, teaching, and services. Its research focuses on regenerative dental medicine via stem cells, scaffolds, nanotechnology, and bioactive agents, as well as developing bioactive, therapeutic dental restorative and preventative materials for tooth restorations. Additionally, the department is educating and training the next generation of innovative researchers, clinicians, and educators. The department has three full-time faculty members with national and international reputations in the respective fields of research.

The University of Maryland School of Dentistry, with distinguished faculty and a student body among the most diverse in the nation, is uniquely positioned to improve, shape and advance the health care landscape. Through comprehensive research, education, and service programs, the school continues to be a national leader in dentistry.

[3]. Job Description

The Dr. Karen J. Ivers Endowed Professor position is open to candidates at Associate or Full Professor, tenure-track rank in the field of dental biomaterials and regenerative medicine. The applicants for this endowed professorship will be outstanding translational research scientists in the field of dental tissue regeneration, including stem cells and bone regeneration, as well as dental biomaterials for tooth restoration and treating oral diseases such as caries and periodontal diseases. Candidates should have a strong record of funded NIH research with a history of collaborations in multidisciplinary teams. The endowed professor will be able to inspire undergraduate and graduate clinicians to undertake basic laboratory research, display a strong commitment to graduate and undergraduate education, and provide leadership in education, outreach, and service. The position requires a PhD, DDS, or equivalent degree.

The UMSOD is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. The position will be available until filled. Interested applicants should go to the University of Maryland Job Portal using the link below to submit a signed/dated detailed curriculum vitae, application, and references. The Taleo job number is 240000MV:

The University of Maryland Baltimore, School of Dentistry is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law or policy. For assistance related to employment, please contact the Staffing department at HRJobs@umaryland.edu.

If you anticipate needing a reasonable accommodation for a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), during any part of the employment process, please submit a UMB Job Applicant Accommodation Request. You may also contact HRDiversity@umaryland.edu. Please note that only inquiries concerning an ADA request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this email address.


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