Instructor in Periodontics

University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine


The Department of Periodontics at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine invites applications for a Full-time Instructor position. The position calls for a person who, through excellence in teaching and research is able to build and maintain the department's reputation nationally and internationally. The candidate should hold grant funding and specialty training beyond a Periodontics certificate. Preference will be given to those with a PhD or DScD. This specialty program educates predoctoral and postgraduate dental students in Periodontics.

This position is a 1-year contract, spanning July 1 through June 30 of a given year. The position renewable for reappointment at the end of the academic year.

The posting for this position will remain open until filled.


Candidates must be eligible for a Pennsylvania state dental license or a Restricted Pennsylvania state dental license. Preference will be given to those holding a DScD or PhD or equivalent qualifications, as well as research experience, including grant funding, in Periodontics and Implant Dentistry. This position will report to the Department Chair of Periodontics. Responsibilities will include predoctoral and postdoctoral clinical and didactic teaching and research in the areas specified above.  Women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply.

Application Instructions

For further information regarding the above position, please contact:

Rodrigo Neiva, DDS, MS


Department of Periodontics

Penn Dental Medicine

240 South 40th Street

Philadelphia, PA  19104