Instructor/Assistant Professor of Oral Medicine, Infection, and Immunity

Harvard University Harvard School of Dental Medicine


Title -Instructor/Assistant Professor of Oral Medicine, Infection, and Immunity

School Harvard School of Dental Medicine

Department/Area Periodontology

Position Description

Located in the heart of Boston’s Longwood Medical Area, the Harvard School of Dental Medicine ranks as one of the preeminent dental schools in the country. Established in 1867, HSDM was the first dental school in the United States to be connected with a university and coordinated with its medical school. HSDM is the only school within Harvard University that has its own clinical facility and provides direct patient care. HSDM’s vision is to set the standard of excellence in and to define the future of interdisciplinary dental education, state-of-the-art clinical practice, and cutting-edge basic, clinical, and translational research. With this vision as our guide, the School is dedicated to developing and fostering a community of global leaders advancing oral and systemic health. For more information about the Harvard School of Dental Medicine, please visit:

The Department of Oral Medicine, Infection, and Immunity is a growing department heavily invested in cutting-edge research and the training of postgraduate students in the fields of oral and maxillofacial pathology, oral medicine, and periodontology.

The Division of Periodontology in the Department of Oral Medicine, Infection and Immunity at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine invites applications for a full-time faculty member, with a strong emphasis on clinical education and innovation. Appointment is expected to be at the instructor or assistant professor level, depending upon the qualifications of the successful applicant. Applicants should have a strong record and future promise in teaching and scholarship in Periodontics and be able to join a vibrant program, recognized nationally and internationally for educating leaders in patient care, research and service. Responsibilities will include clinical and didactic teaching in both predoctoral and advanced graduate education programs; participation in ongoing national and international continuing education programs; scholarly activities; and service to the university and community. Patient care opportunities will be available Applicants may also be considered for the administrative position of director of predoctoral periodontology.

The Harvard School of Dental Medicine values diversity among its faculty, is strongly committed to building a culturally diverse intellectual community, and strongly encourages applications from women and minorities.

Basic Qualifications

The successful candidate must hold a dental degree (DMD or DDS), have a Certificate and Board Certification in Periodontology approved by the American Academy of Periodontology, and hold or be eligible for a Massachusetts dental license.

Additional Qualifications

Experience with and in-depth knowledge of IV sedation and digital dentistry, as well as familiarity with the conduct of clinical research are preferred.

Special Instructions

Interested applicants should send a cover letter, their curriculum vitae, 2 publications, and names of 3 references.

Contact Information

Paula Anderson
Harvard School of Dental Medicine
188 Longwood Avenue
Boston, MA 02115

Contact Email

Equal Opportunity Employer

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions or any other characteristic protected by law.

Minimum Number of References Required 3

Maximum Number of References Allowed 5

Supplemental Questions

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Cover Letter
  • Publication
  • Publication 2
  • Optional Documents