Associate Dean for Research (Office of Research) And Department Head…

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And Department Head (Oral Biology)

University of Illinois Chicago

College of Dentistry


The University of Illinois Chicago (UIC) College of Dentistry invites applications for a full time Associate or Professor rank to serve as Associate Dean for Research in the College of Dentistry and Department Head for the Department of Oral Biology. 


The Associate Dean for Research provides support to the Dean in the administration of the College’s research programs. This support includes directing the College’s Office of Research Services and interfacing with College and the Vice Chancellor for Research and the Offices of Technology Management, Protection of Research Subjects, Research Services and other University System level units. The successful candidate will provide vision and leadership in the administration of the College’s research programs and will foster collaborative research activities that will create robust interdisciplinary research partnerships. As Department Head, the successful candidate will provide visionary and strategic leadership, management, and administrative support of the Department of Oral Biology’s postgraduate/graduate education and research programs and continue to expand its reputation as a national and internationally recognized center of education, research, and service. In addition to administrative roles, this position may include didactic and clinical teaching responsibilities.


The University of Illinois Chicago has a long history of research, clinical, and scholarly achievements and has a strong national reputation. Research strengths in the College include wound healing, tissue engineering, inflammation/immunology, cancer biology, microbiology, caries and functional foods, global health, artificial intelligence, precision medicine, and oral health disparities. The College is located in one of the most comprehensive academic health sciences centers in the U.S. that includes a Comprehensive Cancer Center, Center for Clinical and Translational Sciences, College of Medicine, College of Applied Health Sciences, School of Public Health, College of Engineering, College of Nursing and College of Pharmacy.


Candidate must have a DDS/DMD, MD/DO, or PhD (or equivalent degree), have a history of sustained and ongoing extramural funded research, and must have academic/scientific experience in research mentoring. The preferred candidate will have demonstrated experience of mentoring junior faculty, graduate and/or professional students, exemplary interpersonal skills and a documented record of fostering collaborative research between a dental school and outside entities. In addition, the preferred candidate would have knowledge of finance and budget management, human resource or management experience and securing external or internal research/grant funding. Candidates with a desire to participate in a program of excellence, and demonstrable experience in promoting an equitable, inclusive, humanistic and diverse scholarly environment are strongly encouraged to apply.


Academic rank, tenure track, and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Confidential review of materials and screening of candidates will be ongoing and continue until the position is filled. For fullest consideration, please apply by May 31, 2022 through the university website at:

Applicants should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of four professional references.

Inquiries regarding this position may be addressed to Dr. Christine Wu, Professor and Search Committee Chairperson (312-355-1990 or [email protected]).

The University of Illinois Chicago is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer, dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. We are committed to equal employment opportunities regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, Veteran, or disability status.

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