Assistant/Associate Professor in Developmental Biology

Harvard University Harvard School of Dental Medicine

United States


Title Assistant/ Associate Professor

School Harvard School of Dental Medicine

Department/Area Developmental Biology

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’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 Developmental Biology encompasses the clinical specialties of pediatric dentistry and orthodontics, as well as scientists focused on basic research. Members of the department teach and mentor postdoctoral fellows, orthodontics fellows, pediatric dental residents, students enrolled in the DMD program, MD and PhD candidates at Harvard Medical School, and undergraduate students at Harvard University.

The Division of Orthodontics in the Department of Developmental Biology at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine invites applications for a full-time Assistant or Associate Professor position. Academic rank and salary will commensurate with education, experience, and qualifications.

Successful candidates should have a strong record and future promise in teaching and scholarship in Orthodontics and be able to join a vibrant program recognized nationally and internationally for educating leaders in patient care, research and service. Activities will include clinical and didactic teaching in both pre- and postdoctoral education programs; participation in ongoing national and international continuing education programs; scholarly activities, and service to the university and community. The position also includes research and/or clinical responsibilities, based on level of interest.

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.

In addition to this junior faculty role, The Department is also recruiting a full-time Assistant or Associate Professor/Program Director, Advanced Graduate Orthodontics. Interested candidates can apply at

Basic Qualifications

The successful candidate must hold a dental degree (DMD or DDS) from a CODA accredited dental school or equivalent and hold or be eligible for a Massachusetts dental license.

Additional Qualifications

Advanced Graduate Training/Full Certification by the American Board of Orthodontics is preferred. Prior academic experience of at least three years is a plus.

Special Instructions

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

Contact Information
Dr. Katherine Vig
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

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Publication
  2. Publication 2

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