Indiana University Purdue University Indianpolis (IUPUI)
Location: Bloomington, Indiana
Internal Number: 14729
Department: IUPUI Oral Biology – School of Dentistry
The Biomedical Sciences division of the Department of Biomedical Sciences and Comprehensive Care at the Indiana University School of Dentistry (IUSD) invites persons with a strong teaching background in both immunology and microbiology to apply for a full-time, tenure/tenure-track, position at either the rank of assistant, associate, or full professor. Rank will be determined based upon qualifications and experience. The successful candidate will join our team with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2023, or sooner.
IUSD has a national and international reputation of excellence in education, patient care, research and discovery. Core values including collaboration, patient-centered care, integrity and diversity guide our curriculum and pedagogical strategies to deepen our students' understanding of the science foundation of dentistry, enriching their development toward becoming oral health care professionals, educators, and researchers.
We, therefore, are seeking a skilled educator who demonstrates excellence and innovation in teaching skills related to microbiology and/or immunology in the university environment. Primary responsibilities for the position include didactic and laboratory teaching and student research mentoring in the biomedical sciences portions of our pre-doctoral dental and graduate education programs. Our student research mentoring involves undergraduate, pre-doctoral, dental resident (M.S.D.) and Ph.D. students Additionally, service at the department, school, and campus levels is expected. The preferred candidate will have a strong scholarly publication record substantiating the candidate's expertise in immunology and microbiology, and/or scholarship of teaching microbiology in higher education.
As the state's premier urban research institution, IUPUI and IUSD are committed to having a welcoming campus community that reflects and enacts the values of diversity, equity and inclusion that inform academic excellence. We seek candidates who will not only enhance our representational diversity but whose research, teaching, and community engagement efforts contribute to diverse, equitable, and inclusive learning and working environments for our students, staff, and faculty. IUPUI and IUSD condemns racism in all its forms and has taken an anti-racist stance that moves beyond mere statements to interrogating its policies, procedures, and practices. We hope to identify individuals who will assist in our mission to dismantle racism so that everyone has opportunity to succeed at IUPUI and IUSD.
IUSD offers a dynamic learning environment for faculty, in which teaching, research, clinical care, and community service are core to our mission, through clinical programs in Indianapolis, Fort Wayne and Evansville, Indiana. Our main facility includes a state-of-the-art 45,000–square-foot James J. Fritts DDS Clinical Care Center on the IUPUI campus and is both adjacent to local hospitals and part of an urban academic health center. We deliver a wide range of services and outreach to more than 20,000 patients per year. We enroll approximately 800 students annually in degree and/or certificate programs in dentistry, allied dental programs, PhD, and advanced dental specialty programs tailored to current and future needs of the professions and the communities we serve. The IU School of Dentistry is the only dental school in the state and educates 80% of the dentists practicing in Indiana. Over 12,000 of our alumni are pursuing careers throughout the US and around the world.
Ph.D. in Microbiology
Experience teaching microbiology education in higher education (university), including research methodology
A strong understanding of immunology
Evidence of a commitment to creating an inclusive learning environment, diversity, collaboration, and integrity
5-10 years of experience in microbiology education in a health professions education setting
Student research mentoring
Dental or other health professions terminal degree
Oral microbiology expertise
Scholarship in teaching of microbiology in a university setting
Department Contact for Questions:
Questions regarding the position or application process can be directed to: Dr. Jeffrey Platt, Department Chair
About Indiana University Purdue University Indianpolis (IUPUI)
IUPUI, a partnership between Indiana and Purdue universities, is Indiana’s urban research and academic health sciences campus.
IUPUI’s mission is to advance the state of Indiana and the intellectual growth of its citizens to the highest levels nationally and internationally through research and creative activity, teaching and learning, and civic engagement.
By offering a distinctive range of bachelor’s, master’s, professional, and Ph.D. degrees, IUPUI promotes the educational, cultural, and economic development of central Indiana and beyond through innovative collaborations, external partnerships, and a strong commitment to diversity.