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Harvard University Instructor/Assistant Professor, Prosthodontics in Cambridge, Massachusetts


Title Instructor/Assistant Professor, Prosthodontics

School Harvard School of Dental Medicine

Department/Area Prosthodontics

Position Description

The Harvard School of Dental Medicine ( HSDM ) is an intellectually vibrant, collaborative, and global life sciences community. As a world leader in higher education, HSDM draws top scholars/scientists, clinicians, professionals, and students from around the world to support a unified mission of fostering a community of diverse leaders in education, research, and clinical innovation dedicated to improving oral and systemic human health.

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 goal is to continue setting a standard of excellence in the provision of oral health care and defining 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:

HSDM is remarkably productive and empowered to perform exceptional training in all areas of oral medicine. Contributions from our esteemed faculty have made transformational discoveries in research that have led to transformational advances in oral medicine.

The Department of Restorative Dentistry and Biomaterials Sciences at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine is seeking applications for a full-time faculty member in Prosthodontics at the Instructor or Assistant Professor level commensurate with experience and qualifications of the individual. The Department includes the specialties of Prosthodontics, Operative Dentistry, Implant Dentistry and Endodontics and offers a unique interdisciplinary environment for teaching, research, and clinical activities.

The successful candidates should be able to teach Prosthodontics didactic courses, provide clinical coverage in the School’s DMD curriculum and the AGE Prosthodontic Program, and participate in specialty-related scholarly activities. The candidate will work closely with the Dept. Chair, AGE director and DMD Discipline Director of Prosthodontics. Intramural or extramural practice opportunities will be available up to 20% of the time. Intramural opportunities will take place at either the Faculty Group Practice of the Harvard Center or at an HSDM -affiliated institution. The candidate will also be expected to participate in research and scholarly activities as part of the activities at HSDM .

To be considered for this position, please submit your application by March 31, 2024.

Basic Qualifications

Candidates must possess a DMD or DDS degree from a CODA accredited dental school or equivalent, formal training in prosthodontics and be eligible for full or faculty dental licensure in Massachusetts.

Further qualifications include excellent clinical skills as a prosthodontist to practice in the state-of-the-art Harvard Dental Center or extramurally, documented record of scholarship, and demonstrated leadership in the field of Prosthodontics.

Additional Qualifications

Special Instructions

Interested applicants should send a cover letter, their curriculum vitae, and names of 3 references before March 31, 2024.

Contact Information

Dr. Sercan Akyalcin

Search Committee Chair

Harvard School of Dental Medicine

P: 617.432.1790 | F: 617-432-0901

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


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