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    Description: UMKC is part of the University of Missouri, with excellent fringe benefits package (www.umkc.edu). Applicants should submit a letter of interest, a CV, names and contact information for three references in one document online to www.umkc.edu/jobs.

    Please direct inquiries and correspondence to: Dr. Pamela Overman, (overmanp@umkc.edu) Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, UMKC School of Dentistry.

    Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without discrimination on the basis of their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law. All final candidates will be required to pass a criminal background check prior to beginning employment.

  • Associate Professor/Professor, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs - Position #38741

    Description:

    UMKC is seeking applications for a full-time, tenured/tenure track (or Non-TT), faculty member for the position of Associate Dean for Academic Affairs.

    UMKC seeks an innovative leader in ongoing development, assessment, and improvement in educational outcomes in pre-doctoral education.

    Qualified candidates should have a DDS/DMD or its equivalent and/or a masters or doctorate in related healthcare professions, educational disciplines or clinical sciences. Demonstrated record of administrative achievement and at least five years of ongoing leadership roles in a dental institution is required, as is evidence of demonstrated interpersonal and communication skills, excellent judgment, and collaborative management expertise.

    Candidates should have commitment to institutional missions in teaching, research/scholarly activity, service and organizational quality improvement.

    Candidates should also have experience with the accreditation processes, and preparation and demonstrated successful leadership in the American Dental Education Association or discipline specific professional organizations.

    Experience in curricular design, pedagogical theory, didactic and clinical assessment methodology is essential. Candidates must have education and academic experience commensurate for the rank of Associate or Professor.  The position is responsible to the dean of the school of dentistry.

    The Associate Dean for Academic Affairs:

    • Ensures excellence in all matters related to the academic mission of the School of Dentistry.
    • Leads in developing and meeting the goals and objectives of the School’s educational mission and strategic plan.
    • Has responsibility for coordination, implementation and successful outcomes related to ongoing compliance with Commission on Dental Accreditation expectations.
    • Is responsible for development, implementation and equitable application of academic policies of the school.
    • Facilitates process of curriculum development, faculty discussion and implementation.
    • Collaborates with the Associate Dean for Clinical Programs to facilitate coordination and calibration of the educational program.
    • Works with Associate Dean for Instructional Technology and Faculty Development on faculty retreat planning as it relates to educational programming twice per year.
    • Oversees organization and academic review of curricular offerings through leadership of the Curriculum Committee.
    • Is responsible for review of student progress in the DDS and DH programs through leadership of the Academic Standards Committee.
    • Oversees the completion of periodic reports of academic programs for internal and external groups on behalf of the school.
    • Oversees assessment, data collection and analysis of program outcomes.
    • Oversees the efforts of the student services coordinator in managing student counseling, mentoring and advising.
    • Facilitates evidence based educational programming and processes.
    • Has a global perspective of integration of basic biomedical and clinical sciences addressing the changing national educational environment in dentistry.
    • Has a pulse on the future of dental education and is passionate about shaping the educational programs for the future of dental education.
    • Has excellent communication skills and communicates program initiatives and updates with faculty, staff and students.
    • Participates with dean’s leadership team in discussing/triaging important external, university, campus and school initiatives.
    • Represents the dean in his/her absence.
    • Facilitates logistics of faculty hiring through respective committee of the faculty processes and collaboration with staff.
    • Promotes positive, civil discourse while valuing, promoting and upholding the UMKC School of Dentistry Core Values
    • Demonstrated skills in verbal and written communication and maintains confidentiality of information when required.
    • Interacts with appreciation and respect for diversity in thought and perspective.
    • Understands the wealth of perspective diverse student, staff and faculty bodies bring to the institution.

    Contact: Dr. Pamela Overman | 816-235-2100 | overmanp@umkc.edu

  • Associate Professor/Professor Chair, Department of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics - Position #36059

    Description:

    The University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Dentistry is seeking to fill the position of Department of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics at the rank of Associate Professor/Professor (tenured/tenure track). The position is 100% benefit eligible, full time position for 5 days per week. One day per week may be reserved for private practice, research, development and other school related activities. Rank and tenure status will be based on experience and credentials. 

    The department is responsible for pre-doctoral and advanced education training for students, for patient care, service and research in orthodontics.

    Responsibilities of the position include pre-doctoral classroom and clinical instruction oversight and general oversight responsibility for the Advanced Education Program in Orthodontics. The ideal candidate will be Board certified or eligible in Orthodontics.

    A DDS or DMD degree with eligibility for Missouri dental licensure and Board eligibility in Orthodontics are required.  Interviews with qualified candidates will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

    Specific position responsibilities include:

    • Leadership in oversight of the daily operations of the Department
    • Mentorship of departmental faculty and staff
    • Regular meetings with the dean to advance important departmental issues
    • Supervision of the activities of the Department including responsibility for departmental curriculum, clinical operations/education of students and advanced education residents and quality patient care in the discipline of Orthodontics
    • Fiscal responsibility for departmental operation
    • Management of departmental scheduling, staffing responsibilities, management of faculty/staff workloads and assignments
    • Accountability for departmental faculty and staff for advancing the goals of the department and the School of Dentistry
    • Accountability for the departmental culture of collegiality and professionalism, supporting the institutional Core Values
    • Decision making regarding departmental goals and operations
    • Support for scholarship/creativity of the department
    • Compliance with CoDA standards, UMKC School and campus policies and UM Collected Rules and Regulations
    • Participation in the monthly Administrator’s meeting
    • Communication back to the department faculty and staff regarding important issues including those from the Administrator’s meetings
    • Valuing diversity, appreciation for inclusion

    Contact: Dr. Pamela Overman | 816-235-2100 | overmanp@umkc.edu

  • Associate/Professor Tenure Track/Tenured Program Director, Advanced Education Program, Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics - Position #34856

    Description:

    The University of Missouri‐Kansas City School of Dentistry seeks a tenure-track or tenured faculty at the Associate/Professor level in the Department of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics for the position of Director of the Advanced Education Program in Orthodontics. The position is 100% benefit eligible, full time position for 5 days per week. Rank and tenure status will be based on experience and credentials. 

    Responsibilities of the position include oversight of didactic and clinical training in the Advanced Education program. Board certification in Orthodontics is required. Specific responsibilities will concentrate on all aspects of the didactic and clinical training of orthodontic residents. 

    ​Responsiblities will include, but are not limited to:  

     

    • Responsibility for organizing, preparing and coordinating didactic curriculum, clinical curriculum and training, and seminars.
    • Documentation of program outcomes and resident progression
    • Responsibility for compliance with accreditation standards and reporting
    • Administrative oversight of program planning, scheduling and operations
    • Assurance of compliance with Federal, State, local regulations and university policies
    • Development and updating of policies for program operations
    • Ongoing quality assurance activities related to the program
    • Management of staff interacting with the program
    • Coordination of activities in support of the mission of the Department and the School
    • Strategic approach to program planning and clinical management processes

    There are opportunities for research and clinical practice for the qualified candidate. Candidates should have a DMD/DDS degree, American Board certification in Orthodontics, and be eligible for licensure in Missouri. For non-US DDS candidates with US training and board certification in orthodontics, an international faculty DDS program is available after an initial period of service. 

    Interviews of qualified candidates will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applicants who are not U.S. citizens must state their current visa and residency status.

    Contact: Dr. Pamela Overman | 816-235-2100 | overmanp@umkc.edu

  • Clinical Assistant/Associate Professor, Periodontics Department - Position #43554

    Description:

    The University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Dentistry is seeking to fill the position of Clinical Assistant/Associate Professor in the Periodontics Department. The position is a 100% benefit eligible, full time, non-tenure track position and rank will be determined based on experience.

    This department is responsible for pre-doctoral and dental specialty students, patient care and service in periodontics. 

    Specific responsibilities of this position include pre-doctoral classroom and clinical instruction and post-doctoral clinical instruction in periodontics. A DDS or DMD with eligibility for Missouri licensure is required. For non US DDS candidates with US training and board eligibility in periodontics, an international faculty DDS program is available after an initial period of service. 

    Interviews of qualified candidates will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

    Contact: Dr. Pamela Overman | 816-235-2100 | overmanp@umkc.edu

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