• Please Note:

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

    Please direct inquiries and correspondence to: Dr. ​Liz Kaz, (kazm@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.

  • Assistant/Associate Professor, Tenure Track/Tenured Oral Surgery and Hospital Dentistry Department - Position #37690

    Description: The University of Missouri-Kansas City seeks a full-time, tenure/non-tenure track, 100% benefit eligible faculty, at the Assistant/Associate Professor level in the Oral Surgery and Hospital Dentistry Department.

    This department is responsible for post-doctoral and pre-doctoral education, and patient care in Oral Surgery. Specific responsibilities will concentrate on pre-doctoral didactic education and clinical teaching in the OMS clinic with opportunities for clinical practice for the qualified candidate.

    Candidates eligible for tenure/tenure track status will be responsible for service and research in oral surgery and hospital dentistry. Salary will commensurate with qualifications and experience. Rank and tenure status will be based on experience and credentials. 

    Candidates must have a DMD/DDS, or dual degree DDS/DMD and MD degree, and completed an Oral and Maxillofacial surgery residency program from a CoDA accredited program. Perspective applicant should be a board candidate or board certified by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Candidates must be eligible for Missouri licensure in dentistry.

    Contact: Dr. Liz Kaz | 816-235-2100 | kazm@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 a 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 the oversight of didactic and clinical training, research/scholarly activity, and service 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.

    These 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 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. Liz Kaz | 816-235-2100 | kazm@umkc.edu

  • Assistant/Associate Professor, Tenure track Department of Oral Pathology, Radiology, & Medicine - Position #38794

    Description:

    UMKC is seeking applications for a full-time faculty in the Section of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology of the Department of Oral Pathology, Radiology, and Medicine.

    Qualified candidates should be Board certified or eligible in Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology and have a commitment to teaching, clinical dentistry and service.

    Specific responsibilities include pre-and post-doctoral dental and dental hygiene classroom and clinical teaching. Academic rank, tenure status, and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Qualified candidates may be eligible to participate in faculty practice one day per week.

    For non US DDS candidates with US training and board eligibility in oral and maxillofacial radiology, an international faculty DDS program is available after an initial period of service.

    The position requires a DDS/DMD degree or, for individuals with foreign degrees, a foreign professional dental degree, satisfactory completion of a minimum 12 month CoDA accredited postgraduate training program in the US, board eligibility in Oral Radiology, and successful completion credentials required for licensure in the State of Missouri, including successful passing of a clinical licensure examination.

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

    Contact: Dr. Liz Kaz | 816-235-2100 | kazm@umkc.edu

  • Clinical Assistant/Associate Professor, Restorative Clinical Sciences, Prosthodontist - Position #38759

    Description: The University of Missouri-Kansas City is seeking a prosthodontist faculty member to fill the position in the Restorative Clinical Sciences department. The position is a 100% benefit eligible, full time, non-tenure track position at the rank of Clinical Assistant/Associate Professor.

    The faculty member will provide instruction and oversight for pre-doctoral dental students. This includes instruction and evaluation of students in removable and fixed prosthodontics, implants, and esthetic dentistry in both the clinic and pre-clinic lab. The faculty member will also provide clinical instruction in diagnosis, treatment planning, and restorative dentistry as needed.

    A DDS/DMD or equivalent and either board eligible or certified in prosthodontics are required. Preference will be given to those with significant clinical experience and strong emphasis on removable prosthodontics.

    For non US DDS candidates with US training and board eligibility in prosthodontics, an internationally-trained 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. Qualified candidates may be eligible to participate in faculty practice one day per week.

    Contact: Dr. Liz Kaz | 816-235-2100 | kazm@umkc.edu

  • Assistant/Associate Professor, Dental Public Health & Behavioral Science - Position #38702

    Description:

    The School of Dentistry at the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) is seeking applications for a full-time tenure-track faculty position in the Department of Dental Public Health and Behavioral Science.

    Qualified candidates must have a Ph.D. in Bioinformatics, Epidemiology, or related field and history of grant funded research. Individuals with a DDS/DMD and MS in Bioinformatics, Epidemiology, or related field and history of grant funded research will also be considered.

    Successful candidates must have a proven track record in behavioral, epidemiological, data analytics, and/or health services research. The practice of dentistry is transforming into a person-centered model of care that will look very different from how dentistry is currently practiced.

    We are interested in innovative candidates with experience integrating biomedical research discovery with oral health care delivery to complement our existing dental public health research expertise and grow our data science team.

    The primary attributes we seek in candidates are:

    • Demonstrated excellence in research, as the faculty member would be expected to initiate or continue independent, extramurally funded research,
    • Experience with research that uses large-scale data and/or computational analysis/modeling,
    • Experience successfully collaborating on interdisciplinary research teams, and
    • A specialization in data analytics.

    Contact: Dr. Liz Kaz | 816-235-2100 | kazm@umkc.edu

  • Clinical Assistant/Associate Professor, Periodontics Department - Position #74669

    Description: The University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Dentistry is seeking a Dental Hygienist 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 in periodontics.

    A MS Degree in DH with eligibility for Missouri licensure is required. Interviews of qualified candidates will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

    Contact: Dr. Liz Kaz | 816-235-2100 | kazm@umkc.edu

  • Clinical Assistant/Associate Professor Restorative Clinical Sciences, General Dentist - Position #58422

    Description: The University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Dentistry is seeking a general dentist faculty member to fill a position in the Restorative Clinical Sciences department. The position is a 100% benefit eligible, full time, non-tenure track position at the rank of Clinical Assistant/Associate Professor.

    The faculty member will provide clinical instruction and oversight for pre-doctoral dental students. This includes instruction and evaluation of students in diagnosis, treatment planning, restorative dentistry, removable, fixed, and implant prosthodontics, endodontics, and non-surgical periodontics; experience in pediatric dentistry is a plus.

    The faculty member is expected to provide didactic and preclinical lab instruction, as assigned.

    A DDS/DMD or equivalent is required. Eligibility for Missouri licensure and Advanced Education in General Dentistry/General Practice Residency training or equivalent is preferred.

    Qualified candidates may be eligible to participate in faculty practice one day per week.

    Contact: Dr. Liz Kaz | 816-235-2100 | kazm@umkc.edu

  • Clinical Assistant/Associate Professor, Endodontic Faculty - Position #74040

    Description:

    The University of Missouri-Kansas City is seeking faculty members to fill the position of Clinical Assistant/Associate Professor in the Department of Endodontics. The position is a 100% benefit eligible, full time, non-tenure track position. 

    The faculty member will provide classroom, laboratory and clinical instruction for pre-doctoral students and work collaboratively with the School’s Advanced Education Program in Endodontics. 

    Candidate will create and deliver lecture presentations for lecture and lab classes. They will also teach clinical endodontics to pre-doctoral students in our main clinic on a daily basis. 

    Qualified candidates should hold a DDS, DMD, or equivalent and be Board eligible or preferably, Board certified in endodontics. Candidates must be eligible for licensure/teaching permit in Missouri. 

    Salary and rank will be commensurate with experience. Qualified candidates may be eligible to participate in faculty practice one day per week.

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

    Contact: Dr. Liz Kaz | 816-235-2100 | kazm@umkc.edu

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