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    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.

  • Clinical Assistant/Associate Professor - Periodontics Department, Position #74039

    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 classroom and clinical instruction in periodontics.

    A DDS or DMD with eligibility for Missouri licensure is required. Board certification / board eligibility and IV sedation eligibility in the State of Missouri are strongly preferred. For non-US DDS/DMD candidates with US specialty training and board eligibility in periodontics, an international faculty DDS program is available after an initial period of service. There is opportunity for clinical practice for qualified candidates.

    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 - 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

  • Clinical Assistant/Associate Professor, Restorative Clinical Sciences - Prosthodontic Faculty, Position #34151

    Description:

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

    The faculty member will provide instruction 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 with a 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

  • Clinical Assistant/Associate Professor, Restorative Clinical Sciences (General Dentist) - Position #38697

    Description:

    The University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Dentistry is seeking a general dentist 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 and fixed 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

  • Chair, Department of Oral Pathology, Medicine & Radiology - Position #64988

    Tenure-eligible/Tenure-Track Associate Professor or Professor Ranked, Non-Tenure Track Clinical Associate Professor or Clinical Professor

    Description:

    The University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Dentistry is seeking to fill the position of Department Chair, Oral Pathology, Medicine & Radiology. The faculty appointment may be at the rank of Associate Professor/Professor (tenure-eligible/tenure track) or ranked, non-tenure track Clinical Associate Professor/Clinical Professor.

    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.  A successful record of externally funded research is required to be considered for the tenure-eligible positions.

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

    Responsibilities of the position include pre-doctoral classroom and clinical instruction oversight and general oversight responsibility for the Oral Pathology faculty practice.

    The ideal candidate will be Board certified in the area of Oral Radiology or Oral Pathology or Oral Medicine. Board certification/eligibility in Oral Radiology is preferred. A DDS or DMD degree with eligibility for Missouri dental licensure and Board eligibility in Oral Radiology, Oral Pathology, or Oral Medicine 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 strategic direction and 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 patient care in the disciplines of the department
    • Oversight of the biopsy service
    • Management of departmental scheduling, staffing responsibilities, management of faculty/staff workloads and assignments
    • Primary focus on departmental goals of educating competent dental practitioners and quality of care for patients.
    • Compliance with CoDA standards, UMKC School of Dentistry and campus policies, UM Collected Rules and Regulations and other state and federal applicable 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 while supporting the institutional Core Values


     Applicants should submit a letter of interest, a CV, names and contact information for three references in one document online to: Dr. Liz Kaz, (kazm@UMKC.edu), Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, UMKC School of Dentistry. 

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

  • Assistant/Associate Professor (Tenure Track), Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics Department - Position #38815

    Description:

    UMKC is seeking applications for a 100% benefit eligible, full-time faculty in the Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics Department.

    Qualified candidates must have training and experience in orthodontics and a commitment to teaching, clinical dentistry, scholarly activities such as research, and service.

    Specific responsibilities include pre- and post-doctoral classroom, laboratory, and clinical teaching and supervision of student research.  Academic rank, tenure status and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
    Qualified tenure track candidates may be eligible to participate in the intramural faculty practice one day per week. For non US DDS candidates with US training and board eligibility in orthodontics dentistry, a foreign 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. Liz Kaz | 816-235-2100 | kazm@umkc.edu

  • Clinical Assistant/Associate Professor, Department of Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics - Position #36981

    Description:

    The University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Dentistry is seeking to fill the position of Clinical Assistant/Associate Professor in the Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics Department. The position is a 100% benefit eligible, full-time, non-tenure track position. Salary and rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Qualified candidates may be eligible to participate in clinical practice one day per week.

    This department is responsible for the education of pre-doctoral dental students and orthodontic residents, patient care and service in orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics, and research. 

    Specific responsibilities of this position include administration of the pre-doctoral orthodontic education program, provision of instruction for pre‐doctoral dental students and orthodontic residents in the classroom, laboratory, and clinic.

    Applicants must have a certificate from an Advanced Education Program in Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics and a commitment to teaching and service.  Clinical orthodontic experience, a MS or equivalent degree, and American Board of Orthodontics certification are preferred. A DDS/DMD or equivalent with eligibility for Missouri licensure are strongly preferred. For non-US DDS/DMD candidates with US specialty training, a DDS program for international faculty is available after an initial period of service.

    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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