Faculty Positions Available

To Apply for the Following Full-Time Faculty Positions

Applicants for full-time positions should submit letter of interest, a CV, names and contact information for three references as one combined file through the following website referencing the appropriate position number:  www.umkc.edu/jobs. Questions concerning the positions may be directed to Dr. Liz Kaz, kazm@umkc.edu.


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

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.


Assistant/Associate Professor, Dental Public Health & Behavioral Science, Position # 36442
The University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Dentistry seeks a 100% benefit eligible, tenure track faculty at the Assistant/Associate Professor level in the Dental Public Health and Behavioral Science Department. This department is responsible for pre-doctoral education, research, patient care, and service. Specific responsibilities will concentrate on pre-doctoral education in dental public health, interprofessional education in collaboration with the UMKC Schools of Medicine, Nursing and Pharmacy, patient management, behavioral science, and professional ethics. Additional responsibilities include overseeing service learning activities such as SCORE1 for Health, TeamSmile, MoMOM, and KMOM and participating in scholarly activities. There is opportunity for clinical practice for qualified candidates. A DMD/DDS degree with eligibility for Missouri licensure is required. Board eligibility or certification in Dental Public Health or training in relevant behavioral science areas is preferred. Interviews of qualified candidates will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.


Clinical Assistant/Associate Professor, Department of Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics, Position # 36891

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.


Assistant/Associate Professor, Dental Public Health & Behavioral Sciences, Tenure Track Position # 38244
The University of Missouri – Kansas City School of Dentistry is seeking applications for a 100% benefit eligible full-time faculty in the department of Dental Public Health and Behavioral Science, starting in September 2019. Qualified candidates must be a dentist or dental hygienist, licensed or qualified to be licensed in Missouri, with training and experience in dental public health. A Master of Science in Dental Public Health or Certificate in Dental Public Health is preferred. Candidates should demonstrate a commitment to teaching, research, and service. Specific responsibilities include coordinating externships for dental students in MO and KS Community Health Centers (CHC’s), attending state and regional meetings where the CHC Dental Directors gather, calibrating adjunct faculty who supervise dental students at CHCs, soliciting student performance evaluations from externship sites, sharing student performance evaluations with students and appropriate School of Dentistry clinical faculty, preparing students for externships, conducting post externship de-brief sessions, maintaining records of student externship activities, grading post externship student written reflections, drafting year-end reports summarizing student feedback and treatment rendered, and sharing year-end reports with the School of Dentistry Administration, faculty and the CHCs. Additional responsibilities include teaching didactic courses, supervising community oral health programs, collaborating with faculty and students on public health related research projects, presenting research outcomes and local, regional, and national meetings, and collecting externship data that can be used for scholarly purposes. Ideal candidates will be highly organized and able to manage multiple projects at the same time, resilient and able to respond to unforeseen changes in scheduling, have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and the ability to build and maintain rapport with the CHCs.


Clinical Assistant/Associate Professor, General Dentist, Restorative Clinical Sciences, Position # 38697

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.


Clinical Assistant/Associate Professor- Prosthodontist, Restorative Clinical Sciences, Position # 38759, #38690 
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.


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

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. Interviews of qualified candidates will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Salary and rank will be commensurate with experience. Eligibility for a Missouri dental licensure, Missouri Teaching license, or Missouri Dental Faculty permit is required.Assistant/Associate


Professor (Tenure Track), Orthodontics and
Dentofacial Orthopedics Department, Position #38815

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.


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


Chair, Department of Oral Pathology, Medicine & Radiology
Tenure-eligible/Tenure-Track Associate Professor or Professor
Ranked, Non-Tenure Track, Clinical Associate Professor or Clinical Professor, Position # 64988

UMKC is seeking applications for a full-time, ranked, tenure/non-tenure track faculty member for the position as Chair, in the Department of Oral Pathology, Radiology and Medicine. The position is a 100% benefit eligible, full time, tenure-eligible/tenure track Associate Professor/Professor or non-tenure track position at the rank of Clinical Associate Professor/Clinical Professor. 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. Candidates are required to have a DDS/DMD or equivalent and either be Board eligible or certified in Oral Radiology, Oral Pathology or Oral Medicine and have a commitment to teaching, clinical dentistry, research/scholarly activity and service.  Candidates with board certification/eligibility in Oral Radiology preferred.  For non-US DDS candidates with US Training and Board eligibility in Oral Pathology, Oral Radiology or Oral Medicine, an internationally-trained faculty DDS program is available after an initial period of service.  Specific responsibilities include departmental oversight and planning, pre-and post-doctoral dental and dental hygiene classroom and clinical teaching in content areas related to general and oral pathology, oral radiology and oral medicine.  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.


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

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 postdoctoral 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.


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

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 or DMD 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.


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

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.


Part Time Faculty Positions Available

The School of Dentistry is looking for dentists interested in teaching two or more days per week in the general student clinics. The ideal person(s) will be experienced in all phases of general dentistry, have a DDS/DMD and be licensed, preferably in Missouri. Interested? Please submit your application (your CV, a letter of interest, and the names and contact information for three references as one word or PDF document) electronically through the online application system at www.umkc.edu/jobs using position #28352. If you experience technical difficulties, you can call 855-524-0002.


Faculty Mentors Needed for Students During Community Experiences

The School of Dentistry sends dental and dental hygiene students to participate in community events and to various health centers for rotation experiences. Dentists and dental hygienists, licensed in the state where these events are to occur, are needed to serve as volunteer faculty mentors for students while they are participating in these community experiences. If you would like to be a mentor for UMKC students during these community experiences, please download and submit your application with your CV, a letter of interest, and the names and contact information for three references to Dr. Liz Kaz, kazm@umkc.edu.


UMKC is an equal access, equal opportunity, affirmative action employer that is fully committed to achieving a diverse faculty and staff.  UMKC is part of the University of Missouri, with excellent fringe benefits package, www.umkc.edu.   Applicants should submit letter of interest, a CV, names and contact information for three references as one combined file through the following website referencing the appropriate position number:  www.umkc.edu/jobs. Questions concerning the positions may be directed to Dr. Liz Kaz, kazm@umkc.edu. Applicants who are not U.S. citizens must state their current visa and residency status. All final candidates will be required to successfully pass a Criminal Background Check prior to beginning employment.

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