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.


Clinical Assistant/Associate Professor, Prosthodontic Faculty, Position # 34151

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.


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.


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.


Director, Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) Program, Clinical Associate/Clinical Professor , Position # 38703

The UMKC School of Dentistry is seeking applications for a full-time, 100 % FTE, benefit-eligible Clinical Associate/Clinical Professor to direct the AEGD program.  The Program is a Commission on Dental Accreditation (CoDA)-approved residency with 6 first year residents.  The Director is responsible for overall development and direction of the Program including setting the standards for growth in excellence while maintaining the core direction of broad advanced experience in general dentistry.  The Director works with other faculty maintaining the standards required of CoDA for AEGD Programs; has responsibility for coordination of staff in the area and working cooperatively with the faculty and staff of the Dental Faculty Practice/Somers Clinic and participates in the Advanced Education Committee of the School.  Fiscal responsibility for program operation, oversight and growth is required.  The director will have skills in strategic positioning of the program and a vision for program development.

Qualified candidates will hold a DDS or DMD degree with appropriate level of practice experience and have completed an AEGD or General Practice Residency certificate program from an accredited program prior to teaching experience.  Exceptional leadership skills to establish expectations for the program operation, the academic and clinical programs, and interpersonal skills in staff management are required.  The successful candidate will provide overall leadership for the program and is expected to be able to provide direct clinical supervision of residents and to provide clinical care in the faculty practice.  Salary and rank will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.  Interviews of qualified candidates will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.


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.


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.


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.


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.

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.  This policy shall not be interpreted in such a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or military organizations associated with the Armed Forces of the United States of America.