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. Pamela Overman, overmanp@umkc.edu.


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

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 responsibility oversight of didactic and clinical training in the Advanced Education program.  Board certification in Orthodontics is required.

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.


Clinical Assistant/Associate Professor, Prosthodontic Faculty, Position # 64298

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.


Clinical Assistant/Associate Professor, Restorative Clinical Sciences, General Dentist, Position # 36649

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.


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

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 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.

Endowed Professorship in Dental and Musculoskeletal Tissue Research, Associate Professor/Professor, Oral and Craniofacial Sciences Department, Position # 46388

The University of Missouri-Kansas City, School of Dentistry is seeking a faculty member who shows promise as an emerging basic cell/ molecular biologist to fill an endowed professorship position in Oral and Craniofacial Sciences Department. The position is a 100% benefit eligible, full time (12 month), tenure-track position at the rank of Associate Professor/Professor.  A Ph.D. in craniofacial developmental biology is required and DDS/DMD or equivalent is an additional preferred credential.  We offer an energetic, collaborative and supportive research environment and the candidate will be expected to develop an independent, extramural funded research program related to craniofacial biology-disease or musculoskeletal diseases. Investigators with expertise in muscle or bone biology with an emphasis on muscle-bone interactions in diseases and/or development are encouraged to apply.  There are numerous opportunities to establish collaborations with investigators focused on craniofacial and musculoskeletal diseases in the department, UMKC and neighboring institutions.  We offer a competitive start-up package, ample laboratory space, and ready access to a large body of departmental shared instrumentation (see departmental website for more details: https://dentistry.umkc.edu/research/oral-and-craniofacial-sciences/ ). All faculty in our department are also engaged in teaching in our DDS or graduate programs. Interviews of qualified candidates will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.


Clinical Assistant/Associate Professor Oral Medicine, Department of Oral Pathology, Radiology and Medicine, Position # 66545

UMKC is seeking applications for a full-time, non-tenure track, Oral Medicine faculty member in the Department of Oral Pathology, Radiology and Medicine. The position is a 100% benefit eligible, full time, non-tenure track position at the rank of Clinical Assistant/Associate Professor. Candidates are required to have a DDS/DMD or equivalent and either be Board eligible or certified in Oral Medicine and have a commitment to teaching, clinical dentistry, research/scholarly activity and service. For non US DDS candidates with US Training and Board eligibility in Oral Medicine, an internationally-trained faculty DDS program is available after an initial period of service. Specific responsibilities include pre-and post-doctoral dental and dental hygiene classroom and clinical teaching in content areas related to oral medicine.  Specific educational application of biomedical science to patient care is expected. 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 # 43554

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.


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. Pam Overman at overmanp@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. Pamela Overman, overmanp@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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