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PROFESSOR or ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR and CHAIR, Oral and Craniofacial Sciences / UMKC School of

University of Missouri Kansas City
Kansas City, Missouri, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Nov 16, 2022

Job Details

Hiring Department

Oral and Craniofacial Sciences Department
School of Dentistry

Job Description

The University of Missouri-Kansas City, School of Dentistry is seeking applications for a tenure-eligible Associate Professor/Professor for the position of Chair, Department of Oral and Craniofacial Sciences. This is a 12-month benefit-eligible position.

The Oral and Craniofacial Sciences Department has a research emphasis with over 40 faculty, staff, and students and >$2M in research funding. Focus areas for current research include biomaterials, mineralized tissue biology, craniofacial development and clinical translational research. The department’s graduate programs include Masters and Interdisciplinary Ph.D. studies in Oral & Craniofacial Sciences.

Cross-disciplinary research and teaching activities characterize this Department, which benefits from strong interactions within the Dental School, other campus Schools and the Health Science District. Educational activities are broad, providing both predoctoral students and residents with a strong basis of knowledge. Courses for advanced education residency programs in General Dentistry, Endodontics, Orthodontics, Periodontics and graduate courses for MS and PhD students complete the department’s instructional activities. Research in the Department covers a broad spectrum of basic, translational, and clinical sciences that complement the activities of the Department.

The successful candidate will have exceptional administrative and organizational skills and a national reputation as a leader in academic dentistry and research. The individual chosen will be responsible for visionary leadership, management and stewardship of the department’s mission related to research, education, and service. We particularly welcome candidates with a strong background in clinical/translational research , a strong track record of funded research, interdisciplinary leadership skills, and a educational support for groups from differing backgrounds.


Applicants should hold a PhD and/or DDS/DMD.

Anticipated Hiring Range

Academic rank, tenure status, and salary will be commensurate with qualifications, success in research, and experience.

Application Materials

Applicants must apply through the UMKC recruitment website: search for Job ID 44662 .

Applicants should submit a letter of interest outlining how they meet the needs of the position, a CV, names and current contact information for three references in one document. Combine all application materials into one PDF or Microsoft Word document and upload as a resume attachment. Limit document name to 50 characters. Maximum size limit is 11MB. Do not include special characters (e.g., /, &, %, etc.).

If you are experiencing technical problems, please call (816) 235-1621.

Please direct any questions about the position to: Dr. Sarah Dallas,, UMKC School of Dentistry.

Application Deadline

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

Other Information

This is a 12-month, full-time, benefit-eligible ranked, tenure-eligible faculty position.

Our program is the leading public dental school in Missouri. Our alumni account for roughly half of all practicing dentists in Missouri. But our reach goes further, we also provide a critical education outlet for Kansas and several other states without a dental school. UMKC is the only institution in Missouri offering advanced education residency programs in General Dentistry, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Periodontics, Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics and Endodontics.

The UMKC Dental School is a partner of the UMKC Health Sciences District . The District strives to be a premier academic health district, engaging in cutting-edge biomedical research and entrepreneurship, delivering state-of-the-science health care, and educating the next generation of health care professionals. UMKC provides unique opportunities for research and health care collaboration across its Schools of: Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing & Health Studies, and Pharmacy as well as University Health physicians, regional health care institutions, and the University of Missouri System’s NextGen Data Science and Analytics Innovation Center.

Our university is committed to becoming a model urban university that is recognized for partnership with diverse communities to effectively foster a healthy, safe, more economically secure quality of life.

A City on the Rise: Big City Life and Midwestern Charm, Kansas City offers the best of both worlds —a vibrant, urban community with Midwestern appeal and affordable cost of living. The University is located in a Kansas City metropolitan area that is among the most entrepreneurial cities in America with a population of more than 2.4 million. Our UMKC campuses are centered in the hubs of business activity, cultural arts, (some great barbeque and ethnic cuisine!) and health science research engagement for both the Volker and Health Sciences campuses. Our community boasts championship professional athletic teams, NASCAR racing, and a rich history of music, performing and arts. Our beautiful state provides rivers, lakes, hiking trails and mountains for outdoor enthusiasts all within an easy drive.

Benefit Eligibility

This position is eligible for University benefits. As part of your total compensation, the University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, and educational fee discounts for all four UM System campuses. For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at .

Values Commitment

We value the uniqueness of every individual and strive to ensure each person’s success. Contributions from individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives promote intellectual pluralism and enable us to achieve the excellence that we seek in learning, research and engagement. This commitment makes our university a better place to work, learn and innovate.

In your application materials, please discuss your experiences and expertise that support these values and enrich our missions of teaching, research, and engagement.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of Missouri System is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy applies to all employment decisions including, but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, training, promotions, pay practices, benefits, disciplinary actions and terminations. For more information, visit or call Human Resources at 816-235-1621.

To request ADA accommodations, please call the Office of Equity & Title IX at 816-235-6910.



The University of Missouri-Kansas City, one of four universities of the University of Missouri System (UM System), is a doctoral research-intensive public university offering traditional and interdisciplinary programs. The University is designated as a high research activity university by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education and is home to 13 colleges and schools; indeed, few urban universities have the depth and breadth of disciplines (ranging from medicine to the performing arts) offered at UMKC. The University enrolls more than 16,000 students, coming from 48 states and more than 95 countries, in more than 125 academic areas. The student population includes 47% undergraduates, 31% graduates and 22% dual-enrolled HS students. Providing a stimulating classroom experience is paramount at UMKC. The institution’s diverse and international faculty hold doctorates or the highest degree in their field at an impressive 83%. UMKC has earned national and international recognition for the quality of its faculty, students, research and community leadership.

UMKC aspires to be an exemplary public urban research university of the 21st century, pursuing excellence as a human-centric learning and discovery community, fostering equity, diversity and inclusion to enrich the lives of the people and region we serve.

As an urban research university, our mission at the University of Missouri-Kansas City is to promote learning through the discovery, preservation, and dissemination of knowledge of public value across a broad spectrum of disciplines and fields of study. UMKC celebrates the individual and embodies diversity and inclusion by intertwining these goals with innovation to enable transformational impact aimed at bringing cultural, social, health, and economic prosperity to the metropolitan, regional and global communities we serve.

The University is located in a Kansas City metropolitan area that is among the most entrepreneurial cities in America with a population of more than 2.4 million and a diverse portfolio of industries and businesses. Home to a diverse base of corporate centers, high-tech firms and prominent non-profits, Kansas City is an inspiring example of 21st century economic transformation, with UMKC sitting at its heart. From thriving corporate headquarters such Garmin to tech startups such as ZOLOZ and ShotTracker, KC’s business community is strong.

Kansas City offers the best of both worlds—a vibrant, urban community with Midwestern appeal. The city’s rich history and its modern-day, innovative thinking come together to create an eclectic group of neighborhoods that offer a little something for everyone. From thriving arts districts, an energetic downtown nightlife, casual to upscale shopping and champion sports teams, you will have no problem making yourself at home. Of course, one of Kansas City’s biggest claims to fame is its food, especially its world-famous barbecue. Foodies will delight in the culinary scene found throughout the city. Ranging from award-winning chefs to cozy pizza joints, Kansas City definitely is not lacking any flavor.

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