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FACULTY OPEN RANK (NON-TENURE TRACK)-Dept of Pediatric Dentistry-College of Dentistry

University of Illinois Chicago
Chicago, Illinois
Academic rank and salary will be commensurate with norms and criteria for faculty appointments withi
Posted Date
Jan 13, 2023

UIC is among the nation’s preeminent urban public research universities, a Carnegie RU/VH research institution, and the largest university in Chicago. UIC serves over 34,000 students, comprising one of the most diverse student bodies in the nation and is designated as a Minority Serving Institution (MSI), an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPSI) and a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI). Through its 16 colleges, UIC produces nationally and internationally recognized multidisciplinary academic programs in concert with civic, corporate and community partners worldwide, including a full complement of health sciences colleges. By emphasizing cutting-edge and transformational research along with a commitment to the success of all students, UIC embodies the dynamic, vibrant and engaged urban university. Recent “Best Colleges” rankings published by U.S. News & World Report, found UIC climbed up in its rankings among top public schools in the nation and among all national universities. UIC has nearly 260,000 alumni, and is one of the largest employers in the city of Chicago.


Position Summary
The Department of Pediatric Dentistry in the College of Dentistry at University of Illinois Chicago is seeking qualified candidates for a full-time open rank faculty position in the Non-Tenured Clinical Track. The Department seeks an excellent educator, mentor, and clinician with an interest in research to teach in both the pre-doctoral and post-graduate programs. The Department has a history of strong interaction with Public Health and allied health professions; thus, the ideal candidate should be able to work well within that environment.

Duties & Responsibilities Include:

(1) Education of pediatric dental residents and dental students;

(2) Collaborative practice and interprofessional education with physicians, nurses and medical residents;

(3) Delivery and supervision of dental care for children under general anesthesia and/or sedation;

(4) Participation in College, University, and professional service;

(5) Production of scholarly activity, including presentations and publication of scientific manuscripts; and

(6) Mentoring of graduate student research projects, presentations, and publications.

Participation in intramural or extramural practice may be available. Clinical teaching will occur in the Pre-Doctoral and Post-Graduate Pediatric Dentistry clinics, the University of Illinois Hospital, the Pediatric Dentistry Outpatient Care Center, and other College-affiliated clinics.


Minimum Qualifications Required:

• Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS)/DMD or foreign equivalent

• Completion of a US accredited specialty program in Pediatric Dentistry or foreign equivalent by the time of hire

• Hold or be eligible for a dental license in Illinois

• Ability to obtain a controlled substances license, and maintain current cardiopulmonary resuscitation/basic life support and/or pediatric advanced life support certificates

• Board certification preferred or ability to complete the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry certification process within three years of the date of hire

• Candidate should have experience utilizing conscious/moderate sedation and general anesthesia for pediatric dental care.

• Experience or training in the care of medically compromised and/or special needs patients is also required.

Preferred Qualifications

• Experience in evidence-based dentistry, curriculum development, and practice management

• Strong background working with diverse patient populations is highly desirable

• Research portfolio or strong research interests in clinical, translation, basic science, public health, and/or social-behavioral research  

Additional Details:

The Department has a division of prevention and public health dentistry, responsible for the disciplines of dental public health sciences and behavioral dental sciences, with faculty, research, and teaching programs in these disciplines.

UIC College of Dentistry is located in one the most comprehensive academic health sciences centers in the United States, including The University of Illinois Health Enterprise (UI Health).  

Academic rank and salary will be commensurate with norms and criteria for faculty appointments within the College of Dentistry.

For fullest consideration, submit a letter of intent, current C.V., and the names of three references by 5pm on Wednesday, February 15, 2023. Position to remain open until filled.  

The University of Illinois System is an equal opportunity employer, including but not limited to disability and/or veteran status, and complies with all applicable state and federal employment mandates. Please visit Required Employment Notices and Posters to view our non-discrimination statement and find additional information about required background checks, sexual harassment/misconduct disclosures, COVID-19 vaccination requirement, and employment eligibility review through E-Verify. The university provides accommodations to applicants and employees. 

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