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Assistant/Associate Professor of Oral Biology, Tenure Track

Creighton University
Nebraska, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted date
Aug 25, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Dentistry, Medicine, Other Health & Medicine, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Biology & Life Sciences
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Creighton University School of Dentistry is seeking a full-time, tenure-track Assistant/ Associate Professor to teach anatomical sciences. This 12-month Teaching Research tenure-track position is a primary appointment within the Department of Oral Biology. Academic appointments and salary at an assistant or associate professor level are commensurate with the candidate's background and experience.  

Applicants must have a PhD, DDS, or equivalent doctoral degree from an accredited institution with an ability to team-teach cadaver-based Human Gross Anatomy and Head and Neck Anatomy courses to first-year dental students. Candidates should possess a strong record of excellence in teaching and research. Preference will be given to candidates with prior experience teaching university or graduate-level anatomy education. A background in anatomical science education such as neuroanatomy, histology, or physiology is desirable but not required.

Teaching responsibilities include participating in lectures, cadaveric dissection laboratory, student assessments, and exam administration to D1 students for Human Gross Anatomy and Head & Neck Anatomy. 

Additional expectations include active participation in collaborative research within their area of expertise and/or show evidence of productivity in the scholarship of teaching and learning of anatomy education by dissemination of peer-reviewed publications and/or presentations. The position provides an opportunity to collaborate on curriculum development, develop educational resources, present continuing education programs, and mentor undergraduate, graduate, and dental students in scholarly activity. Participation in departmental meetings, academic service committees, and professional societies to maintain levels of expertise is an expectation of all full-time faculty members.

The successful candidate will possess excellent verbal and written communication, strong interpersonal, organizational, and planning skills, and exhibit the ability to work collaboratively in a collegial, interdisciplinary environment.  

Creighton University is a Catholic and Jesuit comprehensive university committed to excellence in undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs. The School of Dentistry, founded in 1905, is an integral component of Creighton University and provides an exceptional education in an unrivaled clinical learning environment. Creighton University is a dynamic and growing institution located in Omaha, Nebraska. Omaha boasts a lively, thriving metropolitan community conveniently located in the nation's heartland.

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Please include in your application a Letter of Interest, Curriculum Vitae, and three references on letterhead. All references should address Letters of Recommendation to:  

Dr. Barbara O’Kane, MS, PhD 

Professor of Oral Biology 

Chair of Anatomical Science Search Committee 

Creighton University School of Dentistry

780729 California Plaza, Omaha, NE 68178


Required Qualifications: Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Ph.D., DDS, or equivalent doctoral degree
  • Demonstrated experience as an independent educator in the anatomical sciences, and cadaver-based dissection
  • Evidence of scholarly activity
  • Excellent verbal and written communication
  • Effective organizational, planning, and presentation skills
  • Ability to analyze issues, create action plans, and manage projects independently
  • Strong interpersonal skills with an ability to work as a team and develop rapport with diverse groups
  • Ability to foster student learning, development, and decision making
  • Ability to demonstrate empathy and compassion for the experiences of others


Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Background in anatomical science education such as neuroanatomy, histology, or physiology.,


Physical Requirements:

Seeing: 75 – 100%

Hearing: 75-100%

Standing/Climbing/Mobility: 25-49%

Lifting/Pulling/Pushing: 0-24% (pound: 10 lbs.)

Fingering/Grasping/Feeling: 75 – 100%

Travel: No and Yes

Exposure to Blood Borne pathogens: No and Yes

AAP/EEO Statement:

Creighton University is committed to providing a safe and non-discriminatory educational and employment environment. The University admits qualified students, hires qualified employees and accepts patients for treatment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, age, disability, citizenship, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, or other status protected by law. Its education and employment policies, scholarship and loan programs, and other programs and activities, are administered without unlawful discrimination.

Disclosure Statement: 

This description describes the general nature of work to be performed and does not include an exhaustive list of all duties, skills, or abilities required.  Regular, reliable attendance is an essential function and all employees are required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties as requested by their supervisor. Employees may also be required to work in excess of normal working hours as workloads and seasonal activities necessitate. A complete description is available in the Human Resource office located at 3006 Webster Street Omaha, NE.  Creighton University reserves the right to modify duties, responsibilities and activities at any time with or without notice.



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