University of Missouri Kansas City
Missouri, United States
Salary Not Specified
Start date
Apr 21, 2023

Hiring Department

The University of Missouri-Kansas City
School of Dentistry
Department of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics
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.

Job Description

The University of Missouri-Kansas City, School of Dentistry seeks a non-tenure-track faculty Clinical Assistant/Associate Professor or tenure-eligible Assistant/Associate Professor in the Department of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics. The Department of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics 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 course direction of the pre-doctoral orthodontic education program, provision of instruction for pre-doctoral dental students and orthodontic residents in the classroom, laboratory, and clinic. Prior clinical orthodontic experience, an MS or equivalent degree, and American Board of Orthodontics certification can be helpful. There are potential opportunities for clinical practice and research for the qualified candidate.


Applicants must have a certificate from a CODA-accredited Advanced Education Residency Program in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics and a commitment to teaching and service. A DDS/DMD or equivalent with eligibility for Missouri Dental Faculty licensure is required .

Candidates for a tenure-eligible position must exhibit successful engagement in research.

Anticipated Hiring Range

Salary and rank will be commensurate with education and experience. UMKC is part of the University of Missouri System, with an excellent benefits package .

Application Materials

Applications must be submitted through the UMKC recrutment website. Applicants should submit a letter of interest, a CV, names and current contact information for three references in 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 email

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

Application Deadline

Job Identification: 46718

Review of applications will begin upon receipt. Interviews of qualified candidates will begin directly and continue until the position is filled.

Other Information

This is a 12-month ranked, non-tenure track or tenure-eligible faculty appointment with opportunity for ranked or tenured promotion. This full-time position is eligible for benefits. Our academic workloads and schedule promote a positive work/life balance.

Desired start date is June 1, 2023; negotiable.

Our program is the only public dental school in Missouri. Our alumni account for roughly half of all practicing dentists in Missouri. Yet 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.

Our university is committed to becoming a model urban university that is recognized for our partnerships with multifarious communities to effectively foster a healthy, safe, more economically secure quality of life. The School of Dentistry operates a public student dental clinic and a faculty practice which serve patients throughout the KC metropolitan area. UMKC faculty have opportunity to engage in research across all educational units, with our partnering healthcare institutes regionally, and throughout the 4 campuses of the UM System.

A City on the Rise: Big City Life and Midwest Charm, Kansas City offers the best of both worlds - a vibrant, urban community with midwestern appeal and an 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 and performing arts. Our beautiful state provides rivers, lakes, biking/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.

Vaccination Statement

A completed COVID-19 vaccination series is required unless exempted for medical or religious reason.

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