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
. 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.
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
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
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 https://info.umkc.edu/hr/total-rewards/benefits/
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.
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Please direct any questions about the position to: Dr. Liz Kaz,
, UMKC School of
Job Identification: 46718
Review of applications will begin upon receipt. Interviews of
qualified candidates will begin directly and continue until the
position is filled.
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
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.
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 https://www.umsystem.edu/totalrewards/benefits
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
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applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated
ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis
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for medical or religious reason.