ASSISTANT/ASSOCIATE CLINICAL PROFESSOR / Periodontics-Dental Hygienist / UMKC School of Dentistry /

University of Missouri Kansas City
Missouri, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
May 25, 2023

Hiring Department

Department of Periodontics
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 is seeking a Dental Hygienist to fill the position of Assistant/AssociateClinical Professor in the Department of Periodontics. This department is responsible for pre-doctoral and dental specialty students, patient care, and service in periodontics. Specific responsibilities of this position include pre-doctoral classroom and clinical instruction in periodontics. Experience teaching in a didactic and/or clinical environment is an advantage.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Candidates are required to have a minimum of a Master’s Degree in Dental Hygiene or a related field.
  • Applicants must be eligible for and obtain the appropriate Missouri Dental Hygiene License prior to starting their employment. For more information about licensing, see .
Full Time/Part Time

This is a 12-month, full-time (1.0 FTE), benefit-eligible, ranked, non-tenure track academic faculty position. There is opportunity for ranked promotion.

Our academic workload and schedules provide for a positive work/life balance.


Salary and academic rank will be commensurate with applicant qualifications (e.g., credentials, education, and experience). There is an opportunity for additional compensation in clinical practice.

Application Deadline

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

Application Instructions

Applications must be received through the UMKC recruitment portal: Job Identification47192.

Applicants should submit a letter of interest, a CV, names and current contact information for three references in one document. 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 during application, please email .
  • For questions about the position, please contact including the Job Identification number 47192 and name of the position.
  • Reasonable accommodations may be requested during the application and recruitment process. If you need an accommodation, please contact the Office of Affirmative Action at (816) 235-1323 .
Please direct any questions about the position to: Dr. Keerthana Satheesh, . UMKC School of Dentistry / Department of Periodontics.


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. We 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.

With an affordable cost of living, Kansas City is a center of activity for national championship sports, cultural arts and entertainment, a rich history in music, great barbeque and ethnic cuisine! Our campuses are centrally located in Kansas City, Missouri near the vibrant downtown, jazz district, and Country Club Plaza. Our beautiful state offers outdoor enthusiasts beautiful lakes, rivers, hiking/biking trails, and mountains within a short drive from the city. Something for everyone!

Equal Employment Opportunity

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, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy shall not be interpreted in such a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or the recruiting rights of military organizations associated with the Armed Forces or the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America. For more information, call the Human Resources at 816-235-1621.

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

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UMKC Statement on Diversity

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.

Vaccination Statement

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

Benefit Eligibility


We offer full benefits that start day one, generous paid time off, paid winter break, and continuing education benefits. Visit our Total Rewards page to learn more.

Also, explore the Total Rewards website to learn more about the rewards package we offer to acknowledge our employees as the university's most important r esource.

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