UNIVERSITY of MISSOURI-KANSAS CITY
SCHOOL of DENTISTRY
Department of Restorative Clinical Sciences
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.
Executive Director of Innovation and Technology
The University of Missouri School of Dentistry (UMKC SOD) seeks
applications for an extremely qualified individual to have the
opportunity to be part of a dental school with a vision for the
future involving innovation and technology into dental practice.
Reporting to the Dean, the Director’s primary role is to develop a
vision for the entire school around innovation and technology by
engaging with constituents to modernize the program and implement
strategies to elevate the status of UMKC SOD as a premier
institution with technology that impacts and improves patient care
and learning experiences.
The position is a full-time, non-tenure track position at the
Assistant/Associate/Professor level. The
Assistant/Associate/Professor will meet our Strategic Pillar of
creating a culture of innovation, using technology in an
evidenced-based approach, to improve patient care. They will lead
the Digital Dentistry Curriculum Committee with the goal of
coordinating innovation and technology across the entire school,
which includes dental hygiene, the pre-doctoral DDS program, and
the Advanced Education Programs. This person will also lead the
training of students, residents, and faculty to become familiar
with these technological developments, implement their uses and
evaluate outcomes to determine educational and patient care
At the university level, the Director will be the primary liaison
of the UMKC SOD to work across disciplines and industry to foster a
culture of innovation within UMKC and the SOD. In addition, they
will help create and facilitate the development of continuing
education programs that will be managed by the UMKC SOD for the
benefit of the alumni and dentists in the community.
Furthermore, the following responsibilities are expected from the
· Explore new technologies that can be applied to clinical
dentistry in patient care that contributes to the UMKC SOD’s
mission and strategic plan and pillars.
· Chair the Digital Dentistry Program Committee in coordinating the
use of innovation and technology across the different disciplines
within the UMKC SOD and serve as liaison to the SOD Curriculum
· Work with other departments, Chairs, and Directors of programs,
and the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs within the SOD, to
create a cohesive plan of incorporating technology into the core
curriculum, clinical and advanced educational programs that deliver
care to patients.
· Designing different workflows for areas to achieve the mission
and goals of the UMKC SOD.
· Design and supervise a Digital Design Center.
· Work across campus to create interdisciplinary collaborations and
opportunities for the UMKC SOD to collaborate with other units of
the university in innovation and the use of technology in
Other Responsibilities: The Director may have the opportunity for
clinical and patient care in the Dental Faculty Practice.
· Candidates should have a DMD/DDS degree or equivalent
· Eligibility for Missouri Dental Faculty permit is required
The ideal candidate will be a master clinician with excellent
proficiency in Digital Dentistry technology. A track record in
innovation and administrative experience also is desired. Previous
experience working in an academic environment and advanced
specialty training are preferred.
Anticipated Hiring Range
The School of Dentistry offers a competitive salary commensurate
with rank, experience, credentials, and education.
Applications must be submitted through the UMKC recruitment portal
to be considered. Academic Job ID 49251 www.umkc.edu/jobs
Applicants should submit:
· a letter of interest which aligns your experience and
qualifications with the job description,
· a current Curriculum Vitae,
· names and current contact information for three professional
references in one Word or PDF document.
Please combine all application materials into one PDF or MicroSoft
Word document and upload as your resume attachment. Limit document
name to 50 characters. Maximum size limit is 11MB. Do not include
special characters (e.g., /, &, %, etc.).
· Please direct inquiries about the
position and correspondence to: Bill Marse, (
of Biomedical Communications, UMKC School of Dentistry.
· If you are experiencing technical problems during application,
please email email@example.com
· 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.
We will contact references and request educational transcripts for
applicants who progress to the finalist stage.
Review of applications begins upon receipt, the position remains
open until a qualified applicant is hired.
This is a 12-month, full-time, benefit-eligible, ranked non-tenure
track faculty position with at-will administrative duties as the
Executive Director. Start date is negotiable. Opportunity for
ranked promotion is provided.
Our academic schedules and workload provide for a positive
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,
is a public, urban, research university with more than
15,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. It is
part of the larger University of Missouri System. Our university is
committed to being a model urban university that is recognized for
our partnerships with multifarious communities to effectively
foster a healthy, safe, more economically secure quality of
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.
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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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