University of Utah School of Dentistry Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon

University of Utah School of Dentistry
Utah, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted date
Sep 21, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Curriculum & Instruction, Health & Medicine, Dentistry
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The University of Utah School of Dentistry (UUSOD) is accepting applications for an oral and maxillofacial surgeon to join our dental school faculty in 2021. The position is available in the tenure-line or career-line (clinical track) at the assistant, associate, or full professor rank. Rank will be determined by the candidate’s experience and qualifications.

We seek qualified applicants who support diversity and inclusion initiatives and foster a diverse, supportive and inclusive environment for faculty, students, staff and patients.

We seek an accomplished clinician who is highly motivated to teach in a recently established dental school that has been in existence since 2012. Candidates need to possess the skills, capacities and interests to educate and train an exceptionally talented group of students in a research-intensive university environment that thrives on innovation, is driven by a humanistic culture of inclusion and ethics, and is committed to leading the nation in the transformation of value-based health care. The UUSOD currently offers a DDS degree with a class size of 50 pre-doctoral students in each of four years. The UUSOD also offers our highly-regarded general practice residency which trains 10 residents annually.

Beyond our competitive salary, the University’s and School of Dentistry’s benefits program is tremendous, including: health care, prescription drug, behavioral health, dental, flexible spending accounts, health savings accounts, retirement plans, supplemental retirement plans, retiree benefits, accidental death & dismemberment, disability, life insurances, long-term care, home and auto insurance, legal plans, military benefits, and large tuition benefits for you and family (see more details here:

Qualified candidates must have completed an accredited specialty program in oral surgery and be a graduate of an accredited dental school. They must be eligible for a dental license in the state of Utah.  Board eligibility is required and board certification by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery is highly desirable.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Educating and mentoring students in the DDS program in undergraduate didactic and clinical teaching of oral surgical procedures in a school that provides an integrated curriculum in the foundational sciences. The school has fostered strong inter-professional education and patient care with its partners in medicine, pharmacy, health and nursing. Evidence-based care is integral to all programs. Our inter-disciplinary educational forums utilize case analyses in team-based settings. Clinical training occurs within the School of Dentistry, hospital and community health clinic settings. Given the wide spectrum of social responsibility, social and professional intelligence is a must.
  • Strong involvement with our interdisciplinary care of patients with the restorative, periodontic, prosthodontic, endodontic, and oral diagnosis sections of the UUSOD. Therefore, it is required that the incumbent have experience-based proficiency treatment planning complex cases, and the social acumen to coordinate amongst a team. The position requires a high degree of situational awareness in educating students, coordinating teams, treating patients, medical history synthesis, and professional leadership.
  • This position’s clinical domain will require significant experience and skill in the diagnosis and treatment planning of oral surgery procedures. Also required would be an astute knowledge and understanding of traditional and modern instrumentation.  This person appointed may at times or in various places, be the main clinical lead for oral surgery at the University of Utah, and therefore will stand as an expert in the school in oral surgery matters.  And as such, will be required to manifest tremendous social and professional capacities, as well as a high degree of skill, judgement, interpretation, prediction, and evaluation.
  • Leadership or responsibilities in clinical roles, research roles, education roles such as participation in the General Practice Residency program may be required. Interests in research and scholarly activity by the career-line candidate will be strongly supported, but not a requirement; but if the career-line incumbent has desires to add to the general knowledge of publishable science, the School of Dentistry will be passionately committed to helping fulfill this career path. Tenure-line candidates are required to qualify themselves for the requirements of the retention, promotion, and tenure policies of the University and School of Dentistry regarding the primary criteria areas of (1) teaching, (2) research/ creative activity, and (3) University, professional, and public service.
  • We are looking for applicants who are committed to educating and mentoring dental students to be technically proficient in all aspects of oral health care and who can serve as role models for compassionate and ethical care of patients. We also seek individuals whose drive and intellectual curiosity help advance research that leads to new therapeutics for dentistry. We seek applicants with insights and vision for partnering with other primary health care professionals to improve oral and overall health for patients.

Opportunities abound at the University of Utah to assist faculty in developing skills as evidence-based educators, learners and leaders for academic dentistry. The institution has just renewed its Center for Clinical Translational Science that serves as a rich resource for patient-oriented research methodology and mentoring. Leadership opportunities are available for those applicants who wish to spearhead programs directed at transforming academic dentistry and the practice of an integrated primary oral health care delivery for all segments of our society.

Considered one of the best places to live in the world, Utah is home to the world’s best skiing, once in a lifetime hikes in Zion National Park, world-renowned stargazing in Bryce Canyon National Park, timeless reflection in Arches National Park, not to mention the magazine-worthy mountain biking trails in Moab.  If that is not enough, hit top speeds on Utah’s historic salt flats, or take a day trip to the Grand Canyon or Yellowstone National Park.

Candidates should submit current curriculum vitae, a cover letter that summarizes teaching, clinical and scholarly experiences, and the names and contact information of three professional references.  All applications must be submitted online at:

Inquires may be directed to:

Jeri Bullock, DDS

Associate Dean, Clinical Affairs

School of Dentistry

Review will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

The University of Utah Health (U of U Health) is a patient focused center distinguished by collaboration, excellence, leadership, and respect. The U of U Health values candidates who are committed to fostering and furthering the culture of compassion, collaboration, innovation, accountability, diversity, integrity, quality, and trust that is integral to our mission.

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students, staff, faculty and patients from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education, employment opportunities, and quality healthcare for historically underrepresented groups.


Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran’s status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.

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