Assistant/Associate Professor of Foundational Sciences - College of Dental Medicine

Kansas City University
Missouri, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Mar 15, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Curriculum & Instruction, Health & Medicine, Other Health & Medicine, Pharmacology, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Biology & Life Sciences, Other Science & Technology
Employment Type
Full Time
Job Type:Faculty

Job Description:

Kansas City University College of Dental Medicine seeks an Assistant/ Associate Professor as full-time biomedical sciences faculty for a new dental college in Joplin, Missouri. This position will be responsible for contributing to the development of the foundational and biomedical sciences program and implementing said program through innovative pedagogy and digital technology designed for the adult learner. The College of Dental Medicine’s educational program integrates topics of foundational biological sciences with systems-based, clinically-focused case studies to achieve the overarching objective of preparing students to become community-based primary care clinicians.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Candidates must demonstrate a passion for the application of basic and biomedical sciences that are foundational to patient care. Candidates should have a strong desire to teach and conduct research. The Assistant/ Associate Professor – Foundational Sciences will be responsible for, but not limited to the following:
  • Develop, implement, deliver and evaluate instructional content throughout multiple courses by utilizing traditional and interactive teaching methods such as Case Based Learning (CBL)
  • Actively participate in the developing and editing of software systems to evaluate student learning
  • Create, proctor, and grade exams, quizzes and other assessments
  • Evaluate assessments and teaching and learning methods
  • Conduct research, and other scholarly activities that will help qualify for appropriate promotion
  • Serve on thesis committees
  • Serve as an advisor, coach and/or mentor to dental, medical, and biosciences students
  • Mentor students as part of the candidate’s research endeavors
  • Participate in developing the goals, objectives, and policies and procedures for the College of Dental Medicine specifically, and as a collaborator with other KCU programs
  • Actively participate in KCU meetings, as requested
  • Contribute to the ongoing needs of the College of Dental Medicine and other KCU colleges and programs
  • Represent the College of Dental Medicine and Kansas City University favorably and in accordance with the established Core Values and expectations
  • Perform other duties as assigned by supervising faculty or Dean
Candidates must demonstrate the ability to contribute to and participate in a humanistic environment of learning and discovery. Successful candidates are expected to be able to provide innovative teaching and learning paradigms in the health sciences. Candidates should be highly motivated to be part of the development and growth of a new dental college and willing to serve as academic coaches and role models to students while providing compassionate, ethical, and evidenced based learning approaches . Applicants are expected to contribute to the education of dental students and professional enrichment activities for faculty. In addition, applicants will establish and maintain activities in research and scholarship.

  • Candidates must have a doctoral degree (either PhD, DDS, DMD, DO, MD, or a combination) from an appropriately accredited institution with training in one of more of the following disciplines: Embryology, Developmental Biology, Craniofacial Development, or similar discipline
  • Candidates should have teaching experience, preferably using a wide range of educational techniques. Preference given to candidates with prior teaching and research experience in the disciplines of Embryology, Developmental Biology, Craniofacial Development, Head and Neck anatomy, or an equivalent discipline
  • Post-doctoral training and experience is required (residency/ fellowship) with prior academic teaching and research experience
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Clinician scientists and dual degree trained candidates with a clinical and research doctorate are preferred
  • Candidates should have general teaching experience with the ability to teach difficult concepts to students at the predoctoral level, as well as extensive research experience
  • Experience as a course director, team teaching, and mentoring students in research is preferred
  • Candidates should have effective organization, communication, verbal, and written skills, as well as high proficiency with the Microsoft Office suite of software programs and online Learning Management Systems
Candidates must demonstrate a passion for teaching, an enthusiasm for dental education, a value for research and a strong desire to teach students in a demanding, startup academic environment. A strong desire to teach students and interact with faculty and researchers through collaboration is encouraged. Salary and rank will be commensurate with experience.

Join us in changing healthcare for good! Contact HR Recruiter, Tosha Cunningham, at or 417.208.0757.

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