Assistant, Associate, or Professor of General Dentistry

Lexington, KY
Mar 20, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The University of Kentucky is seeking a general dentist to provide quality dental care to both children and adults in a variety of community outreach and mobile outreach sites (including but not limited to local schools, daycare centers, nursing homes, prisons, etc. as deemed necessary and requested by the Department) as well as at the primary site in Hazard, KY and/or at the satellite site in Hindman, KY. Dental care may be provided in traditional brick-and-mortar dental clinics, on-board mobile dental units, and/or in other non-traditional models such as lap-to-lap in daycare centers, or bedside in nursing homes.

This Clinical Title series faculty position will be under the supervision of the UK North Fork Valley Community Health Center (NFVCHC) Dental Director. The individual in this position will work closely with and report to the UK NFVCHC Dental Director for clinical and administrative functions. The individual in this position will receive also guidance and oversight from the Division Chief of Oral Health Science at the College of Dentistry for academic advancement efforts.

Primary responsibilities for this position include, but are not limited to, direct, high-quality patient care, community relations, and other duties specific to individual community projects and contracts. This includes some administrative duties including supervising dental staff. In this capacity, the dentist must develop productive working relationships with a variety of constituencies including, but not limited to, medical and dental faculty and staff, UK HealthCare leadership, local physicians and dentists, community officials, hospital officials, school and community leaders, etc. In addition, the individual in this position will be expected to participate in resident education including providing lectures and consultations to medical residents and students as well as direct clinical oversight of dental students and residents. The individual will also develop an area of scholarship that is commensurate with their other responsibilities. As the regional dental program continues to grow and develop, there may be other activities and duties assigned that would fit with the University's pillars of education, research, service, and engagement.

Salary and rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Applications will be reviewed immediately, and will continue until the position is filled.

Interested applicants should submit a UK Online Application at, and search for requisition #FE00657. Please include Curriculum Vitae along with application. Optional application documents include a cover letter and academic transcript.

The University of Kentucky is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, African Americans, and all minorities.

Job Title
Assistant, Associate, or Professor of General Dentistry

Requisition Number

Working Title

Department Name

Work Location
Hazard, KY

Type of Position

Position Time Status

Required Education

DMD, DDS, BDM, or other professional clinical degree

Required Related Experience

0 Years

Required License/ Registration/Certification

Dental License

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities?

Preferred Education/Experience

DMD or DDS degree from a program accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation. Residency in general or pediatric dentistry desirable. Experience in dental practice and dental education is highly desirable.

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University Community of Inclusion

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * UK HealthCare recognizes the patient as our premier customer and promises to provide excellent customer services to patients, colleagues, co-workers and all others who seek our services. By applying for a position with UK HealthCare, I am indicating my commitment to service excellence and expressing my agreement to consistently recognize that: - Our customer is every person we come into contact with during our workday. - Service is being flexible, courteous and respectful while anticipating and fulfilling the needs of our customers. - Quality is the foundation of everything we do. It is our desire to provide exceptional service to every patient and customer we serve. - Careful, efficient and responsible management of our resources is vital to our success. - We want to attract, develop and retain highly skilled and competent co-workers, which will in turn achieve customer loyalty and promote the growth of UK HealthCare. By submitting my application for employment with UK HealthCare, I acknowledge that I will be held accountable to follow the UK HealthCare Behavioral Expectations if selected for a position with UK HealthCare. Do you agree to abide by the UK HealthCare Standards?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Where did you first see this position advertised other than on UK's Online Employment System?
    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
    • Academic Keys
    • A Colleague, Friend and/or Family Member
    • None of the Above

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vita
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Academic Transcript


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