Assistant, Associate, or Professor of Restorative Dentistry

Lexington, KY
Apr 17, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The University of Kentucky College of Dentistry is seeking applications for a full-time tenure-track faculty position at the academic rank of assistant, associate, or full Professor in the Department of Oral Health Practice, to serve as Chief of the Division of Restorative Dentistry.

As our growth in the areas of education, service and clinical care has been accelerating during the last two years, we are turning now our attention into building up our faculty membership. Responsibilities will include oversight of the operative dental curriculum, mentoring division faculty, as well as some clinical and didactic teaching. The College is looking for an individual with strong clinical skills and research background to provide leadership for its restorative dentistry program. Private practice experience is also desirable. Applicants must have a DDS/DMD from a program accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation or equivalent, and preferably additional training in operative dentistry. The applicant should qualify for an unrestricted or faculty-limited Kentucky dental license. Teaching experience and board certification in operative dentistry are desirable.

Salary and rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled.

To apply, please attach a letter of interest and curriculum vitae. Also provide the names and contact information for three references when prompted in the application. This information may be utilized to solicit recommendation letters from your references within the employment system.

Inquiries regarding the position may be submitted via email to Dr. Robert Kovarik, Senior Associate Dean at Please note that, to be considered an applicant for this position, you must submit an application via UK's online employment system.

Job Title
Assistant, Associate, or Professor of Restorative Dentistry

Requisition Number

Working Title
Division Chief of Restorative Dentistry

Department Name

Work Location
Lexington, KY

Type of Position

Position Time Status

Required Education

DMD / DDS from a program accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation or equivalent

Required Related Experience

1 Year

Required License/ Registration/Certification

Unrestricted or faculty-limited Kentucky dental license

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities?

Preferred Education/Experience

Teaching experience and board certification in operative dentistry are preferred.

Open Untill Filled

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?
    • Journal of Dental Education
    • Bulletin of Dental Education
    • JADA (Journal of the Americal Dental Association)
    • (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
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents


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