Clinical Assistant/Associate Professor and Clinic Director of Wildlight (72452)

Yulee, FL
Apr 01, 2021
Position Type
Assistant Professor
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Clinical Assistant/Associate Professor and Clinic Director of Wildlight (72452)

Yulee, FL
Open Date:
Mar 31, 2021

The University of Florida, College of Dentistry (UFCD) is recruiting qualified applicants for a Clinical Assistant/Associate Professor and Clinic Director (non-tenure accruing track). This position will oversee all aspects of UF Health Dentistry at Wildlight including providing patient care, working with specialists and scheduling, supervision of clinical and administrative staff, in a new, patient-centered six-operatory dental center. The dental center is part of the ambulatory care center located in Wildlight, a new community under development near Yulee, Nassau County, Florida. In addition to offering general dentistry, orthodontics, pediatric dentistry and other dental specialty services, the 40,000 sq. ft. ambulatory care building includes office and medical space with a patient-centered focus on prevention and early diagnosis, an urgent care clinic,  imaging services, internal medicine, pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology, mental health services, and a medical laboratory.

Major responsibilities include providing comprehensive dental care with opportunity for teaching, oversight of all clinical functions, and administrative duties associated with management of a clinical practice. The Dental Center Director will be responsible for the financial oversight of the practice and scheduling to ensure efficient rotation of specialty dentists. Applicants must be able to deliver care in all aspects of general dentistry including comprehensive treatment planning, preventive dentistry, operative, fixed and removable prosthodontics, and esthetic dentistry.  

UFCD currently ranks among the top-five U.S. dental schools in terms of NIH research funding. The University of Florida (UF), a member of the AAU, is the largest and most comprehensive public university in the state of Florida, with large undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate educational programs. UF currently ranks 8th among the nation’s top-10 public universities. The UF Health Science Center and its six colleges (Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Public Health and Health Professions, Veterinary Medicine) are co-located on the Gainesville campus, with additional teaching, research, and patient care sites throughout Florida, and beyond.

For more information about the University of Florida College of Dentistry, visit:


Minimum requirements include a DDS, DMD, or equivalent dental degree, at least five years of clinical practice experience, commitment to working with and building teams and an active Florida Dental License upon hire. Preferred qualifications include previous experience as an owner/director of a private practice and/or advanced training (AEGD/GPR). As well as being an experienced clinician, the successful applicant should be organized, familiar with digital dentistry technology and proficient with the use of electronic health records, abreast of current evidence-based dentistry and possess excellent communication and patient management skills. Salary and rank are commensurate with credentials and experience. 

Application Instructions:

Applicants should attach a curriculum vitae, a cover letter describing their interest containing a statement of academic objectives, and a contact list of three references with their application for consideration. Initial review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until an applicant pool is identified.

Final candidate will be required to provide official transcript to the hiring department upon hire.  A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible.  Degrees earned from an education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff.

The University of Florida is An Equal Employment Opportunity Institution. If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call 352/392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at 800/955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the US. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law.


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