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Clinical Assistant/Associate Professor, Director of External Rotation Sites, Dental Public Heal...

University of Missouri-Kansas City
UMKC Volker Campus

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Job Title: Clinical Assistant/Associate Professor, Director of External Rotation Sites, Dental Public Health & Behavioral Sciences, 38244
Location: UMKC Volker Campus
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 37659
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Department of Dental Public Health & Behavioral Sciences

Job Description The University of Missouri - Kansas City (UMKC) School of Dentistry is seeking applications for a 12-month full-time faculty member in the Department of Dental Public Health & Behavioral Sciences to begin October 2021. The position is a 100% benefit eligible, full time, ranked, non-tenure track position at the rank of Clinical Assistant Professor or Clinical Associate Professor. Individuals with experience as a Dentist or Dental Hygienist are encouraged to apply. Specific responsibilities include coordinating externships for dental students in MO and KS Community Health Centers (CHC’s), attending state and regional meetings where the CHC Dental Directors gather, calibrating courtesy faculty who supervise dental students at CHCs, soliciting student performance evaluations from externship sites, sharing student performance evaluations with students and appropriate School of Dentistry clinical faculty, preparing students for externships, conducting post externship de-brief sessions, maintaining records of student externship activities, grading post externship student written reflections, drafting year-end reports summarizing student feedback and treatment rendered, and sharing year-end reports with the School of Dentistry Administration, faculty and the CHCs. Additional responsibilities include teaching didactic courses, supervising community oral health programs, collaborating with faculty and students on public health related research projects, presenting research outcomes and local, regional, and national meetings, and collecting externship data that can be used for scholarly purposes. Ideal candidates will be highly organized and able to manage multiple projects at the same time, resilient and able to respond to unforeseen changes in scheduling, have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and the ability to build and maintain rapport with the CHCs. Minimum Qualifications
  • Qualified candidates must be a dentist or dental hygienist, licensed or qualified to be licensed in Missouri, and have training and/or experience in dental public health.
  • Candidates should demonstrate a commitment to teaching, research, and service.
Preferred Qualifications
  • A Master of Science in Dental Public Health or Certificate in Dental Public Health is preferred.
Full Time/Part Time

The position is a 100% benefit eligible, 12-month, full-time, ranked, non-tenure track, academic position at the rank of Clinical Assistant Professor or Clinical Associate Professor.

Application Deadline

Initial review of applications will begin August 23, 2021 and the position will remain open until filled.

Application Instructions To be considered, you must complete the application which contains two (2) sections: 1. Name and Contact Information 2. Combine all application materials (a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, a list of at least five references) into one PDF or Microsoft Word document and upload as a resume attachment. Limit document name to 50 characters. Maximum size limit is 11MB. Do not include special characters (e.g., /,&, %, etc.). If you need technical assistance, please call (800) 488-5288. Please direct inquiries and correspondence to: Dr. Liz Kaz ([email protected]), Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, UMKC School of Dentistry. Comments The UMKC School of Dentistry is committed to inclusion. We share a fundamental belief that diversity and cultural competency are desired and beneficial for the betterment of the School of Dentistry and central to our mission as an urban-serving institution. We seek faculty to share this commitment and encourage Black, Indigenous, Persons of Color and culturally diverse candidates to apply. As part of this commitment, the UMKC School of Dentistry sponsors and partners with other organizations to host several unique programs to provide opportunities for minority and economically disadvantaged students who may be interested in the field of dentistry.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy shall not be interpreted in such a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or the recruiting rights of military organizations associated with the Armed Forces or the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America. For more information, call the Vice Chancellor - Human Resources at 816-235-1621.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the duties and functions of this job. If you believe you may have difficulty performing any of the duties or functions of this job, please contact the Office of Affirmative Action at (816) 235-1323.


To read more about Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) please use the following links:

UMKC Statement on Diversity

UMKC values diversity as central to its mission as an urban-serving research university and as a driver of excellence in teaching and learning. UMKC embraces a broad spectrum of diversities, including race, ethnicity, culture, nationality, gender, age, sexual orientation, disability, linguistic ability, learning style, religion, socioeconomic and veteran status, life experiences, educational level and family structure. For more information on our diversity mission, visit the Office of Diversity and Inclusion website:

UMKC is the largest comprehensive, fully accredited university in the Kansas City area. Our students come from all 50 states and over 85 countries, enriching our community with diverse perspectives. With more than 125 academic areas, our students have a lot of opportunities to explore on their way to discovering and creating their perfect career. We are at the heart of a thriving urban area where the city’s life and energy influence everything that happens here. We are Kansas City’s university and we can’t wait for you to join us! Find out more about UMKC in the About UMKC section of our website.

Details about UMKC’s community and the benefits of being an employee can be found on our careers page.

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