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Location: UMKC Hospt Hill Campus
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Job ID: 42124
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The University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) School of Dentistry / Periodontics Department.

Job Description The University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) School of Dentistry is seeking to fill the position of Clinical Assistant/Associate Professor or Assistant/Associate Professor in the Periodontics Department. The position is a ranked non-tenure track or tenure track/tenure eligible position.

This department is responsible for pre-doctoral and dental specialty students, patient care and service in periodontics. Specific responsibilities of this position include pre-doctoral classroom and clinical instruction primarily and some post-doctoral classroom and clinical instruction in periodontics. There is an opportunity for additional income in clinical practice for qualified candidates.

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 underrepresented minority 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.

Minimum Qualifications The position requires a DDS/DMD degree. For individuals with foreign degrees: a foreign 4-year or higher dental degree, satisfactory completion of a minimum 30-month CoDA accredited postgraduate training program in Periodontics. All candidates are required to be eligible and obtain the appropriate Missouri Dental License prior to starting their employment. For more information about licensing, see

Full Time/Part Time

This 12-month ranked academic position is full-time (100% FTE), fully benefit-eligible, non-tenure track or tenure track/tenure eligible position to start with the Fall 2022 semester.

The ranked Clinical Assistant/Associate Professor provides opportunity for ranked NTT future promotion.

As tenure track/tenure eligible there will be promotion and tenure expectations based upon teaching, research and service.

The University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) is a part of the University of Missouri and offers an excellent total rewards benefits package:

Salary Academic rank and salary will be commensurate with credentials, education, and experience.

Application Deadline

Review of qualified candidates will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Application Instructions Applicants must apply through this UMKC recruitment portal to be considered.

Applicants should submit a letter of interest, a CV, names and contact information for three references in one document online to

Applicants must combine all application materials into one PDF or Microsoft Word document and upload as a resume attachments. Limit document name to 50 characters. Maximum size limit is 11MB. Do not include special characters (e.g., /, &, %, etc.).

If you are experiencing technical problems, please call (855) 524-0002.

Please direct inquiries and correspondence to: Dr. Liz Kaz ([email protected]), Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, UMKC School of Dentistry.

Comments The UMKC Dental School is a partner of the UMKC Health Sciences District. The District strives to be a premier academic health district, engaging in cutting-edge biomedical research and entrepreneurship, delivering state-of-the-science health care, and educating the next generation of health care professionals. UMKC provides unique opportunities for research and health care collaboration across its Schools of: Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing & Health Studies, and Pharmacy as well as University Health physicians, regional health care institutions, and the University of Missouri System’s NextGen Data Science and Analytics Innovation Center.

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 Diversity, equity and inclusion are central to the UMKC mission as an urban-serving institution. Kansas City is a particularly diverse city, including African, African American, Asian, German, Irish, Italian, Latino, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Native American and Slavic communities. Such ethnic diversity, in addition to our thriving neighborhoods of the Westside, Northeast Kansas City and the Eastside, fosters creativity, connection and innovation, which is showcased across the region. Major attractions such as the Annual Ethnic Enrichment Festival, the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, the Filipino Cultural Center, the American Jazz Museum, Guadalupe Centers and Mattie Rhodes and Kansas City Irish Fest are a small sample of the many ways our diverse city enriches us.

For the reasons enumerated above, UMKC’s strategic plan prioritizes our commitment to multiculturalism, globalism, diversity and inclusion. The university’s values call upon its faculty, staff, students and community to position themselves as global citizens who seek out, embrace and celebrate the many benefits of diversity. UMKC received the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award in 2019 in recognition of our continued commitment to equity and inclusion. Such commitment is demonstrated across teaching, service and research. We welcome applicants to share in our commitment to these core values and know that you will quickly understand the beauty of calling Kansas City your home.

Please visit these pages to learn more about UMKC’s engagement in diversity, equity and inclusion.

Roos Advocate for Community Change

The Division of Diversity and Inclusion

Annual Report

Multicultural Student Affairs

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