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Clinical Assistant Professor-- IL- College of Dental Medicine

Midwestern University
Downers Grove, IL

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The Clinical Assistant Professor Faculty should have earned a DDS/DMD degree, having a minimum of five (5) years’ experience in general dentistry. S/he should be a person committed to educating and empowering students with a wide range of clinical and academic abilities. The Clinical Assistant Professor Faculty must be eligible for and obtain licensure in the state of Illinois and must be able to obtain an unrestricted DEA license. 

Reporting to the Associate Dean for Clinical Sciences, the Clinical Faculty will:

  1. Work directly with students in the patient clinic, supervising all areas of general dentistry.
  2. Interact positively with students, treating all students as future colleagues.
  3. Demonstrate dental procedures on patients to students as needed.
  4. Be competent treating patient in all areas of general dentistry.
  5. Be a positive role model for students in professionalism.
  6. Have strong clinical experience in the use of CAD/CAM dentistry and lasers, being competent in training pre-doctoral students in these technologies.
  7. Be an example of an active life-long learner in dentistry, through learning and mentoring new techniques, emerging technologies, new materials and treatment protocols as needed by the college.
  8. Adopt different teaching techniques and styles to meet the needs of individual students.
  9. Be willing to serve on committees within the college or university.
  10. Interact professionally with all faculty and staff, treating all faculty and staff with respect and collegiality.
  11. Be timely in completing all notes and codes in patient charts.
  12. Evaluate students in a timely manner (daily, quarterly or weekly) as required by the college.
  13. Meet with the Associate Dean for Clinical Sciences, the Clinical Faculty for reviews.
  14. Be competent in the use of the college’s patient digital record keeping system.
  15. Work professionally with specialists, mentoring to students the ideal of a positive working relationship of a general dentist with dental specialists.
  16. Be a positive influence on the MWU CDMI program.
  17. Be willing to mentor students in small groups on projects or special needs, as requested by the college.
  18. Be willing to work as a member of a team of faculty, accepting calibration of college protocols as necessary in the college teaching environment.
  19. Assume other responsibilities as needed, at the request of the clinical dean.

Please apply online at  Applicants may send inquiries to:

Stephen Palatinus, DDS, MPH

Associate Dean of Clinical Education - Dental Institute

Midwestern University Illinois

Midwestern University is a private, not-for-profit organization that provides graduate and post-graduate education in the health sciences. The University has two campuses, one in Downers Grove, Illinois, and the other in Glendale, Arizona. More than 6,000 full-time students are enrolled in graduate programs in osteopathic medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, physician assistant studies, physical therapy, occupational therapy, nurse anesthesia, cardiovascular perfusion, podiatry, optometry, clinical psychology, speech-language pathology, biomedical sciences, and veterinary medicine. Over 500 full-time faculty members and 400 staff members are dedicated to the education and development of our students in an environment that encourages learning, respect for all members of the healthcare team, service, interdisciplinary scholarly activity, and personal growth.

We offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical, dental, and vision insurance plans as well as life insurance, short/long-term disability, and pet insurance. We offer flexible spending accounts including healthcare reimbursement and child/dependent care accounts. We offer a work-life balance with a competitive time off package including paid holidays, sick/flex days, personal days, and vacation days. We offer a 403(b)-retirement plan, tuition reimbursement, childcare subsidy reimbursement program, identity theft protection, and an employee assistance program. Wellness is important to us, and we offer a wellness facility on-site with a fully equipped fitness facility.

Midwestern University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not discriminate against an employee or applicant based upon race; color; religion; creed; national origin or ancestry; ethnicity; sex (including pregnancy); gender (including gender expressions, gender identity; and sexual orientation); marital status; age; disability; citizenship; past, current, or prospective service in the uniformed services; genetic information; or any other protected class, in accord with all federal, state and local laws, including 41 C.F.R. 60-1.4(a), 250.5(a), 300.5(a) and 741.5(a). Midwestern University complies with the Smoke-Free Arizona Act (A.R.S. 36-601.01) and the Smoke Free Illinois Act (410 ILCS 82/).  Midwestern University complies with the Illinois Equal Pay Act of 2003 and Arizona Equal Pay Acts

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