The School of Dentistry at the University of Missouri - Kansas City (UMKC) is seeking applications for a full-time tenure-track faculty position in the Department of Dental Public Health and Behavioral Science.
The practice of dentistry is transforming into a person-centered model of care that will look very different from how dentistry is currently practiced. We are interested in innovative candidates with experience integrating biomedical research discovery with oral health care delivery to complement our existing dental public health research expertise and grow our data science team. The primary attributes we seek in candidates are (1) demonstrated excellence in research, as the faculty member would be expected to initiate or continue independent, extramurally funded research, (2) experience with research that uses large-scale data and/or computational analysis/modeling, and (3) experience successfully collaborating on interdisciplinary research teams.
Qualified candidates must have a Ph.D. in Bioinformatics, Epidemiology, or related field and history of grant funded research. Individuals with a DDS/DMD and MS in Bioinformatics, Epidemiology, or related field and history of grant funded research will also be considered. Successful candidates must have a proven track record in behavioral, epidemiological, and/or health services research.
Full Time/Part Time
This is a full-time, tenure-track, 12-month faculty position.
Salary is competitive and commensurate with education and experience.
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 three references) into one PDF or Microsoft Word document and upload as a resume attachment.
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Our passionate commitment to oral health care is easy to see. It's on display daily inside sophisticated classrooms, state-of-the-art laboratories and bustling practice clinics. The UMKC School of Dentistry is serving the community by delivering a world-class education to the next generation of dental leaders.
We offer a comprehensive range of oral health care degrees including a Doctor of Dental Surgery, continuing education, several options for dental hygiene and specialty advanced degrees that situate our graduates as industry leaders. Our nationally recognized faculty includes scholars, scientists and specialists. Their dedication allows the institution to stand out for its high-quality instruction and personal attention to student needs.
Our program is the only public dental school in Missouri. Our alumni account for roughly half of all practicing dentists in Missouri. But our reach goes further. We also provide a critical education outlet for Kansas and several other states without a dental school. UMKC is the only institution in Missouri offering advance educational programs and clinical training in General Dentistry, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Periodontics, Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics and Endodontics. Click here
The school is small enough to offer students personal attention. Yet it also enjoys the benefits of being part of the University of Missouri system and its four publicly funded state universities. The other schools are located in Rolla, St. Louis, and Columbia.
The School of Dentistry is situated on UMKC's Hospital Hill campus, a few miles north of the main UMKC campus. Hospital Hill is home to a nexus of health care and educational institutions. The prestigious neighbors include Children's Mercy Hospital, Truman Medical Center, several private and public medical facilities and the UMKC Schools of Medicine, Nursing and Health Studies and Pharmacy. Students benefit from shared partnerships with the world-class medical and educational facilities. It provides a vast opportunity to learn and interact with scholars, researchers, and professionals across the health care spectrum.
Our work doesn't stop after graduation. We are committed to lifelong learning. The school hosts the Midwest Dental Conference annually. It brings together more than 3,000 dentists, dental hygienists and oral health care leaders from across the country. It offers a chance to connect with industry professionals, hear the latest scientific advances and utilize the school's continuing education classes so clinicians can learn about emerging practice changes and trends.
UMKC has eight programs fully accredited by the American Dental Association's Commission on Dental Accreditation: Doctor of Dental Surgery, Dental Hygiene, Advanced Education in General Dentistry, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Periodontics, Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics and Endodontics.
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Founded in 1929 as the University of Kansas City, UMKC has expanded to three campuses, which house 11 different schools and colleges. We are a great university in one of America’s “smartest cities.” Today, UMKC is Kansas City’s 24th-largest employer, with over 3,500 staff and faculty supporting our more than 14,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional students. As a UMKC employee, you’ll belong to an engaged, diverse community. You’ll also enjoy many competitive benefits, including health, dental, life and other insurance plans; a comprehensive retirement program; and significant tuition assistance and reimbursement programs for employees and their qualifying dependents. For more information, visit the Benefits page. With career options in numerous fields, both academic and administrative, UMKC could be just the opportunity you’ve been looking for.