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Faculty - Specialty

Kansas City University - College of Dental Medicine

Last Updated: 9/12/23

Job Description

Hiring Specialists for 2023 and 2024!
Kansas City University College of Dental Medicine seeks dentists as full-time clinical faculty for a new dental school in Joplin, Missouri. Needed specialties include Prosthodontics, Periodontics, Oral Surgery, Endodontics, and Orthodontics. Specialists will serve as educators in the simulation laboratory and/or as group leaders for a team based comprehensive care clinical education program in the 92 chair Oral Health Center. The specialists will serve as faculty to oversee the provision of dental care provided by dental students.

The College expects to serve patients across the lifespan in the four-state region, expanding access to dental care in this underserved rural area. Faculty must be motivated and engaged clinicians who are excited to help build an innovative and dynamic academic and clinical dental medicine program, educating the next generation of dentists while providing comprehensive care to a rural and diverse group of patients.

  • Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Candidates must demonstrate a passion for dentistry and a strong desire to teach students in a demanding, fast-paced, academic environment
    • Candidates must demonstrate the ability to contribute to and participate in a humanistic environment of learning and discovery
    • The successful candidate is expected to be able to provide didactic and clinical education of pre-doctoral dental students in the simulation laboratory, in the Group Practice, and in community settings
    • The faculty member is expected to provide comprehensive general dental care when needed in the Oral Health Center
    • Candidates should be highly motivated to be part of the development and growth of a new dental school and willing to serve as academic coaches and role models for students when providing compassionate, ethical, and evidenced based care of patients


    • Qualified candidates must possess a D.D.S./D.M.D. degree and appropriate training/board certification, if applicable
    • The preferred candidate will be currently licensed in Missouri or have an active dental license in a US state or Canada and be eligible for licensure in Missouri
    • Preference given to candidates with prior teaching experience and advanced training

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Company Details

The Kansas City University College of Dental Medicine in Joplin, Missouri, welcomed its first class of 80 students in July 2023 – educating future dentists to serve communities-in-need through a team-based, comprehensive care general practice model. As we continue to grow, we are adding faculty to help educate the next generation of dentists. Our focus is on serving the underserved and sup...