1+ months

Assistant, Associate or Professor in Public Health Dentistry

Lexington, KY 40507
Posting Details

Job Title Assistant, Associate or Professor in Public Health Dentistry
Requisition Number FE03449
Working Title
Department Name 7A880:Division of Public Health Dent
Work Location Benton, KY
Type of Position Faculty
Position Time Status Full-Time
Tenure Track Status Non-Tenure Track
Required Education
D.M.D./D.D.S. degree
Required Related Experience
Experience in dental practice
Required License/Registration/Certification
Eligible for academic dental license (through the Kentucky Board of Dentistry)
Job Summary
The University of Kentucky College of Dentistry is seeking applications for Assistant, Associate or Professor in the Division of Public Health Dentistry – Marshall County Health Department Clinic. This is a full time, 12-month assignment period, Clinical Title Series, non-tenure track eligible position at the rank of Assistant, Associate or Professor. Exceptional benefits are provided for this position which can be reviewed at the following link: Insurance and retirement benefits | UK Human Resources (uky.edu). The anticipated start date for this assignment is July 1, 2023.

This position provides strategic direction and resources for the Division of Public Health
Dentistry of the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry. The individual in this position will work closely with and report to the Director of the Paducah Outreach Program for clinical and administrative functions. Academic advancement efforts will be directed through the Division Chief of Public Health Dentistry. Primary duties for this general dentist position include patient care and other duties specific to individual community projects, grants and contracts. In this capacity, this dentist must have strong clinical skills particularly in the areas of restorative dentistry and exodontia. It is possible in the future; this individual will also be expected to participate in reside education and to develop an area of scholarship that is commensurate with their other responsibilities. This individual may also be expected to participate in resident/student education.
• Provide patient care at the Marshall County Health Department Clinic, and to a lesser degree on the western Kentucky Mobile Care Van and potentially in outreach settings as deemed in accordance with faculty rules and bylaws and in compliance with university behavioral standards for patient care.
• Develop and maintain community relations
• Supervise staff
• Teach health professions students and residents
• Participate in extramural funding activities to help develop community and mobile dental programs
• Engage in institutional, public, and professional service activities such as continuing education,
committee membership and advising
• Develop an area of scholarship consistent with other job responsibilities and the clinical title series
• Participate in other educational research and service activities as assigned by the Paducah Outreach Program director and the Division Chief of Dental Public Health.

Patient Care and Associate instruction 80 -90%
Community outreach programs administration 5 – 10%
Professional development 3-7%
Scholarly activity 2-5%
Total 100%

Salary and rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled.

Interested applicants should submit an application as well as include:
• Letter of interest
• Curriculum vitae
• Names and contact information for three references when prompted in the application

The University of Kentucky considers the health, safety and well-being of our entire community to be a top priority. In alignment with this priority, all new hires must provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination or obtain an approved medical or religious exemption as a condition of employment. For areas that fall under the federal CMS mandate, start of employment cannot occur until two weeks after receiving the full COVID-19 vaccination series or upon obtaining an approved exemption. Only vaccines approved by the World Health Organization can be accepted.
Skills / Knowledge / Abilities
Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? Yes
Preferred Education/Experience
Residency in general dentistry or pediatric dentistry
Experience in Dental practice
Experience in outreach
Experience in dental education
Deadline to Apply
Open Until Filled Yes
University Community of Inclusion

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.


Posted: 2023-03-07 Expires: 2023-06-10

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