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University of Utah Dependent on qualifications in Salt Lake City, Utah

Position/Rank Dependent on qualifications

Department 01478 - SOD - EDUCATION

City Salt Lake City, UT

Track Non Tenure Track

New Position to Begin As soon as possible


The University of Utah School of Dentistry ( UUSOD ) is accepting applications for four (4) career-line (non-tenure track) clinical faculty at the assistant, associate or full professor rank. Rank will be determined by the candidate’s experience and qualifications.

We seek accomplished clinicians with the skills, capacities and interests to educate and train an exceptionally talented group of students in a university environment that thrives on innovation and is committed to leading the nation in the transformation of health care.

Qualified candidates should have a DDS or equivalent degree. Individuals with dental specialty training and board certification as well as PhD degrees are encouraged to apply. Candidates must be eligible for a dental license in the state of Utah.

Responsibilities will include educating and mentoring students in the DDS program that provides an integrated curriculum in the foundational sciences. The school has fostered strong interprofessional education and patient care with its partners in medicine, pharmacy, health and nursing. Evidence-based care is integral to all of its programs. Our inter-disciplinary educational forums utilize case analyses in team-based settings. Clinical training occurs within the School of Dentistry, hospital and community health clinic settings.

We are looking for applicants who are committed to educating and mentoring dental students to be technically proficient in all aspects of primary oral health care and who can serve as role models for compassionate and ethical care of patients. We also seek individuals whose drive and intellectual curiosity help advance research that leads to new therapeutics for dentistry. We seek applicants with insights and vision for partnering with other primary health care professionals to improve oral and overall health for patients.

Opportunities abound at the University of Utah to assist faculty in developing skills as evidence-based educators, learners and leaders for academic dentistry. The institution just renewed its Center for Clinical Translational Science that serves as a rich resource for patient-oriented research methodology and mentoring. Leadership opportunities are available for those applicants who wish to spearhead programs directed at transforming academic dentistry and the practice of an integrated primary oral health care delivery for all segments of our society.

Candidates should submit current curriculum vitae along with a cover letter that summarizes teaching, clinical and scholarly experiences. All applications must be submitted at:

Inquires may be directed to:

Dr. James Bekker

Chair of the Faculty Search Committee,

School of Dentistry

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

We have a singular opportunity in this new School to define the future

of our institution and our profession!

The University of Utah Health (U of U Health) is a patient focused center distinguished by collaboration, excellence, leadership, and respect. The U of U Health values candidates who are committed to fostering and furthering the culture of compassion, collaboration, innovation, accountability, diversity, integrity, quality, and trust that is integral to our mission.

EEO/Diversity Information

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, national origin, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, status as a person with a disability, genetic information, or Protected Veteran status. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities. To inquire about the University’s nondiscrimination or affirmative action policies or to request disability accommodation, please contact: Director, Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Circle, Rm 135, (801) 581-8365.

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds, and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.


The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“ URS ”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen and immunizations.

Special Instructions for Candidates

Open Date 10/21/2020

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Requisition Number PRN02516F

Type Faculty

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