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Assistant, Associate or Professor in Public Health Dentistry

companyUniversity of Kentucky
locationFayette County, Lexington, KY, USA
PublishedPublished: 6/13/2024
Education / Training
Full Time

Job Title
Assistant, Associate or Professor in Public Health Dentistry

Requisition Number

Working Title

Department Name

Work Location
Lexington, KY

Type of Position

Position Time Status

Tenure Track Status
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

This public health professional will participate in the academic, research and service programs
of the Division of Public Health Dentistry, Department of Oral Health Science and help develop
community partnerships and programs to strengthen applied disparities and delivery systems
research and funding. Important collaborative leadership relationships are with the new UK
Center for Oral Health Research, the UK College of Public Health, and the Kentucky Cabinet for
Health and Family Services. This individual will work with other faculty and staff In the Division
to increase funding to strengthen educational, service and research programs for the Division
ad to improve overall scholarly productivity for the Division, consistent with the University’s
goals to achieve top twenty status.

The responsibilities of this position will be distributed among instructional, service and research
activities in support of the College of Dentistry’s education, service and research missions.
Specific responsibilities include:
1. Provide leadership for the mobile dental program.
2. Provide leadership to maintain and strengthen collaborative community-based programs.
3. Provide public health and or dental care services in community-based settings as part of dental outreach and research program.
4. Teach and direct appropriate division, college and university courses.
5. Collaborate with the different divisions at the College of Dentistry to foster the dental education program.
6. Help in the development of grant and contract applications for health disparities and health services research.
7. Publish scholarship and research results.
8. Present scholarship and research results at state, national and international meetings.

Teaching 20%
Research, Scholarship and other creative activities 30%
Administration and Professional Development 20%
Service / Public Health Practice 30%
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

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities?

Preferred Education/Experience

Advanced education in pediatric dentistry is preferable.
A master’s degree in public health is highly desirable.
Experience with an academic institution is preferable.

Deadline to Apply

Open Until Filled

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.