Assistant Professor of Oral Biology

Creighton University
Omaha, NE
Closing date
Sep 26, 2023

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Science, Life Sciences
Organization Type
Assistant Professor of Oral Biology

Creighton University School of Dentistry is seeking a full-time, tenure-track Assistant/Associate professor to assist teaching in the Anatomical Sciences. This 12-month Teaching Research tenure-track position is a primary appointment within the Department of Oral Biology. Academic appointment and salary are commensurate with the candidate's background and experience.

Applicants must have:

a PhD, DDS, or equivalent doctoral degree from an accredited institution with an ability to team-teach the anatomical science curriculum to first-year dental students.

Candidates should possess a strong record of excellence in teaching and research.

Preference will be given to candidates with prior experience teaching university or graduate-level anatomy education.

A background in anatomical science education such as physiology, histology, neuroanatomy, gross anatomy, or head and neck anatomy is desirable.

Teaching content negotiable depending on candidate's strengths/interests and departmental needs.

Teaching responsibilities include participating in lectures, labs, student assessments, and exam administration to D1 students in their respective area. Additional expectations include active participation in collaborative research within their area of expertise and/or show evidence of productivity in the scholarship of teaching and learning of anatomy education by dissemination of peer-reviewed publications and presentations. The position provides an opportunity to collaborate on curriculum development, develop educational resources, present continuing education programs, and mentor undergraduate, graduate, and dental students in scholarly activity. Participation in departmental meetings, academic service committees, and professional societies to maintain levels of expertise is an expectation of all full-time faculty members.

If interested, please apply via the Creighton University Human Resources website: Please include in your application a cover letter, Curriculum Vitae, and three references on letterhead. All references should address Letters of Recommendation to:
Dr. Laura Barritt, PhD
Professor and Chair of Oral Biology
Chair of Anatomical Science Search Committee
Creighton University School of Dentistry.

Required Qualifications: Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
PhD., DDS, or equivalent doctoral degree
Demonstrated experience as an independent educator in the anatomical sciences, and cadaver-based dissection
Evidence of scholarly activity
Excellent verbal and written communication
Effective organizational, planning, and presentation skills
Ability to analyze, create action plans, and manage projects independently
Strong interpersonal skills with an ability to work collaboratively as a team
Ability to foster student learning, development and decision making
Ability to demonstrate empathy and compassion for the experiences of others
Preferred Qualification:
Background in anatomical science education such as histology, physiology, gross anatomy.

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