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Assistant, Associate or Professor in Division of Prosthodontics

companyUniversity of Kentucky
locationFayette County, Lexington, KY, USA
PublishedPublished: 12/8/2023
Education / Training
Full Time

Job Title
Assistant, Associate or Professor in Division of Prosthodontics

Requisition Number
FE03763

Working Title

Department Name
7A850:DENTISTRY ORAL HEALTH PRACTICE

Work Location
Lexington, KY

Type of Position
Faculty

Position Time Status
Full-Time

Tenure Track Status
Non-Tenure Track

Required Education

DMD / DDS from a program accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation or equivalent degree

Required Related Experience

1 Year

Required License/Registration/Certification

Eligible to receive an unrestricted or faculty-limited Kentucky dental license

Job Summary

The University of Kentucky College of Dentistry, Department of Oral Health Practice in the Division of Prosthodontics is seeking applications for a full-time non-tenure track faculty position at the academic rank of Assistant, Associate or Professor level. 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, 2024.

This is a faculty position with major emphasis on instructional activities. Service and limited creative responsibilities are also included. A minimum of 80-90% effort is devoted to teaching the principles and techniques of prosthodontic dentistry to dental students in preclinical and clinical courses. Responsibilities may include directing one or more required courses and/or elective courses with attendant course preparation, development, and student tutorial responsibilities. The remaining time will be spent in professional development, service, and scholarly activities.

Responsibilities:

• Teach in two or three pre-clinical technique courses. Provide out-of-class help with student laboratory projects.
• Assume directorship/co-directorship of one technique course.
• Provide supervision and instruction in prosthodontic clinical courses.
• Assume directorship/co-directorship of one clinical course.
• Participate in the development, implementation, and evaluation of educational programs in the department.
• Advise at least three DMD students.
• Participate in educational and scholarly activities pertinent to the teaching or practice of prosthodontic dentistry.
• Serve on departmental, college, and university committees.

Qualifications:

• D.M.D. or D.D.S. degree from a CODA accredited institution or proof of graduation from a non- CODA accredited dental school and evidence that the degree makes the candidate eligible to practice dentistry in the jurisdiction from which the applicant graduated.
• Evidence that the candidate is eligible to receive an unrestricted Kentucky dental license or a Kentucky Faculty license.
• Evidence of a high level of clinical competence in dentistry or prosthodontics.
• Experience in digital dentistry is desired in removable prosthodontics.
• Post-doctoral training in operative dentistry or prosthodontics desired, but not required.
• Experience in dental education desired, but not required.

DOE:

• Instruction 85%
• Scholarship 5%
• Professional development 5%
• Service 5%

Salary and rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Inquiries regarding the position may be submitted via email to Dr. Ahmad Kutkut, Professor, and Division Chief of Prosthodontics at ahmad.kutkut@uky.edu. Please note that, to be considered an applicant for this position, you must submit an application via UK’s online employment system. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Interested applicants should submit a UK application, in addition to:
- 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?
No

Preferred Education/Experience

High level of clinical competence in dentistry (prosthodontics). Post-doctoral training in operative dentistry desired, but not required.

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.