Assistant Professor/Associate Professor of Oral Biology (DOQ)

210590 Requisition #

Creighton University School of Dentistry is seeking a full-time, tenure-track Assistant/ Associate Professor to teach anatomical sciences. This 12-month Teaching Research tenure-track position is a primary appointment within the Department of Oral Biology. Academic appointments and salary at an assistant or associate professor level 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 cadaver-based Human Gross Anatomy and Head and Neck Anatomy courses 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 neuroanatomy, histology, or physiology is desirable but not required.

Teaching responsibilities include participating in lectures, cadaveric dissection laboratory, student assessments, and exam administration to D1 students for Human Gross Anatomy and Head & Neck Anatomy.

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/or 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.

The successful candidate will possess excellent verbal and written communication, strong interpersonal, organizational, and planning skills, and exhibit the ability to work collaboratively in a collegial, interdisciplinary environment.  

Creighton University is a Catholic and Jesuit comprehensive university committed to excellence in undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs. The School of Dentistry, founded in 1905, is an integral component of Creighton University and provides an exceptional education in an unrivaled clinical learning environment. Creighton University is a dynamic and growing institution located in Omaha, Nebraska. Omaha boasts a lively, thriving metropolitan community conveniently located in the nation's heartland.

Please include in your application a Letter of Interest, Curriculum Vitae, and three references on letterhead. All references should address Letters of Recommendation to:  
Dr. Barbara O’Kane, MS, PhD
Professor of Oral Biology
Chair of Anatomical Science Search Committee
Creighton University School of Dentistry.

Applicants must have a PhD, DDS, or equivalent doctoral degree from an accredited institution with an ability to team-teach cadaver-based Human Gross Anatomy and Head and Neck Anatomy courses to first-year dental students.


Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

Ability to foster student learning, development, and decision making in support of their goals, success, wellness, and needs;

Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to develop rapport quickly and effectively with a diversity of populations;

Empathy and compassion for the experiences of others;

Ability to provide evidence of excellent university-level teaching and/or significant publications


Physical Requirements:

Seeing: 75 – 100%

Hearing: 75-100%

Standing/Climbing/Mobility: 25-49%

Lifting/Pulling/Pushing: 0-24% (pound: 10 lbs.)

Fingering/Grasping/Feeling: 75 – 100%

Travel: No

Exposure to Blood Borne pathogens:  Yes


AAP/EEO Statement:

Creighton University is committed to providing a safe and non-discriminatory educational and employment environment. The University admits qualified students, hires qualified employees and accepts patients for treatment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, age, disability, citizenship, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, or other status protected by law. Its education and employment policies, scholarship and loan programs, and other programs and activities, are administered without unlawful discrimination.


Disclosure Statement: 
This description describes the general nature of work to be performed and does not include an exhaustive list of all duties, skills, or abilities required.  Regular, reliable attendance is an essential function and all employees are required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties as requested by their supervisor. Employees may also be required to work in excess of normal working hours as workloads and seasonal activities necessitate. A complete description is available in the Human Resource office located at 3006 Webster Street Omaha, NE.  Creighton University reserves the right to modify duties, responsibilities and activities at any time with or without notice.


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