Assistant/Associate Professor of Diagnostic Sciences - Radiology

180890 Requisition #

Creighton University School of Dentistry is seeking a motivated individual to develop, implement and support the didactic and clinical radiology pre-doctoral curriculum.  Creighton is a Catholic and Jesuit comprehensive university committed to excellence in undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs. The newly completed School of Dentistry provides an exceptional education in an unrivaled clinical learning environment and is an integral component of Creighton University, a dynamic and growing institution located in Omaha, Nebraska. Omaha boasts a lively, thriving metropolitan community conveniently located in the nation's heartland.

The 12-month, tenure track Assistant/Associate Professor Teaching responsibilities include classroom and clinical instruction of dental students as well as presentation of continuing education programs. Experience as a course director, with innovative teaching methods, and use of contemporary imaging technology in practice are highly desired. The candidate will be expected to develop research projects and, based upon credentials, to participate in the interpretation of internal and external imaging studies for the School of Dentistry. 

Understanding of the mission and purpose of the School of Dentistry and the identity of Creighton University as a premier Catholic, Jesuit university is essential along with a commitment to service. 

Primary appointment will be in the Department of Diagnostic Sciences.  Candidates must have a DDS/DMD degree from an ADA accredited institution and be licensed or eligible for licensure in the State of Nebraska.  Requirements also include completion of a formal advanced education program in Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology or Oral Medicine recognized by the ADA Commission on Dental Accreditation.  Board certification in Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology will be considered favorably. This is a tenure-track position and will require academic appointment in the Teaching Research tenure track.   Candidates must also possess strong organizational and communication skills with a demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in a collegial, interdisciplinary environment.  

This position is currently available with a projected start date of February 1, 2019.   

If interested, please apply via the Creighton University Human Resources website:

Please include in your application a Letter of Interest, Curriculum Vitae, and three references.  Please ask your references to address their Letter of Recommendation to John H. Purk, DDS, MS, PhD, Professor, and Chair, Department of Diagnostic Sciences, Creighton University School of Dentistry.   



Candidates must have a DDS/DMD degree from an ADA accredited institution and be licensed or eligible for licensure in the State of Nebraska. 

2-4 years prior teaching experience;


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 and Yes

Exposure to Blood Borne pathogens: No and 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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