Creighton University School of Dentistry is seeking a Chair of the Department of Diagnostic Sciences to provide academic leadership, enhance an outstanding pre-doctoral educational program and build the research and scholarly activity within the Department and School. The chair will work with a team of dedicated faculty and leaders who are building on a rich legacy of excellent in dental education and expand as a national resource for the dental profession.

Primary responsibilities include providing direction and management of the didactic, pre-clinical and clinical instruction in coordination with the other departments and the School’s pre-doctoral curriculum specific to diagnostic sciences, treatment plan and assist in the execution of the team based clinical practice model currently under development. The position also involves engaging the faculty of the department in research and service activities in alignment with the mission and purpose of the department, School and University. The chair will need to work well in a collegial environment with other department chairs and leadership of the School to assure that the department is integrated within the School and the University and fosters the continued growth of the team practice model. The position includes advancement opportunity through rank and tenure processes of the University.

Creighton is dedicated to the pursuit of truth in all its forms and is guided by the living tradition of the Catholic Church. Associate Professor will teach courses and seminars for undergraduate and graduate students that aligns and supports Creighton Catholic Jesuit tradition and mission. The Associate Professor will also carry out research in their area of study to enhance teaching, to contribute to the betterment of society, and to discover new knowledge. The incumbent serves on University Committees and may choose to participate in other campus-related activities/groups.

Potential candidates for an Associate Professor are encouraged to review the Faculty Handbook at:

Candidates are required to have a DDS/DMD. Candidates must have an active license for and be willing to complete all requirements or licensure in the State of Nebraska. A Doctorate or Master’s degree from an accredited college or university, 2-4 years teaching experience, and/or significant publications

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;

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: Yes

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