About the Job

The University of Minnesota School of Dentistry seeks candidates for a full-time tenure track or tenure-eligible Assistant or Associate Professor faculty position in the Division of Operative Dentistry.

Candidates must have expertise in Operative Dentistry with a dedication and commitment to providing excellent education to predoctoral dental and dental therapy students that will contribute to them providing quality care and service to patients. Candidates must be able to work well with a diverse population of faculty, staff and students to provide a positive working environment. The School of Dentistry promotes diversity and inclusivity among School of Dentistry students, faculty, staff, and public; therefore, we seek candidates whose research, teaching, and service have prepared them to fulfill our commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Job Duties

• Teaching in didactic and/or clinic simulation courses, and, at some point, directing a course
• Supervising/teaching in predoc clinics
• Pursuing scholarly activities, including research with a dedicated focus or subject area
• Developing an area of expertise
• Participating in teaching enrichment, in-service, and standardization programs
• Counseling and mentoring predoc students
• Providing feedback and actively supporting teaching innovation within the Division
• Participating on committees at the level of the Department, School, and/or University
• Involvement in other service-oriented activities, including clinical practice
• Actively involved in dental associations and organizations at the national and/or international level
• Contributing to the School of Dentistry strategic plan, e.g., assisting in the acquisition of digital dentistry within the curriculum


Required Qualifications:

DDS, DMD or recognized international equivalent
Completion of an advanced education accredited training program in Operative Dentistry (from a U.S. or Canadian CODA approved program) or MS or PhD in Operative Dentistry or an allied field (e.g., cariology, biomaterials, education, etc.)
Minnesota dental license or eligible for Minnesota dental license, preferably by start date
Documented successful experience in teaching, research and service to meet the tenured/tenure-eligible requirement
Experience with digital dentistry-both in practice (e.g., scanning, designing, printing, and milling in the fabrication of dental restorations) and in teaching

Preferred Qualifications:

• Two-years of experience providing patient care and supervision in an academic setting
•Advanced understanding of incorporating digital technologies in education, curriculum design, and course development
• Demonstrated excellence in a leadership role
• Demonstrated history of quality clinical and didactic teaching at the pre-doctoral level
• History of funded research and publication in Operative Dentistry or related fields
• Dedication to fostering a diverse and inclusive environment
• Successful experience working with a diverse patient base
• Participation in institutional committees and governance
• Service as mentor to faculty and students

About the Department

The University of Minnesota School of Dentistry is the state’s only dental school and the only dental school in the northern tier of states between Wisconsin and the Pacific Northwest. We are a regional resource to five states for dental education, consulting services, patient treatment, and ongoing continuing dental education.

The School of Dentistry educates general dentists, dental specialists, dental therapists, dental hygienists, dental educators and research-scientists. For more than two decades, we’ve offered specialty training in six ADA-recognized disciplines: Endodontics, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Orthodontics, Pediatric Dentistry, Periodontics and Prosthodontics.

We also offer an advanced education program in TMD and orofacial pain, oral biology, dental hygiene, and oral health for older adults.

Dentists who are graduates of dental schools outside of the United States and Canada wishing to practice in the United States train here, as well.  A novel, interdisciplinary Dentist-Scientist Training Program rounds out our educational offerings.

Our work affects nearly every person in Minnesota. We educate 73% of the state’s practicing dentists, 68% of Minnesota’s licensed dental therapists, and 49% of its dental hygiene educators. Our researchers develop and test dental materials used by every dentist in the state and around the world.

Our students and faculty treat patients: 105,260 patient-visits each year in our Twin Cities’ campus clinics and 48,700 in outreach sites located in underserved communities throughout the state. We provide continuing dental education for 7,100 practicing dental professionals each year.

The School of Dentistry is dedicated to creating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace. Diverse teams, perspectives, and backgrounds create a strong and creative team that best serves the University’s many communities, on campus and beyond. The University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Black, Indigenous, people of color, LGBTQIA+, women, veterans, and members of historically underrepresented communities are highly encouraged to apply.

For more information, please visit our website, https://dentistry.umn.edu.


Working at the University

At the University of Minnesota, you’ll find a flexible work environment and supportive colleagues who are interested in lifelong learning.  We prioritize work-life balance, allowing you to invest in the future of your career and in your life outside of work.

The University also offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes:

• Competitive wages, paid holidays, and generous time off
• Continuous learning opportunities through professional training and degree-seeking programs supported by the Regents Scholarship
• Low-cost medical, dental, and pharmacy plans
• Healthcare and dependent care flexible spending accounts
• University HSA contributions
• Disability and employer-paid life insurance
• Employee wellbeing program
• Excellent retirement plans with employer contribution
• Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) opportunity
• Financial counseling services
• Employee Assistance Program with eight sessions of counseling at no cost

Please visit the Office of Human Resources website for more information regarding benefits.

How To Apply

Applications must be submitted online.  To be considered for this position, please click the Apply button and follow the instructions.  You will have the opportunity to complete an online application for the position and attach the required documentation as indicated below.

To apply for this position, candidates must submit:

• a current curriculum vita (CV),
• a letter of interest,
• a one-page (500 word) diversity, equity and inclusion statement that explains your contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion in your previous professional roles, and discusses the impact your contributions made to your organization(s) and the community.

Additional documents may be attached after application by accessing your “My Job Applications” page and uploading documents in the “My Cover Letters and Attachments” section.

This position will remain open until filled.

To request an accommodation during the application process, please e-mail employ@umn.edu or call (612) 624-UOHR (8647).


The University recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the academic mission.  The University is committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds.

The University of Minnesota provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.  To learn more about diversity at the U:  http://diversity.umn.edu

The School of Dentistry seeks to develop and maintain a culture and working environment that provides a climate that everyone has the ability to thrive. In order to achieve this goal, it is important that everyone is committed to do their part in creating this environment within the school and the university. We value a diversity of views and experiences that enrich campus life and the academic experience. Equity and diversity are fundamental to everything we do at the University of Minnesota.   A focus on inclusion ensures our diversity of perspectives is valued in our decision-making.

Employment Requirements

Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Our presumption is that prospective employees are eligible to work here. Criminal convictions do not automatically disqualify finalists from employment.

About the U of M

The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC)

The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC), is among the largest public research universities in the country, offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional students a multitude of opportunities for study and research. Located at the heart of one of the nation’s most vibrant, diverse metropolitan communities, students on the campuses in Minneapolis and St. Paul benefit from extensive partnerships with world-renowned health centers, international corporations, government agencies, and arts, nonprofit, and public service organizations.