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Job ID: 185920

Associate or Professor & Department Chair of Oral Health Practice
University of Kentucky

Date Posted May 18, 2022
Title Associate or Professor & Department Chair of Oral Health Practice
University University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY, United States
Department 7A701: Dept of Oral Health Practice
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Associate Professor
    Department Head/Head/Chair
  • Prosthodontics/Restorative Dentistry
    Oral Radiology
    Oral Medicine/Pathology/Oncology
    Oral Biology
    Dentistry - General

The University of Kentucky College of Dentistry is seeking applications for Department Chair of the Department of Oral Health Practice (Division of Endodontics, Division of Periodontics, Division of Restorative Dentistry, Division of Prosthodontics, Division of Comprehensive Care, Division of Oral Diagnosis, Oral Medicine & Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology). This is a full time, tenure track eligible position at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor.

This position provides overall leadership, strategic direction and resources for the Department of Oral Health Practice including the digital technology mission of the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry. The position directly provides and drives direction for digital implant planning/placement and teaching skills expected of students in the DMD clinic, providing direct patient care.

Qualifications for this position include a DMD/DDS degree or equivalent, eligibility for academic dental licensure through the Kentucky Board of Dentistry, experience in dental education, a minimum of 10 years of clinical practice in a comprehensive general dentistry setting, proficiency in the complete dental CAD/CAM workflow. A proven record of training others in the application of digital dental technology is expected. Experience implementing digital and cutting edge dental technology in a large group practice setting is preferred.

Salary and rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled.

Interested applicants should submit an application as well as include:

  • Letter of interest
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Names and contact information for three references when prompted in the application

Questions regarding the position may be directed to search committee chair, Dr. Zindell Richardson (
The University of Kentucky considers the health, safety and well-being of our entire community to be a top priority. In alignment with this priority, all new hires must provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination or obtain an approved medical or religious exemption as a condition of employment. For areas that fall under the federal CMS mandate, start of employment cannot occur until two weeks after receiving the full COVID-19 vaccination series or upon obtaining an approved exemption. Only vaccines approved by the World Health Organization can be accepted.

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