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Clinical Assistant/Associate Professor - Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Hospital Dentistry

Indiana University School of Dentistry
Indianapolis, Indiana
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Jan 27, 2022

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Indiana University School of Dentistry

Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Hospital Dentistry


Clinical Assistant/Associate Professor


Position Overview The department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OFMS) and Hospital Dentistry in the Indiana University School of Dentistry (IUSD) is seeking to fill a full-time (1.0) 12-month clinical track position at the rank of Clinical Assistant/Associate Professor.


We are recruiting a strong clinician in all aspects of oral and maxillofacial surgery, one ideally with fellowship training in a chosen focus area. The successful candidate will have leadership skills and aspirations. Responsibilities include didactic, clinical and surgical instruction with participation in hospital on-call service. The appointee must be creative and innovative in providing academic and program- enhancing work primarily at the postdoctoral level, including resident mentorship. Our appointee will be expected to contribute to predoctoral teaching assignments within the department. Depending on the candidate’s credentials and experience, a potential administrative opportunity exists as assistant program director in the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency Program.


Required Qualifications

  • Graduation from a CODA accredited dental school with a DDS or DMD degree or equivalent
  • Completion of a CODA accredited OMFS residency program
  • Eligibility for or current Diplomate status in the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Eligibility to obtain an unrestricted dental license in the state of Indiana by the position start date
  • Strong foundation in outpatient oral and maxillofacial surgery, as well as anesthesia, pathology, trauma and reconstruction

Preferred Qualifications

  • Advanced degree (MS, PhD, MD) and/or fellowship training
  • Scholarly activity in clinical research and a record of publication
  • Leadership capacity, collaboration and networking skills

Application Information Review of applicants will begin immediately with an anticipated appointment start date of July 1, 2022. Rank and salary will be based on credentials and experience. Interested candidates should review the application requirements below and submit their application at:


  • Ink-signed letter of intent
  • Statement of present career achievements and future interests
  • Complete curriculum vitae
  • Names of three general professional references with contact information (Reference letters are not requested at this time.)

Questions regarding the position or application process can be directed to:


Mr. Damon L. Spight, Faculty Recruitment Manager IU School of Dentistry, Office of Faculty Affairs


317-274-3070 (O)


Indiana University School of Dentistry is located on the IUPUI-Indianapolis Academic Health Center campus, a vibrant medical community within the IU Health system, including Riley Hospital for Children,



IU Health Methodist Hospital, and Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Hospital. The OMFS residency program is the only one in the state and has impacts in pediatric OMFS surgery, TMJ and orthognathic surgery, trauma, implantology, and exodontia.


IUSD offers a dynamic learning environment in which teaching, research, clinical care, and community service are core to our mission as part of an urban academic health center. Opportunities for professional growth, satisfaction, and advancement are numerous and diverse.


IUSD enrolls approximately 800 students annually in degree and/or certificate programs in dentistry, allied dental programs, PhD, and advanced dental specialty programs tailored to current and future needs of the professions and the communities we serve. The IU School of Dentistry is the only dental school in the state and educates 80% of the dentists practicing in Indiana. Over 12,000 alumni of IUSD are pursuing careers throughout the U.S. and around the world.


As the state’s premier urban research institution, IUPUI is committed to being a welcoming campus community that reflects and enacts the values of diversity, equity and inclusion that inform academic excellence. We seek candidates who will not only enhance our representational diversity but whose research, teaching, and community engagement efforts contribute to diverse, equitable, and inclusive learning and working environments for our students, staff, and faculty. IUPUI condemns racism in all its forms and has taken an anti-racist stance that moves beyond mere statements to interrogating its policies, procedures, and practices. We hope to identify individuals who will assist in our mission to dismantle racism so that everyone has opportunity to succeed at IUPUI.


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