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Assistant Professor, Pre-Clinical- IL- College of Dental Medicine

Midwestern University
Downers Grove, Illinois
Closing date
Aug 1, 2024

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Full Time

The Assistant Professor Pre-Clinical Faculty should have earned a DDS/DMD degree, and show evidence of scholarly activity in the field of dentistry. This individual should have a minimum of five (5) years in a general dentistry clinical environment, with a strong clinical experience in the use of CAD/CAM.  This individual should be a person committed to educating and empowering students with a wide range of clinical and academic abilities. 

Reporting to the Assistant/Associate Dean for Pre-Clinical Education, the Assistant Professor Pre-Clinical Faculty will:

  • Work directly with students in the simulation clinic, supervising the development of hand skills in all areas of general dentistry
  • Interact positively with students, treating all students as future colleagues.
  • Be competent in teaching and demonstrating all areas of general dentistry.
  • Be a positive role model for students in professionalism.
  • Be an example of an active life-long learner in dentistry, through learning new techniques, materials and treatment protocols as needed by the college.
  • Being open to technology and learning new delivery systems to mentor students.
  • Adopt different teaching techniques and styles to meet the needs of individual students.
  • Be willing to serve on committees within the college and/or university.
  • Interact professionally with all faculty and staff, treating all faculty and staff with respect and collegiality.
  • Be expected to take courses in education as needed, which should include skills of delivering lectures, as well as skills in developing examinations.
  • Be willing to develop and deliver lectures on topics or disciplines as requested by the Assistant/Associate Dean for Pre-Clinical Education.
  • Be a course director as requested by the Assistant/Associate Dean for Pre-Clinical Education.
  • Evaluate students in a timely manner (daily, quarterly or weekly) as required by the college.
  • Meet with the Assistant/Associate Dean for Pre- Clinical Education for performance reviews.
  • Be competent in the use of the college’s patient digital record keeping system, being able to demonstrate in the simulation clinic use of the Electronic Health Record.
  • Work professionally with specialists as needed, role modeling to students the ideal of a positive working relationship of a general dentist with dental specialists.
  • Be a positive influence on the MWU CDMI program.
  • Be willing to mentor students in small groups on projects or special needs, as requested by the college.
  • Be willing to work as a member of a team of faculty, accepting calibration of college protocols as necessary in the college teaching environment.
  • Assume other responsibilities as needed, at the request of the Assistant/Associate Dean for Pre-Clinical Education.  

Qualified and interested applicants should apply online at  Please submit a curriculum vita and the names of three professional references.  Additional inquiries may be directed to:

Kaveh Adel, D.D.S.
Associate Dean of Pre- Clinical Education 
Midwestern University Illinois

Midwestern University is a private, not-for-profit organization that provides graduate and post-graduate education in the health sciences. The University has two campuses, one in Downers Grove, Illinois, and the other in Glendale, Arizona. More than 6,000 full-time students are enrolled in graduate programs in osteopathic medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, physician assistant studies, physical therapy, occupational therapy, nurse anesthesia, cardiovascular perfusion, podiatry, optometry, clinical psychology, speech-language pathology, biomedical sciences, and veterinary medicine. Over 500 full-time faculty members and 400 staff members are dedicated to the education and development of our students in an environment that encourages learning, respect for all members of the healthcare team, service, interdisciplinary scholarly activity, and personal growth.
We offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical, dental, and vision insurance plans as well as life insurance, short/long-term disability, and pet insurance. We offer flexible spending accounts including healthcare reimbursement and child/dependent care accounts. We offer a work-life balance with a competitive time off package including paid holidays, sick/flex days, personal days, and vacation days. We offer a 403(b)-retirement plan, tuition reimbursement, childcare subsidy reimbursement program, identity theft protection, and an employee assistance program. Wellness is important to us, and we offer a wellness facility on-site with a fully equipped fitness facility.

Midwestern University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not discriminate against an employee or applicant based upon race; color; religion; creed; national origin or ancestry; ethnicity; sex (including pregnancy); gender (including gender expressions, gender identity; and sexual orientation); marital status; age; disability; citizenship; past, current, or prospective service in the uniformed services; genetic information; or any other protected class, in accord with all federal, state and local laws, including 41 C.F.R. 60-1.4(a), 250.5(a), 300.5(a) and 741.5(a). Midwestern University complies with the Smoke-Free Arizona Act (A.R.S. 36-601.01) and the Smoke Free Illinois Act (410 ILCS 82/).  Midwestern University complies with the Illinois Equal Pay Act of 2003 and Arizona Equal Pay Acts

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