The College of Dental Medicine – Illinois (CDMI) at
Midwestern University in suburban Chicago, IL is seeking applications for a
full-time faculty position in General Dentistry at the rank of Assistant or
Associate Professor. The predoctoral program at CDMI is based on an innovative,
integrated and patient-centered curriculum focusing on clinical excellence,
critical thinking and ethical practice. The
curriculum is presented from a patient based and problem oriented perspective,
with an emphasis on oral health and the management of oral diseases.
The successful applicant will take a lead role in
coordinating courses and modules in this integrated curriculum. In
addition, there is responsibility to develop active learning strategies in
plenary and small group learning formats. The training and calibration of
part-time general dentistry faculty is an essential part of this role. The faculty
member will be expected to participate in the full breadth of curricular
activities of the pre-doctoral program and should possess clinical skills
consistent with those of a proficient practicing clinician. Scholarship and
service are essential aspects of this position. Additionally the individual is
expected to demonstrate excellent interpersonal and collegial attributes, along
with a patient and learner-centered perspective on dental education.
The Faculty member- reports directly to the
Assistant Dean for Pre-Clinical Education.
Candidates will possess a DMD/DDS or equivalent degree as
well as demonstrated excellence in clinical and didactic teaching at the
pre-doctoral level. Additional consideration will be given to individuals with
administrative experience and/or curriculum development. The candidate must be
eligible for faculty licensure in Illinois.
Appointment at the Assistant, Associate or Full
Professor level will be based on individual experience and credentials.
How to Apply:
Interested applicants should submit a letter of intent that includes
accomplishments and professional goals, a curriculum vitae, and at least three
Dr. Preetha Kanjirath BDS, MDS, MS
Assistant Dean, College of Dental Medicine - Illinois
555 31st Street
Downers Grove, IL 60515
Midwestern University also requires applicants to apply online through
the University’s online job board:
- Visit www.midwestern.edu
- In the Quick Links section, select “Employment at
- Select “Employment Opportunities”
- Select “Faculty” for job category, “Illinois” for
location and click “Search”.
- Your online application should include a cover
letter and curriculum vitae with the names and contact information of at
least three professional references.
Midwestern University is an Equal
Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not discriminate against an
employee or applicant based upon race, color, religion, gender, national
origin, disability, or veterans status, in accord with 41 C.F.R. 60-1.4(a),
250.5(a), 300.5(a) and 741.5(a).