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Faculty Position, General Dentistry

Midwestern University College of Dental Medicine-Illinois

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.


Position Description:

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 references to:


Dr. Preetha Kanjirath BDS, MDS, MS

Assistant Dean, College of Dental Medicine - Illinois


Midwestern University

555 31st Street

Downers Grove, IL 60515


Midwestern University also requires applicants to apply online through the University’s online job board:

  1. Visit www.midwestern.edu
  2. In the Quick Links section, select “Employment at MWU”
  3. Select “Employment Opportunities”
  4. Select “Faculty” for job category, “Illinois” for location and click “Search”.
  5. 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).


Or, the requested information can be sent electronically to:

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