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Adjunct Assistant Professor

University of Minnesota
United States, Minnesota, Minneapolis
June 13, 2024
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About the Job

The School of Dentistry invites applicants for part-time, adjunct faculty to instruct in clinical areas and to serve as attending dentists for the Division of Prosthodontics. Adjunct faculty must be proficient to teach, demonstrate, and assess practice-level procedures in restorative dentistry and to assess and manage dental emergencies. They support the faculty by evaluating the clinical and professional development of students. They are expected to uphold all clinical policies and procedures of the School of Dentistry at the University of Minnesota.

The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Supervise and mentor students providing patient care in the clinics
  • Supervise and mentor students in the preclinical laboratories
  • Assess students in their daily clinical and preclinical performance
  • Grade quizzes and exams
  • Grade daily laboratory projects and practical exams
  • Attend lectures and faculty meetings for preclinical courses
  • Other responsibilities as assigned by Division Director

The availability of adjunct faculty positions depends on the teaching, research and service needs of the Division. These needs fluctuate throughout the year.


Required Qualifications

  • DDS, DMD or equivalent degree
  • CPR/BLS current certification
  • Licensed and in good standing with the Minnesota Board of Dentistry
  • Experience in the practice of Prosthodontics

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in clinical or preclinical teaching
  • Experience in a community outreach setting
  • Completion of a CODA Accredited Advanced Education Program in Prosthodontics

Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. All qualified candidates must be authorized to work in the United States.

About the Department

The University of Minnesota School of Dentistry's Department of Restorative Sciences is one of four departments in the School and is responsible for teaching all dental restorative procedures. The department has four divisions: Prosthodontics, Operative Dentistry, Endodontics and Biomaterials. Courses are generally directed by full-time faculty members with the assistance of part-time and adjunct faculty members.


The University recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the academic mission. The University is committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds.

The University of Minnesota provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. To learn more about diversity at the U: http://diversity.umn.edu.

Employment Requirements

Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Our presumption is that prospective employees are eligible to work here. Criminal convictions do not automatically disqualify finalists from employment.

About the U of M

The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC)

The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC), is among the largest public research universities in the country, offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional students a multitude of opportunities for study and research. Located at the heart of one of the nation's most vibrant, diverse metropolitan communities, students on the campuses in Minneapolis and St. Paul benefit from extensive partnerships with world-renowned health centers, international corporations, government agencies, and arts, nonprofit, and public service organizations.

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