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Assistant/Associate Professor for the Department of Pediatrics

Creighton University Omaha, NE

Creighton University School of Dentistry is seeking a motivated individual to support and develop Pediatric didactic and clinical curriculum to provide dental students with a broad spectrum of experiences in the treatment of pediatric patients. Creighton University is a Catholic and Jesuit comprehensive university committed to excellence in undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs in the Big East Conference. 

The School of Dentistry provides an exceptional education in a new state of the art clinical and pre-clinical learning environment.  The Dental School is an integral component of Creighton University, a dynamic and growing institution, located in Omaha, Nebraska. Omaha boasts a lively, thriving metropolitan community conveniently located in the nation's heartland. Understanding of the mission and purpose of the School of Dentistry and the identity of Creighton University as a premier Catholic, Jesuit university is unique in its emphasis in caring for others.

The tenure-track Assistant Professor will work with a team of dedicated faculty and leaders who are building on a rich legacy of excellence in dental education and expanding our capacity as a national resource for the dental profession. Position responsibilities including teaching within the pre-clinical and clinical settings, lectures within the pediatric didactic curriculum and opportunities for curricular redesign and development, management within the department, and administrative development.   

Primary appointment will be in the Department of Pediatric Dentistry. Candidates must have a DDS/DMD or, equivalency, with successful completion of an ADA accredited pediatric specialty program and meet credentialing requirements including licensure in a category for which they are eligible as outlined in the Nebraska Practice Act. Candidates with documented experiential qualifications in pediatric dentistry may also be considered and must meet credentialing requirements as described. This is a tenure-track position with academic appointment in the Teaching Research track of the University. Candidates must also possess strong organizational and communication skills with a demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in a collegial, interdisciplinary environment. This position will be available August 1, 2019.



DDS/DMD or equivalency with successful completion of an ADA accredited pediatric specialty program and meet credentialing requirements including licensure in a category for which they are eligible as outlined in the Nebraska Practice Act.


Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

Ability to foster student learning, development, and decision making in support of their goals, success, wellness, and needs;

Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to develop rapport quickly and effectively with a diversity of populations;

Empathy and compassion for the experiences of others;

Ability to provide evidence of excellent university-level teaching and/or significant publications


Physical Requirements:

Seeing: 75 - 100%

Hearing: 75-100%

Standing/Climbing/Mobility: 25-49%

Lifting/Pulling/Pushing: 0-24% (pound: 10 lbs.)

Fingering/Grasping/Feeling: 75 - 100%

Travel: No and Yes

Exposure to Blood Borne pathogens: No and Yes

AAP/EEO Statement:

Creighton University is committed to providing a safe and non-discriminatory educational and employment environment. The University admits qualified students, hires qualified employees and accepts patients for treatment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, age, disability, citizenship, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, or other status protected by law. Its education and employment policies, scholarship and loan programs, and other programs and activities, are administered without unlawful discrimination.

Disclosure Statement: 

This description describes the general nature of work to be performed and does not include an exhaustive list of all duties, skills, or abilities required.  Regular, reliable attendance is an essential function and all employees are required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties as requested by their supervisor. Employees may also be required to work in excess of normal working hours as workloads and seasonal activities necessitate. A complete description is available in the Human Resource office located at 3006 Webster Street Omaha, NE.  Creighton University reserves the right to modify duties, responsibilities and activities at any time with or without notice.

Date Posted June 8, 2023
Date Closes June 7, 2024
Requisition 190252
Located In Omaha, NE
SOC Category 00-0000.00

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