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Requisition # 73887

Position Basics

Advertising Ends on:Extended Until Position is Filled
Advertising Started on:Friday, February 7th, 2020
College:College of Dentistry
Department:Preventive & Community Dentistry



Position Details

Full/Part Time Status:Full Time
Position Description:

The University of Iowa’s College of Dentistry is conducting a search for a full-time Director, Behavioral Sciences in the Department of Preventive and Community Dentistry.  This is a clinical or tenure-track faculty position. 

Major responsibilities include: 

  • Develop and direct behavioral science educational thread in dental curriculum. 

  • Equip students with skills to be effective, compassionate providers and communicators, as well as prepare them to work with diverse patient populations. 

  • Contribute to diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives. 

  • Build behavioral science research capacity in the College through current and active scholarship in the field. 

  • Develop University health science campus and community connections that promote collaborative educational/clinical experience. 

  • Write and/or participate on grants and secure funding when appropriate. 

  • Cultivate an environment of inclusion and respect for students, faculty, and staff from all backgrounds with the department/college.  

Education Requirement:

M.S. or Doctoral (Advanced Degree) in Sociology, Human Psychology, Anthropology, Health Profession Education, Communication, Social Work, or relevant social science field of study; 

Required Qualifications:

  • experience in health profession education;

  • demonstrated commitment to teaching, research, and service; and

  • demonstrated experience working effectively in a diverse environment.   

Desirable Qualifications:

  • minimum three years’ experience teaching patient/provider communications skills;

  • experience/participation with inter-professional education and practice;

  • grantsmanship;

  • evidence of interdisciplinary work, research and collaboration; and

  • involvement with student diversity, equity, inclusion initiatives.  

Online Application Required Documents

 Curriculum Vitae
Letter of Interest

To start the Online Application process for this position, click the "Apply for This Position" button located below the Contact Information.

Additional Application Materials

Materials:Please have 3 CURRENT Letters of Recommendation, sent DIRECTLY by individual writing the recommendation, to:
University of Iowa - College of Dentistry
Attn: Dr. Michelle Krupp, Asst Dean
N315 Dental Science Bldg
Iowa City, IA 52242

The materials listed above are not part of any online process. Please send the materials to the contact information below.

Contact Information

Contact:Dr. Michelle Krupp

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