Assistant Professor/Associate Professor of Oral Biology (DOQ):
Creighton University

Creighton University
Omaha Nebraska

This full-time, tenure-track, 12-month Assistant/Associate professor position will assist teaching in the anatomical sciences, with primary appointment in the Department of Oral Biology. Academic appointment and salary are commensurate with the candidates background and experience. Applicants must have a PhD, DDS, or equivalent doctoral degree from an accredited institution with an ability to team-teach the anatomical science curriculum to first-year dental students. Candidates should possess a strong record of excellence in teaching and research. Preference will be given to candidates with prior experience teaching university or graduate-level anatomy education. A background in anatomical science education such as histology, physiology, neuroanatomy, gross anatomy, or head and neck anatomy is desirable. Teaching content negotiable depending on candidate's strengths/interests and departmental needs.
Teaching responsibilities include participating in lectures, labs, student assessments, and exam administration to D1 students in their respective area. Additional expectations include active participation in collaborative research within their area of expertise and/or show evidence of productivity in the scholarship of teaching and learning of anatomy education by dissemination of peer-reviewed publications and presentations. The position provides an opportunity to collaborate on curriculum development, develop educational resources, present continuing education programs, and mentor undergraduate, graduate, and dental students in scholarly activity. Participation in departmental meetings, academic service committees, and professional societies to maintain levels of expertise is an expectation of all full-time faculty members.

If interested, please apply via the Creighton University Human Resources website:

Please include in your application a cover letter, Curriculum Vitae, and three references on letterhead. All references should address Letters of Recommendation to:
Dr. Barbara O'Kane, MS, PhD
Professor of Oral Biology
Chair of Anatomical Science Search Committee
Creighton University School of Dentistry.

Required Qualifications: Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
• Ph.D., DDS, or equivalent doctoral degree
• Demonstrated experience as an independent educator in the anatomical sciences, and cadaver-based dissection
• Evidence of scholarly activity
• Excellent verbal and written communication
• Effective organizational, planning, and presentation skills
• Ability to analyze, create action plans, and manage projects independently
• Strong interpersonal skills with an ability to work collaboratively as a team
• Ability to foster student learning, development and decision making
• Ability to demonstrate empathy and compassion for the experiences of others
Preferred Qualification:
• Background in anatomical science education such as histology, neuroanatomy, and physiology.


Applicants must have a PhD, DDS, or equivalent doctoral degree from an accredited institution with an ability to team-teach the anatomical science curriculum to first-year dental students.

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

Exposure to Blood Borne pathogens: 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. Creighton University reserves the right to modify duties, responsibilities and activities at any time with or without notice.