Instructor/Clinical Position in the Division of Orthodontics

Instructor/Clinical Position in the Division of Orthodontics, University of Connecticut, School of Dental Medicine, Farmington, CT

The University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine invites applications for a full-time faculty position at the clinical instructor rank in the Division of Orthodontics. Applications are now being accepted.

The University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine has a rich 50 year history and is the largest provider of dental care in Connecticut. The School of Dental Medicine is committed to supporting oral health education, research, development of competent health care professionals, high quality patient care, and the promotion of overall health. Our school’s integrated curriculum, state-of-the-art dental care center, preclinical simulation laboratories, service-oriented mission, and close-knit student and faculty body fosters undergraduate and graduate learning. The School has a longstanding record of being a Research-Intensive institution with over $10M in grant funding. In the biomedical research realm, UConn Health is in a transformational period of growth supported by the $1.7B Next Generation Connecticut and the $1B Bioscience Connecticut investments. Additional collaborative opportunities exist with faculty at the Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine (JAX-GM), and a range of pharmaceutical firms, medical device manufacturers, the insurance industry, and research start-ups.

Job Description: Clinical Instructor / Burstone Award

The project requires a candidate possess a dental degree and it is preferred that the candidate also have master’s degree in orthodontics. Proficiency in English (written and spoken) is required and the candidate must also possess excellent interpersonal skills. Prior research experience would be advantageous, but not critical. We are searching for a highly-motivated individual with demonstrated potential for creativity and academic excellence.
The candidate will be responsible for conducting clinical studies including projects on accelerated orthodontic tooth movement. Responsibilities will also include conducting clinical experiments, analyzing data and presenting the results in the scientific meetings and publishing the results. Additionally, the position requires the candidate to obtain the necessary approval from the Institutional Review Board to conduct said research.
Candidates must be eligible to receive a provisional license in CT.

Applicants please go to, search code 2022-1281; Applicants should upload a full curriculum vitae, contact information for three (3) references, and a letter describing interest and career plans.

The position will remain open until filled. For additional information about the application process please contact Joyce L. Smith, Director, Employment Services at or (860) 679-1784. For additional information about this Job Description please contact Dr. Flavio Uribe, Chair of the Search Committee for the Division of Orthodontics –

UConn Health is an affirmative action employer, in addition to an EEO and M/F/V/PWD/PV employer.


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