Clinical Assistant/Associate Professor and Clinic Director of Wildlight

Gainesville, Florida
May 23, 2019
Jun 23, 2019

Preparing for a Career Break

Department of Restorative Dental Sciences

Clinical Assistant/Associate Professor and Clinic Director of Wildlight

Position # 00011105

The University of Florida, College of Dentistry (UFCD) is recruiting qualified applicants for a Clinical Assistant/Associate Professor and Clinic Director (non-tenure accruing track).  This position will oversee all aspects of UF Health Dentistry at Wildlight including providing patient care, working with specialists and scheduling, supervision of clinical and administrative staff, in a new, patient-centered six-operatory dental clinic.  The dental clinic will be part of the ambulatory care center located in Wildlight, a new community under development near Yulee, Nassau County, Florida. In addition to offering general dentistry, pediatric dentistry and other dental specialty services, the 40,000 sq. ft. ambulatory care building will include office and medical space with a patient-centered focus on prevention and early diagnosis, an urgent care clinic,  imaging services, pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology, mental health services, and a medical laboratory.

Major responsibilities include providing comprehensive dental care with opportunity for teaching and scholarly work, oversight of all clinical functions, , and administrative duties associated with management of a clinical practice. The Clinic Director will be responsible for the financial oversight of the clinic and scheduling to ensure efficient rotation of specialty dentists. Applicants must be able to deliver care in all aspects of restorative dentistry including comprehensive treatment planning, operative, fixed and removable prosthodontics.  Minimum requirements include a DDS, DMD, or equivalent dental degree, at least five years of private practice experience, commitment to working with and building teams and an active Florida Dental License upon hire. Preferred qualifications include previous experience as an owner/director of a private practice and advanced training (AEGD/GPR). As well as being an experienced clinician, the successful applicant should be organized, familiar with digital dentistry technology and proficient with the use of electronic health records, abreast of current evidence-based dentistry and possess excellent communication and patient management skills. Salary and rank are commensurate with credentials and experience.

UFCD is one of the leading dental schools in the United States devoted to improving and promoting oral health throughout Florida, the nation and worldwide through excellence in teaching, research, patient care and service. UFCD currently ranks among the top-five U.S. dental schools in terms of NIH research funding. The University of Florida (UF), a member of the AAU, is the largest and most comprehensive public university in the state of Florida, with large undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate educational programs. UF currently ranks 8th among the nation’s top-10 public universities. The UF Health Science Center and its six colleges (Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Public Health and Health Professions, Veterinary Medicine) are co-located on the Gainesville campus, with additional teaching, research, and patient care sites throughout Florida, and beyond.

The University of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff. The University of Florida invites all qualified applicants to apply. The University of Florida is a public institution and subject to all requirements under Florida Sunshine and Public Records laws.

The review of applications will begin immediately and position is to be filled in November 2019 for a dental clinic opening in January, 2020. To apply, please go to and search for job number 44688.  Applicants should attach a curriculum vitae, a cover letter describing their interest, and a contact list of three references with their application for consideration. 

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