Career Opportunities

Please see below for currently available positions within the College of Dentistry. Postings are classified as academic professional, civil service, or faculty positions.

Civil Service

Dental Assistants II (Extra Help/ Temporary)

The College of Dentistry at the University of Illinois at Chicago is seeking Extra Help (temporary) Dental Assistants to work on short term assignments.  The Dental Assistants must be reliable, enthusiastic, and enjoy working in a diverse, clinical/teaching environment.  Temporary assignments are limited to 900 hours and are non-benefits eligible.  Rate of Pay is $14.67 non-negotiable.  Temporary assignments are available in the areas of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Orthodontics, Pediatric Dentistry, Periodontics, and Restorative Dentistry. Duties of the positions include assisting dental students/residents and faculty at chair side, sterilizing and arranging instruments, materials, and equipment for use by the student/resident or faculty member, and providing routine office responsibilities, which may include scheduling appointments, ordering supplies, answering phones and other duties as assigned.  Minimum qualifications include two years (24 months) of experience; work experience in dental assisting comparable to that performed at the Dental Assistant I level.  Bilingual Spanish/English highly preferred but not required.  For fullest consideration submit resume to with subject heading “DAII-EXTRA HELP” and complete an employment application at by June 15, 2015.


The University offers a comprehensive benefit package and is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer.   Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


Dental X-Ray Technician II (Extra Help/ Temporary)

The College of Dentistry at UIC is seeking full-time, enthusiastic dental radiology technicians for a temporary assignment limited to 900 hours that enjoy working in a diverse teaching environment.


Primary responsibilities include performing pre-approved intra-oral dental and maxillofacial radiographic imaging examinations on patients of record, acquiring panoramic and skull images and evaluating the technical quality of images taken by students. Candidates should have experience acquiring, evaluating and electronically transporting digital images and a level of comfort monitoring, instructing and teaching the acquisition of intra-oral images and panoramic images on manikins and patients of record. Additional preferred qualifications include the ability to speak and write English and Spanish, functional knowledge of intra oral x-ray equipment and software and experience with infection and safety protocols. Please provide detail information on your experience and skills in your response to this advertisement.


The University offers a comprehensive benefit package. For full consideration, please send your resume, along with three references and salary history to the Office of Human Resources (address below) or email denthr (at) uic (dot) edu. Please reference job code DXT. UIC is an AA/EOE.




Dental Assistant I- Pediatric Dentistry


The Department of Pediatric Dentistry at the UIC College of Dentistry is seeking a full-time Dental Assistant I to provide routine dental assistance to faculty, residents, or dental students in rendering dental services to pediatric and special needs patients in the clinics of the Department of Pediatric Dentistry; perform related duties involving simple laboratory procedures; maintain records; and assist with keeping an inventory of supplies. Satisfactory performance of these tasks requires the ability to effectively communicate (oral and written) in both English and Spanish.


Minimum Qualifications: 1. One year (12 months) of experience or training: a. formal training in dental assisting techniques and procedures b. work experience in dental assisting OR 2. Must be able to effectively communicate (oral and written) in both English and Spanish


Preferred Qualification: • COMPUTERS: Working knowledge of computers and basic business software programs including word processing, spreadsheets, e-mail (e.g., Windows Office (Word, Excel, Outlook) essential • Knowledge of dental techniques, terminology, practice, procedures and medicine as they pertain to dental assistance; familiarity with transferring instruments, manipulating dental materials; retraction and evacuation of oral cavity; prepare trays, instruments, supplies and equipment for clinic cases; knowledge of basic laboratory procedures; sterilization and disinfection of equipment and materials. • Effective communication skills; ability to clearly relay information through speech and to understand what others say; ability to guide and reassure patients, and to provide dental education to pediatric patients and parents or guardians. • Customer service experience; assessing patient needs, meeting quality standards for service, and evaluating patient satisfaction. • Clerical and administrative support skills; ability to compose well-written material and knowledge of grammar, punctuation, and spelling; managing files and records (including electronic records); assist Supervisor with ordering, stocking, inventory and distribution of supplies. • Ability to multitask and prioritize workload; ability to work under pressure and amid interruptions. • Ability to effectively interact with patients, faculty, residents, staff and students in addition to individuals outside the University community in a positive manner to achieve customer satisfaction. • Knowledge and familiarity with a healthcare enterprise.


For fullest consideration, submit an online application and exam request at: by May 28, 2015. In addition, official sealed transcripts showing any and all degree(s) must be received and can be sent directly to: University of Illinois at Chicago Recruitment and Staffing Human Resources Building Room 109 715 S. Wood Street M/C 862 Chicago IL 60612 Attn: C86987 – YS


The University of Illinois is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. The College encourages applications from minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities. . 

Information Technical Associate (Senior AxiUm Specialist)


The College of Dentistry Administration at the University of Illinois at Chicago, located in a large metropolitan area, seeks applicants for the position of IT Technical Associate (Senior Axium Specialist). Duties include supporting production and non-production of Oracle Database instances for the electronic health record, axiUm application, support and maintains any ancillary clinical systems and suggests technical system and process improvements by implementing Change Management and Project Management and is responsible for providing reports for management and providing software systems support.   Other duties include assisting with training and supervision of an Axium Support Specialist and Database Software Specialist. 


Requirements include a Master’s of Science degree in Computer Science, Computer Programming/Applications, Computer Engineering or other related field required, and the following certification/specialty is required: SQL Fundamentals and Sun Certified Java Programmer and two years’ experience in Relational Database Management Systems such as Oracle 11g, Oracle Enterprise Manager, and/or Oracle Management Server. Two years’ experience writing SQL queries, procedures, functions and triggers and two year’s supporting an Electronic Health Record such as Axium.  No travel is required. For fullest consideration, please send a cover letter, CV, 3 letters of reference, official transcripts and salary history to the Search Coordinator at Please reference IT TECH-Senior Axium Specialist in the subject line.  UIC is an EOE/AA/M/F/Disabled/Veteran.







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To apply for any of our career opportunities in the College of Dentistry, please send your CV to:

UIC College of Dentistry
Human Resources Department (MC 621)
801 South Paulina Street
Chicago, IL 60612
UIC is an AA / EOE