Positions Available

Dr. Gerald Niznick College of Dentistry
Department of Dental Diagnostic & Surgical Sciences

Combined Oral & Maxillofacial Pathologist and Oral Medicine Specialist OR Oral Medicine Specialist

Position No. 33644

Applications are invited for a full-time Probationary (tenure-track) or tenured combined Oral & Maxillofacial Pathologist and Oral Medicine Specialist OR Oral Medicine Specialist at the rank of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor in the Department of Dental Diagnostic & Surgical Sciences at the Dr. Gerald Niznick College of Dentistry, University of Manitoba, Canada.  Rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.  The appointment will commence on or before January 1, 2024, or as soon thereafter as possible.   

The candidate must have Commission on Dental Accreditation of Canada (CDAC) recognized specialty training in the combined Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology and Oral Medicine speciality OR the Oral Medicine speciality.  The successful candidate will be required to pass the Canadian National Dental Specialty Examination (NDSE) in the specialty areas of Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology and Oral Medicine or Oral Medicine within 5 years of commencement of the position.  A master’s degree or a PhD degree will be an additional asset.  At the rank of Assistant Professor, the candidate will have experience teaching both clinically and didactically in an undergraduate program, with a keen interest in research, and administration, as well as a desire to be involved with teaching at the post-graduate level. For appointment at the rank of Associate Professor, the applicant will have experience in teaching at the graduate level, masters-level research experience, mentorship and evidence of a successful dossier in research, including peer-reviewed publications and success in obtaining grant funding. A masters-level degree is the minimal requirement for Associate Professor.  Having a PhD qualification will be an asset.

The candidate must be eligible to register for specialty licence with the Manitoba Dental Association (MDA).

Responsibilities will include undergraduate and graduate didactic teaching, undergraduate and graduate clinical instruction and supervision, participation in an Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology biopsy service (if from the combined Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology and Oral Medicine speciality), involvement in service within the Department, College and/or University and the community and/or profession, and participation in research activities.  An extramural practice privilege is available one day per week upon the signing of a Private Practice Agreement.

The Department of Dental Diagnostic and Surgical Sciences oversees the teaching and coordination of undergraduate courses in Oral Pathology, Oral Radiology, Oral Diagnosis and Oral Medicine, and conducts clinics in Dental Sleep Medicine, Orofacial Pain, and Oral Pathology.  The department is also involved in undergraduate courses in the College of Dentistry’s School of Dental Hygiene, and in graduate courses in the graduate programs of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Orthodontic & Dentofacial Orthopedics, Pediatric Dentistry, Periodontics and Prosthodontics.  Excellent relationships exist between the Department of Dental Diagnostic Sciences and other departments and disciplines within the Colleges of Dentistry and Medicine which provide opportunities for collaboration in research and patient care teams, including craniofacial and cleft palate care, head and neck surgical oncology, oral & maxillofacial surgery, management of medically compromised patients, oral radiology, periodontics, endodontics, orthodontics, pediatric dentistry and prosthodontics.

The Mission of the University and College includes a commitment to Scholarship, Teaching, Research and Service  The University of Manitoba’s Dr. Gerald Niznick College of Dentistry offers a four-year dental degree, a two-year international dentist degree completion program, three-year dental hygiene diploma and six graduate programs.  It has a significant research profile, and a variety of community service activities that has made this institution among the most respected in Canada.

The City of Winnipeg (, located where the Red and Assiniboine Rivers meet, is recognized for its vibrant, multicultural community and diverse culture. The city, with a growing population of more than 766,000, is home to internationally renowned festivals, galleries and museums, the historic Exchange District and The Forks, and ever-expanding research, education, and business sectors. From the Hudson Bay waters, across the farmland fields, to the pulse of the cities and towns, The Province of Manitoba’s ( people and places – its 100,000 lakes, 92 provincial parks, winding river valleys and storied prairie skies – inspire.

The University of Manitoba is committed to the principles of equity, diversity & inclusion and to promoting opportunities in hiring, promotion and tenure (where applicable) for systemically marginalized groups who have been excluded from full participation at the University and the larger community including Indigenous Peoples, women, racialized persons, persons with disabilities and those who identify as 2SLGBTQIA+ (Two Spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, questioning, intersex, asexual and other diverse sexual identities). All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

An inclusive, open and diverse community is essential to excellence and fosters voices that have been ignored or discouraged. To address the Rady Faculty of Health Sciences commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion, and in recognition of the underrepresentation of members of historically and currently excluded groups, we take proactive measures including implicit bias training for all hiring panels. We strive for diversity and cultural safety throughout the hiring process (hiring panels, short-list of candidates, interviews). We encourage you to self-identify any aspect of diversity in your cover letter.

If you require accommodation supports during the recruitment process, please contact or 204-474-7195. Please note this contact information is for accommodation reasons only.

Only complete applications will be considered.  Applications must include the following: Curriculum Vitae, statement of career goals, three letters of reference sent directly from the referees including one from the program director of their speciality program of graduation, certified copies (if available) of university graduation certificates/transcripts (Dental degree, and combined Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology and Oral Medicine degree or Oral Medicine degree), a certified copy of the applicant’s present licensing authority registration certificate and a Letter of Good Standing from the licensing jurisdiction.  As a requirement for employment in the College of Dentistry, all staff in a clinical setting are required to submit a Criminal Record Check as well as the Child Abuse Registry check at the time of hire.

Application materials, including letters of reference, will be handled in accordance with the protection of privacy provision of The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (Manitoba).  Please note that curriculum vitae may be provided to participating members of the search committee.

Completed application documents and informal enquiries should be directed to:

Kristjana Oliver
D113-780 Bannatyne Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, R3E 0W2
Phone: (204) 789-3249 Fax: (204) 789-3912

Closing date for applications is: July 31, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled.

Contact Details:

(204) 789-3249
Kristjana Oliver