Assistant Professor or Associate Professor, General Dentistry Faculty

East Carolina University

Assistant Professor or Associate Professor, General Dentistry Faculty
Vacancy #: 001984
Recruitment Range: Commensurate with qualifications
Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Organizational Unit Overview

The Division of Health Sciences is the largest and most complex division within the University, employing more than 900 EHRA employees and 1,700 SHRA employees. The Division is composed of numerous Centers, Institutes, and agencies such as East Carolina Heart Institute and Eastern Area Health Education Center, the Colleges of Allied Health Sciences, Nursing, the Brody School of Medicine, the School of Dental Medicine, and the Laupus Health Science Library. In addition to the Academic and Administrative responsibilities of the division, the four professional schools provide clinical services throughout eastern North Carolina in a variety of settings and venues.

The School of Dental Medicine is composed of ten administrative offices and four academic departments. The Administrative units include the Offices of the Dean, Vice Dean, Associate Dean for Student Affairs, Associate Dean for Research, Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs, Associate Dean for Extramural Clinical Practices, Assistant Dean for Dental Education and Informatics, Assistant Dean for Educational Support and Faculty Development, Assistant Dean for Academic Success and the Assistant Dean for Business Operations and Financial Affairs. The four academic departments are Surgical Sciences, Pediatric Dentistry, Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, General Dentistry and Foundational Sciences.

Included in the mission of the School of Dental Medicine is to educate dental care providers (both dental students and dental residents) and to address the oral health care needs of the underserved population of North Carolina. The School of Dental Medicine meets these missions by operating dental clinics that provide both educational experiences for the dental students and residents and provides dental care to the residents of North Carolina. These clinics occur in both Ross Hall in Greenville, North Carolina, as well as Community Service Learning Centers located throughout North Carolina. In order to operate these clinics, appropriate dental auxiliaries and clinical staff are needed.

Job Duties

The General Dentistry Faculty in the School of Dental Medicine is responsible for teaching all forms of comprehensive general dentistry to pre-doctoral students. This position will be in the Department of General Dentistry. The General Dentistry Faculty reports directly to the Division Director of Pre-Doctoral Clinical Education. The General Dentistry Department works in close cooperation with the Offices of Academic Support, Clinical Affairs, and Dental Education and Informatics to support the School’s programs and initiatives. In addition, the department works closely with other Schools and Colleges of East Carolina University and other components of the University of North Carolina, as well as local/regional educational and clinical programs.

Specific duties include:

  • Instructing pre-doctoral students in the following environments: simulation laboratory, didactic (classroom / seminar), and clinic.
  • Willingness to learn or apply the skills to prepare and teach pre-clinical General Dentistry.
  • Willingness and ability to cover pre-doctoral students in the clinical setting in procedures as pertaining to the General Dentistry Model of the School of Dental Medicine.
  • Helping ensure that the dental students are competent in the management of patients requiring all disciplines of dentistry.
  • Commitment to participating in faculty practice or supporting/providing preclinical/clinical instruction as a substitute.
  • Participating in emergency call
  • Seeking to serve on committees and boards for state/federal government agencies, professional societies, and/or within the school.
  • Providing coverage as needed to the Community Service Learning Centers for clinical teaching and patient care.
  • Actively engaging in community service with students / residents
  • Commitment to conducting basic and/or clinical research, and other scholarly activities that will help qualify for appropriate promotion.
  • Commitment to the Mission and Vision of the School of Dental Medicine including both a community-based and a generalist model of dental education.
  • Additional duties as assigned by the Director of Pre-Doctoral Clinical Education, Chair of General Dentistry, and the Dean of the School of Dental Medicine that are essential to divisions and school’s operations.

This position includes 3 vacancies – 001984, 001298 and 001937.

Minimum Education/Experience

Required Qualifications

  • DDS or DMD from a Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) accredited institution
  • Advanced Education in General Dentistry Certificate or General Practice Residency Certificate or Fellowship or Masters in Operative or a Comprehensive Dentistry Residency Certificate (2yrs)
  • Eligibility for dental licensure in North Carolina

License or Certification Required by Statute or Regulation

  • DDS or DMD from a Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) accredited institution

Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience delivering evidence-based teaching and practice.

Special Instructions to Applicant

East Carolina University requires applicants to submit a candidate profile online in order to be considered for the position. In addition to submitting a candidate profile online, please submit online the required applicant documents:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Letter of Interest
  • List of Three References (noting contact information)

Additional Instructions to Applicant

In order to be considered for this position, applicants must complete a candidate profile online via the PeopleAdmin system and submit any requested documents. Additionally, applicants that possess the preferred education and experience must also possess the minimum education/experience, if applicable.

Applications will be considered until position is filled. Please submit an online ECU application for vacancy #001984 to ECU Human Resources at http://jobs.ecu.edu. Any applicants applying to this position, will also be considered for positions 001298 and 001937.

Visit this job posting at https://ecu.peopleadmin.com/postings/44505

ECU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to fostering a diverse, equitable and family-friendly environment in which all faculty and staff can excel and achieve work/life balance. We encourage qualified applicants from women, minorities, veterans, individuals with a disability, and historically underrepresented groups. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race/ethnicity, color, genetic information, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, political affiliation, or veteran status.

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