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Assistant / Associate Professor, Pediatric Dentistry, School of Dentistry

Richmond

Assistant / Associate Professor, Pediatric Dentistry, School of Dentistry

  • req925
  • Richmond, Virginia, United States, 23284
  • School of Dentistry/ Pediatric Dentistry
  • Virginia Commonwealth University
Mission or Goal of Unit:

The Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Dentistry is located in downtown Richmond, Virginia. With a 127-year history, Virginia’s only dental school provides opportunities for selected, qualified individuals to study dentistry and oral health through a doctor of dental surgery (D.D.S) program, graduate specialty training programs and a dental hygiene program. The VCU School of Dentistry is one of a small number of dental schools in the country affiliated with an academic medical center, the only dental school in the Commonwealth, and the second oldest dental school in the U.S. It is one of five health sciences academic programs on the Medical College of Virginia (MCV) Campus of VCU.

Chief Purpose of this position:


The School of Dentistry’s Department of Pediatric Dentistry is seeking applicants for a full-time faculty position to provide teaching, research, scholarly activities, and patient care.

Position Responsibilities:


Teaching:

Faculty members are expected to teach in an integrated curriculum system that includes baccalaureate, graduate, and professional education. Teaching across traditional departmental lines and in multidisciplinary teams is required. Faculty members are expected to foster transformative learning that is informed by interdisciplinary and translational research, scholarship, and creative expression. This includes teaching at affiliated facilities and supervision of dental and dental hygiene students and dental residents.

Research:

Participation in departmental, School of Dentistry, or VCU Health System research projects is expected. If tenure eligibility is desired, for an appointment at the rank of the assistant profession, the candidate will be required to have an established research agenda and a clear potential for external funding, and potential for a scholarship or creative expression to complement and expand existing expertise in the department. For an appointment at the rank associate professor, the candidate will be required to have a well-developed scholarly research portfolio with evidence of multi-disciplinary applications.

Clinical:

Participation in the intramural faculty practice is expected, including hospital-based practice with the VCU Health System and the Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU.

Required Qualifications:

  • D.D.S. / D.M.D. degree or foreign equivalent.
  • A certificate in pediatric dentistry from an ADA (American Dental Association) accredited program.
  • Eligible or certified by the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.
  • Eligible for licensure in Virginia.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment or commitment to do so as a faculty member at VCU.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Prefer a history of clinical practice care, academic teaching, and scholarly activity.
  • Demonstrate the ability to adapt to change and embrace modern technology.
  • Demonstrate the ability to contribute to and participate in a humanistic environment of learning.
  • Demonstrate the ability, or acquire and develop such ability, to incorporate adult learning theory, evidence-based oral health care, and innovation in student learning and critical thinking.

 

Each agency within the Commonwealth of Virginia is dedicated to recruiting, supporting, and maintaining a competent and diverse work force. Equal Opportunity Employer

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