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Assistant/Associate Professor, Periodontics, School of Dentistry

Richmond

Assistant/Associate Professor, Periodontics, School of Dentistry

  • req1850
  • Richmond, Virginia, United States, 23284
  • School of Dentistry, Department of Periodontics
  • 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:

Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Dentistry is seeking applicants for a full-time teaching and research faculty position in the Department of Periodontics.

Position Responsibilities:

Teaching:

The faculty member will provide didactic and clinical instruction that includes the development, delivery, and management of curricular offerings to support the dental hygiene, dental and post-graduate programs. The faculty will teach in an integrated curriculum system, across traditional departmental lines and in multidisciplinary teams. The faculty member is expected to foster transformative learning that is informed by interdisciplinary and translational research, scholarship and creative expression.

Research:

The faculty member will conduct basic, clinical, translational research, or other scholarly activities to support their own promotion and scholarship of students, residents and other faculty as appropriate. A personal research focus is required for consideration of tenure/tenure-track eligibility at the rank of associate professor or full professor.

Clinical:

There are opportunities for clinical (faculty) practice one-day a week.

Service:

The faculty member is expected to represent the Department of Periodontics, the School of Dentistry, and Virginia Commonwealth University by serving on committees as requested. Participation in state and national level professional organizations as appropriate for the position and candidate's expertise is encouraged.

Required Qualifications:
  • Dental degree (DDS/DMD or equivalent)
  • Certificate in Advanced Education in Periodontics from a program accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation
  • Board certification or eligible for certification by the American Board of Periodontology
  • Eligibility for Virginia Dental licensure
  • Experience in teaching clinical and didactic periodontics as a trainee or faculty member
  • Demonstrated ability to adapt to change and embrace modern educational and clinical technologies in dentistry
  • Demonstrated desire to mentor future dental/periodontal providers, which may include research advising
  • A well-developed scholarly/research portfolio with evidence of multidisciplinary applications (for applicants seeking tenure-eligible status)
  • Demonstrated experience working in a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment or commitment to do so as a faculty member at VCU

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Advanced degree (MS, MSD, or PhD)
  • Existing extramurally-funded research program
  • Education and/or experience in digital scanning and 3-D printing, laser technology, and multiple implant systems used in periodontal practice

 

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