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Assistant /Associate /Professor, School of Dentistry, Department of Endodontics


Assistant /Associate /Professor, School of Dentistry, Department of Endodontics

  • req2715
  • Richmond, Virginia, United States, 23284
  • School of Dentistry, Department of Endodontics
  • Virginia Commonwealth University
Mission or Goal of Unit:

The Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Dentistry is located in downtown Richmond, Virginia. With a 129-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, School of Dentistry is seeking applicants for a full-time faculty position in the Department of Endodontics. This faculty position will include teaching responsibilities in the predoctoral endodontic curriculum to include clinical and didactic teaching as well as course directorship. Other responsibilities include didactic and clinical instruction of endodontics in the Advanced Education in Endodontics Program.


Faculty members are expected to teach in an integrated curriculum system that includes graduate and professional education. Teaching across traditional departmental lines and in multidisciplinary teams is required. Faculty is expected to foster transformative learning that is informed by interdisciplinary and translational research, teaching, scholarship, and creative expression. Responsibilities include didactic, preclinical and clinical teaching of predoctoral students and postdoctoral endodontic residents.


Faculty is expected to participate in research in an area of focus consistent with the mission of the VCU School of Dentistry and the Department of Endodontics. The research work may be done collaboratively with other faculty or independently.


Faculty is expected to serve on committees within the School of Dentistry and at the University level as assigned. The faculty position will involve participation in professional and community related service projects that promote oral health and maintenance of the natural dentition.


The opportunity to provide clinical endodontic care in the School of Dentistry Faculty Practice or outside practice is available to faculty members who possess the appropriate training and licensure. Approval from the Department Chair of Endodontics and the Dean of the School of Dentistry is required.


Faculty is expected to participate in professional development activities to enrich personal scholarship. These activities include continuing education and academic faculty development.

Required Qualifications:
  • DDS / DMD degree
  • Completion of an Advanced Education Program in Endodontics (Certificate or Master's Degree)
  • Board certified or board eligible candidate of the American Board of Endodontics
  • Eligible for dental licensure in Virginia
  • Demonstrated ability to teach dentistry
  • 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:
  • Experience in research or desire to engage in research
  • Master's Degree
  • Prior teaching experience in an endodontic predoctoral and/or graduate program
  • Private practice experience either as a general dentist or as an endodontist


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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