Teaching & Research Faculty

Virginia Commonwealth University
Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Start date
Dec 16, 2019

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Dentistry
Employment Type
Full Time

Posting Details

Employees hired into Administrative and Professional positions posted on or after July 1, 2017, will be governed by and, if employed on July 1, 2018 will move into the new University Human Resources System. For additional information, go to http://greatplace.vcu.edu.

Position Number F65250 Is this employee on a H1B Visa? Position Type Teaching and Research Faculty Rank Open Working Title Teaching & Research Faculty School/Unit School of Dentistry Department General Practice Number of Months 12 Tenure Status Non-Tenure Eligible Grant funded position? No
Mission or Goal of Unit

The primary mission of the School of Dentistry is to educate practitioners of Dentistry capable of meeting the general oral health needs of the communities they serve. Integral parts of the mission are research and other scholarly activity, patient care, and service and leadership in dental education and organized dentistry, and collaboration and participation with other units with VCU and VCU Health Systems.

Chief purpose of this position in support of above mission or goal

This faculty position will provide teaching and mentoring to undergraduate dental students in patient care and in preparation for private practice. Primary teaching responsibilities will be centered around practice management and operations.

Position Responsibilities

Responsibilities include clinical and didactic teaching of 75-100 pre-doctoral students and 4-5 general practice post-doctoral residents, in the areas of practice management and running highly productive practices. This position may lead a practice group or serve as a course director, teaching and mentoring undergraduate dental students in preparation for private practice, service, and scholarship.

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.

Faculty member may participate in research protocols and will work collaboratively with dental research programs and investigators.

This position will provide a teaching and leadership role in the dentistry clinics, seeing patients, working with students, and working collaboratively with other faculty and staff to promote best business practices, and increase clinic productivity. This position may also participate in the Faculty Private Practice.

The faculty member will be expected to serve the Department of General Practice, the School of Dentistry, and Virginia Commonwealth University by serving on committees and task forces as requested. In addition, participation in dentistry-related community service activities is strongly encouraged.

Required Qualifications

• DDS or DMD Degree
• Eligible for a license in Virginia
• Strong leadership skills
• Expansive dental clinic experience
• Expertise in dental practice management
• Ability to teach practice management through clinical and didactic experiences to pre-doctoral students and general practice post-doctoral residents
• Must have the desire to mentor future dental practitioners.
• Demonstrate the ability to adapt to change and embrace modern technology
• Candidates must demonstrate the ability to contribute to, and participate in, a humanistic environment of learning
• Candidates must demonstrate the ability, or acquire and develop such ability, to incorporate adult learning theory, evidence-based oral health care, innovation in student learning, and critical thinking
• Demonstrate 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
Date Posted 12/13/2019 Open Until Filled Yes Application Deadline Date Proposed Hire Date 03/10/2020 Type of Search National Application Process/Additional Information

Candidates must apply to this faculty position through the university’s career website: www.vcujobs.com.

For further information contact Dr. Vincent Sawicki, Chair of Search Committee, Department of General Practice, School of Dentistry, Virginia Commonwealth University, P.O. Box 980566, Richmond, VA.

Posted Salary Comensurate Quick Link https://www.vcujobs.com/postings/96055 Diversity Statement Information Supplemental Questions

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Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae (CV)
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  2. Other Document
  3. Reference Letter - 1
  4. Reference Letter - 2
  5. Reference Letter - 3

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