Teaching and Research Faculty

Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
May 18, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time

Posting Details

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Position Number F57700 Is this employee on a H1B Visa? No Position Type Teaching and Research Faculty Rank Open Working Title Teaching and 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 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

The School of Dentistry’s Department of General Dentistry is seeking applicants for a full-time faculty position in the Department of General Dentistry to provide teaching, research, scholarly activities, and patient care. This faculty position will provide didactic and clinical teaching and mentoring to pre-doctoral students and residents, scholarly activity, service, research and participation in intramural faculty practice. The position’s responsibilities include, but are not limited to: course director, teaching and mentoring undergraduate and graduate dental students in preparation for private practice, service, and scholarship. Methods of teaching will include clinical and didactic teaching, course directorship, curriculum development, scholarly activity, mentoring and patient care. Participation in faculty practice is optional.

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

• 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, 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 05/17/2021 Open Until Filled Yes Application Deadline Date Proposed Hire Date 07/01/2021 Type of Search National Application Process/Additional Information

Candidates must apply to this faculty position, F57700, through the university’s career website at https://www.vcujobs.com/ to be considered.

For further information about this position, please contact:
Dr. Rodney McDaniel
Search Committee Chair
Department of General Practice, VCU School of Dentistry

Please include the following items when submitting your application: cover letter, CV, diversity statement and three references (include names, email addresses and phone numbers).

As a preeminent national, urban, public research university and academic health center, Virginia Commonwealth University is committed to organizational diversity, equity and inclusion – an environment where all can thrive in their pursuit of excellence.

Applicants are requested to submit a Statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (typically between 150-300 words) providing your career aspirations and contributions toward promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion. Through this statement, you can share how your lived experiences; and past, present, and future academic and professional activities have or will contribute to VCU’s mission of promoting equity and inclusion.

Note: Examples include working with others to further the goals of equity and inclusion; leading in any capacity that tangibly promotes an environment where diversity is welcomed, fostered, and celebrated; creative activity, research and scholarship that promotes equity and parity; teaching and mentoring students, and/or engaging with faculty and/or staff from traditionally underrepresented groups to create a positive and successful organizational experience.

Posted Salary Commensurate Quick Link https://www.vcujobs.com/postings/106059 Diversity Statement Information For more information on diversity statements, including guidelines, please click here . Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

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

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