Prosthodontic Graduate Program Director

Virginia Commonwealth University
Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Jun 28, 2021

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

Posting Details

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Position Number F57870 Is this employee on a H1B Visa? Position Type Teaching and Research Faculty Rank Open Working Title Prosthodontic Graduate Program Director School/Unit School of Dentistry Department Prosthodontics Number of Months 12 Tenure Status Open 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

The School of Dentistry’s Department of General Practice is seeking applicants for a full-time faculty position in the Division of Prosthodontics. This position will serve as the Prosthodontic Graduate Program Director. Additional responsibilities include:

– Didactic and clinical teaching in fixed, removable, and implant prosthodontics to dental students and residents

– Participation in service activities and research

– Assisting in the development, implementation and administration of a Graduate Prosthodontic Residency Program

Position Responsibilities

Responsibilities include clinical and didactic teaching of pre-doctoral students and residents, in Fixed Removable, and Implant Prosthodontics. Mentoring undergraduate dental students and residents in preparation for private practice, service and scholarship. Development, implementation and administration of a Graduate Prosthodontics Residency Program. Leadership as a course director at the pre-doctoral level and administrator in Graduate Prosthodontics.

All faculty members are expected to teach in an integrated curriculum system. 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.

Will provide teaching and leadership role in dentistry clinics, seeing patients, working with students and residents, and working collaboratively with other faculty and staff to promote best business practices, and increase clini productivity. Participation in the Faculty Private Practice; requires demonstrated ability to build a practice.

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

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

Required Qualifications

• DDS or DMD from an ADA accredited dental school

• Certificate or advanced degree in Prosthodontics from an ADA accredited program

• Board certification required

• Eligible for a license in Virginia

• Ability to teach and mentor pre-doctoral dental students and residents in the practice of clinical dentistry

• Demonstrate experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment or commitment to do so as a faculty member at VCU

• Demonstrate the ability to contribute to and participate in humanistic environment of learning with the ability to adapt to change and embrace modern technology

• 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

For tenure eligibility: The candidate will be required to have a well developed scholarly/research portfolio with evidence of multi-disciplinary applications

Preferred Qualifications

• Experience in teaching pre-doctoral students and residents in all aspects of Prosthodontics

• Demonstrated ability to hold administrative positions and effectively manage resources

• History of Directorship in a Graduate Prosthodontics Program

Date Posted 06/24/2021 Open Until Filled Yes Application Deadline Date Proposed Hire Date 08/01/2021 Type of Search National Application Process/Additional Information

Candidates must apply to this faculty position through the university’s career website at to be considered for this position. Submit cover letter, diversity statement, CV and three references; include names, email addresses and phone numbers for the references. For further information about this position, contract Dr. Michael Huband, Associate Professor and Division Director for Prosthodontics, in the School of Dentistry ( ).

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 Diversity Statement Information For more information on diversity statements, including guidelines, please click here . Supplemental Questions

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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 - 3
  4. Publications

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