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Clinical Assoc Professor/Professor/Director of Advanced Implant Reconstruction

University of the Pacific
California, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Nov 27, 2023

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Dentistry
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Part Time

Clinical Assoc Professor/Professor/Director of Advanced Implant Reconstruction

Primary Purpose and Essential Functions:
Reporting to the Chair, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, is responsible for providing curricular content in the following primary areas: 1.) advanced education program didactic and clinical education for residents and postgraduates; 2.) continuing education program didactic and clinical education for dentists; 3.) supporting pre-doctoral didactic and clinical education

1. General
  • Be a role model and actively promote ethics, humanism, professionalism, the mission of the school, and personal growth for oneself and others
  • Demonstrate professionalism and responsibility
  • Demonstrate behavior consistent with core values of the Dugoni School
  • Participate in the life of the school, seek information, and work to common purposes
  • Develop and share in the collective knowledge of the school
  • Engage students and colleagues in disciplined reflection and critical thinking

2. Teaching
  • Promote maximal learning among all students, oneself, and one's colleagues
  • Be current in one's discipline
  • Provide feedback and evaluation in ways that preserve dignity, promote learning, develop consistency, and allow others to make valid decisions
  • Use all methods and modalities of teaching and assessment appropriate to one's teaching assignments
  • Be accessible to students and colleagues
3. Scholarship
  • Continuously reflect in a disciplined fashion on one's field, on education, and on practice
  • Share scholarship through publications, presentations, and other means with one's peers
  • Develop an area of scholarship marked by cumulative advances in knowledge and practice
  • Participate in organizations and groups that encourage and sustain inquiry and provide peer review
  • Seek funding, opportunities for investigation, and other resources to sustain scholarship
  • Demonstrate a willingness to examine any part of one's professional activities in light of appropriate literature, data, critical thinking, and peer review
4. Service
  • Perform activities for the common good of the School of Dentistry, the university, one's professional groups, and the community
  • Bring distinction to the School of Dentistry by one's actions
  • Exercise and model leadership through helping others work cooperatively for shared goals
5. Patient Care and Management of Patient Care
  • Promote patient oral health and satisfaction with care in our clinics
  • Make referrals as appropriate, but not for one's own benefit
  • Enhance patients' respect for students and the school
  • Participate in quality assurance and other programs designed to improve the overall effectiveness of the school's clinics
  • Strive for mastery as a practicing professional

Advanced Education Programs
  • Didactic, pre-clinical and clinical education in the areas of oral and maxillofacial surgery
  • Supervise and participate in resident and postgraduate research projects
2. Continuing Education programs
  • Develop didactic, pre-clinical and clinical education courses, seminars and programs in the areas of oral and maxillofacial surgery
3. Develop innovative oral and maxillofacial surgery and implant training programs.4. Collaborate on interprofessional programs with other Pacific health programs and extramuralhealth education partners5. Supporting Predoctoral program
  • Didactic, pre-clinical and clinical education in the areas of oral and maxillofacial surgery
  • Participate in Personalized Instructional Programs and student research projects

Minimum Qualifications:
Knowledge of:
  • Curriculum management as it relates to oral and maxillofacial surgery
  • Competency based education and assessment methodology
  • Modern pedagogical concepts and application in health professions education
  • Providing care for patients with intellectual and developmental disabilities
  • Integrated, interprofessional care delivery systems
  • Trends in oral health and oral health education
  • Dental accreditation standards and processes

  • Minimum of 10 years of work experience in a dental school setting
  • Minimum of 10 years of practice experience
  • Minimum of 10 years of dental implant experience
  • Teaching experience in AEGD, GPR, and/or Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery programs
  • National and/or International reputation for expertise in Dental Implants
  • Record of scholarly publications

  • DDS/DMD from an ADA-accredited school of dentistry
  • Completion of an advanced education program in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Board Certification with American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Licensed or licensure eligible in California
  • Current CPR and ACLS certification

Working Conditions:
  • Position requires coordination of a variety of responsible duties in stressful non-clinical and clinical situations
  • Must be available to work additional hours weekdays and some weekends

Preferred Qualifications:
Ability to:
  • Promote the dental school mission, vision, and core values
  • Lead and function in an active change environment
  • Communicate effectively with faculty, staff, residents, students in a variety of ways including:
  • email, texts, one-on-one conversations, small meetings, large meetings, lectures, etc.
  • Maintain professional composure and demeanor at all times
  • Listen, follow, collaborate, negotiate, compromise, direct, delegate, refer, and think critically
  • Inspire excellence and promote innovation

Physical Requirements:
GENERAL: Work performed is primarily patient care. Faculty should have sufficient motor function to execute movements essential to providing oral health care to patients. Frequent use of computer keyboard and phone. Requires sitting, standing, bending, walking. SPECIFIC: Must possess the motor skills to perform palpation, percussion, auscultation and other diagnostic maneuvers, basic laboratory tests, dental preparations, and diagnostic procedures in a timely manner. Such actions require coordination of gross and fine muscular movements, equilibrium, and functional uses of the senses of touch and vision. Must be able to perform basic life support including CPR, transfer and position patients with disabilities, physically restrain adults and children who lack motor control, and position and reposition around the patient and chair in sitting and standing positions for prolonged periods of time. Must be able to operate controls, use high-speed or low-speed dental handpieces for tooth preparation procedures, and use hand instrumentation including scalpels for surgical procedures. All of these skills must be performed within reasonable time frames.

Special Instructions:

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University of the Pacific is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer dedicated to workforce diversity. In compliance with applicable law and its own policy, Pacific is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty and staff and does not discriminate in its hiring of faculty and staff, or in the provision of its employment benefits to its faculty and staff on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, genetic information, sex/gender, marital status, military and veteran status, sexual orientation, medical condition, pregnancy, gender identity, gender expression, or mental or physical disability.

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