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Assistant / Associate Professor, General Practice, School of Dentistry

Virginia Commonwealth University
Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Dec 21, 2021

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Full Time
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VCU School of Dentistry

General Practice

Description of Duties:

Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Dentistry is seeking applicants for a full-time faculty position, term appointment, in the Department of General Practice Dentistry. Salary and rank will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.


Responsibilities include didactic and clinical teaching pre-doctoral students in the areas of evidenced based patient care, practice management and running highly productive practices. This position may lead to assignment as a Practice Group Leader or assignment as a course director. Faculty members are expected to teach in an integrated curriculum system that includes baccalaureate, graduate, and post-graduate 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.


• DDS or DMD Degree
• Eligible for a dental 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

VCU is an urban, research-intensive institution with a richly diverse university community and commitment to multicultural opportunities. Virginia Commonwealth University is an equal opportunity, Affirmative Action University providing access to education and employment without regard to age, race, color, national origin, gender, religion, sexual orientation, veteran's status, political affiliation or disability.

Application Process:

Candidates must apply to this faculty position through the university's career website at too be considered for faculty position: F57700. For further information about this position, contact Dr. Rodney McDaniel, Search Committee Chair, VCU School of Dentistry at

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.

Virginia Commonwealth University is a major, urban research university with national and international rankings in sponsored research. Located in downtown Richmond, Virginia, VCU enrolls nearly 31,000 students in 223 degree and certificate programs in the arts, sciences and humanities. Sixty-eight of the programs are unique in Virginia, many of them crossing the disciplines of VCU's thirteen schools and one college. VCU Health System and the health sciences schools of Virginia Commonwealth University comprise the VCU Medical Center, one of the nation's leading academic medical centers. For more information, see

Position Type: Faculty
Full time equivalent: Full Time
Tenure: Open
Rank: Open
Months: 12
Department: School of Dentistry / General Practice

Salary: Commensurate

Contact Information:
Contact Name: Dr. Rodney A. McDaniel, Search Committee Chair
Contact Email:
Contact Phone: (804) 828-2977

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