Teaching and Research Faculty

Virginia Commonwealth University Richmond, VA

About the Job

School/Unit: School of Dentistry Rank: Open Department: General Practice Purpose of Position: 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: We are recruiting for two positions – F55550 and F55210 Teaching: 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. Research: Faculty member may participate in research protocols and will work collaboratively with dental research programs and investigators. Clinical: 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. Service: 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 •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 experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment or commitment to do so as a faculty member at VCU •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. To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: www.vcujobs.com Virginia Commonwealth University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution 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.