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May 2011 Classifieds

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MICHIGAN

Faculty Position (Anatomy)
Department of Biomedical and Diagnostic Sciences
University of Detroit Mercy

The University of Detroit Mercy invites applications for a full-time tenure or clinical track position at the Assistant/Associate Professor level in the Department of Biomedical and Diagnostic Sciences, available immediately. Responsibilities include clinical and didactic teaching Gross Anatomy (with emphasis on Head and Neck) to dental/dental hygiene students and AEGD/dental graduate residents, participation in research/scholarly activity (if on tenure track), and service to the University and profession. Requirements include a D.D.S./D.M.D. degree from a program accredited by the ADA Commission on Dental Accreditation or M.D., Ph.D., or equivalent training. Preference will be given to applicants with D.D.S./D.M.D., experience in team/ interdisciplinary teaching models, and eligibility for a license to practice in the state of Michigan. Salary and rank will be commensurate with the candidate's qualifications and experience. 

Michigan’s largest, most comprehensive private University, the University of Detroit Mercy is an independent Catholic institution of higher education sponsored by the Religious Sisters of Mercy and Society of Jesus. The university seeks qualified candidates who will contribute to the University’s mission, diversity, and excellence of its academic community. The University of Detroit Mercy is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer with a diverse faculty and student body and welcomes persons of all backgrounds.

Qualified interested applicants should submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references to Dr. Nahid Kashani, Chairperson, Department of Biomedical and Diagnostic Sciences, University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry, 2700 Martin Luther King Blvd., Detroit, Michigan 48208-2576. Review of applications will begin immediately, and continue until the position is filled.

NORTH CAROLINA

The following Open Rank Faculty positions are open at East Carolina University School of Dental Medicine:

GPR Director
Operative Faculty/Dental Team Educator
Chief of Orthodontics
Director of Pediatric Dentistry Residency Program
Basic Science Anatomy
Basic Science Pathophysiology
Prosthodontics Faculty

GPR Director
Vacancy # 001159

The Director of the GPR Program is responsible for all facets of this residency program, to include didactic education, clinical education, administration, and the delivery of patient dental care. Responsibilities include the advanced training of residents in all facets of general dentistry; administration of the program including the selection and evaluation of residents, meeting reporting requirements of the School of Dental Medicine, Pitt County Memorial Hospital, Commission on Dental Accreditation, Medicaid and Medicare and other entities; the delivery of dental services provided by the faculty, residents, and staff; and supervision of the clinical staff and the financial viability of the program. The Director reports directly to the Chair of the Division of General Dentistry and works closely with the Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs, the Executive Director for Business and Financial Affairs of the ECU School of Dental Medicine, and other administrators. The Director also provides direct patient care in both outpatient and inpatient settings.

Specific duties include the following:

  • Directs and administers the General Practice Residency Program, including recruitment and selection of residents, implementation of the curriculum plan, ongoing evaluation of the program, faculty and resident performance, coordination of teaching in affiliated institutions, and off-service rotations and maintenance of program records.
  • Monitors educational program to ensure compliance with accreditation requirements.
  • Determines the scope of dental services to be provided in the outpatient setting. Develops, implements and documents policies and procedures for the unit. Ensures compliance with all University, School of Dental Medicine, and hospital requirements including safety and disaster plans.
  • Monitors dental unit activities to ensure compliance with requirements of regulatory agencies, Department of Health, North Carolina Dental Practice Act, HCFA, Medicaid, Medicare, and others. Initiates corrective action as needed.
  • In conjunction with the School of Dental Medicine Executive Director of Business and Financial Affairs and the Director of the Clinic, develops and prepares annual operating and capital budget for the dental program and unit. Monitors or delegates monitoring of expenses to determine variances.
  • Interviews, directs, evaluates, and schedules professional staff. Determines performance objectives of assigned staff. Determines competency requirements of professional staff.
  • Coaches, counsels and disciplines assigned staff. Provides overall supervision for professional staff and auxiliary staff.
  • Provides service in the outpatient and hospital setting in a manner that is appropriate for the patient's age and clinical condition; demonstrates knowledge and skills necessary to meet the patient's physical, psychosocial, educational and safety needs.
  • Monitors quality assurance guidelines to ensure quality patient care.
  • Provides cross coverage to the Director of PCMH Dental Services.

Fixed-term or tenure-track position available. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications.

Required Qualifications:

  • D.D.S. or D.M.D. degree (or equivalent)
  • Certificate from a CODA-accredited General Practice Residency in Dentistry Program
  • 5 years full-time experience teaching in an accredited GPR program
  • Significant OR experience
  • Ability to be licensed in the State of North Carolina

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Commitment to evidence-based teaching and practice.
  • Experience in the business aspects of administration of a GPR program- grant writing, patient relations, staffing, and financial management.
  • Experience in community outreach activities.
  • Willingness to apply academic experiences of contemporary dental education and traditional educational values to the ECU School of Dental Medicine educational model.
  • Demonstrated record of increasing leadership responsibilities.
  • Experience with electronic record keeping, digital imaging, and resident evaluation.

Screening will continue until the position is filled. East Carolina University requires applicants to submit a candidate profile online in order to be considered for the position. In addition to submitting a candidate profile online at www.jobs.ecu.edu, please submit online the following required applicant documents:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Letter of Interest
  • List of Three References (including contact information)

Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer
View this job posting online.

Operative Faculty/Dental Team Educator
Vacancy # 001298

The Operative Faculty/Dental Team Educator in the School of Dental Medicine is responsible for teaching operative dentistry, dental assisting, and dental hygiene to pre-doctoral dental students. This position will be in the Section of Operative Dentistry within the Division of General Dentistry. The Operative Dentistry/Dental Team Educator Faculty reports directly to the Section Chief of Operative Dentistry. The Operative section works in close cooperation with the Offices of Academic Support, Clinical Affairs, and Dental Education and Informatics to support the school's programs and initiatives. In addition, the section works closely with other schools and colleges of East Carolina University and other components of the University of North Carolina, as well as local/regional educational and clinical programs.

The Operative Faculty/Dental Team Educator supports the development and implementation of the Dental Team Education curriculum, as well as other General Dentistry teaching in the School of Dental Medicine. This will include didactic, pre-clinical, and clinical aspects.

Specific duties of this position include the following:

  • Working closely with the Division Chair of General Dentistry, Section Chief of Operative Dentistry, and the Assistant Dean for Dental Education and Informatics in curriculum development and implementation related to operative dentistry, dental assisting, and dental hygiene for the general dentist.
  • Helping ensure that dental students are competent in the management of the oral health team including dental assistants and dental hygienists.
  • Helping ensure that dental students are competent in the management of patients requiring operative dentistry and other restorative services.
  • Coordinating and helping to deliver curricular content related to the dental team and general dentistry in the classroom, simulation lab, and clinical settings.
  • Providing willingness and ability to cover pre-doctoral students in the clinical setting in procedures outside of the field of operative dentistry as pertaining to the General Dentistry Model of the School of Dental Medicine.
  • Engaging in scholarly activity that will help qualify for appropriate promotion.
  • Preparing accreditation and other program documentation as needed.
  • Actively participating in the school's faculty practice plan.
  • Seeking to serve on committees and boards for state/federal government agencies, professional societies, and within the school.
  • Assisting the Chair of General Dentistry and the Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs in quality assurance/improvement and compliance efforts.
  • Responding to assignments from the Chair of General Dentistry and the Dean of the School of Dental Medicine essential to section's and school's operations.
  • Attending meetings and representing the school in internal and external venues as requested by the Chair of General Dentistry or the Dean.
  • Representing the school to external constituencies as appropriate.
  • Performing other duties and assuming additional responsibilities as assigned by the Chair of General Dentistry or the Dean.

Position available either tenure-track or fixed-term. Rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications.

Required Qualifications:

  • D.M.D., D.D.S., or equivalent dental degree from an appropriately accredited institution.
  • Commitment to building teams in planning and to identify and resolve problems.
  • Commitment to scholarly activities that will help qualify for appropriate promotion.
  • Experience in teaching allied health personnel including dental assistants and dental hygienists.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Advanced Education in General Dentistry training or General Practice Residency training.
  • Commitment to evidence-based teaching and practice.
  • Experience in preparing and teaching preclinical and clinical aspects of operative dentistry.
  • Willingness to apply academic experiences of contemporary dental education and traditional educational values to the Service Learning model.

Screening will continue until the position is filled. East Carolina University requires applicants to submit a candidate profile online in order to be considered for the position. In addition to submitting a candidate profile online at www.jobs.ecu.edu, please submit online the following required applicant documents:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Letter of Interest
  • List of Three References (noting contact information)

Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer
View this job posting online.

Chief of Orthodontics
Vacancy # 001303

The Chief of Orthodontics (Ortho) in the School of Dental Medicine is responsible for leading and managing the Ortho section of the dental school. This unit is within the Division of Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics. The Section Chief reports directly to the Chair of Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics. The Ortho section works in close cooperation with the Offices of Academic Support, Clinical Affairs, and Dental Education and Informatics to support the school's programs and initiatives.

Specific duties of this position include the following:

  • Recruiting, hiring, and mentoring of the faculty and staff in the Ortho section.
  • Working closely with the Chair of Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics and the Assistant Dean for Dental Education and Informatics in curriculum development and implementation.
  • Working closely with the Chair of Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics and the Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs in the development and implementation of the preclinical, clinical, and academic components of the electronic dental record.
  • Working closely with the Assistant Dean for Dental Education and Informatics and other informatics personnel to optimize the use of technology to support the section's teaching programs.
  • Developing programs to involve dental students, residents, and other dental school faculty in research activities.
  • Helping ensure that the dental students and section faculty are competent in the management of patients requiring orthodontics as appropriate for the general practitioner including the use of custom fabricated aligners.
  • Coordinating and helping deliver curricular content related to human craniofacial growth and development.
  • Coordinating of all academic programs among the clinical disciplines within the Ortho section in the school and at the community services learning centers.
  • Conducting basic and/or clinical research and other scholarly activities that will help qualify for appropriate promotion.
  • Working towards eventual certification by the American Board of Orthodontics, if not already American Board certified in Orthodontics.
  • Developing and delivering state-of-the-art continuing education programs related to Ortho.
  • Preparing accreditation and other program documentation as needed.
  • Responding to local and national requests for information and documentation related to the section's didactic and clinical programs.
  • Participating in budget planning for the division and ensuring that staffing, equipment, and funding are appropriate for the mission requirements as related to Ortho.
  • Actively participating in the school's faculty practice plan and strongly encouraging other section faculty to fully participate.
  • Seeking to serve on committees and boards for state/federal government agencies, professional societies, and within the school.
  • Assisting the Chair of Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics and the Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs in quality assurance/improvement and compliance efforts.
  • Responding to assignments from the Chair of Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics and the Dean of the School of Dental Medicine essential to section's and school's operations.
  • Attending meetings and representing the school in internal and external venues as requested by the Chair of Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics or the Dean.
  • Representing the school to external constituencies as appropriate.
  • Performing other duties and assuming additional responsibilities as assigned by the Chair of Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics or the Dean.

Fixed-term or tenure-track position available. Rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications.

Required Qualifications:

  • D.M.D., D.D.S., or equivalent dental degree from an appropriately accredited institution.
  • Orthodontics certification from an appropriately accredited US or Canadian dental school.
  • Commitment to building teams in planning and to identify and resolve problems.
  • Commitment to conducting basic and/or clinical research and other scholarly activities that will help qualify for appropriate promotion.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Commitment to evidence-based teaching and practice.
  • Experience in preparing and teaching pre-clinical and clinical aspects of orthodontics.
  • Willingness to apply academic experiences of contemporary dental education and traditional educational values to the service learning model.

Screening will continue until the position is filled. East Carolina University requires applicants to submit a candidate profile online in order to be considered for the position. In addition to submitting a candidate profile online at www.jobs.ecu.edu, please submit online the following required applicant documents:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Letter of Interest
  • List of Three References (noting contact information)

Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer
View this job posting online

Director of Pediatric Dentistry Residency Program
Vacancy # 001302

The Director of the Pediatric Dentistry Residency Program will be responsible for designing and implementing this program at the new East Carolina University School of Dental Medicine. Pediatric dentistry residents will primarily receive their training at the School of Dental Medicine's Greenville location, in both the dental school and hospital settings. The Director will be responsible for program design, including didactic and clinical curriculum development and coordination of training in the program. The Director reports directly to the Section Chief of the Section of Pediatric Dentistry who reports to the Division Chair of the Division of Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics.

Specific duties of the position include the following:

  • Developing the curriculum for a new pediatric dentistry residency program, including didactic and clinical components.
  • Preparing appropriate Commission on Dental Accreditation documentation, including self-study documents.
  • Preparing and submitting grants to secure additional funding for this program.
  • Developing admission standards, recruiting, and selecting residents.
  • Hiring and supervising clinical and administrative staff.
  • Hiring and supervising full- and part-time faculty for the program.
  • Working with and coordinating didactic and clinical activities with other ECU dental school residency programs.
  • Providing clinical teaching in ambulatory and hospital settings.
  • Preparing performance evaluations for residents and staff, financial reports, accreditation reports, and other reports as necessary.
  • Performing other responsibilities and duties as assigned.

Fixed-term or tenure-track position available. Rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications.

Required Qualifications:

  • D.D.S. or D.M.D. (or equivalent) from an appropriately accredited institution.
  • Certificate from a CODA-accredited pediatric dentistry residency program and board certification in pediatric dentistry.
  • At least three years of full-time faculty experience in an accredited pediatric residency program.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Commitment to evidence-based teaching and practice.
  • Experience in the business aspects of administration of a residency program (grant writing, patient relations, staffing, and financial management).
  • Experience with electronic recordkeeping, digital imaging, and resident evaluation.

Screening will continue until the position is filled. East Carolina University requires applicants to submit a candidate profile online in order to be considered for the position. In addition to submitting a candidate profile online at www.jobs.ecu.edu, please submit online the following required applicant documents:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Letter of Interest
  • List of Three References (noting contact information)

Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer
View this job posting online.

Basic Science Anatomy
Vacancy # 001301

The ECU School of Dental Medicine Curriculum involves a series of integrated foundational biological science courses that present human study across traditional disciplines. The normal structures are studied as part of systems. This position will represent normal anatomy as part of a larger basic science instruction team. Candidates must have a PhD, DDS, or MD from an appropriately accredited institution with formal training in Human Gross Anatomy, Human Embryology, Human Histology, and Human Physiology with additional evidence of ability to teach at a medical school level. Candidates should have experience in a wide range of educational techniques. The selected candidate will report directly to the Director of Basic Science Instruction within the Office of Dental Education and Informatics.

Specific duties of this position include the following:

  • Coordination of the course components and competencies related to the anatomical sciences taught in the School of Dentistry curriculum.
  • Active participation in the editing of content involved in the delivery of instruction. This includes manuals, references, and presentation media.
  • Active participation in the editing of content involved in the evaluation of student outcomes. This includes exams and PBL Cases.
  • Active participation in the student evaluation of faculty involvement in basic science instruction.

The duties listed are general in nature and are examples of the duties and responsibilities performed and are not meant to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties may be assigned by superiors at any time.

Fixed-term or tenure-track position available. Rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications.

Required Qualifications:

Candidates must have either a Ph.D., D.D.S., or M.D. from an appropriately accredited institution with formal training in Human Gross Anatomy, Human Embryology, Human Histology, and Human Physiology with additional evidence of ability to teach at a medical school level.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Expertise with Computer-Based Instruction techniques.

  • Expertise with Discussion-Based Instruction techniques.

Screening will continue until the position is filled. East Carolina University requires applicants to submit a candidate profile online in order to be considered for the position. In addition to submitting a candidate profile online at www.jobs.ecu.edu, please submit online the following required applicant documents:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Letter of Interest
  • List of Three References (noting contact information)

Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer
View this job posting online.

Basic Science Pathophysiology
Vacancy # 001300

The ECU School of Dental Medicine Curriculum involves a series of integrated foundational biological science courses that present human study across traditional disciplines. The normal and abnormal functions are studied as part of systems. This position will represent pathophysiology as part of a larger basic science instruction team. Candidates must have either a Ph.D., D.D.S., or M.D. from an appropriately accredited institution with formal training in Human Gross Anatomy, Human Embryology, Human Histology, Human Physiology, and General Pathology with additional evidence of ability to teach at a medical school level. Candidates should have experience in a wide range of educational techniques. The position will report directly to the Director of Basic Science Instruction within the Office of Dental Education and Informatics.

Specific duties of this position include the following:

  • Coordination of the course components and competencies related to the physiology and general pathology taught in the School of Dentistry curriculum.
  • Active participation in the editing of content involved in the delivery of instruction. This includes manuals, references, and presentation media.

  • Active participation in the editing of content involved in the evaluation of student outcomes. This includes exams and PBL Cases.

  • Active participation in the student evaluation of faculty involvement in basic science instruction.


The duties listed are general in nature and are examples of the duties and responsibilities performed and are not meant to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties may be assigned by superiors at any time.

Fixed-term or tenure-track position available. Rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications.

Required Qualifications:

Candidates must have either a Ph.D., D.D.S., or M.D. from an appropriately accredited institution with formal training in Human Gross Anatomy, Human Embryology, Human Histology, Human Physiology, and General Pathology with additional evidence of ability to teach at a medical school level.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Expertise with Computer-Based Instruction techniques.
  • Expertise with Discussion-Based Instruction techniques.

Screening will continue until the position is filled. East Carolina University requires applicants to submit a candidate profile online in order to be considered for the position. In addition to submitting a candidate profile online at www.jobs.ecu.edu, please submit online the following required applicant documents:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Letter of Interest
  • List of Three References (noting contact information)

Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer
View this job posting online.

Prosthodontics Faculty
Vacancy # 001304 – 2 Vacancies

The Prosthodontics Faculty in the School of Dental Medicine is responsible for teaching Prosthodontics to pre-doctoral students in the Section of Prosthodontics of the dental school. This unit is within the Division of General Dentistry. The Prosthodontics Faculty reports directly to the Section Chief of Prosthodontics. The Prosthodontics Section works in close cooperation with the Offices of Academic Support, Clinical Affairs, and Dental Education and Informatics to support the school's programs and initiatives. In addition, the section works closely with other schools and colleges of East Carolina University and other components of the University of North Carolina, as well as local/regional educational and clinical programs.

The Prosthodontics Faculty supports the development and implementation of the prosthodontic aspects of the preclinical and clinical curriculum taught to the dental students.

Specific duties of the position include the following:

  • Working closely with the Section Chief of Prosthodontics and the Assistant Dean for Dental Education and Informatics in curriculum development and implementation related to prosthodontics for the general dentist.
  • Working closely with the Section Chief of Prosthodontics and the Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs in the development and implementation of the preclinical, clinical, and academic components of the electronic dental record related to prosthodontics.
  • Working closely with the Assistant Dean for Dental Education and Informatics and other informatics personnel to optimize the use of technology to support the section's teaching programs.
  • Helping ensure that the dental students are competent in the management of patients requiring prosthodontics.
  • Coordinating and helping to deliver curricular content related to prosthodontics in the simulation lab and didactic settings.
  • Providing willingness and ability to cover pre-doctoral students in the clinical setting in procedures outside of the field of prosthodontics as pertaining to the General Dentistry Model of the School of Dental Medicine.
  • Conducting basic and/or clinical research and other scholarly activities that will help qualify for appropriate promotion.
  • Preparing accreditation and other program documentation as needed.
  • Actively participating in the school's faculty practice plan.
  • Seeking to serve on committees and boards for state/federal government agencies, professional societies, and within the school.
  • Assisting the Chair of General Dentistry and the Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs in quality assurance/improvement and compliance efforts.
  • Responding to assignments from the Chair of General Dentistry and the Dean of the School of Dental Medicine essential to the section's and school's operations.
  • Attending meetings and representing the school in internal and external venues as requested by the Chair of General Dentistry or the Dean.
  • Representing the school to external constituencies as appropriate.
  • Performing other duties and assuming additional responsibilities as assigned by the Chair of General Dentistry or the Dean.

Fixed-term or tenure-track position available. Rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications.

Required Qualifications:

  • D.M.D., D.D.S., or equivalent dental degree from an appropriately accredited institution.
  • Commitment to building teams in planning and to identify and resolve problems.
  • Commitment to conducting basic and/or clinical research and other scholarly activities that will help qualify for appropriate promotion.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Training in a Prosthodontics Residency, Advanced Education in General Dentistry Residency, or General Practice Residency.
  • Substantial clinical experience with implant supported prosthodontics.
  • Commitment to evidence-based teaching and practice.
  • Experience in preparing and teaching preclinical and clinical aspects of prosthodontics.
  • Willingness to apply academic experiences of contemporary dental education and traditional educational values to the Service Learning model.

Screening will continue until the position is filled. East Carolina University requires applicants to submit a candidate profile online in order to be considered for the position. In addition to submitting a candidate profile online at www.jobs.ecu.edu, please submit online the following required applicant documents:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Letter of Interest
  • List of Three References (noting contact information)

Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer
View this job posting online.

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