Teaching and research faculty position will provide instruction, research, and patient care in oral pathology.
Teaching: 50% – The faculty member will have primary responsibility for course development, teaching, and management of oral and general pathology curricula for dental, dental hygiene, and advanced dental education students in collaboration with School of Dentistry and School of Medicine faculty members. A primary focus will be on curricula offerings across the entire course of study to support integrated biomedical and clinical sciences learning. Clinical and didactic teaching are required. Ongoing professional development in teaching and learning is expected.
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: 15% – It is expected that the appointed person would undertake scholarly activity resulting in peer reviewed publications. There are opportunities for collaboration with all Departments in the School of Dentistry and also with the Philips Institute for Oral Health Research (www.philipsinstitute.vcu.edu). The Philips Institute consists of all of our substantially externally funded research and is focused on diseases of the oral cavity and head and neck including head and neck cancer (with a particular interest in the role of human papillomavirus), bacterial infection and inflammation and bioengineering.
Clinical: 25% – The incumbent will conduct a practice in oral and maxillofacial pathology to include direct clinical patient care and a histopathology biopsy service. Consultation with other health care providers using secure digital methodologies is expected.
Service: (10%) The faculty member will be expected to serve their department, 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. Service to external professional organizations is expected.
Administrative or Other: None
- DMD or DDS – CODA accredited advanced education in Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology - Eligible for licensure in Virginia - Certified by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology - An Assistant Professor tenure eligible candidate will be required to have an established research agenda and a clear potential for external funding, and potential for scholarship or creative expression to complement and expand existing expertise in the department. - An Associate Professor tenure eligible candidate will be required to have a well-developed scholarly/research portfolio with evidence of multi-disciplinary applications
- Clinical and teaching experience in oral and maxillofacial pathology preferred - 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.
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