School/Unit: School of Dentistry
Department: Pediatric Dentistry
Purpose of Position:
Chief Purpose of this position in support of above mission or goal: The Chair of Pediatric Dentistry will provide leadership for the educational, scholarship, patient care, and service mission of the Department of Pediatric Dentistry and the School of Dentistry.
Responsibilities of this position:
Teaching: Teaching duties shall include medical students, dental students, graduate students, allied health students, residents, fellows, and colleagues where appropriate. Teaching responsibilities also shall be considered to include preparation of instructional materials, evaluative materials, testing and maintenance of personal professional skills through continuing education, advising and mentoring trainees, and participation in academic reinforcement programs.
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. Faculty members must demonstrate the ability to contribute to and participate in a humanistic environment of learning, as well as to adapt to change and embrace modern technologies. Faculty members 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.
Research: Research and scholarship is an expectation for all members of the School of Dentistry faculty as appropriate for their overall responsibilities and expertise. The Chair of Pediatric Dentistry is expected to support and participate in research and scholarship of students and residents and the faculty and to have a personal research focus appropriate for the rank of associate professor or full professor.
Clinical: The chair is expected to provide clinical service and to maintain a practice in pediatric dentistry with the expectation to integrate students and/or residents into this service as appropriate.
Service: The chair will be expected to represent the Department of Pediatric Dentistry, the School of Dentistry, and Virginia Commonwealth University by serving on committees and task forces as requested. Participation in state and national level professional organizations as appropriate for the position and candidate's expertise is required. Participation and/or support of the department's participation in dentistry-related community service activities is required.
Administrative or Other: The chair will provide leadership and management of the department's faculty and staff to include annual review and evaluation, mentoring for development and promotion and/or tenure review. The chair is also responsible for the departmental academic and clinical financial affairs, for ensuring compliance with school, university, and state policy and regulations. The chair is responsible for interfacing with the VCU Health System, the Department of Pediatrics, School of Medicine, and the Children's Hospital or Richmond at VCU to support the teaching and clinical services mission of the department and school.
Qualifications:Dental degree (DDS/DMD or equivalent) and Certificate in Advanced Education in Pediatric Dentistry from a program accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation
Previous experience in an academic or hospital environment
Eligible for licensure as a dentist in Virginia
*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.
The candidate will be required to have a well-developed scholarly/research portfolio with evidence of multi-disciplinary applications. (for applicants that are seeking tenure eligible status)
*An advanced degree (MS, MSD or PhD) is preferred
*Certification by the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry
*Education and or experience in one or more of the following areas of pediatric dentistry are preferred:
Cleft lip and palate and other craniofacial defects
Specials needs children
Sedation and/or anesthesia
Private dental practice
Public health dentistry
Community base-clinical service
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