School/Unit: School of Dentistry
Department: School of Dentistry
Purpose of Position:
Chief Purpose of this position in support of above mission or goal:
This faculty position will provide the applicant an opportunity to build a research program in the area of endodontics and oral health research. The expectation is for the Faculty member to seek funding from extramural source. The applicant must also be able to teach endodontics to dental students, endodontic graduate students and be willing and able to provide clinical and didactic instruction to pre-doctoral and post-graduate students in this area in the School of Dentistry.
Time and effort up to 70% will be devoted to research related activities to include direction of endodontic resident research in pursuit of their master's degree. Efforts to obtain funding for research in areas of focus consistent with the mission of the Department of Endodontics must be demonstrated during employment. In addition, scholarly activities such as publications, presentations at national meetings and participation in appropriate academic organizations are expected. Collaborations within the School of Dentistry and outside are encouraged. In particular this individual will have the opportunity to interact and collaborate with investigators in the Philips Institute in areas to include oral microbiology and immunology, oral cancer, engineering/product innovation, and oral health disparities and services.
Time and effort of up to 20% will be devoted to clinical and didactic teaching responsibilities within both the predoctoral and postgraduate programs in the Department of Endodontics, VCU School of Dentistry. The faculty member will provide research mentorship to dental students participating in predoctoral research programs, and will participate in training as well as mentorship of research projects for the Masters candidates in endodontics. Faculty are expected to develop and maintain academic and clinical curricula that reflect evidence-based advances in research, technology and changes in the oral and general health needs of the population, and to assist in preparing students to self-assess their learning outcomes and allow them opportunities to individualize their preparation based on areas of strength and interest and future career plans. In addition, the faculty member may expect to be called upon to provide instruction in an integrated curriculum system that includes baccalaureate, graduate, and professional education. Teaching across traditional departmental lines and in multidisciplinary teams is required, and faculty are expected to foster transformative learning that is informed by interdisciplinary and translational research, teaching, scholarship, and creative expression.
Time and effort of 5% will be devoted to serving the Department of Endodontics, 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.
If desired time and effort of up to 20% will be available for practice opportunities within the VCU Dental Care Faculty Practice or outside endodontic practices.
Required Qualifications:DDS or DMD degree or the equivalent
Eligible for licensure in Virginia
Demonstrate the ability to contribute to and participate in a humanistic environment of learning and discovery. Demonstrate the ability to adapt to change and embrace modern technologies, and demonstrate experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment or commitment to do so as a faculty member at VCU
Board certified or eligible for the American Board of Endodontics
Research experience in the areas of endodontics and oral health
PhD degree is preferable
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