Assistant/Associate Professor - Division Director of Pediatric Dentistry Vacancy #: 001302 Recruitment Range: Commensurate with qualifications Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Organizational Unit Overview
The Division of Health Sciences is the largest and most complex division within the University, employing more than 900 EHRA employees and 1,700 SHRA employees. The Division is composed of numerous Centers, Institutes, and agencies such as East Carolina Heart Institute and Eastern Area Health Education Center, the Colleges of Allied Health Sciences, Nursing, the Brody School of Medicine, the School of Dental Medicine, and the Laupus Health Science Library. In addition to the Academic and Administrative responsibilities of the division, the four professional schools provide clinical services throughout eastern North Carolina in a variety of settings and venues.
The School of Dental Medicine is composed of ten administrative offices and four academic departments. The Administrative units include the Offices of the Dean, Vice Dean, Associate Dean for Student Affairs, Associate Dean for Research, Innovation and Discovery, Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs, Assistant Dean for Extramural Clinical Practices, Assistant Dean for Dental Education and Informatics, Assistant Dean for Educational Support and Faculty Development, Assistant Dean for Academic Success and the Executive Director for Business and Financial Affairs. The four academic departments are Surgical Sciences, Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, General Dentistry and Foundational Sciences and Research.
Included in the mission of the School of Dental Medicine is to educate dental care providers (both dental students and dental residents) and to address the oral health care needs of the underserved population of North Carolina. The School of Dental Medicine meets these missions by operating dental clinics that provide both educational experiences for the dental students and residents and provides dental care to the residents of North Carolina. These clinics occur in both Ross Hall in Greenville, North Carolina, as well as Community Service Learning Centers located throughout North Carolina. In order to operate these clinics, appropriate dental auxiliaries and clinical staff are needed.
The Division Director of Pediatric Dentistry in the School of Dental Medicine is responsible for leading and managing the Division of Pediatric Dentistry of the dental school. This unit is within the Department of Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics. The Division Director reports directly to the Chair of the Department of Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics.
The Division Director of Pediatric Dentistry and Chair direct the hiring, mentoring and professional development of the faculty and staff within in the division. The Director coordinates the development, implementation and review of the Pediatric components of the preclinical and clinical curriculum taught to the dental students.
Specific duties include:
Participating in the Recruiting, hiring, and mentoring of the faculty and staff in the Division of Pediatric Dentistry.
Working closely with the Chair of the Department of Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics and the Assistant Dean for Dental Education and Informatics in curriculum development, implementation and review of curriculum content related to pediatric dentistry and optimizing the use of technology to support the division’s teaching programs.
Working closely with the Chair of the Department of Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics and the Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs in the development, implementation and review of the preclinical, clinical, and academic components of the electronic dental record related to Pediatric Dentistry and in quality assurance and compliance efforts.
Developing programs to involve dental students, residents and other dental school faculty in research activities.
Helping ensure the dental students are competent in the management of pediatric dentistry patients as appropriate for the general practitioner.
Coordinating and participation in the delivery of curricular content related to human craniofacial growth and development.
Coordinating of academic programs within the Pediatric Dentistry Division in the School and at the community services learning centers (CSLCs).
Working with the Postgraduate program director and assisting in the continued development of the Pediatric Dentistry Residency Program.
Developing and delivering state-of-the-art continuing education programs related to Pediatric Dentistry.
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 they relate to Pediatric Dentistry.
Actively participate in the School’s faculty practice plan with other departmental faculty.
Seeking to serve on committees and boards for state/federal government agencies, professional societies, and within the school. Responding to assignments from the Chair of Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics and the Dean of the school of Dental Medicine essential to the department’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 Dentofacial Orthopedics 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 and Dentofacial Orthopedics or the Dean.
Fixed-Term or Tenure-Track Position available at the rank of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor. ?
DMD, DDS or equivalent dental degree.
NC Dental License
Pediatric Dentistry certification from an appropriately CODA accredited institution.
Commitment to building teams, to conducting basic and/or clinical research, to identifying and resolving problems and to pursuing other scholarly activities that will help qualify for appropriate promotion.
License or Certification Required by Statute or Regulation
NC Dental License
Pediatric Dentistry certification from a CODA accredited institution.
Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education
Commitment to evidence-based teaching and practice. Experience in preparing and teaching preclinical and clinical aspects of pediatric dentistry.
Willingness to apply academic experiences of contemporary dental education and traditional educational values to the service-learning model.
Special Instructions to Applicant
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, please submit online the required applicant documents:
Letter of Interest
List of Three References (noting contact information)
Additional Instructions to Applicant
In order to be considered for this position, applicants must complete a candidate profile online via the PeopleAdmin system and submit any requested documents. Additionally, applicants that possess the preferred education and experience must also possess the minimum education/experience, if applicable.
Applications will be considered until position is filled. Please submit an online ECU application for vacancy # 001302 to ECU Human Resources athttp://jobs.ecu.edu.
ECU is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer committed to fostering a diverse, equitable and family-friendly environment in which all faculty and staff can excel and achieve work/life balance. We encourage qualified applicants from women, minorities, veterans, individuals with a disability, and historically underrepresented groups. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race/ethnicity, color, genetic information, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, political affiliation, or veteran status.