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Teaching & Research Faculty

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Posting Details

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Position Information

Position Number F59120
Position Type Teaching and Research Faculty
Rank Open
Working Title Teaching & Research Faculty
School/Unit School of Dentistry
Department General Practice
Number of Months 12
Tenure Status Non-Tenure Eligible
Grant funded position? No

Position Summary and Qualifications

Mission or Goal of Unit

The primary mission of the School of Dentistry is to educate practitioners of Dentistry capable of meeting the general oral health needs of the communities they serve. Integral parts of the mission are research and other scholarly activity, patient care, and leadership in dental education and organized dentistry, and collaboration and participation with other units with VCU and VCU Health Systems.

Chief purpose of this position in support of above mission or goal

This faculty position will provide teaching and mentoring to undergraduate dental students in patient care and in preparation for private practice. Primary teaching responsibilities will be centered around clinical laboratory teaching, practice management and operations.

Position Responsibilities

Teaching: Responsibilities include clinical and didactic teaching of pre-doctoral students and general practice post-doctoral residents, in the areas of practice management and running highly productive practices. To include leadership of a Course Director, teaching and mentoring undergraduate dental students in preparation for private practice, service, and scholarship. All 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: Faculty member may participate in research protocols and will work collaboratively with dental research programs and investigators. For appointment at the rank of assistant professor, the 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.

Clinical: Will provide teaching and leadership role in dentistry clinics, seeing patients, working with students, and working collaboratively with other faculty and staff to promote best business practices, and increase clinic productivity. Participation in the Faculty Private Practice; requires demonstrated ability to build a practice.

Service: The faculty member will be expected to serve the Department of General Practice, 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.

Required Qualifications

•Applicant must have DDS or DMD degree and be eligible for licensure in Virginia.
•Experience in the areas of dental materials, dental practice management, or preclinical and clinical skills development.
•Must have the ability to teach practice management through clinical and didactic experiences to pre-doctoral students and General Practice post-doctoral residents.
•Must have the desire to mentor future dental practitioners.
•Experience in research or desire to engage in research, 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.

Preferred Qualifications

Posting Detail Information

Date Posted 09/04/2015
Open Until Filled Yes
Application Deadline Date
Proposed Hire Date 11/01/2015
Type of Search
Application Process/Additional Information

Candidates must apply to this faculty position through the university’s career website at to be considered for this position. For further information about this position contact the Search Chair, Dr. Mary Baechle, Search Chair, in the Department of General Practice, VCU School of Dentistry.

Posted Salary

Supplemental Questions

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  1. How did you find out about this position?
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  2. If you selected "Other" for your referral source please indicate where you heard about this posting. (If you did not select "Other," please enter "n/a.")

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  3. Do you have a DMD or DDS degree from a CODA accredited school and are you eligible for licensure in Virginia?

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  2. Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  3. Reference Letter - 1
  4. Reference Letter - 2
  5. Reference Letter - 3
Optional Documents
  1. Other Document