Virginia Commonwealth University, School of Dentistry is seeking full-time faculty members in the Department of General Practice. This position is non-tenure eligible with an open rank.
Ideal candidate will have experience in the areas of dental materials, dental practice management, or preclinical and clinical skills development. Responsibilities may include practice group leader, course director, teaching and mentoring undergraduate and graduate dental students in preparation for private practice, service, and scholarship. Methods will include clinical and didactic teaching, course directorship, curriculum development, scholarly activity, mentoring and patient care. Participation in faculty practice and demonstrated ability to build a practice is encouraged. Experience in research or desire to engage in research is preferred. Teaching in an integrated curriculum system that includes baccalaureate, graduate, and professional education and 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, teaching, scholarship, and creative expression.
The candidate must have demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff and student environment, or a commitment to do so as faculty member at VCU. Candidates must demonstrate ability to teach (dentistry and/or dental hygiene), or to acquire and develop such ability that incorporates adult learning theory, evidence-based oral health care, innovation in student learning, and critical thinking. Candidates must demonstrate the ability to contribute to and participate in a humanistic environment of learning and discover and demonstrate the ability to adapt to change and embrace modern technologies.
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. For appointment at the rank of associate professor, the candidate will be required to have a well-developed scholarly/research portfolio with evidence of multi-disciplinary applications.
Applicants must have a D.D.S. or D.M.D. degree and eligible for licensure in Virginia. Required are strong leadership skills, expansive clinic experience, and expertise in practice management. Salary and rank will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. For further information about this position contact Dr. Peter Antinopoulos, Chair of Search Committee, Department of General Practice, School of Dentistry, Virginia Commonwealth University, P.O. Box 980566, Richmond, VA 23298.
VCU is an urban, research-intensive institution with a richly diverse university community and commitment to multicultural opportunities. Virginia Commonwealth University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action university, providing access to education and employment without regard to age, race, color, national origin, gender, religion, sexual orientation, veteran's status, political affiliation or disability.