East Carolina University, a constituent institution of the University of North Carolina, is a doctoral institution with an enrollment of over 27,000 students and approximately 4,500 faculty and staff.
Job Description: The Endodontology Faculty in the School of Dental Medicine is responsible for teaching endodontics to pre-doctoral students and AEGD, GPR and Pediatric Residents in the Section of Endodontology, which is in the Division of Surgical Sciences.
The Division of Surgical Sciences consists of the dental specialties of Endodontology, Oral-Maxillofacial Pathology, Oral-Maxillofacial Surgery and Periodontology. The Endodontology Faculty reports directly to the Section Chief of Endodontology.
The Section and Division work in close cooperation with the Offices of Educational Support and Faculty Development, Clinical Affairs, Dental Education and Informatics and Planning and Extramural Affairs to support the School's programs and initiatives.
In addition, the Endodontology section works closely with other Schools and Colleges of East Carolina University and other components of the University of North Carolina, as well as local/regional educational and clinical programs.
The Endodontology Faculty supports the development and implementation of the Endodontic aspects of the preclinical and clinical curriculum taught to the dental students.
Specific duties include:
Working closely with the Section Chief of Endodontology and the Assistant Dean for Dental Education and Informatics in curriculum development and implementation related to endodontics for the general dentist.
Working closely with the Section Chief of Endodontology and the Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs in the development and implementation of the preclinical, clinical, and academic components of the electronic dental record related to endodontics.
Working closely with the Assistant Dean for Dental Education and Informatics and other informatics personnel to optimize the use of technology to support the section's teaching programs.
Helping insure the dental students are competent in the management of patients requiring endodontics therapy.
Coordinate and help deliver curricular content related to endodontics in the simulation lab and didactic settings.
Willingness and ability to cover pre-doctoral students in the clinical setting in procedures in Endodontology as it pertains to the General Dentistry Model of the School of Dental Medicine.
On occasion, willingness and ability to cover pre-doctoral students in the clinical setting in procedures outside of the field of Endodontology provided the individual has been properly calibrated to cover such procedures.
Conducting basic and/or clinical research, and other scholarly activities that will help qualify for appropriate promotion.
Preparing accreditation and other program documentation as needed.
Actively participating in the school's faculty practice plan.
Seeking to serve on committees and boards for state/federal government agencies, professional societies, and within the school.
Assisting the Section Chief of Endodontology, Division Chair of Surgical Sciences and the Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs in quality assurance and improvement, and compliance efforts.
Responding to assignments from the Section Chief of Endodontology, Chair of Surgical Sciences and the Dean of the School of Dental Medicine essential to section, division and school operations.
Responding to local and national requests for information and documentation related to the section's didactic and clinical programs.
Attending meetings and representing the School in internal and external venues as requested by the Section Chief, Division Chair or the Dean.
Representing the School to external constituencies as appropriate.
Performing other duties and assuming additional responsibilities as assigned by the Section Chief, Chair or the Dean.
Fixed term or tenure-track position available.
Minimum Qualifications: Required Qualifications
DMD, DDS (or equivalent) from an appropriately accredited institution with expertise in dental education.
Completion of an advanced education program in Endodontics accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association.
Eligibility for dental licensure in North Carolina
Commitment to the general practice model of education, including a broad definition of the scope of general dentistry.
Commitment to the mission of the School of Dental Medicine.
Commitment to conducting basic and/or clinical research, and other scholarly activities that will help qualify for appropriate promotion.
Broad knowledge of issues in dental education.
Commitment to evidence-based teaching and practice.
American Board certification in Endodontics or educationally qualified for such certification if less than 4 years after specialty certification.
Clinical experience in dental education at the institutional level, working in development, implementation, evaluation and monitoring of departmental programs leading to the dental degree.
Willingness to apply academic experiences of contemporary dental education and traditional educational values to the Community Service Learning Center model.
Experience with digital record keeping, imaging, and/or grading.
Experience in preparing and teaching preclinical and clinical aspects of Endodontics.
Special Instructions to Applicants: 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)
Date Initial Screening Begins: 10-01-2012
Job Close Date: Open Until Filled