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: Fixed term or tenure track position at the Assistant Professor or Associate Professor level available.
The Chief of Oral Medicine (OM) in the School of Dental Medicine is responsible for leading and managing the OM Unit of the dental school.
This unit is within the Division of Diagnostic Sciences of the Department of General Dentistry. The OM unit works in close cooperation with the Offices of Academics Affairs, Clinical Affairs, and Dental Education and Informatics and to support the School's programs and initiatives.
The unit works 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 Chief of OM participates in hiring, mentoring and professional development of the faculty and staff within in the unit.
The Chief provides coordination of didactic and clinical activities among the clinical disciplines in general and oral medicine.
The Chief helps coordinate the development and implementation of the OM curriculum taught to the dental students and in the School's residency programs, in close collaboration with the oral-maxillofacial surgery division.
Specific duties include:
Recruitment, hiring, and mentoring of the faculty and staff in the OM unit.
Working closely with the Department Chair of General Dentistry and the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in curriculum development/implementation related to general and oral medicine.
Working closely with the Department Chair of General Dentistry and the Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs in the development/implementation of the clinical and academic components of the electronic dental record related to general and OM.
Working closely with the Assistant Dean for Dental Education and Informatics and other informatics personnel to optimize the use of technology to support the unit's teaching programs.
Developing programs to involve dental students and residents in research activities.
Coordination and participation of OM didactic and clinical activities with Division Chief of Diagnostic Sciences, the Department Chair of General Dentistry, and the Associate Deans for Academic and Clinical Affairs. Coordination of all academic programs among the clinical disciplines within the OM unit in the school and at the community services learning centers.
Conducting basic and/or clinical research, and other scholarly activities to help qualify for appropriate promotion. Develop and deliver state-of-the-art continuing education programs related to OM.
Developing, marketing and operating a regional, or even more broadly based, OM consultation service.
Coordination of accreditation and other program documentation as needed. Responding to local and national requests for information and documentation related to the unit's didactic and clinical programs.
Participating in budget planning for the department and ensuring that staffing, equipment, and funding are appropriate for the mission requirements. Seeking to serve on committees and boards for state/federal government agencies, professional societies and within the school.
Assisting the Department Chair of General Dentistry and the Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs in quality assurance and improvement, and compliance efforts.
Responding to assignments from the Division Director of Diagnostic Sciences, the Department Chair of General Dentistry, and the Dean of the School of Dental Medicine essential to unit's and school's operations.
Attending meetings and representing the School in internal and external venues as requested by the Department Chair of General Dentistry or the Dean.
Representing the School to external constituencies as appropriate.
Performing other duties and assuming additional responsibilities as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications: Required Qualifications
DDS or DMD (or equivalent) from an appropriately accredited institution with expertise in dental education.
Successful completion of an Oral Medicine fellowship.
Broad knowledge of issues in dental education.
Commitment to and evidence of building teams in planning and to identify and resolve problems.
Eligibility for dental licensure in North Carolina (a NC dental license must be secured within the first year of employment).
Commitment to conducting basic and/or clinical research, and other scholarly activities that will help qualify for appropriate promotion.
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: 09-04-2013
Job Close Date: Open Until Filled