Assistant / Associate Professor Dental Community Health

Portland, Maine
Feb 20, 2018
Faculty Jobs
Health & Medical, Dentistry
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The University of New England College of Dental Medicine invites applications for a full-time clinical-track faculty position: Assistant / Associate Professor Dental Community Health

The University of New England College of Dental Medicine’s mission is to “improve the health of Northern New England and shape the future of dentistry through excellence in education, discovery and service.”   This Assistant/Associate Clinical Professor position will support this mission through didactic and clinical instruction and in helping prepare students for the community-based education activities of the dental curriculum.

The Community-Based Education (CBE) portion of the curriculum has been designed to span students’ final year in the DMD program. Each fourth-year dental student participates in up to three 12-week rotations at community-based externship sites across Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont. The benefits of this unique opportunity for students includes providing care to diverse patient populations, attaining real-world experience, witnessing firsthand the need for greater access to oral health care in Northern New England and experiencing the importance of social responsibility and leadership as a dental professional. UNE’s emphasis on inter-professional education and a robust public health curriculum delivered within the first two years of didactic training help to prepare our students to practice comprehensive and collaborative team-based care with other health care professionals.

Qualified candidates must possess a D.D.S./D.M.D. degree from a dental education program accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation and related experience practicing in a community health setting.  Preference may be given to candidates with a Certificate/Masters in Public Health/Dental Public Health/Social Work or another related discipline.   Candidates with relevant specialty certification/training will also be considered.  The candidate must be currently licensed in Maine or have an active dental license in a US state or Canada and be eligible for licensure in Maine and must have successfully completed both NBDE I & II.

Candidates must demonstrate a passion for dental education and a strong desire to teach students in a demanding, fast-paced, academic environment. Candidates must demonstrate the ability to contribute to and participate in a humanistic environment of learning and discovery. The successful candidate is expected to be able to provide direct clinical supervision of pre-doctoral dental students as well as provide didactic instruction. Salary and rank will be commensurate with experience. Interviews of qualified candidates will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

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