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Department Chair - Pediatrics

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University of the Pacific
Location
Stockton
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Department Chair - Pediatrics

Position Description:
DEFINITION:
Full-time; teacher-scholar track position; 4 days per week, 52 weeks per year; tenure eligible; reporting directly to the Associate Dean for Oral Health Education. The Pediatric Dentistry Department at the University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, is responsible for pre-doctoral pediatric dentistry didactic and clinical education.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Leadership

Conduct oneself ethically at all times and assure ethical conduct and processes of the department.

Represent the growing edge of one's discipline through: (a) range of knowledge and skills in the discipline, (b) familiarity with and contribution to the literature, © active participation in local, regional, and national organizations and networks.

Role model for Pediatric Clinic staff, school faculty, and students, with regards to: (a) scholarship and clinical skill, (b) commitment to the profession, © personal responsibility, behavior and habits, (d) continuous growth, (e) humanistic respect for dignity of others, (f) adherence to and enforcement of school policy

Serve as the Director of the Dental Auxiliary Utilization program, and assure continued effectiveness and success of that educational program. Work with teaching dental assistants and pediatric clinic manager to maintain current curriculum and teaching methods, and provide opportunities for teaching assistants to maintain currency in their field as well as their teaching methods.

Initiate continuous improvements in: (a) academic program, (b) staff and departmental operation, © teaching and learning advances in delivery and assessment, (d) collaboration with the Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs, Associate Dean for Oral Health Education, Assistant Dean for Research, other chairs and faculty in decisions regarding: (a) curriculum, (b) academic standards, © faculty standards, (d) research, (e) clinic operation.

Actively engage in the Student Academic Performance and Promotion Committee, representing pediatric dentistry and contributing to committee recommendations to the dean regarding student academic and enrollment status.

Actively engage with pediatric dentistry specialty and related education organizations, and serve as a resource for students and alumni seeking specialty training in pediatric dentistry. Serve as a resource for alumni treating pediatric patients in their general practices.

2. Faculty Development

Continually assess the need for faculty and effectiveness of existing faculty.

Recruit and bring onboard faculty who are: (a) current and growing in their fields, (b) supporters of a model that combines humanism with sound academic standards, © contribute to balance the overall strength of the school

Mentor and monitor faculty members' professional development through: (a) comprehensive orientation, (b) setting mutually agreed upon goals, © providing or working to find needed resources, (d) providing regular feedback and honest appraisals, (e) account for faculty effort, (f) using progressive discipline and termination if necessary, (g) matching faculty to growth assignments and opportunities where possible, (h) encouraging and facilitating professional connections outside of school

Keep faculty informed and make opportunities for their participation through: (a) regular department communication and meetings as necessary, (b) distribution of information and policy, © encouraging regular attendance and full participation in school functions, (d) compliance with all human resource policy, faculty policy, and other policies (e.g. attendance, Canvas site, syllabus, etc.) (e) assignment of faculty for teaching coverage

3. Manage the educational programs within the discipline and related curriculum areas.

Oversee current, comprehensive educational materials for all areas of the pediatric dentistry curriculum to students in format(s) appropriate to optimize student learning and to serve as a resource to students post-curriculum.

Ensure that competencies are current and complete by: (a) continually scanning developments and the state-of-the-disciplines, (b) articulating realistic competency standards for students

Ensure that the educational experiences available to students are effective by: (a) providing current, properly sequenced, and well-presented instruction and practice, (b) recognizing learning difficulties and providing appropriate remediation, © challenging all students to stretch for excellence and providing such opportunity

Ensure that evaluation is valid and useful by: (a) using evaluation methods that match competencies, (b) supporting educational decisions with sound evaluation data, © calibrating faculty, (d) ensuring compliance with academic policy

Set, promote, and expect high standards of performance from students, as well as department staff and faculty.

Provide mentorship/assistance as necessary to students struggling academically or otherwise per direction of the Student Academic Performance and Promotions Committee.

Seek feedback from residency colleagues and others as appropriate to gauge student preparedness (foundational knowledge and skills) in pediatric patient care upon their graduation and entry into practice and/or pediatric residency training programs.

Guide and assist students as necessary on pediatric dentistry residency educational opportunities. Provide thoughtful, honest feedback to programs on student applicants based on a thorough knowledge of each student's academic record, qualifications for residency training, and personal attributes.

Work with administration to study feasibility of creating a pediatric dentistry advanced education residency program, should that opportunity present.
4. General management
Collaborate with Associate/Assistant Deans and Pediatric Clinic Manager to ensure appropriate faculty coverage in the Pediatric Clinic, sim-lab, and classrooms.

Participate in forming, implementing and enforcing school policy

Manage content coordinators within your disciplines

Plan overall needs and associated expenses

Monitor and account for departmental budgets

Maintain appropriate relations with the administration, faculty, staff, students and alumni

Advocate for needed resources

Complete reports and projects in a timely manner

Identify resources of financial support for the department and school

Attend and support school and university meetings and events

Support goals and mission of the school


Basic Qualifications:


Additional Qualifications:


Physical Requirements:
Working Conditions:

1. Position requires coordination of a variety of responsible duties in stressful situations.
2. Must be available to work additional hours during weekdays and some weekends.


Special Instructions:


To apply, visit https://pacific.peopleadmin.com/postings/18367

University of the Pacific is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer dedicated to workforce diversity. In compliance with applicable law and its own policy, Pacific is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty and staff and does not discriminate in its hiring of faculty and staff, or in the provision of its employment benefits to its faculty and staff on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, genetic information, sex/gender, marital status, military and veteran status, sexual orientation, medical condition, pregnancy, gender identity, gender expression, or mental or physical disability.






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Organization

Since its founding in 1851 as California’s first chartered university, University of the Pacific has been transforming the lives of students, enhancing the vitality of its surrounding communities and bringing a pioneering spirit to how we educate and serve.

Pacific is recognized for high-quality academic programs, dedicated faculty mentors and excellent professional preparation built on a strong liberal arts foundation. The university is consistently ranked among the top national universities by U.S. News and World Report and Princeton Review.

University of the Pacific is a dynamic three-city university with campuses in Stockton, Sacramento and San Francisco. With a presence in these three very different and uniquely California cities, Pacific enjoys a truly distinctive footprint in California and the West.

Sacramento

Pacific’s beautiful, tree-lined campus in Sacramento provides a focused learning environment with ties to the power and influence of one of the nation’s most influential capital cities. Complementing the legal studies offered at the McGeorge School of Law, new academic offerings are helping address critical issues at the intersection of law, policy, business and health.

San Francisco

Pacific’s high-tech San Francisco campus is strategically situated the heart of one of the world’s most exciting cities. It is home to one of the premier dental schools in the nation, the Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, as well as high-quality programs in health, technology, and arts and culture.

Stockton

Pacific’s Stockton campus in the heart of the California Delta country is renowned for its idyllic beauty, breadth of outstanding academic programs, vibrant and supportive campus life, and close, dedicated teaching relationships with students. Serving more than 5,000 students, the campus is home to the liberal arts College of the Pacific, a conservatory of music, and schools of business, education, engineering, international studies, and pharmacy and health sciences.

Beyond Our Gates

Pacific students, faculty, and staff are passionate about enriching their communities and serving those in need. Under faculty guidance, students provide dental care and health services and information to the underserved, legal clinics for those in need, and literacy and educational enrichment programs for local schoolchildren. Students, faculty and staff contribute tens of thousands of hours of volunteer service each year. The Center for Professional and Continuing Education offers degree completion, continuing education, workforce training and lifelong learning programs. Pacific centers and institutes work toward solutions to local and regional issues through community partnerships, education and research.

The Pacific Tigers compete in NCAA Division I athletics primarily as a member of the West Coast Conference. Fielding seven men’s teams and eleven women’s teams, the Pacific Tigers continue to add individual and team successes to an already outstanding performance record, including more than 30 conference championships and more than 60 NCAA tournament appearances.

Pacific offers more than 80 programs of study leading to undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees, as well as accelerated programs in business, education, law, engineering and the health sciences. Total enrollment at all three campuses is more than 6,000 students.

With a focus on teaching, close faculty-student interaction, academic excellence and real-world learning, Pacific prepares individuals for lifelong personal and professional success.

Learn more at Pacific.edu.

Diversity Profile

The University of the Pacific community - including students, faculty, staff, administrators, and alumni - believes that diversity and inclusion are essential to the fulfillment of our institutional mission. We value inclusiveness in learning, curricular and co-curricular programming, campus climate, recruitment, admissions, hiring and retention. We remain deeply committed to promoting and maintaining a civil community that facilitates opportunities for shared understanding and expression of individual and collective truths. Moreover, we resolve to maintain a community that is respectful of all persons despite differences in age, citizenship, disability, ethnicity, gender identity or expression, geographic origin, language, marital status, nationality, philosophical beliefs, race, religion, sexual orientation, or socioeconomic status.

The University of the Pacific community - including students, faculty, staff, administrators, and alumni - believes that diversity and inclusion are essential to the fulfillment of our institutional mission. We value inclusiveness in learning, curricular and co-curricular programming, campus climate, recruitment, admissions, hiring and retention.

We remain deeply committed to promoting and maintaining a civil community that facilitates opportunities for shared understanding and expression of individual and collective truths. Moreover, we resolve to maintain a community that is respectful of all persons despite differences in age, citizenship, disability, ethnicity, gender identity or expression, geographic origin, language, marital status, nationality, philosophical beliefs, race, religion, sexual orientation, or socioeconomic status.

We are committed to all members of the Pacific community becoming competent and ethical citizen leaders able to interact effectively and ethically in an increasingly multicultural society and global economy. This transformative process is accomplished through our distinctive integration of liberal arts and professional education promoting innovation, open discourse and dialogue, leadership development, experiential learning and self-reflection.

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Multicultural Affairs

Multicultural Affairs is dedicated to the creation and sustainability of a culturally inclusive community across and within the boundaries of culture, sexual orientation, gender, and other social identities. In service to and in partnership with students, faculty, staff, alumni, and other friends, Multicultural Affairs offers programs, services, and sponsorships such as cultural heritage month observances, diversity leadership retreats, and intercultural trainings that meet the educational and cultural needs of all members of the Pacific community.

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Stockton
CA
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