Assistant Professor/Associate Professor/Professor

Job Title: Assistant Professor/Associate Professor/Professor
Location: Augusta University
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 240566

Job Information Job ID: 240566Position: 20014596 The Department of Restorative Sciences is seeking a full-time faculty member with experience and interest in biomaterials, bioengineering, and research. The faculty member will support the DCG research and scholarly activity agenda at the personal level; through mentorship of predoctoral student, advanced education residents, and graduate students; and through collaborative support with faculty. Pursuit of external funding to support the DCG research agenda is expected. The faculty member will promote, lead, and participate within the department’s and DCG’s scholarly agenda by continuing and expanding the productive departmental scholarly programs through scientific presentations at local, regional, and national/international levels, followed by associated publications. Additional responsibilities include predoctoral didactic, preclinical, and/or clinical teaching in restorative dentistry, prosthodontics, and associated areas. Candidates with demonstrated expertise in dental materials, advanced dental technologies, digital workflow, and dental implants to support ongoing expansion of the DCG advanced technology agenda are preferred. Support of DCG Restorative Sciences’ advanced education curriculum (AEGD, GPR, and Prosthodontics) and Allied Health (Dental Hygiene) will occur consistent with faculty member’s experience and the department mission. The faculty member will support organized dentistry and pursue professional service activities at the DCG, AU, and national and international levels. Participation in the DCG intramural faculty practice is available for qualified clinicians. The position reports to the Chair of the Department of Restorative Sciences and works collaboratively with faculty within the department and across the College. Review this webpage for department information. The faculty member who fills this position will demonstrate professional behaviors that promote a positive, productive, and caring environment for all DCG faculty, staff, residents, student, and patients.Department Marketing Statement At both the predoctoral and residency levels, the Department of Restorative Sciences strives to graduate and support the consummate dental health care provider to meet tomorrow's health care needs through of learning, scholarly activity, and service to the community and the profession. As the largest clinical department in The Dental College of Georgia, the Restorative Sciences faculty are continuously updating didactic and clinical learning opportunities for dental students and advanced education residents to support state of the art, patient-centered care. The Department blends a strong biomaterials research program from the Dental Materials Section with an outstanding clinical program through research and publication of state-of-the art projects. This partnership ensures the Department of Restorative Sciences leads the way in discovery, innovation, technology, and education. The Department serves its graduates and their communities through continuing education programs, and meaningful contribution to professional organizations from local to international levels. Faculty have broad background and expertise to support student, resident, and current dental practitioners’ efforts to remain on the cutting edge of dentistry.Responsibilities Restorative Sciences Department Educational Assets and Responsibilities:• 40 paid faculty (28- 1.0 Full-time and 12- Part-time positions at various FTE), 1 office manager, 9 administrative support personnel and 2 traditional laboratory technicians, 1 digital laboratory technicians, 1 research laboratory technician, 1 hygienist and 1 anaplastologist.• Pre-doctoral responsibilities: D1-D3 courses, pre-clinical labs and clinical experiences• Collaboration and support with the Department of General Dentistry for the D4 year.• 3 Advanced Education Programs: Prosthodontics, AEGD, and GPR• Collaborative responsibilities with all departments pertaining to predoctoral learning, advanced education learning in support of patient-centered, restoration-driven care.• Esthetic Center - shared efforts with College Administration• Biomaterials Research Laboratory• Production laboratory• Collaborative agendas relating to research/scholarly activity, and service. Teaching 40%Actively serve as an effective clinician-educator as measured by quantitative and qualitative assessments. 1. Contribute and support learning in didactic, pre-doctoral lab courses, and/or pre-/post-doctoral clinics and/or classroom instruction, and receiving above-average student, resident, and peer evaluations.2. Contribute as assigned to the predoctoral dental program, inclusive of its curriculum, competencies, and the preparation of students for the licensing board exam. 3. Contribute to curriculum maintenance and innovation. Support didactic and clinical learning using best evidence. 4. Contribute to the planning, development, and implementation of collaborative advanced technology curricula and clinical efforts.5. Develop, administer, and provide informal/formal student performance assessments. Plan and provide student assessments. Participate in faculty peer review.6. Contribute as assigned to the advanced-education programs and allied health program seminars (dental hygiene).7. Establish and maintain effective and productive professional interactions for predoctoral and advanced program successes. Scholarship 40%Collaborate with faculty and serve as a mentor for students/residents regarding research and scholarly activities leading to grants, presentations, and publication. 1. Participation in department research/scholarly activity initiatives and preparation of manuscripts for publication in peer-reviewed journals. 2. Mentor dental students, residents, graduate students, and junior faculty pursuing scholarly activity. Collaborate with senior faculty to promote a successful scholarly agenda. 3. Collaborate within and support the department FOSTER (Faculty Opportunity Strategies Toward Effective Research) Program through advocacy, participation, and funding. 4. Expand research collaborations intra- and inter-institutionally based on background and experience. 5. Pursue external funding Clinical/Patient Care 10%Provide patient care in the Augusta University Dental Associates faculty practice, maintain quality standards for compliance with all DCG policies (if applicable). Service 10%Participate in efforts that support the Dental College of Georgia, Augusta University, the profession, and the public.1. Lead or serve on DCG and AU level committees and support other professional service activities that are appropriate for the assigned role. This may include but is not limited to institutional and/or professional organization activities such as committees, leadership, continuing education, outreach, etc.2. Obtain CE credit necessary for the maintenance of professional licensure, complete mandatory annual/bi-annual training (e.g. HIPAA, BLS) required for clinical duties in the department, the DCG, and AU, support and comply with college or university policies and practices.3. Maintain assigned research facilities.Required Qualifications
DDS or DMD degree (or foreign equivalent) from an accredited college or university. State of Georgia Dental License or State of Georgia Faculty Dental License.

Preferred Qualifications The preferred candidate will have a prior experience in dental education with demonstrated history of scholarly productivity, including publications. The preferred candidate will have advanced education including a Masters or PhD in a scientific discipline (e.g., oral biology, biomaterials, or bioengineering). Preference will also be given to candidates with demonstrated expertise in advanced technologies, digital workflow, and dental implants to support ongoing expansion of the advanced technology agenda.Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
  • Interprofessional collaboration; Curriculum organization, implementation, assessment; Student mentoring, assessment; Interest and participation in scholarly activity; Service.
  • All aspects of clinical dentistry related to Restorative Sciences in support learning, scholarship, patient care, service. Research methodologies and application.
  • All aspects of clinical dentistry. All relevant organization, communication as a oral health educator, mentor, scholar in support of Restorative Sciences and adjunctive areas.
  • Ability to maintain confidentialityDetail-orientedExcellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skillsProficient in Microsoft Office and other computer software/databases
Shift/Salary Salary to be commensurate with qualifications of selected candidate within the established range of the positionRecruitment Period: 3/7/2022 until filledConditions of Employment All candidates are required to successfully pass a Background Check review prior to starting with Augusta University.

All employees are responsible for ensuring the confidentiality, availability, and integrity of sensitive [patient, student, employee, financial, business, etc.] information by exercising sound judgment and adhering to cybersecurity and privacy policies during the course of their employment and beyondHow To Apply To be considered an applicant for this position, you must apply online at using the job opening number provided above.Please upload your Curriculum Vitae, Research Statement, Professional References, etc., as one document. Interested candidates should also send a current CV and letter of interest to: Kent L. Knoernschild, DMD, MS, FACPProfessor and Thomas P. Hinman Endowed ChairDepartment of Restorative SciencesThe Dental College of Georgia at Augusta University1120 15th Street GC-4200 Augusta, GA 30912Email: [email protected] Phone: (706) 721- 8813Equal Employment Opportunity Augusta University/ AU Health is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, welcoming applicants from underrepresented groups, individuals with disabilities and veterans.Other Information This position is also responsible for promoting a customer friendly environment and providing superior service to our patients, students, faculty, and employees. "Augusta University is a patient-and family-centered care institution, where employees partner everyday with patients and families for success."Augusta University is a tobacco free environment and the use of any tobacco products on any part of the campus, both inside and outside, is strictly prohibited.

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