Assistant Professor or Associate Professor

East Carolina University

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Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Job Title:

Assistant Professor or Associate Professor

Position Number :


Vacancy Open to :

All Candidates

Department :


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Division :

Health Sciences

Classification Title :

Assistant Professor or Associate Professor

Working Title :

Assistant Professor or Associate Professor

Number of Vacancies :


Full Time Equivalent (FTE) :


Full Time or Part Time :

Full Time

Recruitment Range:

Commensurate with Qualifications

Position Location (City) :


Position Type:

Faculty (Teaching)

Job Category :

Faculty (Dentist)

Organizational Unit Overview:

The Division of Health Sciences is the largest and most complex division within the University, employing more than 900 EHRA employees and 1,700 SHRA employees. The Division is composed of numerous Centers, Institutes, and agencies such as East Carolina Heart Institute and Eastern Area Health Education Center, the Colleges of Allied Health Sciences, Nursing, the Brody School of Medicine, the School of Dental Medicine, and the Laupus Health Science Library. In addition to the Academic and Administrative responsibilities of the division, the four professional schools provide clinical services throughout eastern North Carolina in a variety of settings and venues.
The School of Dental Medicine is composed of ten administrative offices and four academic departments. The Administrative units include the Offices of the Dean, Vice Dean, Associate Dean for Student Affairs, Associate Dean for Research, Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs, Associate Dean for Extramural Clinical Practices, Assistant Dean for Dental Education and Informatics, Assistant Dean for Educational Support and Faculty Development, Assistant Dean for Academic Success and the Assistant Dean for Business Operations and Financial Affairs. The four academic departments are Surgical Sciences, Pediatric Dentistry, Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, General Dentistry and Foundational Sciences.Included in the mission of the School of Dental Medicine is to educate dental care providers (both dental students and dental residents) and to address the oral health care needs of the underserved population of North Carolina. The School of Dental Medicine meets these missions by operating dental clinics that provide both educational experiences for the dental students and residents and provides dental care to the residents of North Carolina. These clinics occur in both Ross Hall in Greenville, North Carolina, as well as Community Service Learning Centers located throughout North Carolina. In order to operate these clinics, appropriate dental auxiliaries and clinical staff are needed.

Job Duties :

The East Carolina University School of Dental Medicine pediatric dentist faculty member serves in and supports the Division of Pediatric Dentistry in the Department of Pediatric Dentistry, Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics. The pediatric dentist reports to the Division Director. The Division of Pediatric Dentistry is responsible for the education of dental students in the area of pediatric dentistry and for the training of the residents in the pediatric dentistry and general dentistry residency programs. This is a fixed term or tenure track position at the title/rank of Assistant Professor or higher.Specific duties include:

  • Supporting the didactic and clinical activities within the Division of Pediatric Dentistry.
  • Conducting scholarly activities to support promotion and/or granting of tenure.
  • Working with Division faculty and others to develop and deliver state-of-the-art continuing education programs in the area of pediatric dentistry on a regional, statewide and, if possible, national-wide basis.
  • Actively participating in the school’s faculty practice plan.
  • Assisting in school and pediatric program accreditation activities.
  • Assisting in Division quality assurance and improvement and compliance efforts.
  • Seeking to serve on committees and boards for state/federal government agencies, professional societies and within the school.
  • Responding to assignments from Chair of the Department of Pediatric Dentistry, Orthodonticsand Dentofacial Orthopedics and the Division Director essential to the department, division and school operations.
  • Commitment to the Mission and Vision of the School of Dental Medicine including both a community- based and a generalist model of dental education
  • Commitment to evidence-based teaching and practice.
  • Willingness to apply academic experiences of contemporary dental education and traditional educational values to the Community Services Learning Center model.
  • Performing other duties and assuming additional responsibilities as assigned by the Department Chair and the Dean.

Minimum Education/Experience :

Required Qualifications:

  • DDS or DMD (or equivalent) from an appropriately accredited institution with expertise in dental education.
  • Certification of completion of an ADA Commission on Dental Accreditation accredited Pediatric Dentistry residency or equivalent training in a Canadian program.
  • Possession of, or eligibility for, a teaching or regular dental licensure in North Carolina (a North Carolina dental license must be secured by the time of employment).
  • Broad knowledge of issues in dental education.

License or Certification Required by Statute or Regulation :

  • Certification of completion of an ADA Commission on Dental Accreditation accredited Pediatric Dentistry residency or equivalent training in a Canadian program.
  • Possession of, or eligibility for, a teaching or regular dental licensure in North Carolina (a North Carolina dental license must be secured by the time of employment).

Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education :

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Clinical experience in dental education at the institutional level, working in development, implementation, evaluation and monitoring of departmental programs leading to the dental degree.
  • Experience with pediatric dental resident education.
  • Experience with advanced forms of pediatric sedation.
  • PALS certification.
  • Experience with digital record keeping, imaging, and/or grading.

Special Instructions to Applicant :

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:

Curriculum Vitae
Letter of Interest
List of Three References (noting contact information)

Additional Instructions to Applicant:

In order to be considered for this position, applicants must complete a candidate profile online via the PeopleAdmin system and submit any requested documents. Additionally, applicants that possess the preferred education and experience must also possess the minimum education/experience, if applicable.

Job Open Date :


Open Until Filled:


Initial Screening Begins :


Rank Level:

Professor, Associate Professor, Assistant Professor

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East Carolina University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and seeks to create an environment that fosters the recruitment and retention of a more diverse student body, faculty, staff and administration. We encourage qualified applicants from women, minorities, veterans, individuals with a disability, and historically underrepresented groups. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race/ethnicity, color, genetic information, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, political affiliation, or veteran status.

Individuals requesting accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) should contact the Department of Human Resources at (252) 737-1018 (Voice/TTY) or [email protected].

Eligibility for Employment :

Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. ECU participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.

Office of Human Resources Contact Information :

If you experience any problems accessing the system or have questions about the application process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at (252) 328-9847 or toll free at 1-866-489-1740 or send an email to [email protected] Our office is available to provide assistance Monday-Friday from 8:00-5:00 EST.


ECU offers a challenging academic environment and an energetic campus life. We are committed to excellence through a talented and diverse faculty and staff. One of the perks of working at ECU is that you can take up to 9 credit hours of classes per year at no cost to you. There is also a textbook loan program in place available to permanent ECU staff and faculty, or their eligible dependent children or spouse. ECU also offers excellent benefits, including health care and retirement plans, and generous leave time.

Scholarship. Discovery. Service. Leadership.

Here, those values are more than just buzzwords. They indicate the wealth of opportunity that ECU students experience while engaging in the rigorous pursuit of knowledge. They define the many ways in which students innovate and forge new paths. They encompass the life lessons our students learn while serving others and improving communities. They emphasize the encouragement our students receive to stand up and lead the way into a brighter tomorrow.

To be a national model for student success, public service and regional transformation, East Carolina University:

  • Uses innovative learning strategies and delivery methods to maximize access;
  • Prepares students with the knowledge, skills and values to succeed in a global, multicultural society;
  • Develops tomorrow's leaders to serve and inspire positive change;
  • Discovers new knowledge and innovations to support a thriving future for eastern North Carolina and beyond;
  • Transforms health care, promotes wellness, and reduces health disparities; and
  • Improves quality of life through cultural enrichment, academics, the arts, and athletics.

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