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Clinical Assistant Professor

East Carolina University

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Assistant Professor
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Four-Year Institution

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Job Title:

Clinical Assistant Professor

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Vacancy Open to :

All Candidates

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Academic Affairs

Working Title :

Clinical Assistant Professor and Assistant Director of General Dentistry Faculty

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Full Time Equivalent (FTE) :


Full Time or Part Time :

Part Time

Recruitment Range:

Commensurate with Qualifications

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Position Type:

Faculty (Teaching)

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Faculty (Teaching)

Organizational Unit Overview:

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 Assistant Director of General Dentistry (Assistant Faculty Dentist) at Community Service Learning Center (CSLC), Sylva, NC, School of Dental Medicine, East Carolina University, is a part-time (.80 FTE) faculty member who will provide leadership and supervision of all educational and clinical activities in the Community Service Learning Center (CSLC) while providing a full range of general dentistry services in an underserved community. The Assistant Faculty Dentist works in conjunction with the School’s Offices of Extramural Clinical Practices, Clinical Affairs, Academic Affairs, and in collaboration with the offices of Business Operations and Financial Affairs, Dental Education and Informatics, and General Dentistry to support all of the School’s programs and initiatives. Additionally, the Assistant Director works closely with other local, state, and regional healthcare organizations to provide information and services related to the CSLC.The responsibilities include oversight of the clinical operations, both as a provider and as mentor to dental students and Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) residents. The Assistant Director provides primary dental care to eligible patients, maintains and establishes clinical protocols consistent with the standard of care, and works with the business manager by providing leadership in the establishment and direction of a quality assurance program and adherence to infection control standards in the CSLC. The Assistant Director also provides leadership in insuring that the CSLC is a state-of-the-art dental education and care delivery facility. Responsibilities also include management of all clinically related patient matters and management of paid and volunteer clinical faculty.The Assistant Director will be called upon to be “on call” during absences of the Director of General Dentistry (Full time Faculty Dentist) to mentor residents and students with after-hours care for patients of record only. They will also be called upon to fill in for the CSLC Faculty Dentist during periods of leave and illness.This position reports directly to the CSLC Faculty Director Dentist and to the Associate Dean for Extramural Clinical Practices.
Specific duties include:· Working with the Associate Dean for Extramural Clinical Practices and with the CSLC Faculty Dentist in supervision of the CSLC.· Providing high quality dental care to the patients at the CSLC, directly and while supervising students and residents.· Guiding patient referrals and follow-up with appropriate personnel.· Collaborating with other healthcare providers in the clinical setting.· Working with the Division Chair of General Dentistry and Director of the AEGD Program to facilitate and insure consistency in clinical education and evaluation of fourth year students and AEGD residents assigned to the CSLC.· Mentoring AEGD residents and fourth year dental students and supervising their clinical education and community service activities.· Ensuring ongoing compliance with all local, state and federal laws, regulations, and Commission on Dental Accreditation standards.· Participating in faculty meetings and designated dental school activities required of all part time faculty members.· Maintaining current dental skills and practicing general dentistry stringently consistent with the philosophy of the school.· Identifying solutions to local access to healthcare needs and assisting in coordination of community/regional outreach and health promotion programs.· Working closely with all School of Dental Medicine faculty and staff to ensure that the CSLC is a vibrant and integral part of the dental school.· Acting as an ambassador for the school while actively participating in local community/regional programs and events.
· Any additional duties as assigned by the Associate Dean for Extramural Clinical Practices or the Dean.
· Contingent upon available funding.

Minimum Education/Experience :

Minimal qualifications:· DDS or DMD degree is required.· Complete eligibility for a North Carolina dental license.· Knowledge and experience in the successful operation of a dental practice, preferably in a rural community.· Broad knowledge of issues in dental education and the importance of ethics in dentistry.· Demonstrated ability to mentor dental students and residents.· Outstanding clinical skills, excellent interpersonal communication and written skills, and a record of building consensus in an academic setting.· Ability to quickly respond to requests with accuracy, reliability and flexibility; this will often include multi-tasking patient, staff and student affairs.· Proficiency in the practice of all disciplines of general dentistry, including pediatric dentistry, management and operation of a dental practice, and experience in successfully working with students is required.

License or Certification Required by Statute or Regulation :

· DDS or DMD degree is required.· Complete eligibility for a North Carolina dental license.

Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education :

Preferred qualifications:· Advanced education in dentistry (preferably AEGD, GPR or military comprehensive dentistry residency)· Five years experience in the practice of general dentistry and/or a dental educational environment.· Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a dental educational/clinical environment.· Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with interested organizations, agencies, and individuals.· Demonstrated experience in providing dental treatment for underserved populations.· Demonstrated experience in building teams to identify problems and develop solutions.· Experience with pre-doctoral and post-doctoral dental education and life in a rural community.

Special Instructions to Applicant :

Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.

Application screening begins in “date” and will continue until the position is filled. In order to apply, candidates must submit the following materials online at
1) Curriculum Vitae/Resume2) Cover Letter3) List of References

As part of the screening process, the references provided may be contacted. Please be aware that if selected as a candidate of choice, an automatic e-mail will be sent to the individuals entered by the applicant in the References section of the PeopleAdmin applicant tracking system.At the time of employment two to three original letters of reference, official transcripts, a criminal background check, and proper documentation of identity and employability are required.

Applicants must complete a candidate profile by creating an account (see “Create Account” by following the link ) online via the PeopleAdmin system ( of reference submitted via the PeopleAdmin applicant tracking system will be verified and considered for meeting this requirement.

For letters of reference not submitted via the PeopleAdmin applicant tracking system, please have the original signed letters mailed to:
Nancy Blackmon (PN001928)
Employee Support Services
ECU School of Dental Medicine
1851 MacGregor Downs Road
Greenville, NC 27834

Questions can be directed to:Dr. Harold Zald, Search Committee Chair at

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.

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Open Until Filled:


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Rank Level:

Not Applicable

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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

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 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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