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Clinical Assistant Professor

East Carolina University

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Job Details

Job Title:

Clinical Assistant Professor

Position Number :


Vacancy Open to :

All Candidates

Department :

AAH SODM SURG Sci Management

Department Homepage :

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Division :

Academic Affairs

Classification Title :

Clinical Asst Professor

Working Title :

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Faculty

Number of Vacancies :


Full Time Equivalent (FTE) :


Full Time or Part Time :

Full Time

Anticipated Recruitment Range. Salary offered may be outside of this range as impacted by budget, UNC salary administration, and/or candidate qualifications.:

Commensurate with Qualifications

Position Location (City) :


Position Type:

Faculty (Teaching)

Job Category :

Faculty (Dentist)

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 Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Faculty is responsible for educating predoctoral dental students and advanced education residents (AEGD, GPR and Pediatric Dentistry programs) at the School of Dental Medicine in the discipline of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. The Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Faculty is appointed in the Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery within the Department of Surgical Sciences. The Department of Surgical Sciences also includes the specialties of Endodontics, Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Oral Medicine, Orofacial Pain and Periodontology, along with Emergency Dentistry. The Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Faculty reports directly to the Division Director of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. The Division and Department work in close collaboration with the other Departments (Foundational Sciences, General Dentistry, and Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics) and with the Offices of Clinical Affairs, Dental Education and Informatics, Educational Support and Faculty Development, Extramural Clinical Practices, Student Affairs, and Research to support the School’s educational programs, initiatives and mission. In addition, the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Division works closely with other Schools and Colleges of East Carolina University and other components of the University of North Carolina, as well as local/regional educational and clinical programs, including ECU Health Medical Center.

The Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Faculty supports the development, implementation and delivery of innovative curricula and instruction to dental students and residents at the School of Dental Medicine. The Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Faculty actively participates in the delivery of patient care and the generation of new knowledge via research and scholarly activities. The Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Faculty is committed to service and engagement at the local, State and/or national level.

Specific duties include:· Provision of instruction in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery to predoctoral dental students in the didactic, preclinical and clinical settings within a General Dentistry teaching model.· Assessment of student achievement of competencies (knowledge, values and skills) expected of the independent general dentist (graduate), including hard and soft tissue oral surgery.· Provision of instruction in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery to advanced education residents in interdisciplinary, didactic seminars and in the clinic.· Provision of direct patient care including maxillofacial trauma, oral and maxillofacial surgery, orthognathic surgery, TMJ disorders, pathology and reconstruction, moderate conscious sedation, dentoalveolar surgery and dental implants.
· Participate as a member of the Craniofacial Team and the Facial Trauma Team with interdisciplinary partners from the Brody School of Medicine, ECU Health Medical Center and other ECU Health Sciences units.· Provision of care while participating on Vidant/ECU Health Facial Trauma Call· Working closely with the Division Director, Department Chair and the Assistant Dean for Dental Education and Informatics to develop, implement and deliver novel curricula to include active learning strategies and information technologies.· Assisting the Division Director, Department Chair and Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs in continuous quality improvement and compliance efforts.· Conducting basic and/or clinical research, and other scholarly activities that will help qualify the candidate for appropriate promotion.· Service on committees and boards for state/federal government agencies, professional societies, and within the School and University.· Preparation of accreditation and other program documentation as needed.· Attending meetings and representing the School in internal and external venues as requested by the Division Director, Department Chair or the Dean.· Performing other duties and assuming additional responsibilities as assigned by the Division Director, Department Chair or the Dean.· Fixed term or tenure track position is available at the title/rank of Assistant Professor or higher.
·Contingent upon available funding.

Employment in this position provides eligibility to participate in the UNC Optional Retirement Program (ORP) which offers matching employer contributions and employee control of investment choices, along with eligibility to participate in various Voluntary Supplemental Retirement Plans (401k, 403b. 457). This position is not eligible to participate in the NC Teachers’ and State Employees’ Retirement System (TSERS). Additionally, this position offers multiple voluntary options for Medical, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance as well as various supplemental plans including Critical Illness, Flexible Spending Accounts, Cancer, and Disability.

Minimum Education/Experience :

·DDS or DMD (or equivalent) from an appropriately accredited institution with expertise in dental education.· Completion of an advanced specialty education program in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation. Current residents in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery programs accredited by CODA are eligible for consideration if they will complete their program by the intended start of employment.· Eligibility for dental licensure in North Carolina.· Eligibility for credentialing with Vidant/ECU Health Medical Center.· Board certification or eligibility with the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.· Broad knowledge of dental education.· Commitment to evidence-based teaching and practice.· Commitment to the Mission and Vision of the School of Dental Medicine including both a community-based and a generalist model of dental education.

License or Certification Required by Statute or Regulation :

· Eligibility for dental licensure in North Carolina.

Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education :

· Experience in teaching using a variety of educational techniques and instructional technologies.· Experience in research or scholarly activities.· Experience with digital record keeping, imaging and/or grading.· Experience in preparing and teaching preclinical and clinical aspects of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.

Special Instructions to Applicant :

Application screening begins on February 5, 2023 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

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 (
Letters of reference submitted via the PeopleAdmin applicant tracking system will be verified and considered for meeting this requirement.

As part of the screening process, the references provided may be contacted.

For letters of reference not submitted via the PeopleAdmin applicant tracking system, please have the original signed letters mailed to:
Nancy Blackmon (PN000963)
Employee Support Services
ECU School of Dental Medicine
1851 MacGregor Downs Road
Greenville, NC 27834

Questions can be directed to:Dr. Andres Flores, 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.

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

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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