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Open Rank Dentistry Faculty-Residency Program Director, DCG-Orthodontics

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Open Rank Dentistry Faculty-Residency Program Director, DCG-Orthodontics

Job ID: 269781
Location: Augusta University
Full/Part Time: Full Time


Job Summary

Job ID 269781

Position # 20007589

Augusta University's Department of Orthodontics at the Dental College of Georgia (DCG) is currently seeking a faculty member at the rank of Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Professor who will also hold an administrative post of Residency Program Director. This individual will be responsible for leading the Orthodontic Residency program in accordance with Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) standards, ensuring the graduation of skilled orthodontists. In addition, the selected candidate will also be expected to provide orthodontic care at the DCG Faculty Practice, support departmental research initiatives, and provide guidance to orthodontic residents and pre-doctoral dental students. This position is not considered to be on tenure track.


Clinical/Patient Care
Provide patient care according to DCG Faculty Practice Guidelines. Maintain compliance with quality control standards according to DCG and AU policies. If necessary, provide patient care with or without learners present.

Direct the residency program in the DCG Department of Orthodontics. Ensure compliance with CODA guidelines that will lead to accreditation without recommendations. Contribute to curriculum innovation and maintenance that ensures a comprehensive and contemporary curriculum for orthodontic residents. Collaborate and support other academic and residency training programs. Support didactic and clinical teaching for predoctoral students in the classroom, laboratory, and clinic. Use an evidence-based approach in all teaching endeavors.

Collaborate with faculty and serve as a mentor to students/residents in research and scholarly activities that lead to presentations and publications in peer reviewed journals. Promote, lead, and participate in scholarly agenda with residents in the Department of Orthodontics that contributes to the mission of the Department and DCG.

Participate in efforts that promote the service goals of the Dental College of GA, Augusta University and the Department of Orthodontics. This may include but is not limited to participation in continuing education, service and leadership on committees, research and service in professional organizations, faculty training and professional development, and serving as reviewer and editor for journals and publications.

Required Qualifications

DMD, DDS, or equivalent.; must be a graduate of an ADA accredited dental school or have 2 years of postgraduate training and be licensed in or eligible for licensure by the Georgia Board of Dentistry.

Assistant Professor - Early level career as a faculty member with background, education, and training consistent with the following position requirements.

Associate Professor - Mid level career faculty member with at least five years at the rank of Assistant Professor with background, education, and training consistent with the following position requirements.

Professor - Senior level career faculty member with at least five years at the rank of Associate Professor with the background, education, and training consistent with the following requirements.

Required faculty employment qualifications for all USG institutions and all academic ranks within these institutions shall be:

- Consistent with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)'s requirements for institutional accreditation.

- Evidence of ability as a teacher.

- Evidence of activity as a scholar and ability in all other duties assigned.

- Successful experience (which will necessarily be waived for those just entering the academic profession who meet all other requirements); and,

- Desirable personal qualities judged on the basis of personal interview, complete biographical data, and recommendations.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience in dental education at the pre-doctoral and advanced levels. History of research and scholarly productivity including grants, presentations, and publications.
Experience as a Residency Director in a CODA accredited orthodontic training program. Experience in the treatment of Cleft lip and palate and craniofacial anomalies.


This position is fiscal year based and works year-round.

The intended work commitment or full-time equivalent (FTE) for this position is 1.0 and considered full-time.

Assistant Professor- Salary and compensation is commensurate with education, experience, and achievements. This salary is subject to availability of funds.

Associate Professor- Salary and compensation is commensurate with education, experience, and achievements. This salary is subject to availability of funds.

Professor- Salary and compensation is commensurate with education, experience, and achievements. This salary is subject to availability of funds.

Comprehensive benefits include medical, dental, vision, 13 paid holidays, vacation leave, sick leave, generous retirement plans, tuition waiver, wellness options, and much more!

Also, our full-time employees who have been employed with us successfully for more than 6 months can be considered for the Tuition Assistance Program.

Rank and salary are determined at the time of hire and are based on a variety of factors including but not limited to experience, education, credentials, specialty, training, etc. while also considering internal equity and market data.

Advancement through the faculty ranks at Augusta University is only through the annual Promotion and Tenure process in which faculty may apply if eligible (typically five-year increments). For more information on ranks, please review the Augusta University Promotion and Tenure Website:

College/Department Information

The Dental College of Georgia at Augusta University, we provide dental education to the next generation of professionals by offering hands-on education through innovative research, patient care, and service. Join other dental providers to improve the oral health of Georgia and beyond. The DCG was founded to provide the people of Georgia with quality dental care by educating students in dentistry. As a patient, you have the option to receive treatment in one of our three different practice models consisting of student clinics, resident care, or in the faculty practice. All dental treatments can be completed by the specialists in our facility. We also serve patients in more than 20 clinics across Georgia.

About Us

Augusta University is Georgia's innovation center for education and health care, training the next generation of innovators, leaders, and healthcare providers in classrooms and clinics on four campuses in Augusta and locations across the state. More than 10,500 students choose Augusta for educational opportunities at the center of Georgia's cybersecurity hub and experiential learning that blends arts and application, humanities, and the health sciences. Augusta is home to Georgia's only public academic health center, where groundbreaking research is creating a healthier, more prosperous Georgia, and world-class clinicians are bringing the medicine of tomorrow to patient care today. Our mission and values make Augusta University an institution like no other.

The University System of Georgia is comprised of our 26 institutions of higher education and learning as well as the System Office. Our USG Statement of Core Values are Integrity, Excellence, Accountability, and Respect. These values serve as the foundation for all that we do as an organization, and each USG community member is responsible for demonstrating and upholding these standards. More details on the USG Statement of Core Values and Code of Conduct are available in USG Board Policy and can be found online at

Additionally, USG supports Freedom of Expression as stated in Board Policy 6.5 Freedom of Expression and Academic Freedom found online at


Our Health Sciences Campus:

1120 15th Street, Augusta, GA 30912

Conditions of Employment

All selected candidates are required to successfully pass a Background Check review prior to starting with Augusta University.

If applicable for the specific position based on the duties: the candidate will also need to have a credit check completed for Positions of Trust and or approved departmental Purchase Card usage.

Motor vehicle reports are required for positions that are required to drive an Augusta University vehicle.

For Faculty Hires: Final candidates will be required to provide proof of completed academic degree(s) as well as post-secondary coursework in the form of original transcript(s). Those candidates trained by a foreign institution will also be required to provide an educational/credential evaluation.

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 their employment and beyond.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Augusta University is proud to be an equal opportunity employer welcoming applicants from underrepresented groups, including individuals with disabilities and veterans.

How To Apply

To be considered an applicant for this position, you must apply online at
Please upload your Curriculum Vitae, Research Statement, Professional References, etc., as one document.

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 every day 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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