Assistant/Associate Professor - General Dentistry, Memphis
UT Health Science Center
Location: Memphis, Tennessee
Internal Number: 21000001RB
Assistant/Associate Professor - General Dentistry, Memphis - 21000001RB
The Department of General Dentistry in the College of Dentistry at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center seeks applicants for a full-time, non-tenure-track Assistant/Associate Professor position in the Operative division. The primary responsibilities will include those of an Operative clinical and preclinical faculty member. Reporting to the Director, Division of Operative Dentistry. In addition, responsibilities include:
To support the vision, mission, core values and goals of the institution through teaching, service, patient care and research.
To educate dental students utilizing best available evidence to achieve and maintain optimal patient oral health, comfort, function and esthetics.
Supervise, instruct and evaluate pre-doctoral students in the following environments: simulation laboratory, didactic (classroom/seminar), and clinic.
Supervise students in pre-clinical courses in Dental Morphology, Operative Dentistry, Esthetic Dentistry, Digital Dentistry and other courses offered by the Department of General Dentistry (as assigned by the Chair). All pre-clinical Labs are held in the GEB - General Education Building Lab.
Supervise, instruct and evaluate students in the dental clinic - usually 3-4 half days a week for 80%-100% of the faculty.
Willingness/ability to supervise 4 to 6 pre-doctoral students in the clinical setting in Operative/Restorative/CAD CAM procedures as they relate to General Dentistry. Faculty are assigned to students based upon the patient schedule, which can include one of more sections on the clinic floor.
Serve on College or University committees (UTHSC), Boards for state/federal government agencies, Professional societies, and/or committees within the College of Dentistry.
Actively engage in community service alongside students/residents.
Conduct basic or clinical research, and/or other scholarly activities that will qualify for appropriate promotion and tenure. Participate in summer research projects, mentoring D-1 and D-2 students.
Attend Departmental Meetings, Departmental Training and Calibration exercises.
Participate in the delivery of emergency services.
Additional duties as assigned by the Director of Operative Dentistry, Chair of General Dentistry, and the Dean of the College of Dentistry that are essential to the division and school operations.
Minimum requirements are a DDS/DMD degree from a CODA accredited dental school or equivalent degree from a Dental University and the ability to be licensed in Tennessee. Departmental Preferences are advanced training, a strong background in private practice or other clinical experience is desirable.
A successful candidate will have a DDS, DMD or equivalent degree from an ADA accredited dental program and be eligible for licensure in the State of Tennessee. In addition, the following is recommended:
Completion of an accredited advanced residency training - preferably Operative residency training program, AEGD or Military Comprehensive Dentistry training.
Certification from the American Board of Operative Dentistry or equivalent certificate (ABGD) preferred.
Advanced training or significant experience in CAD/CAM, digital dentistry and digital workflows desirable.
Work history of involvement in teaching, service, and scholarly activity.
Excellent interpersonal skills.
Must have prior administrative experience in health science education.
A history of scholarly activity or service to national organizations of the operative specialty.
Extensive clinical experience in general or restorative dentistry in conjunction with an active clinical practice preferred.
Applicants should have a demonstrated commitment to and knowledge of equal employment opportunity and affirmative action.
The University of Tennessee Health Science Center is the flagship statewide, public, academic health institution in Tennessee. Founded in 1911, the mission of the University of Tennessee Health Science .is to improve the health and well-being of Tennesseans and the global community by fostering integrated, collaborative, and inclusive education, research, scientific discovery, clinical care, and public service. Employing more than 4,600 people on its faculty, staff, and not-for-profit corporation faculty practice groups, and with more than 3,200 students across the state, UTHSC contributes $4 billion to the economy of Tennessee.
Part of the University of Tennessee System, the Health Science Center is headquartered in Memphis and includes all six of UT's doctoral-degree-granting health science colleges -- Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Nursing, Graduate Health Sciences, and Health Professions. UTHSC spans the state with its four major, regional clinical health science locations in Memphis, Knoxville, Chattanooga, and Nashville, as well as more than 100 clinical education sites across Tennessee. UTHSC is the largest educator of health care professionals in the state and operates the state's largest residency and fellowship advanced training programs.
Located in West Tennessee on the banks of the Mississippi River, Memphis is the second-largest city in the state and among the largest cities in the Southeast. The Greater Memphis metropolitan area has more than 1.3 million residents, and the city ranks among those with the lowest cost of living in the country. It is home to a vibrant restaurant scene, a revitalized Downtown, the Midtown Arts District, many scenic neighborhoods, an active medical district, and a burgeoning airport in the midst of a $214 million modernization.
Memphis boasts attractions, including Elvis Presley's Graceland, the Memphis Grizzlies, historic Beale Street, the National Civil Rights Museum, the second-largest urban county park in the United States, and the Memphis in May World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest.
The mission of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center is to bring the benefits of the health sciences to the achievement and maintenance of human health, with a focus on the citizens of Tennessee and the region, by pursuing an integrated program of education, research, clinical care, and public service.