Chair and Associate/Full Professor

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Work type: Faculty Full-Time
Location: Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)
Categories: Health Profession

Classification Title:

Chair and Associate/Full Professor

Job Description:

The University of Florida College of Dentistry (UFCD) is one of the leading dental schools in the United States devoted to improving and promoting oral health throughout Florida, the nation and worldwide through  excellence  in teaching, research, patient care and service. The college is committed to a humanistic culture fostering an environment that promotes communication, collaboration, cultural diversity and internationalization, health and wellness.

UFCD invites applications and nominations for the Chair of the Department of Restorative Dental Sciences.  The Department of Restorative Dental Sciences includes the Divisions of Operative Dentistry, Prosthodontics and General Dentistry. The Division of Prosthodontics includes an advanced education program in Prosthodontics. The chair is responsible for the overall administration and management of the Department which includes 45 full and part time faculty, 30 staff and 9 residents.

Responsibilities Include:

·  Overall fiscal and administrative management of the department and its divisions, including the generation and use of clinical revenue, Foundation funds, indirect cost returns, and other resources.

·  Ensuring that the Department and its Divisions allocate their faculty and other resources to meet the academic and clinical needs of the DMD program.

·  Leading the development and implementation of the Department's strategic plan in consultation with the dean and in a manner consistent with the strategic goals of the college, health science center and university. 

·  Taking a strong leadership role in education, research, and patient care missions of the Department.

·  Faculty recruitment, mentoring, professional development and evaluation.

·  Overall responsibility for the preventive and restorative component of dental faculty practice.

·  Ensuring a culture of excellence, collegiality, collaboration among divisions and departments within the college.

Essential Job Functions:

The department is responsible for a significant portion of the DMD curriculum.

Operative Dentistry pre-doctoral instruction (didactic, preclinical and clinical)

·  Dental Anatomy

·  Cariology

·  Preventive Dentistry

·  Minimally Invasive Dentistry

·  Esthetic Dentistry

·  Dental Biomaterials relevant to operative dentistry

General Dentistry/TEAM Program administration and pre-doctoral instruction

·  Patient screening, treatment planning and the provision of comprehensive dental care

·  Overall clinical and professional development of all DMD students

·  Oversight of quality of care and factors contributing to patient satisfaction in the TEAMs Program

·  Licensure examination preparation

·  Instruction in dental practice management

Prosthodontic pre-doctoral instruction

·  Occlusion

·  Fixed and removable prosthodontics

·  Pre-doctoral implant dentistry

·  Dental biomaterials relevant to prosthodontic care

The chair is charged with maintaining an accredited postgraduate program in prosthodontics.

The University of Florida, a member of the AAU, is the largest and most comprehensive public university in the State of Florida, with large undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate educational programs.  The UF Health Science Center and its six colleges (Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Public Health and Health Professions, Veterinary Medicine) are co-located on the Gainesville campus, with additional teaching, research, and patient care sites in Jacksonville, Orlando, elsewhere across Florida, and internationally.  There are extensive opportunities across UF and the HSC, which includes nine institutes and centers for collaborations in research, patient care and interdisciplinary professional education.  Gainesville offers an unparalleled college town environment with outstanding public and private schools, affordable housing, superb year-round recruitment opportunities and a temperate climate.

For more information about the University of Florida College of Dentistry, visit:

Advertised Salary:

Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Minimum Requirements:

·  DDS/DMD or equivalent dental degree and qualified to be appointed at the associate professor or professor level at UFCD. Additional advanced education training or advanced degree preferred. Academic rank and tenure will be commensurate with experience and accomplishments.

·  Must be a recognized and experienced leader in academic clinical dentistry and have at least five years of administrative experience in academic settings.

·  Demonstrated leadership, interpersonal skills, communication, collaborative and team building skills. A record of scholarly accomplishments and experience with interdisciplinary clinics is also highly desirable.

·  Commitment to innovation in education, research and patient care.

Preferred Qualifications:

Special Instructions to Applicants:

The review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should attach a curriculum vitae, cover letter describing their interest in the position, and a list of three references with their application for consideration.

 Final candidate will be required to provide official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered "official" if a designation of "Issued to Student" is visible. Degrees earned from an education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at .

The University of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Institution dedicated to building a culturally diverse and inclusive faculty, staff and student body. The selection process will be conducted in accordance with the provisions of Florida's "Government in the Sunshine" and Public Records Laws. Search committee meetings and interviews will be open to the public, and all applications, resumes, and other documents related to the search will be available for public inspection.

Health Assessment Required: No

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