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Vacancy #: 001907

Recruitment Range: Commensurate with Qualifications

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

The Assistant Faculty Dentist at Community Service Learning Center (CSLC), Elizabeth City,

NC, School of Dental Medicine, East Carolina University, is a full-time (1.0 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 and Financial Affairs, Dental Education

and Informatics, and General Dentistry to support all of the School’s programs and

initiatives. Additionally, the Assistant Faculty Dentist 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 Faculty Dentist 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

Faculty Dentist 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 Faculty Dentist will be called upon to be “on call” during absences of the

CSLC 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 Dentist and

to the Assistant Dean for Extramural Clinical Practices.

Working with the Assistant 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.

Minimum 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. It is essential that candidates possess high ethical standards,

outstanding clinical skills, excellent interpersonal communication and written skills, and a

record of building consensus in an academic setting. This individual must have the 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: Must have or be able to

obtain NC license.

Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education: Advanced education in dentistry

(preferably AEGD, GPR or military comprehensive dentistry residency) desirable. 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 is desirable.

Special Instructions to Applicant: East Carolina University requires applicants to submit

a candidate profile online in order to be considered for the position. In addition to submitting

a candidate profile online, please submit online the required applicant documents:

Curriculum Vitae, Letter of Interest, List of Three References (noting contact information).

Additional Instructions to Applicants: In order to be considered for this position, applicants

must complete a candidate profile online via the PeopleAdmin system and submit

any requested documents.

Applications will be considered until position is filled. Please submit an online ECU application

for vacancy # 001907 to ECU Human Resources at

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