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Category Dentistry
Title Periodontology Faculty
Name of School East Carolina University
Location Greenville, NC
Description Job Description: The Periodontology (Perio) Faculty in the School of Dental Medicine is responsible for teaching periodontology to pre-doctoral students and AEGD, GPR and Pediatric Dentistry residents in the Section of Periodontology, which is in the Division of Surgical Sciences.

The Division of Surgical Sciences consists of the dental specialties of Endodontology, Oral-Maxillofacial Pathology, Oral-Maxillofacial Surgery, and Periodontology.

The Periodontology Faculty reports directly to the Section Chief of Periodontology. The Section and Division work in close cooperation with the Offices of Educational Support and Faculty Development, Clinical Affairs, Dental Education and Informatics and Planning and Extramural Affairs to support the School's programs and initiatives.

In addition, the Periodontology Section 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.

The Perio Faculty supports the development and implementation of the Periodontics aspects of the preclinical and clinical curriculum taught to the dental students.

Specific duties include:

Working closely with the Section Chief of Periodontology and the Assistant Dean for Dental Education and Informatics in curriculum development and implementation in periodontology for the general dentist.

Working closely with the Section Chief of Periodontology and the Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs in the development and implementation of the clinical and academic components of the electronic dental record related to periodontology.

Working closely with the Assistant Dean for Dental Education and Informatics and other informatics personnel to optimize the use of technology to support the section's teaching programs.

Helping ensure the dental students are competent in the management of patients requiring periodontal therapy.

Coordinate and help deliver curricular content related to periodontology in the simulation lab and didactic settings.

Willingness and ability to cover pre-doctoral students in the clinical setting in procedures in Periodontology as it pertains to the General Dentistry Model of the School of Dental Medicine. On occasion, willingness and ability to cover pre-doctoral students in the clinical setting in procedures outside of the field of Periodontology provided the individual has been properly calibrated to cover such procedures.

Conducting basic and/or clinical research, and other scholarly activities that will help qualify for appropriate promotion.

Preparing accreditation and other program documentation as needed.

Actively participating in the school's faculty practice plan.

Seeking to serve on committees and boards for state/federal government agencies, professional societies, and within the school.

Assisting the Section Chief of Periodontology, Division Chair of Surgical Sciences and Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs in quality assurance and improvement and compliance efforts.

Responding to assignments from the Section Chief of Periodontology, Chair of the Division of Surgical Sciences and the Dean of the School of Dental Medicine essential to the section, division and school operations.

Responding to local and national requests for information and documentation related to the section's didactic and clinical programs.

Attending meetings and representing the School in internal and external venues as requested by the Section Chief, Division Chair or the Dean.

Representing the School to external constituencies as appropriate.

Performing other duties and assuming additional responsibilities as assigned by the Section Chief, Division Chair or the Dean.

Fixed term or tenure track position available

Minimum Qualifications: Required Qualifications

DDS or DMD (or equivalent) from an appropriately accredited institution with expertise in dental education.

Eligibility for dental licensure in North Carolina.

Broad knowledge of issues in dental education.

Commitment to general practice model of education, including a broad definition of the scope of general dentistry.

Commitment to the mission of the School of Dental Medicine.

Completion of an advanced education program in Periodontics accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association.

Minimum of 3 years of teaching experience in an academic setting such as a dental school, hospital or military program.

Preferred Qualifications

Commitment to evidence-based teaching and practice.

Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology.

Willingness to apply academic experiences of contemporary dental education and traditional educational values to the Community Services Learning Center model.

Clinical experience in dental education at the institutional level, working in development, implementation, evaluation and monitoring of departmental programs leading to the dental degree.

Experience with digital record keeping, imaging, and/or grading.

Experience in preparing and teaching preclinical and clinical aspects of periodontology.

Special Instructions to Applicants: 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)

Date Initial Screening Begins: 10/01/2012

Job Close Date: Open Until Filled
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