Position Description: The Department of Preventive and Restorative Dentistry at the University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, invites applicants to apply for a part-time, teacher-clinician; up to 2 days per week, 40 weeks per year.
The department is responsible for providing the preventive and restorative preclinical and clinical content within the dental school pre-doctoral curriculum including preventive, direct restoration (operative), indirect restoration (fixed), removable prosthodontic and implant restoration.
Pacific faculty engage in teaching, scholarship and service. The successful candidate will supervise pre-clinical and/or clinical student learning experiences in the discipline.
Responsibilities to may include any of the following: I. Teaching Curriculum 1. Instruction in the Integrated Pre-clinical Technique (IPT) curricular strand. 2. Participate in outcomes assessment, including student and peer evaluation, to improve curricular content and presentation. 3. Assist in setting standards of care for our Dugoni School of Dentistry student clinic and participate in faculty and staff development. II. Patient Care 1. Supervise students providing clinical care of patients in the Dugoni School clinic. 2. Participate in mandatory faculty calibration and development in pre-clinical and clinical areas. III. Collaboration and Service 1. Engage broadly in other school, university, professional, and community service opportunities. 2. In addition to the traditional expectations for faculty members, the culture of humanism and collaboration at the Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry is especially important.
Basic Qualifications: Current Knowledge of:
Dental school educational processes.
Restorative and preventive information and technique
Dental materials and emerging digital applications to clinical restorative treatment.
No previous teaching or practice experience is required for pre-clinical instruction, but the candidate should be among the top ranked in recently graduating classes.
Minimum three years of dental private practice experience for clinical instruction and supervision of patient care.
DDS/DMD or international equivalent
Completion of training from an accredited dental school program.
Valid CPR certification
Additional Qualifications: Ability to:
Communicate effectively with a diverse population of patients, students, staff, faculty and administration.
Work independently with minimal supervision.
Work effectively in a group setting.
Maintain confidentiality of information.
Demonstrate professional judgment in all situations.
Physical Requirements: GENERAL: Faculty should have sufficient motor function to execute movements essential to providing oral health care to patients. SPECIFIC: Must possess the motor skills to perform palpation, percussion, auscultation and other diagnostic maneuvers, basic laboratory tests, dental preparations, and diagnostic procedures in a timely manner. Such actions require coordination of gross and fine muscular movements, equilibrium, and functional uses of the senses of touch and vision. SPECIFIC: Must be able to perform basic life support including CPR, transfer and position patients with disabilities, physically restrain adults and children who lack motor control, and position and reposition around the patient and chair in sitting and standing positions for prolonged periods of time. Must be able to operate controls, use high-speed or low-speed dental handpieces for tooth preparation procedures, and use hand instrumentation including scalpels for surgical procedures. All of these skills must be performed within reasonable time frames.
Special Instructions: This recruitment is to establish a pool of qualified candidates, from which multiple short term, temporary appointments may be made.Your application will be active for up to 12 months within the temporary pool. (Note: If a job specific posting is created and you are interested in that specific position, please reapply directly to the posted position. Your previous temporary pool application will not automatically transfer to the new job opening.)Submission of materials does not guarantee consideration for future employment in openings of this type, since availability can be unpredictable and consideration competitive.
Drawing on its rich legacy as the oldest chartered university in California, Pacific is a student-focused, comprehensive educational institution that produces outstanding graduates prepared for personal and professional success. Our student body thrives in Pacific's small classes and dynamic cultural environment, while our distinguished alumni are transforming their communities every day.
University of the Pacific is a nationally ranked university with a long tradition of dedicated teaching, small class sizes, practical experience and vibrant residential life. The breathtaking main campus in Stockton, California is home to seven schools and colleges, with more than 80 majors and programs of study. Pacific also has the McGeorge School of Law in Sacramento and the Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry in San Francisco. Total university enrollment is nearly 7,000, with 3,757 undergraduates in an average class size of 19 and a student/faculty ratio of 14:1. Eighty-seven percent of students come from California, with 35 other states and 25 foreign countries also represented.