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 track position; 3 days per week, 52 weeks per year.
The Department of Preventive and Restorative Dentistry at the University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry 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 oversee didactic and clinical student learning experiences in the discipline.
Responsibilities to include: I. Teaching Curriculum 1. Map and help manage curriculum including integration with the various Helix strands, including in particular, the Integrated Pre-clinical Technique (IPT) strand. 2. Contribute to and help to develop and deliver lecture, seminar, laboratory/clinical, and computer-based individualized instruction to support Preventive and Restorative Department's pre-clinical and clinical courses. 3. Utilize outcomes assessment, including student and peer evaluation, to improve curricular content and presentation. 4. Assist in setting standards of care for our Dugoni School of Dentistry student clinic and contribute to faculty and staff development as needed. II. Patient Care 1. Work in the Dugoni School of Dentistry clinic supervising student care of patients. 2. Assist in the calibration and development of faculty both in the pre-clinical and clinical areas. III. Research/Scholarship appropriate for promotion eligibility 1. Build research endeavors in which you are genuinely interested 2. Demonstrate effort in scholarly publications and presentations. IV. 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.
Prosthodontic and restorative didactic information and techniques
Dental materials and emerging digital applications to clinical restorative treatment. Ability to:
Communicate effectively with a diverse population of patients, students, staff, faculty and administration.
Produce professional written reports and correspondence.
Work independently with minimal supervision.
Work effectively in a group setting.
Provide effective student and peer calibration and development
Maintain confidentiality of information.
Demonstrate professional judgment in all situations.
Effectively manage projects and deadlines. Experience:
Minimum five years of dental private practice experience preferred.
Minimum five years increasingly responsibility and leadership experience in a dental school setting preferred. Education:
DDS/DMD or international equivalent, completion of training from an Accredited Prosthodontic program, and be Board Certified or Board eligible for the American Board of Prosthodontics.
Valid CPR certification
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 himself or herself around the patient and chair in sitting and standing positions for prolonged periods of time. A student must promote and support the ability of coworkers to perform prompt care. 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.
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.