The University of Washington School of Dentistry, Department of Restorative Dentistry is seeking a full-time faculty member for a Clinical Associate Professor-Dental Pathway appointment. This is a 12-month active service period with an anticipated start date of January 2020. The University of Washington School of Dentistry is ranked No. 3 in the US and No. 10 in the world (2019 Quacquarelli Symonds Work University Rankings). The School's Department of Restorative Dentistry is globally recognized for excellence in teaching, clinical education, research and service to the profession. The University of Washington faculty engages in teaching, research and service.
The Department is seeking an Associate Professor Clinician/Teacher to act as the course director for the Operative Dentistry pre-clinical program. The operative dentistry series is a major "thread" in the Restorative Dentistry curriculum that encompasses one of the core competencies of general dentistry. As course director, the person is responsible for developing course topics, lecture materials, designing laboratory exercises and grading. The individual provides the majority of the didactic lectures, with occasional guest lecturers. The individual, together with affiliate faculty and peer mentors, teach and assess students on their cavity preparations and restorations in the simulation laboratory.
The individual is also responsible for supervising students in the third-year clerkship and fourth-year general practice clinic as well as guest lectures in multiple courses throughout the dental school pre-doctoral and graduate curriculum. As such, the individual needs to be an experienced instructor to be able to cope with the heavy teaching load.
In addition, the individual is expected to engage in other Department education activities including basic or clinical research, publication of research and/or educational articles, and development and evaluation of novel approaches
The Dental Pathway track allows for a 3-5 year term, with indefinite reappointments; and is not tenure eligible. The track allows for promotion to the professor rank. Salary will be commensurate with the qualifications and experience of the selected applicant. The opportunity to work in intramural practice or private practice (one day/week) may be available. The Department of Restorative Dentistry is committed to building a diverse, equitable and inclusive learning environment
Minimum qualifications include DDS or DMD (or foreign equivalent) and eligibility for a regular or faculty dental license from the State of Washington (see https://tinyurl.com/y6f9dsx2).
The successful candidate must possess a mid- to senior-level educational experience as we are seeking a candidate who can immediately take on the role of course director of a major pre-clinical program made up of four core/required didactic and laboratory courses in the dental curriculum.
The successful candidate requires documented evidence of continued clinical competence and productivity as a clinician, high ranking as a teacher, scholarly activities and regional recognition as a clinician, teacher, or dental educator.
Applications, including a letter of interest, CV, and names and addresses of three (3) references are to be submitted through Interfolio. Screening of applications will begin immediately. Completed applications received by December 1, 2019 will be given preferred consideration.
University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status.
Founded in 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest public institutions in the west coast and one of the preeminent research universities in the world. The University of Washington is a multi-campus university comprised of three different campuses: Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell. The Seattle campus is made up of sixteen schools and colleges that serve students ranging from an undergraduate level to a doctoral level. The university is home to world-class libraries, arts, music, drama, and sports, as well as the highest quality medical care in Washington State and a world-class academic medical center. The teaching and research of the University’s many professional schools provide undergraduate and graduate students the education necessary toward achieving an excellence that will serve the state, the region, and the nation. As part of a large and diverse community, the University of Washington serves more students than any other institution in the Northwest.