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Department of Preventive & Community Dentistry - ADJUNCT CLINICAL INSTRUCTOR

Experienced hygienists needed to teach Preventive Dentistry skills to first year dental students.  The Department of Preventive & Community Dentistry at the University of Iowa College of Dentistry is searching for individuals to teach preventive dentistry skills to first year dental students on Thursday afternoons (1-5pm) during  spring semester (January through June, 2020).   Note, some Tuesday afternoon clinic sessions are also available in May-June. 

Most individuals who serve in this adjunct faculty capacity work part time in private practice and are interested in sharing their expertise in a different setting and build a teaching portfolio.    Individuals will provide clinical instruction and supervision for first year dental students as they learn basic patient assessment and preventive treatment skills (probing, soft tissue exam, caries risk assessment, patient education, calculus detection, scaling and polishing teeth).   The students see each other as patients first, then later in semester recall and new patients.   Must be able to effectively use the College of Dentistry electronic patient patient record system (AxiUm); training will be provided.  Current Iowa DH license/CPR certificate required.    BS degree preferred.   Annual online training required for following compliances: HIPAA, OSHA/Infection control, and computer security, as well as Sexual Harassment in the Workplace.  For more details, please contact marsha-cunningham@uiowa.edu.


Iowa Institute for Oral Health Research

The University of Iowa’s College of Dentistry is conducting a search for a full-time tenure-track faculty position in the Iowa Institute for Oral Health Research.  Major responsibilities include:  accomplishing strategic plan priorities and building an extensive research program utilizing department strengths in clinical Oral Pathology, Radiology & Medicine.  The position is available July 1, 2018.  Applicants must have:  DDS/DMD; or PhD; or equivalent doctoral degree; expertise in areas of research that complement existing College programs including Oral Cancer Research; well-developed research program, as represented by publications in peer-reviewed journals; record of research funding, preferably including federal support; and understanding of the contributions of diversity to excellence in academic endeavors.  Desirable qualifications include:  national reputation as a scholar with innovative research accomplishments; knowledge of key aspects of modern cancer development, oral cancer analyses; and funded research program with goals to interact with clinical researchers within the department.  Academic rank, and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.  Learn more and/or apply at Jobs@UIowa at http://jobs.uiowa.edu/content/faculty/, reference Req #72117 and submit the following:  letter of interest, CV, and three letters of recommendation.


ASSISTANT/ASSOCIATE DEAN FOR RESEARCH

The University of Iowa’s College of Dentistry invites applications for a full-time tenured faculty for the position of Assistant/Associate Dean for Research.  Major responsibilities of this position include providing leadership for the collegiate research programs, by:  providing research and scholarly leadership for the College; participating actively as part of the Dean's administrative team, providing leadership, oversight, prioritization, and management of collegiate research programs; promoting the growth of basic science, population-based, clinical and translational oral health research programs at our institution; interacting with the University communities and external enterprises to promote research, education and learning; liaising with the health science colleges to promote interdepartmental research and curricular programs; ensuring the College remains current in research trends and translational applications to education and clinical programs at the predoctoral, postdoctoral and graduate levels; collaborating with the administrative team relative to providing direction and integration of the student research programs with the curriculum; liaising with the Dean for Faculty concerning faculty development; working closely with faculty, staff, and students to support the collegiate research mission and vision; and cultivating an environment of inclusion and respect for students, faculty and staff within the college.  The position is available December 1, 2019; screening begins immediately.  Applicants must have:  DDS/DMD, or MD/DO, or PhD (or equivalent degree); current rank of tenured Associate or full Professor; minimum of 5 years administrative supervisory experience; record of a sustained externally funded health-related research program as measured by grants and publications; evidence of leadership in collaborative research at multiple levels, including collegiate, university, national and/or international; academic and scientific experience in research mentoring of faculty and students; effective communication skills; and demonstrated experience working effectively in a diverse environment.  Desirable:  demonstrated ability to obtain funding from diverse sponsors including private and/or public sectors.  Academic rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.  Learn more and/or apply at Jobs@UIowa at https://jobs.uiowa.edu/faculty/view/73739, reference Req #73739 and submit the following:  letter of interest, CV, and three letters of recommendation.


Operative Dentistry

The University of Iowa’s College of Dentistry is conducting a search for a full-time clinical or tenure-track faculty member in the Department of Operative Dentistry.  Major responsibilities include:  clinical and didactic teaching at the pre- and post-doctoral levels; participation in the collegiate intramural faculty practice; scholarly activity; and service.  Tenure-track applications must also conduct research and mentor pre- and post-doctoral student research.  The position is available January 7, 2020; screening begins immediately.  Applicants must have:  DDS/DMD or equivalent; by time of employment, M.S. degree or completion of advanced clinical training in Operative/Restorative Dentistry; pre-doctoral or post-doctoral teaching experience; record of high quality clinical care; and evidence of collaborative academic achievements. Tenure-track applicants must also have a record of research accomplishments and experience mentoring students commensurate with time following completion of advanced education.  Desirable qualifications include:  documented experience in minimally invasive dentistry and modern caries management; documented experience in biomaterials, esthetics, CAD/CAM, or digital dentistry; and PhD in Oral Science or related area.  Academic rank, track and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.  Learn more and/or apply at Jobs@UIowa at https://jobs.uiowa.edu/faculty/view/73785, reference Req #73785 and submit the following:  letter of interest, CV, and three letters of recommendation.


Dental Administration - Assistant/Associate Dean for Education

The University of Iowa’s College of Dentistry invites applications for a full-time clinical or tenure-track faculty for the position of Assistant/Associate Dean for Education.  Major responsibilities of this position include to provide leadership for the curriculum and educational programs. Participate actively as part of the Dean's administrative team providing leadership, oversight, prioritization, and management of College educational programs. Continue development of an outcomes orientation; lead resolution of logistical issues in teaching and learning; decompression, sequencing, coordination of curricular issues; assist faculty with teaching and learning programs at a level for potential peer review; guide accreditation. Manage collegiate initiatives for assessment and clinical competency. Work closely with faculty, staff, students, and administration to support the collegiate mission and vision. Direct collegiate activities and preparation for Commission on Dental Accreditation reviews. Ensure the College remains current in educational trends including educational perspective for incorporation of technology in education and clinical practice. Liaise with the College leadership team regarding patient experiences, student needs, and educational issues. Interact with the University community and nationally with ADEA and other organizations regarding education and learning; liaise with the health science colleges on curricular matters and interdepartmental programs. Establish performance benchmarks and oversee assessment of departmental courses in the DDS curriculum.  Liaise with the Dean for Faculty in faculty development, course preparation, curricular issues by facilitating faculty workshops and other presentations to enhance teaching skills. Work collaboratively with DEO’s, course directors, and faculty to ensure a standardized syllabus format and learning objectives, and efficiencies with and between course curriculum. Collaborate with the Dean for Students concerning student progress through the curriculum; provide direction and oversight to the Curriculum, Clerkship Directors, Health Technologies and Graduate Program Directors committees. Cultivate an environment of inclusion and respect for students, staff, and faculty within the college.   The position is available December 1, 2019; screening begins immediately.  Applicants must have:  MS or Doctoral (Advanced) Degree in Education or equivalent degree, or equivalent combination of education and professional experience; significant administrative experience in higher education; and demonstrated experience working effectively in a diverse environment.  Desirable:  Degree from an ADA accredited dental school; demonstrated experience in curricular design, management and assessment; considerable teaching experience in a dental academic setting(s);  demonstrated leadership and accomplishments in a health science education environment; demonstrated experience in academic affairs at a Director level or higher; research training and/or experience in health science areas; and demonstrated scholarship in education.  Academic rank,track, and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.  Learn more and/or apply at Jobs@UIowa at https://jobs.uiowa.edu/faculty/view/73786, reference Req #73786 and submit the following:  letter of interest, CV, and three letters of recommendation.


Family Dentistry

The University of Iowa’s College of Dentistry is conducting a search for a full-time clinical-track faculty member in the Department of Family Dentistry.  Major responsibilities include:  mentoring pre-doctoral dental students; providing clinical and didactic instruction, supervision of all phases of direct comprehensive dental patient care (including removable  partial dentures and complete dentures) in the pre-doctoral student clinic; providing prosthodontic consultation in the pre-doctoral student clinic; and participation in the department’s intramural faculty practice.  The position is available June 1, 2020; screening begins immediately.  Applicants must have:  EITHER 1) DDS/DMD from an ADA-accredited dental school; OR 2) foreign dental school degree PLUS, by time of appointment, a certificate in prosthodontics from an ADA-accredited program.  ALL applicants must have at least two years dental practice experience via private practice, or military, or in an educational environment; and at least two years of verifiable clinical teaching experience with pre-doctoral students in a n ADA-accredited dental school.  Academic rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.  Learn more and/or apply at Jobs@UIowa at https://jobs.uiowa.edu/faculty/view/73790, reference Req #73790 and submit the following:  letter of interest, CV, and three letters of recommendation.


Periodontics

The University of Iowa’s College of Dentistry is conducting a search for a full-time clinical-track faculty member in the Department of Periodontics.  Major responsibilities include:  clinical and didactic instruction at pre-doctoral and post-doctoral levels; supervision and mentoring of pre-doctoral and post-doctoral students; professional services; and participation in the intra-mural multidisciplinary faculty practice plan.  The position is available April 1, 2020; screening begins immediately.  Applicants must have:  D.D.S./D.M.D. or equivalent; by time of appointment, completion of an ADA-accredited advanced education program in Periodontics; clinical and didactic experience in all aspects of Periodontology and Oral Implantology; and eligibility to obtain a sedation permit in the State of Iowa.  Desirable qualifications include:  Board certification/eligibility in Periodontics; record of effective teaching; record of significant service and leadership achievement in the specialty of Periodontics; achievement in basic and/or clinical research relevant to Periodontology and/or Oral Implantology; and experience in implant provisionalization.  Academic rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.  Learn more and/or apply at Jobs@UIowa at https://jobs.uiowa.edu/faculty/view/73824, reference Req #73824 and submit the following:  letter of interest, CV, and three letters of recommendation.


The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.