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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.


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.


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.


Preventive & Community Dentistry

The University of Iowa’s College of Dentistry is conducting a search for a full-time Director, Behavioral Sciences in the Department of Preventive and Community Dentistry.  This is a clinical or tenure-track faculty position.  Major responsibilities include:  develop and direct behavioral science educational thread in dental curriculum.  Equip students with skills to be effective, compassionate providers and communicators, as well as prepare them to work with diverse patient populations.  Contribute to diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives.  Build behavioral science research capacity in the College through current and active scholarship in the field.  Develop University health science campus and community connections that promote collaborative educational/clinical experience.  Write and/or participate on grants and secure funding when appropriate.  Cultivate an environment of inclusion and respect for students, faculty, and staff from all backgrounds with the department/college.  The position is available April 1, 2020; screening begins immediately.  Applicants must have:  M.S. or Doctoral (Advanced Degree) in Sociology, Human Psychology, Anthropology, Health Profession Education, Communication, Social Work, or relevant social science field of study; experience in health profession education; demonstrated commitment to teaching, research, and service; and demonstrated experience working effectively in a diverse environment.   Desirable qualifications include:  minimum three years’ experience teaching patient/provider communications skills; experience/participation with inter-professional education and practice; grantsmanship; evidence of interdisciplinary work, research and collaboration; and involvement with student diversity, equity, inclusion initiatives.  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/73887, reference Req #73887.   


The University of Iowa’s College of Dentistry is conducting a search for a full-time clinical-track faculty member in the Department of Preventive & Community Dentistry.  The position is available July 1, 2020.  Major responsibilities include:  participation in the geriatric education programs of the College, including didactic instruction and clinical supervision in the collegiate Geriatric & Special Needs Clinic, Geriatric Mobile Unit, and/or Geriatric & Special Needs Certificate program; involvement in research, scholarship and/or continuing education programs; and participation in an intramural private practice.  Applicants must have:  DDS/DMD (or equivalent); by time of appointment, certificate and/or degree in Geriatric Dentistry; extensive relevant experience providing comprehensive dental care to frail, compromised older adults, underserved, institutionalized, and special needs adult patients; experience providing comprehensive dental care to residents of nursing facilities; and experience teaching clinical Geriatric Dentistry.   Desirable qualifications include:  by time of appointment, board certification in Geriatric Dentistry or Special Needs Dentistry; and experience providing comprehensive dental care with mobile equipment.  Academic rank, and salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.  Learn more and/or apply at Jobs@UIowa at https://jobs.uiowa.edu/faculty/view/73901, reference Req #73901.


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.