East Carolina University School of Dental Medicine is a recognized national leader for innovation in community-based dental education.
The Endodontics Faculty is responsible for educating predoctoral dental students and advanced education residents (AEGD, GPR and Pediatric Dentistry programs) at the School of Dental Medicine in the discipline of Endodontics.
The Endodontics Faculty is appointed in the Division of Endodontics within the Department of Surgical Sciences. The Department of Surgical Sciences also includes the specialties of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Periodontology, along with Emergency Dentistry.
The Endodontics Faculty reports directly to the Division Director of Endodontics. The Division and Department work in close collaboration with the other Departments (Foundational Sciences, General Dentistry, and Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics) and with the Offices of Academic Success, Clinical Affairs, Dental Education and Informatics, Educational Support and Faculty Development, Extramural Clinical Practices, Research and Student Affairs to support the School’s educational programs, initiatives and mission.
In addition, the Endodontics Division works closely with other Schools and Colleges of East Carolina University and other components of the University of North Carolina, as well as local/regional educational and clinical programs.
The Endodontics Faculty supports the development, implementation and delivery of innovative curricula and instruction to dental students and residents at the School of Dental Medicine.
The Endodontics Faculty actively participates in the delivery of patient care and the generation of new knowledge via research and scholarly activities.
The Endodontics Faculty is committed to service and engagement at the local, State and/or national level.
Specific duties include:
Provision of instruction in Endodontics to predoctoral dental students in the didactic, preclinical and clinical settings within a General Dentistry teaching model.
Assessment of student achievement of competencies (knowledge, values and skills) expected of the independent general dentist (graduate), including the diagnosis and management of endodontic and peri-radicular diseases.
Working closely with the Division Director, Department Chair, Course Directors, Curriculum Committee and the Assistant Dean for Dental Education and Informatics to develop, implement and deliver novel curricula to include active learning strategies and information technologies.
Provision of instruction in Endodontics to advanced education residents in interdisciplinary, didactic seminars and in the clinic.
Assisting the Division Director, Department Chair and Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs in continuous quality improvement and compliance efforts.
Conducting basic and/or clinical research, and other scholarly activities that will help qualify the candidate for appropriate promotion.
Active participation in the school’s faculty practice plan.
Service on committees and boards for state/federal government agencies, professional societies, and within the School and University.
Preparation of accreditation and other program documentation as needed.
Attending meetings and representing the School in internal and external venues as requested by the Division Director, Department Chair or the Dean.
Performing other duties and assuming additional responsibilities as assigned by the Division Director, Department Chair or the Dean.
Fixed term or tenure track position is available at the title/rank of Assistant Professor or higher.
DDS, DMD, or equivalent dental degree.
Completion of an advanced specialty education program in Endodontics accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA). Current residents in Endodontics programs accredited by CODA are eligible for consideration if they will complete their program by the intended start of employment.
Eligibility for dental licensure in North Carolina.
Broad knowledge of dental education.
Commitment to evidence-based teaching and practice.
Commitment to the vision of the School of Dental Medicine to “improve the health and quality of life of all North Carolinians by creating leaders with a passion to care for the underserved and by leading the nation in community-based, service learning oral health education.”