POSITIONDEFINITION: Full-time; teacher-scholar track position; 4 days per week, 52 weeks per year; tenure eligible; reporting directly to the Associate Dean for Oral Health Education. The Endodontic Department at the University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, is responsible for: 1.) Pre-doctoral oral endodontics didactic and clinical education, 2.) Advanced education program didactic and clinical education for residents. The additionally oversee endodontic clinic operations and lead the supporting team in this service.
Represent the growing edge of one’s discipline through: a. range of knowledge and skills in the discipline, b. familiarity with and contribution to the literature, c. actively participate in local, regional, and national organizations and networks.
Role model for faculty, students with regards to: a. scholarship and clinical skill, b. commitment to the profession, c. personal responsibility, behavior and habits, d. continuous growth, e. humanistic respect for dignity of others, f. school policy
Initiate continuous improvements in: a. academic program, b. staff and departmental operation, c. teaching and learning advances in delivery and assessment, d. collaboration with the Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs, Associate Dean for Oral Health Education, Assistant Dean for Research, other chairs and faculty in decisions regarding: a. curriculum, b. academic standards, c. faculty standards, d. research, e. clinic operation
2. Faculty Development
Assess the need for faculty.
Recruit and bring onboard faculty who are: a. current and growing in their fields, b. supporters of a model that combines humanism with sound academic standards, c. contribute to balance the overall strength of the school
Mentor and monitor faculty members’ professional development through: a. comprehensive orientation, b. setting mutually agreed upon goals, c. providing or working to find needed resources, d. providing regular feedback and honest appraisals, e. account for faculty effort, f. using progressive discipline and termination if necessary, g. matching faculty to growth assignments and opportunities where possible, h. encouraging and facilitating professional connections outside of school Keep faculty informed and make opportunities for their participation through: a. regular department meetings, b. distribution of information and policy, c. encouraging regular attendance and full participation in school functions, d. compliance with all human resource policy, faculty policy, and other policies (e.g. attendance, Canvas site, syllabus, etc.) e. assignment of faculty for teaching coverage, including backup
3. Manage the educational programs within the disciplines
Ensure that competencies are current and complete by: a. continually scanning developments and the state-of-the-discipline, b. articulating realistic competency standards for students
Ensure that the educational experiences available to students and residents are effective by: a. providing current, properly sequenced, and well-presented instruction and practice, b. diagnosing learning difficulties and providing appropriate remediation, c. challenging all students to stretch for excellence and providing opportunity
Ensure that evaluation is valid and useful by: a. using evaluation methods that match competencies, b. supporting educational decisions with sound evaluation data, c. calibrating faculty, d. ensuring compliance with academic policy
4. General management
Collaborate with Associate/Assistant Deans and/or Chairs to ensure appropriate faculty coverage in clinics, sim-lab, and classrooms Participate in forming, implementing and enforcing school policy Manage content coordinators within your disciplines Plan overall needs and associated expenses Monitor and account for departmental budgets Maintain appropriate relations with the administration, faculty, staff, students and alumni Advocate for needed resources Complete reports and projects in a timely manner Identify resources of financial support for the department and school Attend and support school and university meetings and events Support goals and mission of the school
Provide leadership and support, plan, organize, manage, and direct the pre-doctoral endodontic didactic and clinical learning experiences; and administrative functions in of the endodontics clinic.
1. Plan, organize, direct and manage the daily activities of the endodontic clinic enterprise 2. Oversee, and work with team, to provide evidence-based, ethical patient-centered care. 3. Provide leadership in the continuation of research endeavors for faculty, residents, and students, including acquisition of external funding. 4. Work as a liaison with other departments and clinical disciplines. 5. Plan, organize, and make recommendations affecting or relating to the student educational program. 6. Enhance professional growth and development through participation in professional organizations, seminars and workshops. 7. Represent the discipline and clinical operation and participate on various school committees. 8. Provide leadership, direction, support, and recognition to support staff. 9. Provide support to Clinic Manager in all areas of management to include staff development, work distribution, performance management, adherence to policies and procedures, and work schedules. 10. Review, evaluate and recommend staffing levels according to department and program needs. 11. Monitor clinic production and expenses 12. Ensure faculty, students and staff adhere to safety protocol and policies; collaborate with Director of Risk Management and Environmental Safety regarding protocols, requirements, documentation, and training. 13. Participate in Clinic Quality Assurance process. 14. Recruit, hire, develop and manage qualified faculty to provide a state-of-the-art educational experience for the predoctoral program. 15. Current and continual maintenance of Board Certification in American Board of Endodontics.
1. Curriculum management as it relates to Endodontics. 2. Competency based education and assessment 3. Modern pedagogical concepts and application in health professions education 4. HIPAA 5. Trends in oral health and oral health education 6. Dental accreditation standards and processes
1. Promote the dental school mission, vision, and core values 2. Lead and function in an active change environment 3. Communicate effectively with faculty, staff, residents, and students using various means of communication (email, texts, one-on-one conversations, small meetings, large meetings, lectures) 4. Maintain professional composure and demeanor at all times 5. Listen, follow, collaborate, negotiate, compromise, direct, delegate, refer, and think critically 6. Inspire excellence and promote innovation
1. Minimum of seven years of work experience in a dental school setting with administrative responsibilities. Prior chair experience is preferable. 2. Successful research background 3. Word, Excel, axiUm, Outlook, Canvas, SharePoint databases
1. DDS/DMD from an ADA-accredited school of dentistry or comparable 2. Board Certification in Endodontics 3. Licensed or licensure eligible in California
1. Work performed is primarily general office/administrative/patient care with frequent use of computer keyboard and phone 2. Requires sitting majority of the working day; standing, bending and walking. 3. Occasional lifting of up to 15lbs should be anticipated.
1. Position requires coordination of a variety of responsible duties in stressful situations. 2. Must be available to work additional hours every weekday and some weekends.
1. Behavior consistent with core values of the Dugoni School.
Requires a combination of sitting and standing for extended periods of time throughout the day. Occasional walking, bending and lifting of up to 15 pounds should be anticipated.
Internal Number: F00321
About University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry
University of the Pacific is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer dedicated to workforce diversity. In compliance with applicable law and its own policy, Pacific is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty and staff and does not discriminate in its hiring of faculty and staff, or in the provision of its employment benefits to its faculty and staff on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, genetic information, sex/gender, marital status, military and veteran status, sexual orientation, medical condition, pregnancy, gender identity, gender expression, or mental or physical disability.