Description: The University of New England College of Dental Medicine invites applications for full-time clinical track position in Endodontics (Assistant/Associate Professor).
Grounded in our mission to “improve the health of Northern New England and shape the future of dentistry through excellence in education, discovery and service,” our college continues to mature into one of the most innovative and exciting dental education programs available. The UNE College of Dental Medicine exemplifies an environment that is creative, humanistic, promotes professionalism, and cultivates diversity. The College maintains a commitment to providing excellent oral health care in a clinical learning environment, which is patient centered rather than procedure oriented.
Responsibilities: Candidates must demonstrate a passion for dentistry and a strong desire to teach students in a demanding, fast-paced, academic environment. Candidates must demonstrate the ability to contribute to and participate in a humanistic environment of learning and discovery. The successful candidate is expected to be able to provide direct clinical supervision of predoctoral dental students and to provide clinical care in the group practice. Salary and rank will be commensurate with experience. Interviews of qualified candidates will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
EEO Statement Summary: Consistent with federal and state law and University policy, the University of New England is committed to the fundamental concept of equal opportunity for all of the members of the University community. The University prohibits and will not tolerate discrimination in employment, the provision of academic services or in any other area of University life based on race, color, sex, physical or mental disability, religion, age, ancestry, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, ethnicity, genetic information, HIV status, or status as a veteran. Prohibited bias factors will not be permitted to have an adverse influence upon decisions regarding students, employees, applicants for admission, applicants for employment, contractors, volunteers or participants in and/or users of institutional programs, services, and activities.
Qualifications: Qualified candidates must possess a DDS / DMD degree, or international equivalent, completion of an advanced education program in endodontics and Board Certification as a Diplomat of the American Board of Endodontics. The candidate must be licensed, or be eligible for full/faculty license in Maine and have successful completion of the NBDEparts 1 & 2. Didactic and clinical instruction to pre-doctoral students will be the core responsibilities of the position.
About University of New England, College of Dental Medicine
Upon welcoming an inaugural class of 64 students in August 2013, the University of New England College of Dental Medicine became the first dental college in Northern New England. Shortly thereafter, the College dedicated its gleaming new Oral Health Center on UNE's Portland Campus.
In filling a glaring educational need for Maine and New England, the College of Dental Medicine is proud to serve students from Maine and its surrounding states, but also recognizes the national impact its program can have. Indeed, the inaugural class reflected a balance of students from New England and also from points well beyond. Of the initial 64 students, 24 hailed from Maine, representing more than 20 different towns. The rest found their way to UNE from 16 different U.S. states and Canada.
As one of the few private universities in the nation with a comprehensive health education mission that also includes programs in medicine, pharmacy, nursing and an array of allied health professions, UNE is uniquely positioned to play a transformative role in Dental Medicine education. Our program also gives us the opportunity to apply our existing expertise in clin...ical simulation, clinical education, and interprofessional education to a whole new discipline.
Our program offers a blend of time-tested methods and new innovations in Dental Medicine education. Our students are treated as members of the profession from the moment they arrive on campus, and are given opportunities to make real impacts in the lives of patients, in both urban and rural settings, who receive dental services through them.
The extensive practical experience built into our program allows students to provide care to simulated patients in their first year, and then to provide direct patient care in the Oral Health Center in their second and third years, before ultimately pursuing clinical experiences in communities throughout Northern New England and beyond in their fourth year.
Once the College of Dental Medicine is fully populated with students in all four years of the program, it will provide approximately 12,000-15,000 patient visits per year in the Oral Health Center and an additional 20,000-25,000 visits per year in the community-based network.