Assistant Professor – Dentistry

Greenville, North Carolina, United States

Job description

The Director of the GPR Program is responsible for the administration and direction of the ECU School of Dental Medicine’s hospital-based general dentistry residency program. Responsibilities include the advanced training of residents in all facets of general dentistry, administration of the program including the selection and evaluation of residents, meeting reporting requirements of the School of Dental Medicine, Vidant Medical Center, Commission on Dental Accreditation, and other entities. The Director reports directly to the Chair of the Department of General Dentistry and works closely with the Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs and other administrators. The Director also provides direct patient care in both outpatient and inpatient settings as well as serving in a supervisory capacity.

Specific duties include:

  • Directs and administers the General Practice Residency Program, including: recruitment and selection of residents in compliance with Post Graduate Application Support Service (PASS) and Match Program requirements; development, implementation and evaluation of the curriculum plan; ongoing evaluation of the program, faculty and resident performance; coordination of teaching in affiliated institutions and off-service rotations and maintenance of program records.
  • Monitors educational program to ensure compliance with accreditation requirements.
  • Prepares information and reports of program information for potential applicants, the Commission on Dental Accreditation, and ECU publications, website, or other information sources.
  • Assures that schedules are created for resident classes/ seminars, rotations, call, off-service rotations, and consultations in the hospital.
  • Determines the scope of dental services to be provided in the outpatient setting. Develops, implements and documents policies and procedures for the unit. Ensures compliance with all University, School of Dental Medicine, and hospital requirements including safety and disaster plans.
  • Monitors dental unit activities to ensure compliance with requirements of regulatory agencies, Department of Health, North Carolina Dental Practice Act, HCFA, Medicaid, Medicare and others. Initiates corrective action as needed.
  • In conjunction with the School of Dental Medicine Executive Director of Business and Financial Affairs and the Hospital Dentistry Director develops and prepares annual operating and capital budget for the dental program and unit. Monitors or delegates monitoring of expenses to determine variances.
  • Interviews, directs, evaluates and schedules professional staff. Determines performance objectives of assigned staff. Determines competency requirements of professional staff. Coaches, counsels and disciplines assigned staff. Provides overall supervision of professional staff.
  • Provides service in the outpatient and hospital setting in a manner that is appropriate for the patient’s age and clinical condition; demonstrates knowledge and skills necessary to meet the patient’s physical, psychosocial, educational and safety needs.
  • Provides cross coverage with the Hospital Dentistry Director.

Minimum Education/Experience:

  • DDS or DMD from a dental school accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA)
  • Certificate from a CODA-accredited General Practice Residency or Advanced Education in General Dentistry Program
  • 3 years full-time experience teaching in an accredited GPR or Advanced Education in General Dentistry Program or the equivalent
  • Experience in providing dental treatment to patients in the Operating Room
  • Ability to be licensed in the State of North Carolina

Full time or Part time: Full Time

Position Location (city): Greenville

Position Number: 000159

Organizational Unit Overview:

The Division of Health Sciences is the largest and most complex division within the University, employing more than 700 EPAemployees and 1,700 SPA employees. The Division is composed of numerous Centers, Institutes, and agencies such as East Carolina Heart Institute and Eastern Area Health Education Center, the Colleges of Allied Health Sciences, Nursing, the Brody School of Medicine, the School of Dental Medicine, and the Laupus Health Science Library. In addition to the Academic and Administrative responsibilities of the division, the four professional schools provide clinical services throughout eastern North Carolina in a variety of settings and venues.

The School of Dental Medicine is composed of nine administrative offices and four academic departments. The Administrative units include the Offices of the Dean, Vice Dean, Associate Dean for Student Affairs, Associate Dean for Research, Innovation and Discovery, Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs, Assistant Dean for Extramural Clinical Practices, Assistant Dean for Dental Education and Informatics, Assistant Dean for Educational Support and Faculty Development and the Executive Director for Business and Financial Affairs. The four academic departments are Surgical Sciences, Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics, General Dentistry and Foundational Sciences and Research.

Included in the mission of the School of Dental Medicine is to educate dental care providers (both dental students and dental residents) and to address the oral health care needs of the underserved population of North Carolina. The School of Dental Medicine meets these missions by operating dental clinics that provide both educational experiences for the dental students and residents and provides dental care to the residents of North Carolina. These clinics occur in both Ross Hall in Greenville, North Carolina, as well as Community Service Learning Centers located throughout North Carolina. In order to operate these clinics, appropriate dental auxiliaries and clinical staff are needed.

How to apply

Apply online

East Carolina University requires applicants to submit a candidate profile online in order to be considered for the position. In addition to submitting a candidate profile online, please submit online the required applicant documents:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Letter of Interest
  • List of Three References (noting contact information)

To be a national model for student success, public service and regional transformation, East Carolina University: • Uses innovative learning strategies and delivery methods to maximize access; • Prepares students with the knowledge, skills and values to succeed in a global, multicultural society; • Develops tomorrow’s leaders to serve and inspire positive change; • Discovers new knowledge and innovations to support a thriving future for eastern North Carolina and beyond; • Transforms health care, promotes wellness, and reduces health disparities; and • Improves quality of life through cultural enrichment, academics, the arts, and athletics. We accomplish our mission through education, research, creative activities, and service while being good stewards of the resources entrusted to us.