The University of Minnesota School of Dentistry, Department of Primary Dental Care, is seeking to enrich the diversity of the University community and invites applications for a clinical track faculty position (80-100% FTE) to serve as a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Division of Comprehensive Care.
The School of Dentistry promotes diversity, equity, and inclusivity among our students, faculty, staff, and public. Thus, we seek candidates with a demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity and inclusivity whether in their research, teaching, or service to the community.
The mission of the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry is to advance health through scientific discovery, innovative education, and the highest-quality care for all communities. Our vision is to lead the dental profession into the future of comprehensive healthcare. The School of Dentistry strives to create a supportive, inclusive and collaborative work environment that creates opportunities for talented employees to bring their passion and creativity to their role.
The person holding this position will join a group of faculty members who participate in patient care, research, and didactic teaching.
This position will include, but is not limited to, the following responsibilities:
Teach and direct pre-doctoral students in the comprehensive assessment, diagnosis, treatment planning, and treatment management of patients.
Oversee students to ensure patients receive excellent care, students receive a clinical education that meets the standards of each dental discipline, and resources are used efficiently.
Assist students as they generate comprehensive treatment and prevention/management plans for their patients, ensuring that treatment plans are comprehensively developed, appropriately adapted to patient needs, and correctly sequenced to manage patient oral health needs.
Continually evaluate the quality and timeliness of care provided to patients.
Promote and support efforts to foster a humanistic environment that advances and encourages an inclusive environment as well as diversity and inclusion in the division, department and school.
Coordinate and promote a cooperative clinical educational environment between dental, dental hygiene, and dental therapy students.
Direct, support, evaluate and document student progress toward attaining competence in Comprehensive Care Clinic course objectives.
Utilize assessment and grading procedures of comprehensive care, operative dentistry and other areas as needed.
Support faculty from the Division of Operative Dentistry in providing instruction and oversight to students with restorative procedures, and support and coordinate treatment in all disciplines of dentistry.
Be available for and responsive to electronic communications (emails, messages in the electronic dental records system, etc.).
Become familiar with group leader duties and responsibilities in order to step in and fill in as needed for a group leader during absences or other times, and to represent the group leader at meetings or events as directed.
Must attend regularly scheduled division meetings for continuous quality improvement and to maintain cohesive and consistent policies and procedures within the groups and between the Division of Comprehensive Care and the other clinical disciplines. Attend other department, division or school meetings as directed.
Support Group Leaders in evaluating the clinical and professional development of students.
Support all clinical policies and procedures of the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry.
Other duties as assigned
DDS, DMD, or international equivalent degree
Must have a Minnesota Dental License by start date of position
Successful experience working with a diverse patient base
Excellent communications skills
Proficient at managing or participating in an oral health care team that supports efficient patient care
Must be proficient to teach, demonstrate, and assess general practice-level procedures
Successful applicants will be asked to show proof that they can legally work in the U.S.
Internal Number: 341161
About University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
The University of Minnesota, founded in the belief that all people are enriched by understanding, is dedicated to the advancement of learning and the search for truth; to the sharing of this knowledge through education for a diverse community; and to the application of this knowledge to benefit the people of the state, the nation, and the world.