Assistant/Associate Professor - General Dentistry Group Leader, Memphis
UT Health Science Center
Location: Memphis, Tennessee
Internal Number: 22000000F7
Assistant/Associate Professor - General Dentistry Group Leader, Memphis - 22000000F7
The Department of General Dentistry in the College of Dentistry at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center seeks applicants for a full-time, non-tenure track assistant/associate professor position. Responsibilities will include pre-clinical and clinical instruction, administrative supervision, and when necessary intercepted care to patients in our pre-doctoral clinic. Teaching and patient care duties involved within the clinical instruction and supervision of dental students. Group Leaders are responsible for: assignment of patients to 24 student dentists, tracking and documenting each student dentist's clinical progress, development of comprehensive treatment plans that coordinate multiple dental disciplines, supervising/guiding/intervening and evaluation of student dentist's delivery of dental care. Rank and salary commensurate with experience and qualifications.
Other Group Leaders Responsibilities:
To support the vision, mission, core values and goals of the institution through teaching, service, patient care and research.
To educate dental students with best available evidence to achieve and maintain optimal patient oral health, comfort, function and esthetics.
Instructing pre-doctoral students in the following environments: simulation laboratory, didactic (classroom / seminar), and clinic.
Willingness and ability to cover pre-doctoral students in the clinical setting in procedures as pertaining to General Dentistry.
Seeking to serve on committees and boards for state/federal government agencies, professional societies, and/or within the school.
Actively engaging in community service with students / residents.
Conducting basic or clinical research, and/or other scholarly activities, that will qualify for appropriate promotion and tenure.
Participating in emergency services.
Additional duties as assigned by the Director of Operative Dentistry, Chair of General Dentistry, and the Dean of the College of Dentistry that are essential to division's and school's operations.
Minimum requirements are a DDS/DMD degree from a CODA accredited dental school, eligibility for licensure in Tennessee, and ten (10) years of either private practice or military dental experience.
Applicants should have a demonstrated commitment to and knowledge of equal employment opportunity and affirmative action.
The University of Tennessee Health Science Center is the flagship statewide, public, academic health institution in Tennessee. Founded in 1911, the mission of the University of Tennessee Health Science .is to improve the health and well-being of Tennesseans and the global community by fostering integrated, collaborative, and inclusive education, research, scientific discovery, clinical care, and public service. Employing more than 4,600 people on its faculty, staff, and not-for-profit corporation faculty practice groups, and with more than 3,200 students across the state, UTHSC contributes $4 billion to the economy of Tennessee.
Part of the University of Tennessee System, the Health Science Center is headquartered in Memphis and includes all six of UT's doctoral-degree-granting health science colleges -- Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Nursing, Graduate Health Sciences, and Health Professions. UTHSC spans the state with its four major, regional clinical health science locations in Memphis, Knoxville, Chattanooga, and Nashville, as well as more than 100 clinical education sites across Tennessee. UTHSC is the largest educator of health care professionals in the state and operates the state's largest residency and fellowship advanced training programs.
Located in West Tennessee on the banks of the Mississippi River, Memphis is the second-largest city in the state and among the largest cities in the Southeast. The Greater Memphis metropolitan area has more than 1.3 million residents, and the city ranks among those with the lowest cost of living in the country. It is home to a vibrant restaurant scene, a revitalized Downtown, the Midtown Arts District, many scenic neighborhoods, an active medical district, and a burgeoning airport in the midst of a $214 million modernization.
Memphis boasts attractions, including Elvis Presley's Graceland, the Memphis Grizzlies, historic Beale Street, the National Civil Rights Museum, the second-largest urban county park in the United States, and the Memphis in May World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest.
The mission of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center is to bring the benefits of the health sciences to the achievement and maintenance of human health, with a focus on the citizens of Tennessee and the region, by pursuing an integrated program of education, research, clinical care, and public service.