Position Description: The Department of Pediatric Dentistry at the University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, invites applicants to apply for a part-time, teacher-clinician; 0.5 to 2 days per week, 40 weeks per year.
The department is responsible for teaching pediatric dentistry at the pre-doctoral level. Teaching is done in a humanistic manner, such that students are enthusiastic about providing oral healthcare to children and inspired by the professionalism, expertise, and demeanor of the departmental faculty and staff. Additionally, the school's dental auxiliary utilization (DAU) program is part of the department, and is taught concurrently with pediatric dentistry both pre-clinically and in the pediatric clinic.
In addition to the formal curriculum, the department is active in community outreach activities, and independently as well as in conjunction with the student-organized outreach group (SCOPE), organizes, coordinates and provides outreach activities to the children of the community.
Department faculty members are integral in all activities of the department, and teach the students in all areas by instruction and also by example.
Responsibilities may include any of the following:
I. Preclinical instruction II. Clinical instruction III. Specialty Preparatory Activities IV. Teaching activities in interdisciplinary courses and other departments in the school These activities are assigned by the Department Chair in consultation with the individual faculty member.
Workload: Because Pediatric Dentistry is a small department, with extensive commitments within the school, workload varies quarter to quarter. Specific workload and scheduling will be adjusted based on the faculty member's as well as the department's needs.
For part-time faculty in the teacher-clinician track, emphasis is placed on teaching activities, but participation in scholarship and service is encouraged.
Basic Qualifications: Current Knowledge of:
Current Edition of AAPD Pediatric Dentistry Reference Manual
Dental school educational processes
Restorative and preventive information and technique
DDS/DMD or international equivalent; degree earned from ADA-accredited school of dentistry is preferred
Certificate or Masters degree indicating successful completion of an ADA-accredited specialty training program in pediatric dentistry is required
Current, active license to practice dentistry
Valid CPR certification
Additional Qualifications: Education:
Board certification by the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry is desirable, but not required
Communicate effectively with a diverse population of patients, students, staff, faculty and administration
Work independently with minimal supervision
Work effectively as a team with administrators, faculty, staff, and students
Maintain confidentiality of information
Demonstrate professional judgment in all situations
Sincere desire to learn from and to teach students in all phases of the curriculum, using a humanistic educational model
Sincere desire for personal growth and development as an educator
Involvement or desire to be involved in organized dentistry, especially organized pediatric dentistry
Involvement or desire to be involved in community outreach activities
Involvement or desire to participate in professional education beyond the school, on local, state, regional, national and international levels
Position requires alternate walking, standing, and sitting.
May require standing for long periods of time dependent upon patient/clinic needs.
Reaching and handling of dental instruments.
May be requested to assist with temporary physical restraint of patients in emergency situations.
Occasional pushing, pulling; occasional lifting of up to 25 lbs.
Occupational exposure to blood borne pathogens may reasonably be anticipated. Personal protective equipment is expected to reduce or eliminate exposure to routine or limited infectious agents.
Special Instructions: This recruitment is to establish a pool of qualified candidates, from which multiple short term, temporary appointments may be made.Your application will be active for up to 12 months within the temporary pool. (Note: If a job specific posting is created and you are interested in that specific position, please reapply directly to the posted position. Your previous temporary pool application will not automatically transfer to the new job opening.)Submission of materials does not guarantee consideration for future employment in openings of this type, since availability can be unpredictable and consideration competitive.
Drawing on its rich legacy as the oldest chartered university in California, Pacific is a student-focused, comprehensive educational institution that produces outstanding graduates prepared for personal and professional success. Our student body thrives in Pacific's small classes and dynamic cultural environment, while our distinguished alumni are transforming their communities every day.
University of the Pacific is a nationally ranked university with a long tradition of dedicated teaching, small class sizes, practical experience and vibrant residential life. The breathtaking main campus in Stockton, California is home to seven schools and colleges, with more than 80 majors and programs of study. Pacific also has the McGeorge School of Law in Sacramento and the Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry in San Francisco. Total university enrollment is nearly 7,000, with 3,757 undergraduates in an average class size of 19 and a student/faculty ratio of 14:1. Eighty-seven percent of students come from California, with 35 other states and 25 foreign countries also represented.