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Assistant Professor of Teaching

Department of Oral Health Sciences
University of British Columbia, Vancouver Campus
Start date: July 1st, 2022

Posted on: January 20, 2021

The Faculty of Dentistry invites applications for a full-time faculty position in the Department of Oral Health Sciences at UBC. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor of Teaching, with consideration of a higher rank depending on qualifications. This is a tenure-stream position. Furthermore, highly qualified applicants will be transitioned into the position of Director of the Graduate Program in Pediatric Dentistry. Applicants must have completed postgraduate training in pediatric dentistry and must be a Fellow of the Royal College of Dentists in Canada or eligible for Fellowship. Applicants must also have research training to the level of MSc degree or higher. Preference will be given to individuals whose contributions could enhance existing educational programs at the Faculty of Dentistry.

The successful candidate will be expected to further develop the existing Graduate Pediatric Dentistry program which operates at UBC and at BC Children’s Hospital. Furthermore, the applicant is expected to teach in both locations and thus will be expected to apply for privileges at BCCH once hired. She/he will contribute to high quality graduate teaching (didactic and clinical) and effective supervision of graduate students. The candidate will have recent clinical experience with multi-drug oral sedation and hospital dentistry. The candidate will have strong interpersonal skills. She/he will build trust through an open, respectful and collegial approach and will be an eager collaborator who is able to work in a highly interactive and productive manner with faculty, staff and students across the Department, Faculty, BC Children’s Hospital and the University.

The successful candidate will hold a full-time faculty appointment at UBC with salary, rank and appointment status commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada are given priority. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Send application with curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching experience and contact information for three references by March 15, 2022 to:

Stephanie Shim, Assistant to the Head
Department of Oral Health Sciences
Faculty of Dentistry, UBC
Email: admin@dentistry.ubc.ca

Lecturer

Department of Oral Health Sciences
University of British Columbia, Vancouver Campus
Start date: July 1st, 2022

Posted on: January 20, 2021

Full/Part Time: 0.8 to 1.0 FTE (4 or 5 days per week): One (1) opening

The UBC Faculty of Dentistry invites applications for a full-time faculty position.

The appointment will be at the rank of Lecturer.

The applicant must hold a dental degree and have extensive clinical experience providing dental treatment for children as a general dentist or a dental specialist in pediatric dentistry. Preference will be given to applicants with experience in coordinating and teaching pre-clinical and clinical dental courses/modules/clinics. Involvement in course administration of quality assurance in the clinical care is an asset. A record of producing high-quality didactic material and high-quality teaching acknowledged by teaching awards would be beneficial.

Applicants must have a DDS/DMD or equivalent dental degree, and be, or be eligible to be, a licensed dentist or dental specialist in British Columbia, Canada. The successful candidate will be expected to supervise student while performing dental treatment within the UBC Oral Health Care clinic and affiliated UBC clinics and hospital settings.

The successful candidate will be expected to work collaboratively with faculty members in the various divisions in the faculty. The candidate will help coordinate the preclinical and clinical paediatric dentistry DMD modules and help establish a strong patient-centred and evidence-based clinical curriculum for general practice that supports didactic and clinical skills taught in the discipline-specific modules.

Additional responsibilities include the following:

  • Oversees and is responsible for the conduct of the DMD Paediatric Dentistry Modules.
  • Develops appropriate module objectives that support the DMD Competency Document.
  • Develops appropriate assessment measures and grading schemes, and advises students at the beginning of the Module via a published syllabus how grades will be determined.
  • Develops a module schedule within the time and dates made available for the module in the year’s timetable.
  • Develops teaching material, including syllabus, lecture material, reference lists and readings and communicates this to students.
  • Coordinates, calibrates and provides orientation for instructors in the module.
  • Sets, invigilates and grades assignments and exams.
  • Meets with students as needed to discuss their progress and any module issues or concerns.
  • Annually updates the module objectives and competencies, schedule, teaching material and grading schemes.
  • Marks and submits to Program Assistant grades for student assignments or exams.
  • Attends Academic Progress meetings to speak to student performance in the module.
  • Provides documentation as required in support of failing grades.
  • Prepares, invigilates and grades supplemental exams approved by the Faculty Academic Progress Committee.
  • Works closely with the Faculty responsible for DMD Paediatric Dentistry, The Director of the DMD curriculum, other DMD module coordinators, and the clinic director.

The successful candidate will be expected to participate in the academic life and teach/supervise learners in the Faculty of Dentistry. The successful individual should possess exceptional communication and problem-solving skills, be able to work effectively and contribute within team environment, and maintain positive working relationships with a variety of stakeholders. Preference will be given to an individual with current and active experience in instructing, lecturing, coaching and mentoring students and instructors in clinical setting and those that operate from a solid understanding of patient care and evidence-based dentistry.

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Unit, or Indigenous person. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. However, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Send applications including a letter of application, curriculum vitae and two letters of reference by March 15, 2022 to:

Stephanie Shim, Assistant to the Head
Department of Oral Health Sciences
Faculty of Dentistry, UBC
Email: admin@dentistry.ubc.ca

Lecturer

Integrated General Practice
Department of Oral Health Sciences
University of British Columbia, Vancouver Campus
Start date: July 1st, 2022

Posted on: December 23, 2021

Full/Part Time: 0.8 to 1.0 FTE (4 or 5 days per week): One (1) opening

The UBC Faculty of Dentistry invites applications for one full-time faculty positions for Integrated General Practice to support the Faculty of Dentistry undergraduate dental clinics. The appointments will be at the rank of Lecturer.

The applicants must hold a DMD/DDS/BDS dental degree and have at least three years of teaching experience teaching undergraduate dental students. In addition, the applicants should have experience in coordinating and teaching pre-clinical and clinical courses, and supervising clinical activities. Applicants normally should be eligible to be, a licensed general dentist in Canada.

The successful candidate will be expected to work collaboratively with faculty members in undergraduate and graduate clinical programs within the Faculty of Dentistry. The candidate will coordinate an integrated general practice module and help establish a strong patient-centred and evidence-based clinical curriculum for integrated general practice, that supports didactic and clinical skills needed for general dental practice.

Additional responsibilities include the following:

  • Instruct in classrooms, seminars, simulation, and clinics. That would include planning and presenting lectures, guiding students in simulation exercises, running seminars, and supervising clinical activity of students.
  • Implement and manage appropriate pre-clinical & clinical assessment measures and grading schemes.
  • Scheduling of faculty, part-time clinical sessional faculty, and students within preclinical and clinical courses.
  • Coordinate, calibrate and provide orientation for instructors within the courses. Work closely with the Clinical Advisors, other Integrated General Practice Coordinators, the DMD Curriculum Director, and the Clinic Director.
  • Scheduling and meeting with students to discuss their progress and any course issues or concerns. Ensure students apply appropriate record keeping and quality assurance for all clinical procedures.

The successful candidate will be expected to participate in the academic life and teach/supervise learners in the Faculty of Dentistry. She/He should possess exceptional communication and problem-solving skills, be able to work effectively and contribute within team environment, and maintain positive working relationships with a variety of stakeholders. Preference will be given to individuals with current and active experience in instructing, lecturing, coaching and mentoring students, instructors in clinical setting, and those that operate from a solid understanding of patient care and evidence-based dentistry.

Applicants must be licensed (or eligible) with the College of Dental Surgeons of British Columbia. Salary is subject to standards within the Faculty of Dentistry based on teaching and oversight.

Applications will be accepted for 60 days from time of posting or until the position has been filled, with the review process beginning March 15th, 2022.

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Unit, or Indigenous person. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. However, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Send applications including a letter of application, curriculum vitae and two letters of reference by March 15, 2022 to:

Stephanie Shim, Assistant to the Head
Department of Oral Health Sciences
Faculty of Dentistry, UBC
Email: admin@dentistry.ubc.ca

Lecturer

Department of Oral Health Sciences
University of British Columbia, Vancouver Campus
Start date: July 1st, 2022

Posted: December 15th, 2021

Full/Part Time: 0.8 to 1.0 FTE (4 or 5 days per week)
Up to Two (2) openings

The UBC Faculty of Dentistry invites applications for a full-time faculty position.

The appointment will be at the rank of Lecturer.

The successful applicant will primarily provide instruction to and oversight of students within their Clinical Group focusing on patient treatment and practice management. Will support and mentor 2nd, 3rd and 4th year dental students as they experience the bulk of their clinical education in the IGP clinic. Will collaborate with the following: Associate Dean Clinical Affairs, Associate Dean or Director of DMD Curriculum and Module Coordinators.

Additional teaching and oversight responsibilities include the following:

– Instructs and assesses patient care activities in the clinic:

  1. Supervises student while performing dental treatment within the UBC Oral Health Care clinic and affiliated UBC clinics and hospital settings
  2. Guides students while formulating treatment plans
  3. Performs treatment when student intervention is required
  4. Assesses students for clinical skills and professionalism

– Instructs in classrooms, simulation and seminars:

  1. Plans and presents lectures
  2. Guides students in simulation exercises
  3. Runs seminar programing

– Oversees and evaluates student clinical activities:

  1. Meets with student (individually and group) throughout the term.
  2. Oversees entire patient pool of their group to ensure all students obtain a full clinical experience.
  3. Routinely assigns, allocates, transfers and dismisses patients to optimize the breadth and depth of patient care experiences – often prompted by a student request.

– Oversees and assists students’ development in patient clinical management including:

  1. The implementation of an approved comprehensive treatment plan. May need to assist in Treatment Plan development when a student has received conflicting advice.
  2. Ensuring patients are being properly treated and managed by students. If issues arise, Module Coordinators and/or Associate Dean – Clinical Affairs are advised.
  3. Follow up on patient complaints of student care

– Assesses quality of students’ clinical experience by participating in and supporting the Clinic Quality Assurance Program including:

  1. Conduct patient and record audits (including Chart Audits)
  2. Supports the clinic quality assurance in consultation with the Associate Dean Clinical Affairs
  3. Review of entire group’s patient pool – determining where deficiencies in clinical experience exists, patients and experiences that can be transferred amongst the group and when additional patients must be brought into the group to ensure a well-rounded clinical experience for all of the group.

– Provides instructional oversight in the assigning, allocating, transferring and dismissing of patients for equitable assignment:

  1. Overseeing of patient treatment plans to ensure all treatment is provided in a comprehensive manner by students
  2. Chart audits- ensuring completeness of records and entry of all treatment by students

– Handles patient referrals to and from the DMD program through reviewing on-line referrals to ensure the patient has adequate needs for the DMD program and assist in calibration.

– Provides formative structural feedback to students regarding patient care management:

  1. Reviews weekly clinical activity reports
  2. Reports any concerns to Module Coordinators noted on discrepancy between grades and comments

Send applications including a letter of application, curriculum vitae and two letters of reference by March 15, 2022 to:

The successful candidate will be expected to participate in the academic life and teach/supervise learners in the Faculty of Dentistry. They will be an innovative clinical teacher who will integrate technologies and new approaches to learning into our curriculum. The successful individual should possess exceptional communication and problem-solving skills, be able to work effectively and contribute within a team environment, and maintain positive working relationships with a variety of stakeholders. Preference will be given to an individual with current and active experience in instructing, coaching and mentoring students in clinical setting and those that operate from a solid understanding of patient care and dental practice.

Applicants must have a DDS/DMD degree and be licensed (or eligible) with the College of Dental Surgeons of British Columbia. Salary is subject to standards within the Faculty of Dentistry based on clinical teaching and oversight.

Applications will be accepted for 60 days from time of posting or until the position(s) has been filled, with the review process beginning March 16, 2022.

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Unit, or Indigenous person.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. However, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Send applications including a letter of application, curriculum vitae and two letters of reference by March 15, 2022 to:

Stephanie Shim, Assistant to the Head
Department of Oral Health Sciences
Faculty of Dentistry, UBC
Email: admin@dentistry.ubc.ca

Associate Professor or Professor

Craniofacial, Oral and Dental Disorders, CODED
Departments of Oral Health Sciences & Oral Biological and Medical Sciences
Faculty of Dentistry
University of British Columbia, Vancouver Campus

Full Time 1.0 FTE (5 days per week)
1 opening
Anticipated Start Date: July 1, 2022

Posted on: October 5, 2021

The UBC Faculty of Dentistry is recruiting outstanding candidates for a tenure-track position at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor in the Department of Oral Biological & Medical Sciences or Oral Health Science (based on preference and discipline matching) to conduct cutting-edge research in the areas of cell, developmental biology, tissue regeneration, cell signaling, gene regulation, computational modeling and human disorders using genetic and genomic approaches. This individual will lead a new emerging research focus theme of the Faculty of Dentistry in “Craniofacial, Oral and Dental Disorders, CODED”. The vision is to develop an inter- and multi-disciplinary integrated UBC research cluster providing a focused forum for the diagnosis, gene discovery, development of novel therapeutics, treatment of disorders and syndromes of the craniofacial, oral complex and dentition while providing student, resident and faculty training, and education of the community on a nation and global platform.  CODED will foster and promote basic science, translational and clinical research based on partnerships among UBC Faculties , BC Children’s Hospital, Vancouver General Hospital and various other national healthcare facilities.  Through the CODED cluster, the UBC community will advance scholarship, discoveries, training and education, community outreach and philanthropy for the benefit of British Columbians, Canadians, and others around the world. This novel research UBC cluster will be the first of its kind in British Columbia, proving a unique niche for high visibility and future funding on a national and global stage.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in developmental biology, genetics, stem cell biology, or molecular biology. Candidates with both a Ph.D. and either a D.D.S. or D.M.D. or M.D. degree are highly encouraged to apply. Successful candidates must have a strong record of high-quality research, significant publication record in their field, administrative experience and documented leadership skills to organize and manage teams.  Candidates with existing federal funded research grants or other independent foundation support are preferred and strongly encouraged to apply. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, complete curriculum vitae, statement of current and future research plans (2-3 pages), and list of selected recent publications.  Candidates of interest will need to arrange to have four letters of reference sent to the Search Committee.

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada are given priority. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

 

Send application with curriculum vitae, cover letter, evidence of teaching experience and four letters of reference by March 31, 2022 to:
Stephanie Shim, Assistant to the Heads
Faculty of Dentistry, UBC
Email: admin@dentistry.ubc.ca


Assistant Professor of Teaching

Division of Pediatric Dentistry
Department of Oral Health Sciences
University of British Columbia, Vancouver Campus

Anticipated Start Date: July 1, 2022

Posted on: June 25, 2021

The Faculty of Dentistry invites applications for a full-time faculty position in the Department of Oral Health Sciences at UBC. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor of Teaching, with consideration of a higher rank depending on qualifications. This is a tenure-stream position. Furthermore, highly qualified applicants will be transitioned into the position of Director of the Graduate Program in Pediatric Dentistry. Applicants must have completed postgraduate training in pediatric dentistry and must be a Fellow of the Royal College of Dentists in Canada or eligible for Fellowship. Applicants must also have research training to the level of MSc degree or higher. Preference will be given to individuals whose contributions could enhance existing educational programs at the Faculty of Dentistry.

The successful candidate will be expected to further develop the existing Graduate Pediatric Dentistry program which operates at UBC and at BC Children’s Hospital. Furthermore, the applicant is expected to teach in both locations and thus will be expected to apply for privileges at BCCH once hired. She/he will contribute to high quality graduate teaching (didactic and clinical) and effective supervision of graduate students. The candidate will have recent clinical experience with multi-drug oral sedation and hospital dentistry. The candidate will have strong interpersonal skills. She/he will build trust through an open, respectful and collegial approach and will be an eager collaborator who is able to work in a highly interactive and productive manner with faculty, staff and students across the Department, Faculty, BC Children’s Hospital and the University.

The successful candidate will hold a full-time faculty appointment at UBC with salary, rank and appointment status commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada are given priority. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Send application with curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching experience and contact information for three references by March 31, 2022 to:
Stephanie Shim, Assistant to the Head
Department of Oral Health Sciences
Faculty of Dentistry, UBC
Email: admin@dentistry.ubc.ca

Tenure-track Assistant Professor of Teaching

Division of Endodontics
Department of Oral Biological and Medical Sciences
University of British Columbia, Vancouver Campus
Start date: July 1, 2022

Posted on: January 19, 2022

The Faculty of Dentistry, University of British Columbia is seeking applications for a full-time tenure track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level in the Department of Oral Biological and Medical Sciences in the Division of Endodontics.

The successful candidate will join a well-structured division that has a strong research and innovation portfolio and delivers education at undergraduate (DMD), graduate (MSc., PhD, and Residency in Endodontics) and CE programs. Responsibilities will include teaching at both undergraduate and graduate levels for the DMD program oversight of pre- and post-doctoral didactic and clinical teaching in endodontics. The candidate will be expected to develop high quality scholarly activity either supplementing current ongoing research or developing their own research field, and participate in school service-related activities. The following required qualifications must be met by the time of appointment:

  • DDS/DMD or foreign equivalent degree
  • An advanced degree in Endodontics such as MSc. or Specialty degree.
  • An advanced degree in research such as PhD or equivalent
  • A valid BC license to practice or be eligible to obtain a British Columbia dental license.
  • The successful candidate will have a track record of publications, grant applications and successful funding is desirable
  • Experience with digital technologies such as CAD/CAM and restorative digital workflows is highly recommended
  • Experience in curriculum development and revision is preferred
  • We are looking for applicants who are committed to educating and mentoring dental students to be technically proficient in all aspects of primary oral health care and endodontics; successful candidates are highly motivated, innovative, and work well in teams
  • Demonstrated commitment to advancing the dental profession
  • Demonstrate effective written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Evidence of positive leadership skills
  • Strong commitment to diversity, collegiality, and social justice

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Unit, or Indigenous person. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian and permanent residents will be given priority.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled by the qualified candidate. Please, submit your application with supporting credentials (letter of interest addressing the requirements above, current curriculum vitae, contact information for three professional references including names, postal addresses, email addresses, and phone numbers, and permission to contact these references by April 30, 2022 to:

Stephanie Shim
Assistant to Department Heads, Faculty of Dentistry
The University of British Columbia
Email: admin@dentistry.ubc.ca

Tenure-track Assistant Professor of Teaching

Division of Periodontics
Department of Oral Biological and Medical Sciences
University of British Columbia, Vancouver Campus
Start date: July 1, 2022

Posted on: January 19, 2022

The Faculty of Dentistry invites applications for a full-time faculty position in the Department of Oral Biological and Medical Sciences, Division of Periodontics at UBC.

The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor of Teaching, with consideration of a higher rank depending on qualifications. The successful candidate will be expected to coordinate and oversee teaching of Periodontology to undergraduate (DMD) program and also assist with teaching in the Graduate Periodontics specialty Program and the undergraduate Dental Hygiene Program. The position involves a large portion of teaching, course coordination, curriculum management and coordination with, the Periodontics Division Chair, the DMD Program Director and the Department Head for assignment of Instructors and ensuring high quality teaching for students. It is expected the candidate will develop a strong connection with community periodontists and with related industry partners.

Applicants must have a DDS/DMD or equivalent and a least a MSc. degree; have completed postgraduate training in periodontics; and must be a licensed specialist in periodontics in Canada or eligible for specialty licensure. This is a tenure-stream position in educational leadership and the successful candidate will be expected to develop a portfolio in educational research, educational leadership, teaching innovation, evaluation of teaching, teaching effectiveness, etc. The candidate will be expected to seek independent funding for research, both internally (see: HERE) and externally from governmental and non-governmental sources. Applicants with a PhD and/or degrees in Education will be preferred. Supervision of undergraduate students in summer projects is expected as well as graduate students if qualifications are approved by UBC Faculty of Graduate Studies.

In addition, the ideal applicant is expected to have teaching experience with small groups seminars and case-based learning. The ideal candidate will be able to perform advanced periodontal and implant related surgical procedures. Experience in digital dentistry will be desirable as a new Digital Dentistry facility will be completed in 2022 and integrated with innovation in teaching and training of our students.

The successful candidate will be expected to further develop the existing Undergraduate Periodontics program and effectively interact with other disciplines in the Faculty. Furthermore, the successful applicant will be expected to contribute to high quality graduate teaching and effective supervision of graduate students. In addition, participation in the teaching implant surgery and periodontics in the DMD and other programs is expected. The candidate will have strong interpersonal skills. They will build trust through an open, respectful and collegial approach and will be an eager collaborator who is able to work in a highly interactive and productive manner with faculty, staff and students across the Department, Faculty and the University.

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Unit, or Indigenous person. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. However, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Send application with a cover letter, curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching experience and contact information for three references by April 30, 2022 to:

Stephanie Shim
Assistant to Department Heads, Faculty of Dentistry
The University of British Columbia
Email: admin@dentistry.ubc.ca

Lecturer

Division of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Department of Oral Biological and Medical Sciences
University of British Columbia, Vancouver Campus
Start date: July 1, 2022

Posted on: January 19, 2022

1 Full Time: 0.8 or 1.0 FTE (4 or 5 days per week): One (1) opening

The Division of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery in the Faculty of Dentistry of the University of British Columbia (UBC), Vancouver, Canada, invites applications for one Lecturer position. Outlined by UBC’s Faculty Association, this is a teaching-intensive, non-tenure position. Lecturers are also expected to participate fully in the affairs of their department and undertake related service assignments. This position reports to the Head of the department and consults with the Chair of the Division of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery and the Director of the DMD Curriculum.

The successful applicant must hold a DMD/DDS degree and advanced training in oral and maxillofacial surgery. The successful applicant must be eligible for licensure as an oral and maxillofacial surgeon with the College of Dental Surgeons of British Columbia. Experience in case-based undergraduate learning and contemporary dental pedagogical teaching methodologies is desirable. This includes classroom and online didactic, small group sessions, simulation, and pre-clinical instruction.

Teaching and oversight responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Perform all duties related to instruction in general medicine for undergraduate dental students: assesses learning needs, plans instruction, delivers instruction, prepares and marks evaluation of learning, manages instructors and tutors, evaluates program outcomes, and evaluates teaching effectiveness
  • Assume the role of primary instructor for the physiology and pathophysiology content of the body systems.
  • Is the primary instructor for medical emergencies in the dental office
  • Coordinate and develop courses and session-level learning objectives that support the DMD programs’ competencies
  • Coordinate, develop, instruct, and evaluate students in simulation and pre-clinical exercises
  • Assess the quality of students’ pre-clinical experience and its relevance in the clinical setting

Applicants must have:

  • DMD/DDS degree; an MSC or PhD is desirable
  • 5 or more years of clinical dentistry experience is desirable
  • Experience writing, preparing, and delivering small group cased-based learning and leading those sessions
  • Experience in leading simulation and pre-clinical undergraduate teaching
  • Experience in the production and delivery of high-quality didactic material
  • Experience in planning, delivering, and evaluating all aspects of an undergraduate oral surgery curriculum in a classroom didactic, small group rotations, simulation and pre-clinical instruction.
  • Exceptional communication and problem-solving skills and the ability to work effectively and contribute within team environment, always maintaining positive working relationships with a variety of stakeholders

The successful candidate will be expected to participate in the academic life and teaching/supervise learners in the Faculty of Dentistry. The Lecturer will be an innovative teacher who will integrate technologies and new approaches to learning in the DMD curriculum. Preference will be given to an individual with:

  • Current and active experience in lecturing and mentoring students
  • Current and active experience in managing instructors and tutors
  • Current and active experience in small group learning
  • A solid understanding of patient care and evidence-based dentistry
  • A willingness to work hard to give students a rich learning experience, balanced by a commitment to support the delivery of safe patient care

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. We encourage applicants from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, martial or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian and permanent residents will be given priority.

Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and two letters of reference can be sent by April 30, 2022 to:

Stephanie Shim, Assistant to the Head
Department of Oral Biological and Medical Science
Email: admin@dentistry.ubc.ca