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Associate Professor or Professor

President’s Academic Excellence Initiative (PAEI) position
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 Sciences (based on preference) to lead a new emerging research focus cluster titled “Craniofacial, Oral and Dental Disorders- CODED” housed within the Faculty of Dentistry.  This individual should ideally be conducting cutting-edge dental craniofacial research in areas such as genetic disorders, developmental biology, tissue regeneration, or the microbiome of disease using genomic approaches. The successful applicant will be responsible to maintain their own sustainable research within the theme with a vision to promote inter- and multi-disciplinary integration of the cluster with other UBC and non-UBC research enterprises.  The CODED theme will foster and promote basic science, translational and clinical research related to craniofacial and dental disorders in partnerships with other UBC Faculties, BC Children’s Hospital, Vancouver General Hospital and various other stakeholders. This novel research focus will be the first of its kind in British Columbia, providing a unique niche for high visibility and future funding on a national and global stage. The Faculty of Dentistry will have two additional PAEI positions at the Assistant Professor level to complete the CODED research cluster to be filled by 2024. The successful candidate will serve as Director of the CODED and assist with the hiring of these two new faculty members to support the research capability of this cluster.

Candidates must have a PhD in a related discipline and those with an additional clinical degree M.D., B.D.S., D.D.S., D.M.D. are highly encouraged to apply. While the position is primarily for development of scholarly activities, it is expected the candidates will also be able to teach in the DMD, DHDP and graduate programs while supervising graduate students in their thesis work. Successful candidates must have a strong record of high-quality research, a significant publication record in their field, and administrative experience and leadership skills to organize and manage teams.  Candidates with existing federally 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),
list of selected recent publications that support the expertise in the field.
Candidates of interest will be asked to arrange to have three 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.

Review of applications will begin in March 2022 and continue until the position is filled. We encourage everyone interested to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

Confidential enquiries can be made directly to the Head of the search committee: Dr. Ricardo M. Carvalho: rickmc@dentistry.ubc.ca

 

Please submit the documentation listed above to:
Stephanie Shim, Assistant to the Heads
Faculty of Dentistry, UBC
Email: admin@dentistry.ubc.ca

Lecturer

Division of Pediatric Dentistry
Department of Oral Health Sciences
University of British Columbia, Vancouver Campus
Start date: January 1, 2023

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 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

Full/Part Time: 0.8 to 1.0 FTE (4 or 5 days per week)
Up to Three (3) 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

The successful candidate will be expected to participate in the academic life and teach/supervise learners in the Faculty of Dentistry. He/she 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, including a letter of application, curriculum vitae and two letters of reference must be submitted online (www.facultycareers.ubc.ca/36087)

Applications will be accepted for 30 days from time of posting or until the position(s) has been filled.

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 to:
Stephanie Shim, Assistant to the Head
Department of Oral Health Sciences

Faculty of Dentistry, UBC

Email: admin@dentistry.ubc.ca

Director

Dental Hygiene Degree Program
Department of Oral Biological and Medical Sciences
University of British Columbia, Vancouver Campus

The Faculty of Dentistry invites applications for a full-time Director of the Dental Hygiene Degree Program (DHDP) in the Department of Oral Biological and Medical Sciences, Division of Dental Hygiene 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.

Applicants must be dental hygienists with significant university-level administrative, teaching, and curriculum management experience as well as proven leadership in the Dental Hygiene profession. Applicants must hold a minimum of a Masters degree in Dental Hygiene or a closely related discipline. Preference will be given to applicants with a PhD or EdD. Applicants require a minimum of 5 years of dental hygiene practice experience and must be, or eligible to be, registered by the College of Dental Hygienists of BC. The successful applicant is expected to be engaged in teaching, educational scholarship, and administrative duties.

The successful candidate must possess strong communication, leadership, and collaboration skills to enable the DHDP to maintain its reputation as the leading Canadian university dental hygiene degree program. The Program Director must effectively interact with other programs in the Faculty and university and participate in an integrated approach to Faculty of Dentistry policies and procedures.

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. 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 July 15, 2022 to:

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

Assistant Professor of Teaching

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

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 September 30 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 Periodontics
Department of Oral Biological and Medical Sciences
University of British Columbia, Vancouver Campus

Start date: January 1, 2023

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 September 30, 2022 to:

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