Full-time Faculty Opportunities

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Lecturer

Full/Part Time: 0.8 to 1.0 FTE (4 or 5 days per week)
2 Openings
Start date: July 1, 2021

Posted on: January 25, 2021

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
  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). 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, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

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

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 curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching experience and contact information for three references to:

Stephanie Shim, Assistant to the Head
Department of Oral Health Sciences
Faculty of Dentistry, UBC


Faculty Term Appointment

Dental Hygiene Degree Program (DHDP)
Full-Time: 1.0 FTE (1-year fixed-term)

Posted on: November 24, 2020

The Dental Hygiene Degree Program (DHDP) in the Faculty of Dentistry of the University of British Columbia (UBC), Vancouver, Canada, invites applications for a faculty term appointment without review at the rank of Lecturer. This is a teaching-intensive position. The successful applicant will also be expected to participate fully in the affairs of their department and undertake related service assignments.

The successful applicant will be responsible for coordinating credit courses in the DHDP and providing instruction and oversight to undergraduate students in all learning environments. They will collaborate with the following individuals: DHDP Co-Directors, Department Head, and other DHDP course coordinators.

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

– Coordinates onsite and online courses:

  1. Develops course and session-level learning objectives that support the program’s competencies
  2. Develops appropriate formative and summative assessments
  3. Assists with recruitment and coordination of other course instructors
  4. Collaborates with the Centre for Teaching, Learning, & Technology for online course(s)
  5. Attends program curriculum and academic progress meetings
  6. Liaises with faculty members in other programs

– Instructs in the classroom and online learning environments:

  1. Plans and presents lectures/seminars in the following areas: process of care (assessment, diagnosis, treatment planning), periodontology, radiology, literature review/academic writing
  2. Coordinates and teaches in problem-based learning seminars
  3. Assigns grades and meets with students to review

– Instructs and assesses client care activities in the clinic and/or community settings:

  1. Guides students in simulation exercises
  2. Guides students while formulating diagnosis and treatment care plans
  3. Supervises students while performing dental hygiene treatment
  4. Performs treatment when student intervention is required
  5. Assesses students for professionalism, knowledge integration, and clinical skills

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 teacher who will integrate technologies and new approaches to learning into the DHDP curriculum. The successful individual must have:

– A Master’s degree in Dental/Craniofacial Science, Dental Hygiene, Education, or related area
– Demonstrated excellence in and commitment to teaching
– At least 3 years of dental hygiene practice and related teaching experience
– Experience coordinating a team of people in academic and clinical settings
– 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

Applicants must be Registered Dental Hygienists or Dental Hygiene Practitioners and be licensed (or eligible) with the College of Dental Hygienists of British Columbia. Salary is subject to standards within the Faculty of Dentistry based on appointment status.

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.

Applications will be accepted for 30 days from time of posting or until the position(s) has been filled, with the review process beginning immediate after posting.

This position is for one year only to provide coverage for a parental leave. It will not be renewed upon expiry. Applications, including a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and two letters of reference can be sent to:

Stephanie Shim, Assistant to the Head
Department of Oral Biological and Medical Sciences
Faculty of Dentistry, UBC


Assistant Professor of Teaching

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

Posted on: October 7, 2020

The Faculty of Dentistry invites applications for a full-time Graduate Periodontics Program Director faculty position in the Department of Oral Biological and Medical 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. Applicants must have completed postgraduate training in periodontics and must be a licensed specialist in periodontics in Canada or eligible for specialty licensure. In addition, the Director is expected to master intravenous sedation and advanced periodontal and implant related surgical procedures, such as sinus lifts, lateral ridge augmentations, advanced mucogingival and esthetic soft tissue grafting procedures and use of blood-derived growth factors. Applicants must also have research training to the level of MSc degree or higher. The successful candidate will be required to demonstrate teaching experience in periodontics and implant surgery and willingness to contribute service to the University and community. 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 Periodontics program and effectively interact with other Graduate Programs in the Faculty. Experience in digital dentistry will be required. Furthermore, the Director is 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. He/she 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.

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 to:

Stephanie Shim, Assistant to the Head
Department of Oral Health Sciences
Faculty of Dentistry, UBC