The Division Director of Pediatric Dentistry in the School of Dental Medicine is responsible for leading and managing the Division of Pediatric Dentistry of the dental school.
This unit is within the Department of Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics. The Division Director reports directly to the Chair of the Department of Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics.
The Division Director of Pediatric Dentistry directs the hiring, mentoring and professional development of the faculty and staff within in the division.
The Director coordinates the development and implementation of the Pediatric components of the preclinical and clinical curriculum taught to the dental students.
Specific duties include:
Recruiting, hiring, and mentoring of the faculty and staff in the Division of Pediatric Dentistry.
Working closely with the Chair of the Department of Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics and the Assistant Dean for Dental Education and Informatics in curriculum development and implementation related to pediatric dentistry and to optimize the use of technology to support the section's teaching programs.
Working closely with the Chair of Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics and the Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs in the development and implementation of the preclinical, clinical, and academic components of the electronic dental record related to Pediatric Dentistry and in quality assurance and improvement, and compliance efforts.
Developing programs to involve dental students, residents and other dental school faculty in research activities.
Helping ensure the dental students are competent in the management of pediatric dentistry patients as appropriate for the general practitioner.
Coordinating and helping deliver curricular content related to human craniofacial growth and development.
Coordinating of all academic programs within the Pediatric Dentistry Division in the School and at the community services learning centers.
Assisting in the development and CODA Certification of a Pediatric Dentistry Residency Program.
Developing and delivering state-of-the-art continuing education programs related to Pediatric Dentistry.
Preparing accreditation and other program documentation, as needed.
Responding to local and national requests for information and documentation related to the section's didactic and clinical programs.
Participating in budget planning for the division and ensuring that staffing, equipment, and funding are appropriate for the mission requirements as they relate to Pediatric Dentistry.
Actively participating in the School's faculty practice plan with other departmental faculty.
Seeking to serve on committees and boards for state/federal government agencies, professional societies, and within the school. Responding to assignments from the Chair of Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics and the Dean of the School of Dental Medicine essential to the department's and school's operations.
Attending meetings and representing the School in internal and external venues as requested by the Chair of Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics or the Dean.
Representing the School to external constituencies as appropriate.
Performing other duties and assuming additional responsibilities as assigned by the Chair of Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics or the Dean.
Fixed Term or Tenure-Track Position available at the rank of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor.
DMD, DDS or equivalent dental degree.
Pediatric Dentistry certification from an appropriately accredited institution.
Commitment to building teams, to conducting basic and/or clinical research, to identifying and resolving problems and to pursuing other scholarly activities that will help qualify for appropriate promotion.
Commitment to evidence-based teaching and practice. Experience in preparing and teaching preclinical and clinical aspects of pediatric dentistry.
Willingness to apply academic experiences of contemporary dental education and traditional educational values to the service-learning model.
Special Instructions to Applicants
East Carolina University requires applicants to submit a candidate profile online in order to be considered for the position. In addition to submitting a candidate profile online, please submit online the required applicant documents:
Letter of Interest
List of Three References (noting contact information)
East Carolina University - 16 months ago
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