Department Chair, Restorative Sciences
ID: 7189841 (Ref.No. ej-4748466)
Posted: October 31, 2023
Department Chair, Restorative Sciences
Job ID: 259859
Location: Augusta University
Full/Part Time: Full Time
Job ID: 259859Position: 20000455 Responsibilities include oversight for and participation in departmental teaching programs at the pre-doctoral and post-doctoral levels, department research and scholarship, and administrative leadership for the largest department in the Dental College of Georgia (DCG). Preference will be given to candidates with post-graduate training in prosthodontics and/or operative dentistry/general dentistry, and/or relevant experiences in dental education and significant clinical experience. Extensive leadership and administrative experience is required. Involvement in research/scholarly activities is expected, and participation in the DCG intramural faculty practice is available. Applicants must be a graduate of an ADA-accredited dental school or an ADA-accredited advanced dental education training program (of at least 2 years in length) and have an active unrestricted license in another state or be eligible for licensure by the Georgia Board of Dentistry. Salary and academic rank are commensurate with qualifications. The Chair of Restorative Sciences reports directly to the DCG Dean, works collaboratively with all of the other DCG chairs and deans, and demonstrates professional behaviors that promote a positive, productive, and caring environment for all DCG faculty, staff, residents, students, and patients. This is a full-time, tenure or non-tenure track faculty position. The selected candidate must be eligible for faculty appointment at the Assistant Professor, Associate Professor or Professor level.
Supervise 25 paid faculty (20- 1.0 Full-time and 5- Part-time at various FTE), 1 office manager and 6 administrative support personnel.Pre-doctoral responsibilities: D1-D3 courses, pre-clinical labs, and clinical experiences (The Department of General Dentistry is responsible for the D4 year).Advanced Dental Education responsibilities: Prosthodontics, and AEGD programs. Administration (30%)Support of both the department teaching mission (approximately 65% of the pre-doctoral curriculum) and the management of department personnel. Develop and implement strategies consistent with and in support of the DCG strategic plan and mission. The department leadership structure is organized with an Vice Chair and Sections with appointed Directors (i.e., Removable Prosthodontics, Fixed Prosthodontics, Operative Dentistry, Clinic Operations and Dental Materials) that have faculty assigned to their sections with specific teaching and clinical missions. The chair will task the Vice Chair and the Section Directors with their missions and objectives as required and provide support and administrative oversight for the sections by monitoring their educational process, achievement of course objectives and teaching outcomes. Similar administrative leadership and support is required of the advanced education programs assigned to the department. The day-to-day department mission operation includes course/clinic scheduling oversight, faculty counseling and performance assessment, budget analysis and management (including faculty salary and recruitment), travel and “Off Campus” time approval, OneUSG verification and approval, development of departmental policies and enforcement of DCG and AU policies, departmental faculty development support, and any other duties as assigned by the Dean. The chair will ensure that all department teaching operations meet CODA standards for both the pre-doctoral and advanced education programs. The chair will develop and monitor budget plans to support faculty travel and research initiatives. In summary, the chair provides oversight of all department operations and assumes responsibility for departmental performance in support of the Dean's mission and vision for the DCG.
Teaching (30%-40%)participation in both pre-doctoral courses and clinics is expected. Perform as an effective and active Clinician-Educator, as measured by quantitative and qualitative educational metrics indicated below. The degree of success in accomplishing these objectives will have a significant bearing on annual performance appraisals.a. Provide 30-40% effort teaching in pre-doctoral lab courses, and/or pre-/post-doctoral clinics and/or classroom instruction, and receiving above average student, resident, and peer evaluations.b. Provide leadership and oversight for the pre-doctoral program, inclusive of its curriculum, clinical competencies, and the preparation of students for the CRDTS licensing board exam, with a minimum 95% pass rate in the restorative and prosthodontic portions of the exam.c. Provide feedback on teaching efforts for a minimum of 5 other faculty in the department using the peer review assessment process. d. Establish and maintain effective and productive interactions with advanced dental education program directors and residents in Restorative Sciences and throughout the DCG. Clinical/Patient Care (0%-20%)
Provide quality patient care in the Augusta University Dental Associates faculty practice clinic. Research/Scholarship (10%-20%)
Participation in department research initiatives and preparation of manuscripts (at a rate of 0.75 articles per year for 10% effort) for publication in peer-reviewed journals. Maintain support for the department FOSTER (Faculty Opportunity Strategies Toward Effective Research) Program through advocacy, participation in, and funding for the program from department resources. Service - 10%
-Leading or serving on DCG and AU level committees and supporting other professional service opportunities that are appropriate for your role.
-Obtaining annual CE credit necessary for maintenance of professional licensure, complete mandatory annual/bi-annual training (e.g. HIPAA, BLS) required for clinical duties in the department, the DCG, and AU, with no significant compliance issues with college or university policies and practices.
DDS/DMD or foreign degree equivalent to a DDS/DMD. Applicants must be a graduate of an ADA-accredited dental school or an ADA-accredited advanced dental education training program (of at least 2 years in length) and have an active unrestricted license in another state or be eligible for licensure by the Georgia Board of Dentistry.
Assistant Professor - Early level career as a faculty member with background, education, and training consistent with the following position requirements.
Associate Professor - Mid level career faculty member with at least five years at the rank of Assistant Professor with background, education, and training consistent with the following position requirements.
Professor - Senior level career faculty member with at least five years at the rank of Associate Professor with background, education, and training consistent with the following position requirements.
Experience collaborating with senior administrative leaders in dental schools, universities, and leadership boards/councils for higher education, accrediting, and/or licensing agencies.
At least 7 years of experience in dental education and 5 years of experience in a relevant administrative leadership role.
Preference will be given to candidates with post-graduate training in prosthodontics and/or operative dentistry/general dentistry, and/or relevant experiences in dental education and significant clinical experience.
This position is fiscal year based and works year-round.
The intended work commitment or full-time equivalent (FTE) for this position is 1.0 and considered full-time.
Salary and compensation is commensurate with education, experience, and achievements. The salary is subject to availability of funds.
Comprehensive benefits include medical, dental, vision, 13 paid holidays, vacation leave, sick leave, generous retirement plans, tuition waiver, wellness options, and much more!
Also, our full-time employees who have been employed with us successfully for more than 6 months can be considered for the Tuition Assistance Program.
Rank and salary are determined at the time of hire and are based on a variety of factors including but not limited to experience, education, credentials, specialty, training, etc. while also considering internal equity and market data.
Advancement through the faculty ranks at Augusta University is only through the annual Promotion and Tenure process in which faculty may apply if eligible (typically five-year increments). For more information on ranks, please review the Augusta University Promotion and Tenure Guidelines: https://www.augusta.edu/hr/faculty-support-ser/procedures/augusta_university_promotion_and_tenure_guidlines_2023final.pdf
The Dental College of Georgia at Augusta University, we provide dental education to the next generation of professionals by offering hands-on education through innovative research, patient care, and service. Join other dental providers to improve the oral health of Georgia and beyond. The DCG was founded to provide the people of Georgia with quality dental care by educating students in dentistry. As a patient, you have the option to receive treatment in one of our three different practice models consisting of student clinics, resident care, or in the faculty practice. All dental treatments can be completed by the specialists in our facility. We also serve patients in more than 20 clinics across Georgia.
The Department of Restorative Sciences is committed to delivering the finest oral health care possible by preparing the next generation of providers, providing continuing education for today's practitioners, and participating in relevant, practical, and cutting-edge research projects. As the largest clinical department in The Dental College of Georgia, the Restorative Sciences faculty are constantly improving didactic and clinical education for the dental students enrolled at the school. These students are the professionals of tomorrow and receive the most current and up-to-date education available. At both the pre-doctoral and advanced education levels of dental education, the department is striving to produce the consummate dental health care provider for tomorrow's health care needs. The extensive background and expertise of the faculty and staff also provides excellence in continuing education to keep current dental practitioners on the cutting edge of dentistry. The Restorative Sciences Department blends a strong program of dental bio-materials research from the Dental Materials Section with an outstanding clinical program. This partnership ensures the Department of Restorative Sciences leads the way in discovery, innovation, technology, and education.
Augusta University is Georgia's innovation center for education and health care, training the next generation of innovators, leaders, and healthcare providers in classrooms and clinics on four campuses in Augusta and locations across the state. More than 9,000 students choose Augusta for educational opportunities at the center of Georgia's cybersecurity hub and experiential learning that blends arts and application, humanities, and the health sciences. Augusta is home to Georgia's only public academic health center, where groundbreaking research is creating a healthier, more prosperous Georgia, and world-class clinicians are bringing the medicine of tomorrow to patient care today.
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Conditions of Employment
All selected candidates are required to successfully pass a Background Check review prior to starting with Augusta University. If applicable for the specific position based on the duties: the candidate will also need to have a credit check completed for Positions of Trust and or approved departmental Purchase Card usage. Motor vehicle reports are required for positions that are required to drive an Augusta University vehicle. Final candidates will be required to provide proof of completed academic degree(s) as well as post-secondary coursework in the form of original transcript(s). Those candidates trained by a foreign institution will also be required to provide an educational/credential evaluation. All employees are responsible for ensuring the confidentiality, availability, and integrity of sensitive [patient, student, employee, financial, business, etc.] information by exercising sound judgment and adhering to cybersecurity and privacy policies during their employment and beyond.
Equal Employment Opportunity
Augusta University is proud to be an equal opportunity employer welcoming applicants from underrepresented groups, including individuals with disabilities and veterans.
How To Apply
To be considered an applicant for this position, you must apply online at http://www.augusta.edu/hr/jobs/faculty.
Please upload your Curriculum Vitae, Research Statement, Professional References, etc., as one document.
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