A pediatric dentist is a faculty member who serves in and supports the Division of Pediatric Dentistry in the Department of Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics. The pediatric dentist reports to the Division Chief. The Division of Pediatric Dentistry is responsible for the education of dental students in the area of pediatric dentistry and for the training of the residents in the Pediatric Dentistry and other residency programs.
Specific duties include:
• Supporting the didactic and clinical activities within the Division of Pediatric Dentistry.
• Conducting scholarly activities to support promotion and the granting of tenure.
• Working with Division faculty and others to develop and deliver state-of-the-art continuing education programs in the area of pediatric dentistry on a regional, statewide and, if possible, national-wide basis.
• Actively participating in the school’s faculty practice plan.
• Assisting in school and pediatric program accreditation activities.
• Assisting in Division quality assurance and improvement and compliance efforts.
• Seeking to serve on committees and boards for state/federal government agencies, professional societies and within the school.
• Responding to assignments from Chair of the Department of Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics and the Division Chief essential to the department, division and school operations.
• Performing other duties and assuming additional responsibilities as assigned by the Department Chair and the Dean.
• Fixed term or tenure track position at the title/rank of Assistant Professor or higher available.
• DDS or DMD (or equivalent) from an appropriately accredited institution with expertise in dental education.
• Certification of completion of an ADA Commission on Dental Accreditation accredited Pediatric Dentistry residency or equivalent training in a Canadian program.
• Possession of, or eligibility for, a teaching or regular dental licensure in North Carolina (a North Carolina dental license must be secured by the time of employment).
• Broad knowledge of issues in dental education.