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Assistant Professor- AZ-Preclinical Faculty- CDMA

Employer
Midwestern University
Location
Glendale, Arizona
Salary
Negotiable
Closing date
Jun 20, 2024

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Position
Other
Contract Type
Permanent
Job Type
Full Time

Job Details

The Preclinical Faculty should have earned a DDS/DMD degree, preferably from an accredited U.S. dental school, and show evidence of scholarly activity in the field of dentistry. It is preferred that Preclinical Faculty members have some minimal level of teaching experience at an academic health center. Preclinical Faculty members should be committed to educating and empowering students with a wide range of clinical and academic abilities. The candidate should have at least three years of patient care experience after completing their DDS/DMD degree.

Reporting to the Associate Dean for Preclinical Education, the Preclinical Faculty will:

  • advise the Associate Dean for Preclinical Education and the Directors of Preclinical Faculty on college-wide academic issues to assist in moving the institution to its vision of academic excellence
  • establish a welcoming atmosphere to improve morale and to promote collegiality among students, staff and faculty
  • maintain an open-door policy for students in need of mentoring or counseling.
  • be a positive role model for students, faculty, and staff
  • supervise the students in their individual group
  • meet regularly with their SUCCEED students
  • attend and contribute to huddles and meetings
  • meet with students regularly to review their progress
  • meet with students having difficulty as needed
  • be responsible for recording and notifying the Preclinical Directors regarding the attendance of students within their group
  •  demonstrate dental clinical techniques to the students chairside.
  • offer students guidance and direction in student progression by monitoring data on progress and performance
  • determine individual student needs and time utilization
  • provide didactic education to the students
  • coordinate the teaching and evaluation of professionalism and clinical practice management skills of the students
  • evaluate each student’s professionalism by reporting instances of misconduct, refusal to comply with established protocol, lack of professionalism and/or disregard for the faculty and staff direction
  • work with the Associate Dean and Directors of Preclinical faculty to resolve issues when problems of professionalism are identified
  • determine student compliance with departmental expectations and periodically review  with the student
  • submit final grades based on compiled objective data from the student’s daily work
  • perform other duties as assigned
  • meet periodically with the Associate Dean for Preclinical Education and the Directors of Preclinical Faculty
  • meet regularly with the other Preclinical Faculty members.   

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • The Preclinical Faculty position involves being in the dental simulation clinic when students are in session and walking between the students without disturbing them. The Preclinical Faculty is expected to actively circulate through the assigned bench during operating hours to evaluate, provide feedback, and grade procedures performed by students.
  • Inherent to this Preclinical Faculty Assistant Professor position is the ability of the faculty to work chairside to evaluate procedures that are being performed by students.
  • Inherent to this Preclinical Faculty Assistant Professor position is the ability of the Faculty to sit or stand chairside and demonstrate procedures for students on a simulator at the dental simulation clinic.
  • Inherent to this Preclinical Faculty Assistant Professor position is the ability of the Faculty to communicate, listen and follow along to any communications occurring during students’ learning.
  • The Preclinical Faculty must be capable of tolerating the lights and noises associated with the dental simulation clinic. 
  • The Preclinical Faculty must be capable of lifting and /or moving up to 10 pounds and occasionally lifting and/or moving up to 25 pounds. 
  • Specific vision abilities required for Preclinical Faculty include close and distance vision, including looking at a computer monitor for extended periods of time.

If you would like to learn more about this position, please submit your application through Midwestern University’s online job board at https://www.midwestern.edu/employment-mwu.  Your online application should include a letter of intent and a curriculum vitae with the names and contact information (including email addresses) of at least three professional references.  Please note that although faculty positions are usually listed as “Assistant Professor”, initial appointment at a higher rank is possible based on the academic experience of the applicant.

Your online application should include a cover letter and curriculum vitae with the names and contact information of at least three professional references.

For more information about this position, please contact:

Teresa Pulido, D.D.S., M.S.
Associate Dean for Preclinical Education
Midwestern University
College of Dental Medicine
tpulid@midwestern.edu

Midwestern University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not discriminate against an employee or applicant based upon race; color; religion; creed; national origin or ancestry; ethnicity; sex (including pregnancy); gender (including gender expressions, gender identity; and sexual orientation); marital status; age; disability; citizenship; past, current, or prospective service in the uniformed services; genetic information; or any other protected class, in accord with all federal, state and local laws, including 41 C.F.R. 60-1.4(a), 250.5(a), 300.5(a) and 741.5(a). Midwestern University complies with the Smoke-Free Arizona Act (A.R.S. 36-601.01) and the Smoke Free Illinois Act (410 ILCS 82/).  Midwestern University complies with the Illinois Equal Pay Act of 2003 and Arizona Equal Pay Acts.

 

 

Qualifications Education Required Doctorate or better.

 

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