Assistant Professor, Special Care and Community Dentistry
Special Care and Community Dentistry – Assistant Professor
Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry
University of Western Ontario
London, Ontario, CANADA
The University of Western Ontario (Western University) is an internationally renowned research-intensive university that is ranked among the top-ten in Canada and prides itself in the “student experience” of its educational programs. Included in these programs are medical (MD) and dental (DDS) students within the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry (the School), which accounts for the only other dental school in Ontario that is outside of Toronto. The Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry has a long tradition of excellence, beginning with the founding of the medical school in 1881 and continuing with the formation of the dental school in 1964. It is one of Canada’s preeminent medical and dental schools and is known for being the birthplace of family medicine in Canada. For more than 130 years, the School has demonstrated a commitment to academic excellence and a passion for scientific discovery. Accordingly, the dental school draws on a highly qualified and talented pool of applicants that train in very rigorous and demanding professional programs. The didactic content is enriched by the medical sciences, and the clinical experience supported by local general and specialist practitioners and a large patient pool from across Southwestern Ontario.
Applications are invited from qualified individuals for a position in Special Care and Community Dentistry at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry to begin on October 22, 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter. The successful candidate will be appointed in a Full-time Limited Term faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor for a period of 1 to 5 years, depending upon the qualifications, experience, and performance. Preference will be given to candidates with qualifications and experience in the areas of special care and hospital/community dentistry, legal issues regarding the delivery of healthcare to vulnerable populations within outreach programs, and the education of healthcare professionals. Candidates must possess a DDS/DMD degree (or equivalent), and be in possession of a full and unrestricted license to practice Dentistry in the Province of Ontario through registration with the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario (RCDSO).
Successful candidates should have a demonstrated aptitude for teaching and will be required to provide didactic lectures, pre-clinical instruction and clinical supervision of students enrolled in the undergraduate DDS and internationally trained dentists (ITD) programs at Western University. The successful candidate will be responsible for the design, development and implementation of a comprehensive syllabus of Special Care and Community Dentistry within the DDS and ITD programs, through the expansion of a network of multiple community-based outreach and hospital dental clinics that care for underserved and vulnerable populations in Southwestern Ontario. Additionally, the candidate will need to adapt to the current didactic and clinical curriculum of the program, and will be expected to serve as a Course Director and effectively administer and deliver assigned courses. Candidates must have excellent oral and written communication skills in the English language and must be willing to work in a collaborative manner in all three areas of teaching, research, and administration. Compensation will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The opportunity for private practice is afforded by the provision of a consulting privilege of one day per week.
With a full-time enrolment of 32,000, Western University graduates students in a full range of academic and professional programs. The University campus is in London, a city of 360,000, located midway between Toronto and Detroit. With parks, tree-lined streets and bicycle trails, London is known as the “Forest City”. London boasts an international airport, galleries, theatre, music and sporting events. See http://www.startlondoncanada.com to learn more. Western’s Recruitment and Retention Office is available to assist in the transition of successful applicants and their families. For further information, please see: www.schulich.uwo.ca/dentistry and www.london.ca.
Applicants must complete the “Application for Full-Time Faculty Position” form at www.uwo.ca/facultyrelations/faculty/Application-FullTime-Faculty-Position-Form.pdf and submit this form along with a cover letter, updated curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of three references to:
Dr. Michael Strong, Dean
Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry
The University of Western Ontario
1151 Richmond St., London, ON, N6A 5C1
Applications can also be emailed to, Schulich.Dentistry@schulich.uwo.ca. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Review of applications will begin October 14, 2018.
Positions are subject to budget approval. Applicants should have fluent written and oral communication skills in English. The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Western is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, members of racialized groups/visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, and persons of any gender identity or gender expression.
In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.
Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you require accommodations for interviews or other meetings, please contact Natalie Brown, email@example.com or 519-661-2111 Ext. 86134.