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Assistant Professor Operative Dentistry

Western University

Operative Dentistry – Assistant Professor

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 one Limited Term position to assist in the areas of Operative and/or General Dentistry. The position is to begin on December 1, 2022, although an alternate start date may be arranged. The successful candidate will be appointed in a at the rank of Assistant Professor for a period of 1 to 5 years, depending upon the qualifications, experience, and performance. Candidates must possess a DDS/DMD degree (or equivalent) and preferentially, have successfully completed a full-time, postgraduate program of at least 12 months duration in an area of Restorative and/or General Dentistry. Candidates must have at least 5 years of experience in clinical practice. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in Operative Dentistry and/or General Dentistry. In addition to didactic, pre-clinical, and clinical teaching, it is expected that the candidate will participate in clinical curriculum design renewal, monitoring of student progression and participation in faculty calibration and development. Candidates must hold either a General Certificate or a Specialty Certificate of Registration with the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario (RCDSO).

Successful candidates should possess a demonstrated aptitude for leadership as well as teaching and clinical mentoring of junior colleagues, students, or residents in either community dental practice or institutional programs. Candidates must have excellent oral and written communication skills in the English language and must be willing to work in a collaborative manner in both teaching 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/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 404,000, 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 to learn more. For further information, please see: and Western’s Recruitment and Retention Office is available to assist in the transition of successful applicants and their families.

Applicants must complete the “Application for Full-Time Faculty Position” form at ( and submit this form along with the following: (1) cover letter, (2) detailed curriculum vitae, (3) a one-page teaching statement, and (4) the names and contact information of three references to:

Dr. Carlos Quiñonez
Vice-Dean, Director, Dentistry
Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry
The University of Western Ontario
1151 Richmond St., London, ON, N6A 5C1

Applications can also be emailed to Review of applications will begin after November 1, 2022. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Effective September 7, 2021, all employees and visitors to campus are required to comply with Western’s COVID-19 COVID-19 Vaccination Policy.

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, Indigenous peoples, 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 Devin Hutchinson, or 519-661-2111 Ext. 82823.

Posted on Faculty Relations website September 15, 2022
Posting number: 2022-085