Province: British Columbia

Category: Positions Available

Full-time Faculty Opportunities in Dentistry - Lecturer

Restorative Dentistry
Department of Oral Health Sciences
University of British Columbia, Vancouver Campus

Start date: July 1, 2020

The UBC Faculty of Dentistry invites applications for a full-time faculty position in the discipline of Restorative Dentistry with an emphasis on digital dentistry. The appointment will be at the rank of Lecturer.

The applicant must hold a DMD/DDS degree and an additional post-graduate academic training in prosthodontics, operative, or restorative dentistry. The applicant should preferably have experience in pre-clinical, undergraduate teaching in restorative dentistry, with record of research training and experience in production of high-quality didactic material. Applicants normally should have a PhD degree, or a combination of degree and equivalent experience, and be, or be eligible to be, a licensed dentist in Canada.

The successful candidate will be expected to work collaboratively with faculty members within the Division of Restorative Dentistry to participate in the undergraduate and graduate teaching in the areas of restorative dentistry and applied dental biomaterials with an emphasis on digital dentistry. The candidate will help to establish a strong evidence-based pre-clinical curriculum in restorative dentistry to support didactic and clinical skills needed for general dental practice.

Additional teaching responsibilities include the following:

  • Instruct in classrooms, simulation and seminars. That would include planning and presenting lectures, guiding students in simulation exercises, running seminar programing
  • Oversee and evaluate student pre-clinical activities
  • Develop pre-clinical and clinical online manuals and guidelines to assist in calibration among faculty members, instructors, graduate and undergraduate students
  • Assess quality of students’ pre-clinical experience and its relevance in the clinical context

The successful candidate will be expected to participate in the academic life and teach/supervise learners in the Faculty of Dentistry. He/she should be an innovative teacher who will integrate digital technologies and new approaches to learning into the curriculum. The successful individual should possess exceptional communication and problem-solving skills, be able to work effectively and contribute within team environment, and maintain positive working relationships with a variety of stakeholders. Preference will be given to an individual with current and active experience in instructing, lecturing, coaching and mentoring students and instructors in pre-clinical setting and those that operate from a solid understanding of patient care and evidence-based dentistry.

Applicants must be licensed (or eligible) with the College of Dental Surgeons of British Columbia. Salary is subject to standards within the Faculty of Dentistry based on teaching and oversight.

Applications will be accepted for 30 days from time of posting or until the position has been filled.

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Unit, or Indigenous person. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.  However, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Send applications including a letter of application, curriculum vitae and two letters of reference to:

Stephanie Shim, Assistant to the Head
Department of Oral Health Sciences
Faculty of Dentistry, UBC

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