This is a full-time, tenure or non-tenure track faculty position. Responsibilities include oversight for and participation in departmental teaching programs at the pre-doctoral and post-doctoral levels, department research and scholarship, and administrative leadership for the largest department in the Dental College of Georgia (DCG). Preference will be given to candidates with post-graduate training in prosthodontics and/or operative dentistry/general dentistry, or prior relevant experiences in dental education and significant clinical experience. Extensive leadership and administrative experience is required. Involvement in research/scholarly activities is expected, and participation in the DCG intramural faculty practice is available. Applicants must be a graduate of an ADA-accredited dental school or an ADA-accredited 2-3 year advanced education training program, and have an active unrestricted license in another state or be eligible for licensure by the Georgia Board of Dentistry. Salary and academic rank are commensurate with qualifications.
The Chair of Restorative Sciences reports directly to the DCG Dean, works collaboratively with all of the other DCG chairs and deans, and demonstrates professional behaviors that promote a positive, productive, and caring environment for all DCG faculty, staff, residents, students, and patients.
Projected Assigned Effort:
30-40% Teaching- participation in both pre-doctoral courses and clinics is expected. Perform as an effective and active Clinician-Educator, as measured by quantitative and qualitative educational metrics indicated below. The degree of success in accomplishing these objectives will have a significant bearing on annual performance appraisals.
a. Provide 30-40% effort teaching in pre-doctoral lab courses, and/or pre-/post-doctoral clinics and/or classroom instruction, and receiving above average student, resident, and peer evaluations.
b. Direct and manage the pre-doctoral program, inclusive of its curriculum, clinical competencies, and the preparation of students for the CRDTS licensing board exam, with a minimum 95% pass rate in the restorative and prosthodontic portions of the exam.
c. Provide feedback on teaching efforts for a minimum of 5 other faculty in the department using the peer review assessment process.
d. Establish and maintain effective and productive interactions with advanced-education program directors and residents in Restorative Sciences and throughout the DCG.
10-20% Research/Scholarship- participation in department research initiatives and preparation of manuscripts (at a rate of 0.75 articles per year for 10% effort) for publication in peer-reviewed journals. Maintain support for the department FOSTER (Faculty Opportunity Strategies Toward Effective Research) Program through advocacy, participation in, and funding for the program from department resources.
30% Administration- support of both the department teaching mission (approximately 65% of the pre-doctoral curriculum) and the management of department personnel. Develop and implement strategies consistent with and in support of the DCG strategic plan and mission.
The department leadership structure is organized with an Associate Chair and Sections with appointed Directors (Removable Prosthodontics, Fixed Prosthodontics, Operative Dentistry, Diagnostic Services and Dental Materials) that have faculty assigned to their sections with specific teaching and clinical missions. The chair will task the Associate Chair and the Section Directors with their missions and objectives as required and provide support and administrative oversight for the sections by monitoring their educational process, achievement of course objectives and teaching outcomes. Similar administrative leadership and support is required of the three advanced education programs assigned to the department.
The day-to-day department mission operation includes course/clinic scheduling oversight, faculty counseling and performance assessment, budget analysis and management (including faculty salary and recruitment), travel and "Off Campus" time approval, TimeNet verification and approval, development of departmental policies and enforcement of DCG and AU policies, departmental faculty development support, and any other duties as assigned by the Dean.
The chair will ensure that all department teaching operations meet CODA standards for both the pre-doctoral and advanced education programs. The chair will develop and monitor budget plans to support faculty travel and research initiatives. In summary, the chair provides oversight of all department operations and assumes responsibility for departmental performance in support of the Dean’s mission and vision for the DCG.
0-20% Patient Care- provide quality patient care in the Augusta University Dental Associates faculty practice clinic.
10% Service- leading or serving on DCG and AU level committees and supporting other professional service opportunities that are appropriate for your role.
Obtaining annual CE credit necessary for maintenance of professional licensure, complete mandatory annual/bi-annual training (e.g. HIPAA, BLS) required for clinical duties in the department, the DCG, and AU, with no significant compliance issues with college or university policies and practices.
Interested candidates should send a current CV and letter of interest to: