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Prosthodontics - Assistant/Associate Professor (Tenure-Track)

Western University

Prosthodontics – Assistant/Associate Professor (Tenure-Track)
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 Prosthodontics at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry to begin on March 1, 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter. Appointment to a Probationary (Tenure-Track) Position will be at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor, depending on the qualifications and experience of the successful candidate. Applicants must possess a DDS/DMD degree (or equivalent) and have successfully completed a full-time, post-graduate program of at least 24 months duration in Prosthodontics. Preference will be given to candidates with a Fellowship or who are Board-eligible in Prosthodontics. Candidates must be eligible for full or academic registration (licensure) within the Province of Ontario and applicants are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the requirements for registration in Ontario (http://rcdso.org). Successful candidates should have a demonstrated aptitude for teaching and will be required to teach at the didactic, pre-clinical and clinical levels of the undergraduate and internationally trained dentist’s programs. The successful candidate should have teaching experience in both classroom and clinical settings and must be able to teach and practice in the areas of removable prosthodontics, fixed prosthodontics and implant dentistry. Training and experience in maxillofacial prosthodontics will be an asset. In addition, preference will be given to those that demonstrate aptitude in one or more of the following areas: diagnosis and treatment planning, geriatrics, dental technology, delivery of multidisciplinary patient care in a teaching environment, critical thinking and/or inter-professional education. The successful candidate must be able to adapt to the current didactic and clinical curriculum of the program. The ability to function as a course director and collaborate and participate as an instructor within other courses is required. Cross-disciplinary teaching within other divisions of the dental program is expected.

Preference will be given to candidates who hold a PhD and have a demonstrated record of research and publication. The ability to lead and support collaborative research is a requirement of the position and successful applicants will have a commitment to supervise and support student research projects. Candidates will be expected to maintain an ongoing research program resulting in external funding and peer-reviewed publications.

The successful candidate should have private practice experience in Prosthodontics and is expected to maintain a consulting practice in Prosthodontics. A reduced workload is available to allow for a consulting privilege of one day/week and the opportunity for intramural practice exists. The successful candidate will be required to participate in the administration of the dental program attending and contributing to the Committees to which s/he has been appointed. Candidates must have excellent oral and written communication skills in the English language and must be able to work in a collaborative style in all three areas of teaching, research and administration. Compensation will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

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 www.ledc.com/why-london 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.uwo.ca.

Applicants must complete and submit the following: (1) the “Application for Full-Time Faculty Position” form at www.uwo.ca/facultyrelations/faculty/Application-FullTime-Faculty-Position-Form.pdf, (2) a cover letter, (3) an updated curriculum vitae, (4) a one-page teaching statement that describes their teaching experience and philosophy, (5) a concise research statement of interests describing their current research program, accomplishments and future plans, and (6) the names and contact information of three references to:

Dr. Davy Cheng, Acting Dean
Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry
The University of Western Ontario
1151 Richmond St.,
London, ON, N6A 5C1 Canada

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 January 3, 2019.
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, natalie.brown@schulich.uwo.ca or 519-661-2111 Ext. 86134.