Pre-Clinical Faculty, Periodontics (Evergreen position)

  • University of the Pacific
  • Stockton, CA, USA
  • May 14, 2024
Part time / Adjunct Medicine & Dentistry

Job Description


Pre-Clinical Faculty, Periodontics (Evergreen position)

Primary Purpose and Essential Functions:
Responsible for providing didactic, pre-clinical periodontal content and will supervise pre-clinical student learning experiences in the discipline. Pacific faculty engage in teaching, scholarship and service.
University of the Pacific recognizes that diversity, equity, and inclusion is foundational to the success of our valued students and employees. We prioritize policy and decision-making that demonstrates awareness of, and responsiveness to, the ways socio-cultural forces related to race, gender, ability, sexuality, socio-economic status, etc. impede or propel students, faculty and staff.

Responsibilities include any of the following:

I. Teaching Curriculum

  • Didactic instruction involving periodontal pre-clinical content.
  • Provide simulation exercises to support the pre-clinical courses.
  • Participate in outcomes assessment, including student and peer evaluation, to improve curricular content and presentation.

Il. Collaboration and Service

  • Engage broadly in other school, university, professional, and community service opportunities.
  • In addition to the traditional expectations for faculty members, the culture of humanism and collaboration is especially important.

Minimum Qualifications:
Knowledge of:

  • Requirements for a comprehensive periodontal examination.
  • Universal and area-specific instrumentation.
  • Pre-clinical teaching methodology.


  • DDS/DMD or international equivalent from an accredited dental school program.


  • Active license to practice dentistry
  • Valid CPR certification

Preferred Qualifications:
Ability to:

  • Communicate effective with a diverse population of patients. students, staff, faculty and administration.
  • Work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Work effectively in a group setting.
  • Reflect, self-assess, and think critically.
  • Maintain confidentiality of information.
  • Demonstrate professional judgment in all situations.


  • Previous teaching or practice experience is preferred
  • Minimum of one year practice experience preferred


  • Experience and sensitivity in working with people of diverse backgrounds and cultures.
  • Demonstrated experience in advancing social justice, equity, and inclusion in a university setting.
  • Ability to engage and integrate culturally responsive practices and knowledge in their work.

Physical Requirements:
The physical demands described here are representative but not definitive of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Faculty should have sufficient motor function to execute movements essential to teaching and demonstration.
  • Must be able to operate controls, use high-speed or low-speed dental handpieces for tooth preparation procedures, and use hand instrumentation including scalpels for surgical procedures.

Special Instructions:
Your application will be active for up to 6 months within the temporary pool. (Note: If a job specific posting is created and you are interested in that specific position, please reapply directly to the posted position. Your previous temporary pool application will not automatically transfer to the new job opening.) Submission of materials does not guarantee consideration for future employment in openings of this type, since availability can be unpredictable and consideration competitive.

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University of the Pacific is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer dedicated to workforce diversity. In compliance with applicable law and its own policy, Pacific is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty and staff and does not discriminate in its hiring of faculty and staff, or in the provision of its employment benefits to its faculty and staff on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, genetic information, sex/gender, marital status, military and veteran status, sexual orientation, medical condition, pregnancy, gender identity, gender expression, or mental or physical disability.

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