Public Health Dentist at the rank of assistant or associate professor

  • Dalhousie University, Faculty of Dentistry
  • Halifax, NS, Canada
  • Dec 07, 2020
Full time   Health Sciences, OT, PT, Kinesiology Medicine & Dentistry

Job Description

Position Title:  Public Health Dentist

 Posting Number:  F148P

 Type of position: Tenure Stream

 Department/Unit: Dental Clinical Sciences, Dalhousie University

 Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada


 About the opportunity

The Faculty of Dentistry, Dalhousie University, is seeking applications for a full-time, probationary tenure-track or tenure-track Public Health Dentist at the rank of assistant or associate professor. Preference will be given to those candidates with didactic and clinical teaching experience at the undergraduate and graduate level in public health and/or epidemiology. Salary and academic rank will be commensurate with the successful candidate’s qualification, experience and achievements.

Dental Public Health is a division in the Department of Dental Clinical Sciences and involved in teaching oral health promotion, cariology, community dental health, geriatrics, biostatistics, epidemiology, ethics, and evidence-based dentistry.

Preferred and Required Qualifications

Candidates must possess a DDS/DMD. The ideal candidate will have a Master’s degree in Dental Public Health or equivalent and be eligible for licensure by the Provincial Dental Board of Nova Scotia. If the candidate has not successfully completed their National Dental Specialty Exam (NDSE) in Dental Public Health administered by the National Dental Examining Board of Canada (NDEB) they must successfully do so within 12 months of the start of the position. Consideration will also be given to candidates who possess a DDS/DMD together with PhD in epidemiology, public health or equivalent field and are eligible for licensure by the Provincial Dental Board of Nova Scotia.

The successful candidate will have a working knowledge of statistics and research methods related to population-based and clinical epidemiology. They will have some experience in undergraduate dental education and administration and will engage with and monitor student events and clinic rotations to determine and implement improvements in dental public health in the community. Development of a program of research is a requirement therefore, experience as an independent principal investigator in research related to dental public health and/or medical/dental ethics is an asset. The successful applicant will be able to demonstrate a commitment to service including health care administration and health promotion in addition to supporting the University’s efforts in equity, diversity, inclusion and access.

Dalhousie University is one of Canada’s leading teaching and research universities with four professional faculties, a Faculty of Graduate Studies and a diverse complement of graduate programs. Inter-faculty collaborative and interactive research is encouraged, as is cooperation in teaching. Dalhousie University inspires students, faculty, staff and alumni to make significant contributions regionally, nationally, and to the world. Dalhousie University is located in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Halifax is a vibrant capital city and is the business, academic, and medical centre for Canada’s east coast.

Application Details

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Dalhousie University is committed to fostering a collegial culture grounded in diversity and inclusiveness. The university encourages applications from Indigenous persons, persons with a disability, racially visible persons, women, persons of a minority sexual orientation and/or gender identity, and all candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community. For more information, please visit

Posting Detail Information

Close Date 01/31/2021


To Apply:


Required Documents

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Résumé / Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  3. List of referees


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