Assistant/Associate Professor - General Dentist

  • Western University of Health Sciences
  • Pomona, CA, USA
  • Mar 16, 2023
Full time Health Sciences/OT/PT/Kinesiology Medicine & Dentistry Health & Medical Services

Job Description


Assistant/Associate Professor - General Dentist

Posting Number: F00583
Position Status:
Campus: Western University Campus-Pomona, CA
Department: 1901-College of Dental Medicine

Function: College of Dental Medicine
Family: Instruction
Classification Series Title:

Classification Pay Scale
In compliance with SB 1162, Western University of Health Sciences is providing a pay scale for this position. The pay scale reflects the minimum and maximum target for new hire salaries for this position. Within this range, the individual pay is determined by a variety of factors, including but not limited to job-related skills, experience, relevant education or training, and work location. Please note that the compensation details listed reflects the base salary only.

Full Salary Range
Minimum: $84,890.22
Maximum $146,600.00

Expected Pay Scale
Minimum: $84,890.22
Maximum: $84,890.22

Job Summary
Supervise dental students in educational activities at WesternU College of Dental Medicine according to standards of the College of Dental Medicine (CDM) with a primary role in CDM pre-clinical education.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Individuals must possess these skills, abilities and knowledge or be able to explain and demonstrate that the individual can perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of skills and abilities.

1. Recognized knowledge and experience in a broad range of general dentistry diagnostic and treatment services.
2. Ability to communicate effectively to individuals and groups, both in writing and orally.
3. Ability to interact in an effective and positive manner with individuals of diverse backgrounds, including administration, faculty, residents and/or students, staff, patients, and outside contacts.
4. Ability to effectively conduct detail-oriented assignments and maintain confidentiality.
5. Ability to effectively manage multiple responsibilities in an academic environment.

Required Qualifications
1. Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) or Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) or equivalent
2. Active California dental license
3. Must have a valid driver’s license. Must maintain Motor Vehicle Report (MVR) that satisfies the requirements of the University.

Preferred Qualifications
1. Completion of a residency program in General Practice Residency or Advanced Education in General Dentistry
2. Minimum 3 years of clinical practice experience.
3.Experience in supervising students and/or residents in a preclinical and/or clinical academic setting.

Posting Date: 03/13/2023
Closing Date:
Open Until Filled:

Special Instructions to Applicants

Essential Job Duties

Essential Job Duties

Job Duty

Supervise, assist, and teach students in diagnosis, treatment planning, and performance of all phases of general dentistry including digital dentistry, removable prosthodontics, endodontics, surgical extractions, and treatment of medically complex patients, primarily in a preclinical environment.
2. Provide instruction and supervise oral health care in a peer to peer clinical setting.
3. Serve as a role model and mentor for students, providing feedback on individual performance and resources for improvement as appropriate.
4. Mentor assigned dental students, primarily from the D1 and D2 year classes, through role modeling professionalism, advising, teaching, facilitating group discussion, and providing assessment in the preclinical program.
5. Maintain calibration with and set an example for students by following CDM clinical and administrative protocols and procedures.
6. Assist with the implementation of an efficient, educational program by creating simulation assignments and learning activities in area of expertise or interest, that supports the educational mission and financial objectives of the College.
7. Maintain intellectual integrity and strive for academic excellence.
8. Set an example of professional and humanistic behavie.
9. Display excellent interpersonal and communication

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1. Participate in relevant professional development activities and maintain continuing education as needed for licensure.
2. Utilize evidence-based or scientifically founded information and pedagogical techniques while fulfilling assigned teaching and clinical supervision duties.
3. Participate in presentation or publication of creative scholarly activity where appropriate and where the opportunity exists.

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1. Participate as appropriate and as time permits in research projects, studies and surveys which are conducted in accord with University and College research plans and objectives

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1. Serve on appropriate College and University committees as assigned.
2. Participate in service to the profession and/or community service activities as assigned.

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Clinical/Professional Practice
1. Maintain proficiency in the use of electronic health records.
2. Participate in the credentialing / privileging process.

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Other Duties as Assigned:
This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties for this position. The College of Dental Medicine reserves the right to add or change duties at any time.

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Describe Work Environment
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be available to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.Duties are routinely performed in an environmentally controlled interior healthcare office. Work environment may involve exposure to potentially dangerous materials, e.g., blood and body fluids, communicable diseases toxic substances, and ionizing radiation. Clinical environments require compliance with safety precautions, OSHA Blood borne pathogen training, and may include the use of certain personal protective equipment.

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