Tufts Dental Facilities for Persons with Special Needs (TDF) at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine is seeking applications for a full-time clinical track faculty position or 2 part-time clinical track faculty positions (one of which will be designated as lead) of an Assistant Professor or Clinical Instructor rank with preference given for a single full-time hire.
Tufts Dental Facilities for Persons with Special Needs (TDF) is a network of seven outpatient clinics that provides dental care to approximately 7,500 developmentally disabled patients in the state of Massachusetts under the umbrella of Tufts University School of Dental Medicine (TUSDM) and in partnership with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) and the Massachusetts Department of Developmental Services (DDS). Additional patient treatment is provided in the operating room setting at four affiliated hospitals within the state. The TDF program also provides a venue for teaching General Practice Residents through the Tufts GPR Program and 4th year dental students from TUSDM.
The Assistant Professor/Clinical Instructor will report directly to the Director of Clinic Operations for the quality of care provided to patients and the quality of educational experiences at the Tufts Dental Facilities Clinic located in Worcester, Massachusetts and provide treatment in the operating room setting at affiliated hospitals within the state. The Assistant Professor/Clinical Instructor is also responsible for meeting TDF's commitment to service and financial commitments to contracts, funding partners, and TUSDM's mission.
The Assistant Professor/Clinical Instructor will also supervise dental students, postgraduate students, registered dental hygienists, certified dental assistants and patient registration assistants when the Clinical Site Director is offsite.
Occasional travel to Boston and surrounding Tufts Dental Facilities located in Canton, Taunton, Wrentham, Danvers, Groton and West Springfield may be required.
Bachelor's Degree, as well as DMD or DDS degree from an accredited college or university, completion of a GPR or equivalent training experience that would allow for hospital dentistry credentialing.
MA Dental License (or be eligible to obtain one) as well as current CPR certification
Familiarity with dental software, email and Microsoft Word
1 - 2 years of related experience.
The successful candidate should possess all of the above qualifications, as well as 3-5 years of clinical experience beyond residency training. Experience in the treatment of patients with special health care needs, specifically patients with intellectual and developmental deficits. Candidate will have experience evaluating patient care and coordination of patient treatment plans with parents, guardians and caregivers.
The successful candidate should have strong analytical skills, and the ability to evaluate and develop clinical skills of staff. The candidate will be a team leader, an effective teacher and mentor, have excellent organizational skills, be self-motivated, able to manage his/her time efficiently and have excellent written and oral communication skills.
Interested applicants should submit a) a current curriculum vitae, b) a cover letter with a statement of academic goals and description of interest in and goals for the position, and c) contact information (incl. e-mail addresses) for three references. Applications must be submitted electronically: https://apply.interfolio.com/72156
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until a candidate has been selected.
Questions regarding the search process or assistance with uploading applications may be directed to Monika Bankowski, Sr. Faculty Affairs Officer (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Tufts University is an AA/EO employer and actively seeks candidates from diverse backgrounds.
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