The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, School of Dentistry seeks applicants for two full-time (1.0 FTE) faculty positions in the Department of Restorative Dentistry and Prosthodontics. The appointments are expected to be at the Assistant Professor or Associate Professor level. The positions are available September 01, 2021.
Positions Key Accountabilities:
Responsibilities of the positions are to provide didactic, pre-clinical and clinical instruction in Restorative Dentistry and Prosthodontics to undergraduate dental students, to conduct research, and to provide service to the university such as serving on standing and ad-hoc dental school committees. Restorative Dentistry and Prosthodontics education at the School of Dentistry includes but is not limited to dental anatomy and occlusion, direct restorations, indirect fixed and removable restorations, esthetics, implants and digital dentistry.
Developing and sustaining an environment in the patient care units that support excellence and innovation in clinical practice and patient care through assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating programs and standards that support positive patient care outcomes to include excellent risk adjusted outcomes.
Serving as role model in professional behavior and leadership skills, problem-solving ability and interpersonal skills.
Delegating authority and accountability to clinical staff for clinical practice and patient care decisions that is consistent with professional standards, regulatory agencies and organizational policies and procedures.
Identifying patient and family needs of the populations served; recommends and/or developing new programs and services to meet those needs; assuring that age specific equipment, supplies and educational resources are available for assigned units/services.
Maintaining an ongoing departmental Quality Improvement Plan and process consistent with the organizational Quality Management Plan; developing and implementing unit specific standards, policies and procedures that guide and support the provision of care and services; continuously assesses and improves assigned departments' performance while enhancing service.
Participating in and/or chairs committees, work groups, and meetings at as appropriate.
Assuring interdisciplinary performance improvement programs are active, maintained and ongoing. Following up to ensure that complaints have been satisfactorily handled. Collaborating to maintain a focus on providing excellent clinical services.
Maintaining professional growth and development through seminars, workshops, in-services, current literature and professional affiliations to keep abreast of latest trends in fields of expertise; supporting and promoting education and research.
Supervising a highly specialized clinical team of direct care providers and administrative staff.
Applicants must have a DDS/DMD degree with prior residency training and/or private practice experience. Advanced training in prosthodontics is required and prosthodontics board eligible desirable. Competency in CAD/CAM dental procedures is also desirable. Candidate must be eligible for licensure in the State of Texas.