Job Posting: Assistant Professor (Tenure-Track/Non-Tenure)-Interprofessional Education & Practice, College of Dentistry, University of Illinois at Chicago

The purpose of the College of Dentistry’s initiative in Interprofessional Education and Practice (IEP) is to enable dental students to be conversant with and capable of bidirectional referrals and collaborative clinical care with other members of the health care team. Through didactic instruction and clinical service learning, dental students are to understand how strategic partnerships with other health care professionals is essential to achieve the best health outcomes for patients and communities. IEP is a rich source of education, practice, collaboration, and mutual professional support and provides excellent opportunities for scholarly activity.

This position is responsible for coordinating and supervising IEP and Evidence-based Dentistry (EBD) activities at the College of Dentistry and at extramural community sites for pre-doctoral dental students. The faculty member will serve as educator, mentor, and supervising clinician and will be involved in program development and didactic and clinical teaching in the pre-doctoral dental curriculum. The faculty member will work closely with the Division of Prevention and Public Health Sciences and the Office of Academic Affairs.

Candidates must have a DDS/DMD or equivalent, have an active dental license and/or be eligible for full licensure in Illinois, or have the qualifications to obtain a restricted faculty license. Experience in clinical teaching and mentoring in a community health care setting and/or a pre-doctoral dental education environment and experience in evidenced-based dentistry, curriculum development and interprofessional education are highly preferred.

The ideal candidate has a strong commitment to interdisciplinary care, a willingness to engage other academic departments, and a desire to affect positive change with an innovative and collaborative spirit.

For fullest consideration, applicants should submit a letter of intent, current curriculum vitae, and the names of three professional references to (Tenure-Track) or (Non-Tenure Track) by February 26, 2021. Confidential review of materials and screening of candidates will continue until the position is filled.

The University of Illinois at Chicago is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Offers of employment by the University of Illinois may be subject to approval by the University’s Board of Trustees and are made contingent upon the candidate’s successful completion of any criminal background checks and other pre-employment assessments that may be required for the position being offered. Additional information regarding such pre-employment checks and assessments may be provided as applicable during the hiring process.

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