Pediatric Dentistry– The Medical University of South Carolina, James B. Edwards College of Dental Medicine, is seeking applications for the position of Chair of the Department of Pediatric Dentistry, a full-time tenure-track faculty position. Located in the historical peninsula of Charleston, SC, the Medical University of South Carolina is the State’s only comprehensive academic health science center.
The primary responsibilities include leadership of the pre-doctoral training program and the certificate-granting residency program in Pediatric Dentistry; participation in advanced pediatric dentistry clinical and didactic training; and promoting and participating in scholarly activities. Outstanding opportunities exist for teaching and curriculum development and participation in an active intramural faculty practice.
The Medical University of South Caroline (MUSC) has six health science colleges on its campus. MUSC provides the optimal environment for the James B. Edwards College of Dental Medicine to meet its tripartite mission of education, research and service. The James B. Edwards College of Dental Medicine is the only public dental school in South Carolina and it educates more than 60% of the state’s dentists. The pediatric dentistry residency program is CODA approved for 6 residents.
The JBE College of Dental Medicine is comprised of six departments that support seven specialty residency training programs accredited by CODA. The college also benefits from a T32 award from the National Institutes of Health.
The candidate should demonstrate:
Leadership in pediatric dentistry as demonstrated by outstanding clinical reputation, participation in a successful academic program, and mentoring students and residents;
Expertise in leading growth and change efforts in the development of new clinical, educational or scientific programs;
Ability to anticipate and respond to challenges and opportunities;
Capability of managing a complex organization, including clinical, educational and academic missions with success levels determined by accepted outcome measures;
Focus on a team-oriented, collegial and collaborative leadership style with extensive performance management experience;
Appreciation for the importance of compliance, fiscal management with institutional and external regulatory protocols.
The Medical University of South Carolina is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Please submit a letter of interest including statement of career goals and curriculum vitae to: Dr. Martin Steed, Chair of the Search Committee, Medical University of South Carolina, 173 Ashley Avenue, BSB 453, MSC 507, Charleston, South Carolina 29425.
Candidates must possess a DDS or DMD degree or international equivalent and a certificate from a CODA-accredited graduate pediatric dentistry program. Candidates must possess the qualification required to obtain a South Carolina dental license and an appointment to the medical staff of MUSC. A tenured appointment in the College of Dental Medicine requires candidates to have a record of research, scholarly works and teaching excellence. Board certification by the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry is required. Preference will be given to those with significant clinical and administrative experience in dental education. Academic rank and salary will be based on the candidate’s qualifications and commensurate with level of experience. Review of candidates will begin immediately and applications will be accepted until the position is filled.