The Division Director of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology is responsible for leading the clinical programs related to the discipline of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology at the School of Dental Medicine. The Division Director is also responsible for educating predoctoral dental students and advanced education residents (AEGD, GPR and Pediatric Dentistry programs) in the discipline of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology. The Division Director is a faculty appointee in the Department of Surgical Sciences. The Department of Surgical Sciences also includes the disciplines of Endodontics, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, and Periodontology, along with Emergency Dentistry. The Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology Division Director reports directly to the Chair of Surgical Sciences. The Division and Department work in close collaboration with the other Departments (Foundational Sciences, General Dentistry, and Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics) and with the Offices of Clinical Affairs, Dental Education and Informatics, Educational Support and Faculty Development, Extramural Clinical Practices, Student Affairs, and Research to support the School's educational programs, initiatives and mission. In addition, the Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology Division works closely with other Schools and Colleges of East Carolina University and other components of the University of North Carolina, as well as local/regional educational and clinical programs, including Vidant Medical Center.
The Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology Division Director supports the development, implementation and delivery of innovative curricula and instruction to dental students and residents at the School of Dental Medicine. The Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology Division Director actively participates in the delivery of patient care and the generation of new knowledge via research and scholarly activities. The Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology Division Director is committed to service and engagement at the local, State and/or national level.
Specific duties include:
Provision of instruction in Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, general pathology and pathophysiology to predoctoral dental students in didactic and clinical settings within a General Dentistry teaching model.
Assessment of student achievement of competencies (knowledge, values and skills) expected of the independent general dentist (graduate), including the diagnosis and management of oral mucosal and osseous disorders.
Provision of instruction in Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology to advanced education residents in interdisciplinary, didactic seminars and in the clinic.
Provision of direct patient care, including the evaluation and management of patients with clinical manifestations of oral and systemic diseases in Ross Hall, Hospital Dentistry, the Community Service Learning Centers, and the Leo Jenkins Cancer Center.
Participation in regular meetings of the Leo Jenkins Cancer Center's Head and Neck Cancer group.
Participation in SoDM outreach and service activities, specifically related to awareness, education, prevention and management of oral diseases.
Overseeing, marketing and growing the Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology biopsy and teledentistry diagnostic services as components of the School's Faculty Practice and in full compliance with applicable governmental regulations (e.g., Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments).
Working closely with the Department Chair, Course Directors and the Assistant Dean for Dental Education and Informatics to develop, implement and deliver novel curricula to include active learning strategies and information technologies.
Assisting the Department Chair and Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs in continuous quality improvement and compliance efforts.
Conducting basic and/or clinical research, and other scholarly activities that will help qualify the candidate for appropriate promotion.
Service on committees and boards for state/federal government agencies, professional societies, and within the School, University and/or Vidant Medical Center.
Preparation of accreditation and other program documentation as needed.
Attending meetings and representing the School in internal and external venues as requested by the Department Chair or the Dean.
Performing other duties and assuming additional responsibilities as assigned by the Department Chair or the Dean.
Fixed term or tenure track position is available at the title/rank of Assistant Professor or higher.
Special Instructions To Application:
East Carolina University requires applicants to submit a candidate profile online in order to be considered for the position. In addition to submitting a candidate profile online, please submit online the required applicant documents:
Curriculum Vitae Letter of Interest List of Three References (noting contact information)
DDS, DMD, or equivalent dental degree.
Completion of an advanced education program in Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA).
Current residents in Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology programs accredited by CODA are eligible for consideration if they will complete their program by the intended start of employment.
Eligibility for dental licensure in North Carolina.
Eligibility for credentialing with Vidant Medical Center.
Board certification or eligibility with the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology (at the time of employment).
Broad knowledge of dental education.
Commitment to evidence-based teaching and practice.
Commitment to the Mission and Vision of the School of Dental Medicine to
To be a national model for student success, public service and regional transformation, East Carolina University uses innovative learning strategies and delivery methods to maximize access; prepares students with the knowledge, skills and values to succeed in a global, multicultural society; develops tomorrow's leaders to serve and inspire positive change; discovers new knowledge and innovations to support a thriving future for eastern North Carolina and beyond; transforms health care, promotes wellness, and reduces health disparities; and improves qualify of life through cultural enrichment, academics, the arts, and athletics. We accomplish our mission through education, research, creative activities, and service while being good stewards of the resources entrusted to us. East Carolina University delivers on the promise of opportunity. We open doors. We improve lives. We transform the present, and we discover the future. In these ways and more, we serve our community, our state, our nation and our world as together we reach toward our greatest potential. Tomorrow starts here.