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Date Posted: 27-JAN-2017
PIN Number: #23089
Job Type: Full-Time
Category: FACULTY
Description: The University of Tennessee Health Science College of Dentistry is seeking applicants for a full-time faculty position within the Department of Periodontology who will work with students during clinical rotations on campus at the University Of Tennessee Health Science Center College Of Dentistry (UTHSC-COD). Rank determined by experience and background. Candidates should demonstrate knowledge of current technologies used in the clinic and appropriate to the area of instruction. Possess knowledge of, and demonstrates proficiency in, current concepts in non-surgical periodontal therapy.

The selected candidate will work under the supervision of the periodontology department chairman, undergraduate clinical director, undergraduate administrative director, clinical periodontology faculty, and department of general practice faculty.

The candidate will be responsible for the dental clinical instruction in the areas of non-surgical periodontal therapy including ultrasonic scalers, laser therapy and hand instrumentation skills, exposing and interpretation of digital radiographs, patient and operator ergonomics, oral hygiene instructions, product recommendations, caries risk assessment, nutritional counseling, infection control, evaluation of clinical procedures, and assist group leader/periodontist with periodontal treatment planning.

In addition to these responsibilities, dental clinical instructors will find themselves performing as role models for students and public relations with patients. Interested candidates should possess a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution and five years clinical dental hygiene practice,
licensed to practice Dental Hygiene in the state of Tennessee, or be eligible for licensure in the state of Tennessee. Additionally, licensed to provide local anesthesia and monitor nitrous oxide analgesia as outlined in the Tennessee State Dental Practice Act and current CPR Certification.

Applicants must have a commitment to diversity and equal opportunity.

Interested individuals should send a letter of interest, current curriculum vitae, and the contact information for three professional references to:
Paul S. Bland, DDS, Chair,
Department of Periodontology
The UTHSC College of Dentistry
875 Union Avenue
Memphis, TN 38163.
Phone: 901-448-7686
Electronic submission can be made to

All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment and admissions without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or covered veteran status.
Eligibility and other terms and conditions of employment benefits at The University of Tennessee are governed by laws and regulations of the State of Tennessee, and this non-discrimination statement is intended to be consistent with those laws and regulations.
In accordance with the requirements of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, The University of Tennessee affirmatively states that it does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, or disability in its education programs and activities, and this policy extends to employment by the University.
Inquiries and charges of violation of Title VI (race, color, national origin), Title IX (sex), Section 504 (disability), ADA (disability), Age Discrimination in Employment Act (age), sexual orientation, or veteran status should be directed to the Office of Equity and Diversity (OED), 920 Madison Avenue, Suite 420, Memphis, Tennessee 38163, telephone 901-448-7382 (V/TTY available). Requests for accommodation of a disability should be directed to the ADA Coordinator at the Office of Equity and Diversity.