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Program & Clinic Director - International Dental Program/Director - Implant Program/Assistant Profes

Nova SouthEastern University
Clearwater, FL
Closing date
Apr 20, 2024

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Program Development
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About Us:

We are excited that you are considering joining Nova Southeastern University!

Nova Southeastern University (NSU) was founded in 1964, and is a not-for-profit, independent university with a reputation for academic excellence and innovation. Nova Southeastern University offers competitive salaries, a comprehensive benefits package including tuition waiver, retirement plan, excellent medical and dental plans and much more. NSU cares about the health and welfare of its students, faculty, staff, and campus visitors and is a tobacco-free university.

We appreciate your support in making NSU the preeminent place to live, work, study and grow. Thank you for your interest in a career with Nova Southeastern University.

NSU considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, disability, political affiliation or belief, national origin, marital or veteran status or any other legally protected status.

Essential Job Functions: Program Director duties:
  • Guides and directs the faculty, staff and students in the development, promotion, and delivery of the College of Dental Medicine's academic programs.
  • Directs the short-term and long-range plans and budgets for the Tampa Bay - Clearwater, College of Dental Medicine, subject to approval by the Dean and Chancellor.
  • Dispenses advice, guidance, direction and authorization to carry out plans and procedures, consistent with established policies by approval of the Dean and Chancellor.
  • Establishes and maintains an effective system of communications between the Tampa Bay - Clearwater CDM and the main CDM location in Fort Lauderdale/Davie.
  • Evaluates the results of the Tampa Bay CDM operations regularly and systematically and reports these results to the Dean.
  • Ensures that the responsibilities, authorities, and accountability of all direct subordinates are defined and understood.
  • Ensures that all college activities and operations are carried out in compliance with local, state and federal regulations and laws governing college operations in concert with the Dean.
  • Represents the college with business and professional organizations as well as with potential students and the public at the direction of the Dean.
  • Assures effective collaborative teaching and research with the main campus.
  • Works intimately with the Dean to assure a "one campus" environment.
  • Teaches College of Dental Medicine courses in the classroom or in small group discussion or laboratory as assigned.
  • Performs other duties as assigned or required.

  • Clinic Director duties:
  • Oversees the day-to-day clinical operations of the CDM.
  • Partners with the VP for NSU Health for NSU, the Dean for Clinical Services and other NSU colleges to identify areas of improved efficiency and effectiveness for the dental clinical education program.
  • Supports, develops and enhances the Team Leader Comprehensive Care clinical education model.
  • Works closely with the department chairs to develop and implement the clinical curriculum.
  • Works with DCO in developing and managing the budget for areas of responsibility and addresses billing issues.
  • Oversees faculty and staff within assigned areas of responsibility and provides guidance.
  • Interacts with faculty, staff, students, the billing office, and PMCs to resolve patient issues.
  • Monitors student progress and achievement within clinics.

  • Director of Implants duties:
  • Oversees Predoc implant program at Tampa Bay/Clearwater Campus.
  • Manages D3-D4 benchmarks and cases at Tampa Bay/Clearwater Campus.
  • Oversees inventory management for implant supplies at Tampa Bay/Clearwater Campus.

  • Service & Professional Development:
  • Actively identifies opportunities and provides service relating to fields of expertise for the benefit of internal and external communities.
  • Participate in state and/or local community service that is a recognized form of career development.

  • Other Assigned Duties
  • Collaborates with staff and colleagues to address teaching and research issues, and to improve students' learning experiences.
  • Serves on academic or administrative committees that deal with institutional policies, departmental matters, and academic issues.
  • Mentors' junior and adjunct faculty members.
  • Keeps abreast of developments in the field by reading current literature, talking with colleagues, and participating in professional conferences.
  • Performs other duties as assigned or required. Marginal Job Functions: 1. Supervises faculty and support staff at the Tampa Bay Regional Campus.
  • Responsible for the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of the Tampa Bay Regional Campus faculty.
  • Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws, under the direction of the Dean. Required Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities: Knowledge:
  • Knowledge of higher education academic, clinical, research, and administration best practices.
  • Dental Medicine - Advanced knowledge of the information and techniques needed in Dental Medicine. This includes symptoms and treatment planning.
  • Education and Training - Advanced knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
  • English Language - Thorough knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  • Customer Service - General knowledge of principles/processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of user satisfaction.

  • Skills:
  • Instructing - Proficient skills in teaching others how to do something.
  • Critical Thinking - Proficient skills in using logic/reasoning to identify the strengths /

  • weaknesses of alternative solutions/approaches to problems.
  • Judgment/Decision Making - Proficient skills in considering the relative costs/benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
  • Active Listening - Proficient skills in giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand, asking questions as appropriate.
  • Active Learning - Proficient in understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
  • Complex Problem Solving - Proficient skills in identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop/evaluate options and implement solutions.
  • Speaking - Proficient skills in talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Learning Strategies - Proficient skills in selecting/using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning/teaching new things.

  • Abilities:
  • Finger Dexterity - The ability to make precisely coordinated movements of the fingers of one or both hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble very small objects.
  • Manual Dexterity - The ability to quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate/or assemble objects.
  • Arm-Hand Steadiness - The ability to keep your hand/arm steady while moving your arm or while holding your arm and hand in one position.
  • Problem Sensitivity - The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong.
  • Deductive Reasoning - The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
  • Inductive Reasoning - The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
  • Speech Clarity - The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
  • Fluency of Ideas - The ability to come up with a number of ideas about a topic (the number of ideas is important, not their quality, correctness, or creativity).
  • Oral Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.

  • Physical Requirements and Working Conditions:
  • Speech Recognition - Must be able to identify and understand the speech of another person.
  • Speech Clarity - Must be able to speak clearly so others can understand you.
  • Near Vision - Must be able to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
  • Manual Dexterity - The ability to quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate/or assemble objects.
  • May be exposed to short, intermittent, and/or prolonged periods of sitting and/or standing in performance of job duties.
  • May be required to accomplish job duties using various types of equipment/supplies, to include but not limited to pens, pencils, mobile devices, and computer keyboards.
  • Must be able to work in a clinical setting.
  • Travel - Must be able to travel on a daily and/or overnight basis.
  • May be required to work nights or weekends.

  • Addendum

    As a member of NSU's community and the College of Dental Medicine, in your position, you are expected to follow NSU's employee and faculty policies and adhere to the "Guidelines for Appropriate Conduct and Ethical Behavior for Employees". The following guidelines do not represent an exhaustive list, but identifies minimal core values and standards:

    Responsibilities to Students

    Because of their inevitable function as role models, NSU faculty, staff and administrators should be guided by the highest ethical/professional standards.

    Responsibilities as Scholars

    A basic responsibility of the community of higher education in the United States is to refine, extend, and transmit knowledge. As members of that community, NSU faculty and administrators share with their colleagues in the other disciplines the obligation to discharge that responsibility.

    Responsibilities to Colleagues

    NSU employees will treat colleagues with civility and respect.

    Job Requirements: Meet minimum requirements:

    (Listed under titles)
    • Required Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities
    • Required Education
    • Required Experience

    Required Certifications/Licensures: Based on education and credentials Required Education: Doctoral Degree (DDS/DMD) or foreign equivalent degree Major (if required): Required Experience: Professional college-level teaching experience.


    For Assistant Professor rank: College-level teaching experience.

    For Associate Professor rank: Continued professional growth and success in full-time university teaching for four (4) years at the rank of Assistant Professor; scholarly contributions to the university, higher education, or one's academic area(s) of specialization that have received peer recognition.

    For Professor rank: Continued professional growth and success in full-time university teaching for five (5) years at the rank of Associate Professor; significant scholarly contributions to the university, higher education, or one's academic area(s) of specialization that have that have been recognized as substantial by one's peers.

    Preferred Qualifications: Is this a safety sensitive position? No Background Screening Required? No Pre-Employment Conditions:

    Sensitivity Disclaimer: Nova Southeastern University is in full compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and does not discriminate with regard to applicants or employees with disabilities, and will make reasonable accommodation when necessary.

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