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Faculty (Rank TBD)/Team Lead - International Dental Program (Tampa Bay) - 991646

Nova Southeastern University
Clearwater, FL
Closing date
Jul 16, 2024

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Program Development
Position Type
Faculty / Professor / Lecturer
Employment Type
Organization Type
College / University
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: Teaching
  • Plans, evaluates course materials, and methods of instruction.
  • Prepares course materials, homework assignments, and handouts.
  • Identifies specialized materials for outside reading assignments.
  • Initiates, facilitates, and moderates clinical discussions.
  • Assists students who need extra help with their coursework outside of class.
  • Maintains student attendance records, grades, and other required records.
  • Evaluates and grades students' class work, laboratory and clinic work, assignments, and/or papers.
  • Compiles, administers, and grades examinations, or assigns this work to others.
  • Maintains regularly scheduled office hours to advise and assist students.
  • Acts as advisor to student organizations, ensuring adherence to college and university policies and procedures.

  • Team Leader Duties:
  • Oversees and develops evidence-based treatment plans for assigned students patients.
  • Monitors assigned student progress to ensure student meets established clinical benchmarks.
  • Conducts summative and formative assessments to determine students' preparedness to challenge the Independent Clinical Performance Assessment (ICPA).
  • Assigns new patients to D3 and D4 students to ensure well rounded learning experience.
  • Works with Patient Management Coordinator (PMC) to ensure patients receive comprehensive dental care.
  • Works with Patient Management Coordinator to perform quarterly patient family review.
  • Works with Department Chairs to assure department protocols and policies are followed and implemented.
  • Mentors and calibrates other clinic faculty.

  • Clinical Instruction
  • Assesses clinical education needs and patient and client teaching needs using a variety of methods.
  • Demonstrates patient care in clinical units of hospitals.

  • Research & Scholarship
  • Conducts research in a particular field of knowledge and publish findings in professional journals, books, or electronic media.
  • Reviews papers for publication in journals.

  • Service & Professional Development
  • Participates in campus and community events, such as giving presentations to the public.
  • Actively identifies opportunities and provides service relating to fields of expertise for the benefit of internal and external communities.

  • 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.
  • 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: Required Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities: Knowledge:
  • Dental Medicine - Comprehensive knowledge of the information/techniques needed in Dental Medicine. This includes symptoms/treatment planning.
  • Education/Training - Knowledge of principles/methods for curriculum/training design/teaching for individuals/groups, and the measurement of training effects.
  • English Language - Thorough knowledge of the structure/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 - Teaching others how to do something.
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic/reasoning to identify the strengths/weaknesses of alternative solutions/approaches to problems.
  • Judgment/Decision Making - Considering the relative costs/benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand, asking questions as appropriate.
  • Active Learning - Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
  • Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop/evaluate options and implement solutions.
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences/paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Learning Strategies - 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.
  • 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).
  • Problem Sensitivity - The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong.
  • Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • Oral Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
  • Written Comprehension - The ability to read/understand information and ideas presented in writing.
  • Written Expression - The ability to communicate information/ideas in writing.

  • Physical Requirements:
  • 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: DDS/DMD or foreign equivalent dentistry degree Major (if required): Required Experience: Professional doctoral-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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