Open Rank Dentistry Faculty, DCG-Orthodontics

Augusta University

Augusta, GA

Job posting number: #7194053 (Ref:ej-4794025)

Posted: November 15, 2023

Job Description

Open Rank Dentistry Faculty, DCG-Orthodontics

Job ID: 265662
Location: Augusta University
Full/Part Time: Full Time


Job Summary

Job ID 265662

Position # 20007589

The Dental College of Georgia (DCG) at Augusta University (AU) seeks a faculty member at the rank of Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Professor to join the Department of Orthodontics. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, teaching undergraduate dental students, teaching and mentoring orthodontic graduate students, and supporting the research efforts of the department; Participating/conducting research; Providing orthodontic care within the DCG Faculty practice and providing service to the university and DCG; Examining patients and treating common orthodontic problems, interpreting X-rays, impressions, and additional diagnostic tests; Discussing diagnoses, treatment options, and costs with patients, treating patients using braces, retainers, and other orthodontic appliances; Meeting with patients regularly to make adjustments and check progress; Collaborating with other orthodontists and managing staff; Keeping detailed medical records and orthodontic progress notes; Using medical practice management software, following orthodontic guidelines, regulations, and standards and adhering to our AU and DCG policies and procedures. This is a non-tenure track position.


Clinical/Patient Care - 20%
-Patient care while teaching with learners present (includes patient care activities for which a practice plan bills a patient or other party and the faculty member is teaching students or residents.)
-Patient care without learners present.
-Administration-activities that support the clinical mission of AU.
-Leadership roles in professional organizations related to area of clinical expertise and/or leadership roles, courses, or programs.
-Consultant on issues related to area of clinical expertise.

Scholarship - 20%
-Extramural Grants from Health Foundations

-Clinical Trials
-Research Fellowships
-Publications in peer-reviewed journals books and book chapters
-Invited professional seminars and presentations

Service - 10%
-Journal editorships and editorial board service.
-Service (and/or leadership role) in academic/community/honors/professional organizations.
-Speeches and presentations to community and civic organizations.
-Teaching Continuing Education (CED) courses.
-Faculty presentations such as lecture series, recitals and readings, workshops or programs.
-Attending faculty training or professional development.

Teaching - 50%
-Teaching classes on campus, abroad, or away.
-Distance education (synchronous or asynchronous).
-Explaining concepts and procedures and demonstrating skills.
-Supervising labs/problem session, field work.
-Directing thesis/dissertation research at the undergraduate or graduate levels, post-doctoral, independent study or directed study.
-Conveying content to students.
-Previewing materials for possible classroom use

Required Qualifications

Bachelor's degree and a DMD/DDS or foreign equivalent; must be a graduate of an ADA accredited dental school or have 2 years of postgraduate training and be licensed in or eligible for licensure by the Georgia Board of Dentistry. Completion of residency with an accredited orthodontic program. Previous experience as an orthodontist.

Assistant Professor - Early level career as a faculty member with background, education, and training consistent with the following position requirements.

Associate Professor - Mid level career faculty member with at least five years at the rank of Assistant Professor with background, education, and training consistent with the following position requirements.

Professor - Senior level career faculty member with at least five years at the rank of Associate Professor with the background, education, and training consistent with the following requirements.

Required faculty employment qualifications for all USG institutions and all academic ranks within these institutions shall be:
  • Consistent with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)'s requirements for institutional accreditation;
  • Evidence of ability as a teacher;
  • Evidence of activity as a scholar and ability in all other duties assigned;
  • Successful experience (which will necessarily be waived for those just entering the academic profession who meet all other requirements); and,
  • Desirable personal qualities judged on the basis of personal interview, complete biographical data, and recommendations.

Preferred Qualifications

Additional Preferred Qualifications
Prior teaching experience in orthodontics. Credentials that qualify for Georgia Board of Dentistry License or Georgia Teaching License.

Preferred Educational Qualifications
American Board of Orthodontics certification Craniofacial experience

Craniofacial orthodontics

Communicates clearly, speaking multiple languages is preferred.
Demonstrates strong problem-solving and critical-thinking skills.
Provides high-quality patient care and is diligent and detail-oriented.
Works calmly and confidently in fast-paced and high-stress situations.
Builds relationships with patients and has strong interpersonal skills.


This position is fiscal year based and works year-round.

The intended work commitment or full-time equivalent (FTE) for this position is 1.0 and considered full-time.

Assistant Professor- Salary and compensation is commensurate with education, experience, and achievements. This salary is subject to availability of funds.

Associate Professor- Salary and compensation is commensurate with education, experience, and achievements. This salary is subject to availability of funds.

Professor- Salary and compensation is commensurate with education, experience, and achievements. This salary is subject to availability of funds.

Comprehensive benefits include medical, dental, vision, 13 paid holidays, vacation leave, sick leave, generous retirement plans, tuition waiver, wellness options, and much more!

Also, our full-time employees who have been employed with us successfully for more than 6 months can be considered for the Tuition Assistance Program.

Rank and salary are determined at the time of hire and are based on a variety of factors including but not limited to experience, education, credentials, specialty, training, etc. while also considering internal equity and market data.

Advancement through the faculty ranks at Augusta University is only through the annual Promotion and Tenure process in which faculty may apply if eligible (typically five-year increments). For more information on ranks, please review the Augusta University Promotion and Tenure Guidelines:

College/Department Information

The Dental College of Georgia at Augusta University, we provide dental education to the next generation of professionals by offering hands-on education through innovative research, patient care, and service. Join other dental providers to improve the oral health of Georgia and beyond. The DCG was founded to provide the people of Georgia with quality dental care by educating students in dentistry. As a patient, you have the option to receive treatment in one of our three different practice models consisting of student clinics, resident care, or in the faculty practice. All dental treatments can be completed by the specialists in our facility. We also serve patients in more than 20 clinics across Georgia.

About Us

Augusta University is Georgia's innovation center for education and health care, training the next generation of innovators, leaders, and healthcare providers in classrooms and clinics on four campuses in Augusta and locations across the state. More than 9,000 students choose Augusta for educational opportunities at the center of Georgia's cybersecurity hub and experiential learning that blends arts and application, humanities, and the health sciences. Augusta is home to Georgia's only public academic health center, where groundbreaking research is creating a healthier, more prosperous Georgia, and world-class clinicians are bringing the medicine of tomorrow to patient care today.


Our Health Sciences Campus:

1120 15th Street, Augusta, GA 30912

Conditions of Employment

All selected candidates are required to successfully pass a Background Check review prior to starting with Augusta University.

Final candidates will be required to provide proof of completed academic degree(s) as well as post-secondary coursework in the form of original transcript(s). Those candidates trained by a foreign institution will also be required to provide an educational/credential evaluation.

All employees are responsible for ensuring the confidentiality, availability, and integrity of sensitive [patient, student, employee, financial, business, etc.] information by exercising sound judgment and adhering to cybersecurity and privacy policies during their employment and beyond.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Augusta University is proud to be an equal opportunity employer welcoming applicants from underrepresented groups, including individuals with disabilities and veterans.

How To Apply

To be considered an applicant for this position, you must apply online at
Please upload your Curriculum Vitae, Research Statement, Professional References, etc., as one document.

Other Information

This position is also responsible for promoting a customer-friendly environment and providing superior service to our patients, students, faculty, and employees. "Augusta University is a patient-and family-centered care institution, where employees partner every day with patients and families for success."

Augusta University is a tobacco-free environment, and the use of any tobacco products on any part of the campus, both inside and outside, is strictly prohibited.

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Job posting number:#7194053 (Ref:ej-4794025)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:Augusta University
United States
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