Job: MOSDOH - Director, Pre-Clinical Education & Simulation Clinic

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Group Life Insurance paid by employer. Vacation and Paid Time Off of 20 days of vacation annually. Paid Holidays. Medical Leave ATSU up to 30 days per calendar year for illness of short or temporary duration. The health insurance program is a comprehensive major medical program, which includes a pharmacy plan, and if elected, dental and vision coverage. Medical insurance is on a cost share basis with HSA and FSA options. Retirement after 1 year

Posted: 11/28/2017

Job Status: Full Time

Job Reference #: 1414

Job Description

A.T. Still University (ATSU) is a culturally rich environment leading the way in whole-person health education with cutting edge technology and instruction. From its inception in 1892, ATSU has had a long tradition of inclusion. By capitalizing on local, regional, national and global community relationships, ATSU has mastered the concept of access and opportunity for culturally proficient faculty and administrators to explore their career interests and enrich the ATSU community as we reflect the communities we serve.

The Missouri School of Dentistry and Oral Health (MOSDOH) is seeking applicants for the position of Director, Pre-Clinical Education & Simulation Clinic located in Kirksville, MO.  This position will report directly to the MOSDOH Vice Dean, Academic Affairs.

This position will oversee and ensure the effective operation of the MOSDOH simulation clinic to achieve the educational goals of the MOSDOH pre-clinical curriculum.  Major job duties include:

Simulation Clinic:

  • Oversee operations of the Simulation Clinic
  • Ensure (develop/modify/and/or maintain) sustainable processes for the MOSDOH Simulation Clinic, including processes regarding: Safety-related policies & safety monitoring; Student policies while working in the Simulation Clinic; Staff responsibilities; Coordination of pre-clinical course scheduling with laboratory space, supplies, staff, and faculty; Workflow/efficiency to create ideal simulated clinical training environment for students; Facility maintenance & service (via communication with ATSU Facilities); Equipment maintenance & service; Ordering and tracking of equipment and supplies to facilitate student coursework without delay to students
  • Prepare and monitor annual Simulation Clinic budget (including negotiation of large and/or multi-year contracts with vendors for student equipment and supplies
  • Supervise assigned staff and/or faculty
  • Serve on the Instruments & Materials Committee (evaluate continuity of materials/equipment between pre-clinical and clinical training)
  • Other duties as assigned

Pre-Clinical Education:

  • Ensure effective delivery of MOSDOH pre-clinical curriculum (serving as Course Director as applicable)
  • Instruct students in pre-clinical coursework and/or calibrate faculty to do the same
  • Monitor student progress in pre-clinical coursework; assess students’ readiness for clinical patient care
  • Assure coordination between pre-clinical and clinical sciences
  • Supervise assigned faculty and/or staff; evaluate and recommend staffing modifications as the program matures
  • Serve on Curriculum and Academic Progress Committees; serve on other school committees as requested by the Dean
  • Make recommendations for long-term program planning and improvement
  • Other duties as assigned

Skills / Requirements

A doctorate degree in dentistry is required with five to ten years experience in a dental teaching environment (including experience in both administration and teaching).  Additional training beyond dental school is preferred.

The ideal candidate must have:

  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Ability to self-direct and take initiative
  • Excellent decision-making skills
  • Highly skilled in general dentistry
  • Ability to instruct in dental science (pre-clinical) courses and/or calibrate and direct faculty to instruct students in these courses
  • Passion for teaching and mentoring of pre-doctoral students
  • Diplomacy is a must

Applicants must submit an ATSU Employment Application, letter of interest describing relevant experience, a current curriculum vitae, and a list of three to five professional references with contact information and nature of relationship to

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