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Faculty (Rank TBD) / Director – Predoc Oral Surgery - 996773

Apply Now Job Number: 503528
Work Type: Full Time with Full Benefits
Location: Fort Lauderdale-Davie, Florida
Categories: Faculty - Health Professions

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Job Title: Faculty (Rank TBD) / Director – Predoc Oral Surgery - 996773
Location: Fort Lauderdale-Davie, Florida
Work Type: Full Time with Full Benefits
Job Category: Exempt
Hiring Range:  
Pay Basis:


Subject to Grant Funding?: No  
Essential Job Functions: Teaching
1. Provides high quality instruction in field of expertise, ensuring students/residents meet
course outcomes.
2. Plans, evaluates, and revises curricula, course content, course materials, and methods of
3. Prepares course materials, such as syllabi, homework assignments, and handouts.
4. Identifies specialized materials for outside reading assignments.
5. Initiates, facilitates, and moderates classroom discussions.
6. Supervises clinical sessions.
7. Assists students/residents who need extra help with their coursework outside of class.
8. Maintains students/resident attendance records, grades, and other required records.
9. Evaluates and grades student /residents' class and clinic work, assignments, and/or papers.
10. Compiles, administers, and grades examinations, or assigns this work to others.
11. Maintains regularly scheduled office hours to advise and assist student/residents.
12. Advises student/residents on academic and vocational curricula and on career issues.

Clinical Instruction
1. Assesses clinical education needs and patient and client teaching needs using a variety of
2. Demonstrates patient care in clinical units.

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

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

Director Duties:
1. Oversees the didactic and clinical care initiatives of the Predoctoral Oral Surgery program.
2. Provide direct student supervision in the clinic.
3. Facilitates the clinical experience for students.
4. Serves as liaison between Department Chair, faculty, college administration, and students.
5. Develops and reviews clinic policies and procedures.

Other Assigned Duties
1. Collaborates with staff and colleagues to address teaching and research issues, and to
improve students' learning experiences.
2. Serves on academic or administrative committees that deal with institutional policies,
departmental matters, and academic issues.
3. Mentors’ junior and adjunct faculty members.
4. Keeps abreast of developments in the field by reading current literature, talking with
colleagues, and participating in professional conferences.
5. Performs other duties as assigned or required.
Marginal Job Functions:  
Required Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities: Knowledge:
1. Dental Medicine - Comprehensive knowledge of the information and techniques needed in
Dental Medicine. This includes symptoms and treatment planning.
2. Education and Training - Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training
design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training
3. 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.
4. Customer and Personal Service - General knowledge of principles and processes for
providing customer and personal services. This includes needs assessment, meeting quality
standards for services, and evaluation of user satisfaction.

1. Instructing — Teaching others how to do something
2. Critical Thinking — Using logic/reasoning to identify the strengths/weaknesses of alternative
solutions/approaches to problems.
3. Judgment/Decision Making — Considering the relative costs/benefits of potential actions to
choose the most appropriate one.
4. Active Listening — Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to
understand, asking questions as appropriate.
5. Active Learning — Understanding the implications of new information for both current and
future problem-solving and decision-making.
6. Complex Problem Solving — Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop/evaluate options and implement solutions.

7. Speaking — Talking to others to convey information effectively.
8. Reading Comprehension — Understanding written sentences/paragraphs in work related
9. Learning Strategies — Selecting/using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning/teaching new things.

1. 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.
2. Deductive Reasoning — The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce
answers that make sense.
3. Inductive Reasoning — The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or
conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
4. Speech Clarity — The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
5. 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).
6. Problem Sensitivity — The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong.
7. Oral Comprehension — The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas
presented through spoken words and sentences.
8. Oral Expression — The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others
will understand.
9. Written Comprehension — The ability to read/understand information and ideas presented in
10. Written Expression — The ability to communicate information/ideas in writing.

Physical Requirements and Working Conditions:
1. Speech Recognition - Must be able to identify and understand the speech of another person.
2. Speech Clarity - Must be able to speak clearly so others can understand you.
3. Near Vision - Must be able to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
4. Manual Dexterity
5. May be exposed to short, intermittent, and/or prolonged periods of sitting and/or standing in
performance of job duties.
6. May be required to accomplish job duties using various types of equipment/supplies,
including but not limited to pens, pencils, mobile devices, and computer keyboards, latex
7. Must be able to work in a clinical setting.
8. Travel - Must be able to travel on a daily and/or overnight basis.
9. May be required to work nights or weekends.

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: 1. Certificate in Oral Surgery.
2. Teaching permit is required and CDM will assist selected applicants with obtaining it.
Required Education: DDS, DMD or foreign equivalent dental degree.
Major (if required):  
Required 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:

To ensure a safe learning environment for students and staff, as a condition of employment the selected candidate will need to provide proof of a completed COVID-19 vaccination prior to commencement of employment or an approved exemption and reasonable accommodation.


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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