|Oral Epidemiology Faculty|
Vacancy #: 600044
Recruitment Range: Commensurate with Qualifications
Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Organizational Unit Overview
The Division of Health Sciences is the largest and most complex division within the University, employing more than 900 EHRA employees and 1,700 SHRA employees. The Division is composed of numerous Centers, Institutes, and agencies such as East Carolina Heart Institute and Eastern Area Health Education Center, the Colleges of Allied Health Sciences, Nursing, the Brody School of Medicine, the School of Dental Medicine, and the Laupus Health Science Library. In addition to the Academic and Administrative responsibilities of the division, the four professional schools provide clinical services throughout eastern North Carolina in a variety of settings and venues.
The School of Dental Medicine is composed of ten administrative offices and four academic departments. The Administrative units include the Offices of the Dean, Vice Dean, Associate Dean for Student Affairs, Associate Dean for Research, Innovation and Discovery, Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs, Assistant Dean for Extramural Clinical Practices, Assistant Dean for Dental Education and Informatics, Assistant Dean for Educational Support and Faculty Development, Assistant Dean for Academic Success and the Executive Director for Business and Financial Affairs. The four academic departments are Surgical Sciences, Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, General Dentistry and Foundational Sciences and Research.
Included in the mission of the School of Dental Medicine is to educate dental care providers (both dental students and dental residents) and to address the oral health care needs of the underserved population of North Carolina. The School of Dental Medicine meets these missions by operating dental clinics that provide both educational experiences for the dental students and residents and provides dental care to the residents of North Carolina. These clinics occur in both Ross Hall in Greenville, North Carolina, as well as Community
Service Learning Centers located throughout North Carolina. In order to operate these clinics, appropriate dental auxiliaries and clinical staff are needed.
The faculty member of Oral Epidemiology (Epi) in the School of Dental Medicine is responsible for development, implementation, and evaluation of curriculum and research related to public health, epidemiology, statistics, health services research, community based participatory research, etc. including the course Community Oral Health Practice taught to the dental students and in the School’s residency programs.
The position reports to the Chair of Foundational Sciences through the Division Director of Dental Public Health, and collaborates closely with the Offices of Research, Extramural Affairs, Clinical Affairs, and Dental Education and Informatics to support the School’s programs and initiatives. In addition, the position works closely with other Schools and Colleges of East Carolina University and other components of the University of North Carolina East Carolina School of Dental Medicine, Community Service Learning Centers, as well as local/regional/national/international educational, research, public health, and clinical programs. The position also mentors students, residents, faculty and staff in research and public health programs.
Specific duties include:
Work closely with the Division Director for Public Health Dentistry, Chair of Foundational Sciences and the Associate Dean for the Office of Research, the Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs, and the Assistant Dean for Dental Education and Informatics in curriculum development and implementation with respect to epidemiology as it relates to public health, health care, and oral health in particular.
Work closely with the Chair of Foundational Sciences and the Division Director for Public Health Dentistry and in the development and implementation of the clinical and academic components of the electronic dental record (axiUm) to maximize the collection and analysis of epidemiological data. Work closely with the Associate Dean for Dental Education and informatics and other informatics personnel to optimize the use of technology to support the teaching of research programs.
Direct and lead teams in study design, data management and statistical analysis of large databases and epidemiology data. Developing programs to involve dental students, residents and dental school faculty in research activities. Coordination of Epi education and research programs among the clinical disciplines within the school and at the Community Services Learning Centers. Conduct epidemiological research, and other scholarly activities that will help qualify for appropriate promotion. Supervise graduate and professional students in research when applicable.
Seek funding and participate in interdisciplinary research to conduct epidemiological studies of oral health and related issues. Preparation of accreditation and other program documentation as needed. Respond to local and national requests for information and documentation related to the Epi didactic and research activities.
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