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University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry
San Francisco, California, United States
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University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry
San Francisco, California, United States
18 days ago


Reporting to the Director of the Dental Hygiene Department, the incumbent will be responsible for clinical teaching in geriatrics, in outpatient and inpatient settings as part of an interdisciplinary team as well as didactic teaching to pre- and post-doctoral dental students, dental hygiene students, dental residents, licensed dental professionals, and other health care providers.

The duties of this position are specific to a loan repayment program. Applicants must meet all criteria to be eligible for the loan repayment program in order to apply for this specific position as established by HRSA, Federal, State and University criteria. All tax regulations related to loan repayment program apply. The candidate will be responsible for payment of taxes related to loan repayment. Please contact Dr. Elisa Chavez, for more information, before applying for this position.

1. General
  • Role model to faculty and students with regard to scholarship and clinical skills, commitment to the profession, personal responsibility, continuous growth, lifelong learning and humanism.
  • Participate in compliance with federal, state, local, and University/College protocols.
2. Teaching
  • Supervise the safe provision of dental hygiene care by pre-doctoral dental students, dental hygiene students and residents.
  • In the first two years of the loan repayment program, responsibilities may include clinical teaching to pre-doctoral dental students in the school’s Main Clinic, Special Care Clinic, AEGD and Community.
  • Outreach Clinics. The Special Care Clinic treats patients with moderate to severe medical,
  • developmental, and/or psychosocial conditions. Community partners care for underserved and
  • disadvantaged populations and at-risk individuals, due to health, socioeconomic status, advanced age and/or significant physical or cognitive disability.
  • 3. Additional responsibilities include teaching students and residents from the UOP School of Pharmacy,
  • Health Sciences and other Health Professions Students or in collaboration with other community partners.
  • 4. Maintain and promote an environment of quality patient care and include learners in process of CQA (clinical quality assessment) and CQI (clinical quality improvement).
  • 5. Provide effective feedback, and prescribe and coordinate ongoing remedial actions as the situation demands.
  • 6. Teaching in a variety of formats to include: lectures, seminars and clinic sessions is expected. After the initial two years, greater participation in didactic teaching is expected.
  • 7. After the initial two years, development of some program related to oral health care and aged, or medically compromised adults is expected.
  • 8. The incumbent will also have a significant role in enhancing Interprofessional Education (IPE) and Practice (IPP) opportunities on, off and across campuses. Content and expectations for the candidate within IPE and IPP curriculum include:
    • Awareness of special needs, aged and complex populations who may be limited by economics, medical complications, or geographic circumstances and the ability to communicate these issues to students of diverse backgrounds and experiences.
    • Clinical efficiency and the ability to impart practical oral health knowledge and aid students in increasing their clinical speed while facilitating expedient, efficient and excellent patient care.
    • Professional competence and self-confidence. Through rotations, students will gain composure and self-confidence as they work closely with their preceptor faculty who also demonstrates these qualities.
    • Patient management. As each clinic is somewhat different site to site, students must develop the ability to think quickly and act appropriately in unfamiliar clinical environments and with a variety of patient populations. The successful candidate will facilitate this by continuous engagement with community partners to improve both the patient and student experiences during these rotations.
    • Perspective and understanding about the opportunities to reach populations excluded from the oral health care system. The successful candidate can impart this information to students but may also use it to develop future educational programs directed toward dental and other health care providers.
    • An opportunity to evaluate contemporary and emerging models of oral healthcare delivery, understand dentistry’s role in the larger health care system and strive to reduce barriers to care. The successful candidate can impart this information to students but may also use it to develop future educational programs directed toward dental and other health care providers.
    • Collaboration with interprofessional health care teams to improve oral-systemic health and model successful integration of oral health care within a variety of healthcare settings.
    • The incumbent may develop additional extramural rotation opportunities, models for delivery of care or improved outcomes in care, or other curriculum by working with the IPE Committee and other stakeholders in the final years of the loan repayment program.
3. Scholarship
  • The incumbent must fully participate in the promotion and tenure process. By year 3 of the loan repayment program, they should declare if they wish to seek a tenured or non-tenured position with the Dugoni School of Dentistry.
  • Ratings of Teaching, Scholarship and Service. Evaluations are provided by the Department Chair, peers and students.
  • The incumbent is expected to produce scholarship per the University and School of Dentistry guidelines to be found in the Faculty Handbook under the Promotion and Tenure section.
  • The successful candidate will build a body of work to meet criteria for promotion and/or tenure as desired. This may include papers, original research, presentation at local and national meetings, grant writing and program development and implementation in addition to excellence in teaching and service.
4. Service
  • Participation in service activities including, but are not limited to committees, taskforces, and other service-related activities is expected.
  • Over time, increased participation in service in the form of committees and other school and university events is expected.
  • Participation in school functions will be required during school hours and at other times as directed by the School Administration or Director of the Hygiene Program.
5. Patient Care and Management of Patient Care
  • Provide direct patient care and clinical teaching for older adults and with varying levels of physical and cognitive ability.
  • Utilize and share EHR-documentation to plan and provide appropriate patient care as part of a larger primary health care team.
  • 3. The successful candidate will be able to work as part of an interdisciplinary team and teach in interprofessional settings to dental and hygiene students as well as students in other health professions.
  • Teaching is to remain within the scope of practice at all times.
  • Ensure that the care provided is patient-centered, interdisciplinary, based on evidence, and occurs in a compassionate manner.
  • Provide treatment driven by the comprehensive needs of the patient.
  • The successful candidate should have a wide range of clinical skills and be able to appropriately assess and care for patients with a wide range of dental and medical needs and their caregivers.w


Knowledge of:
  • General dentistry principles.
  • Some awareness of principles in Geriatrics and Gerontology.
  • Trends in Oral Health and Health Education.
  • Integrated, Interprofessional Health Systems.
  • Applicants must have an active RDH license.
  • Experience in collaboration within teams.
  • Bachelor’s degree in dental hygiene or related field.
  • Current, active license to practice dental hygiene.
  • Valid CPR certification.
Working Conditions:
  • Position is full-time, 4 days per week, Mondays-Thursdays negotiable.
  • Loan payments will be made only at the end of every 12 months only according to HRSA distribution guidelines: 10% of outstanding loan after year 1, 15% after year 2, 20% after year 3, 25% after completion of year 4 and 30% after completion of year 5. Whether or not the repayment program spans 4 or 5 years will depend upon the start date, which will be determined by funding availability.
  • No loan re-payments will be made in the event only a candidate withdraws before completion of a 12- month cycle.
  • Requires attendance to weekend/evening events and meetings.
  • Local or interstate travel to teach in community clinics may be required.
  • Distant travel to present scholarly work may be required.
Ability to:
  • Communicate effectively with administration, staff, students and public through oral and written communications.
  • Serve as a liaison between Dugoni and Community Partners.
  • Develop and deliver presentations.
  • Analyze problems, provide solutions and implement recommendations.
  • Prepare and present reports concisely and logically.
  • Effectively manage projects and deadlines with close attention to detail.
  • Work with minimal supervision.
  • Be dedicated to professional development in both clinical and teaching capacities.
  1. Practice or other experience with older adults is preferred.
  2. Experience teaching or lecturing in a professional, medical or dental school highly desirable.
  3. Experience working with adults with developmental disabilities.
  4. Experience working with medically compromised or frail older adults.
  5. Experience using an integrated Electronic Health Record.
  1. Active RDHAP license.
  2. Formal training in geriatrics or gerontology.
Distinguishing Characteristics:
  1. Behavior consistent with core values of the Dugoni School.
  • Work performed is primarily clinical care for patients with complex needs. This may require standing or stooping to provide care. Ability to participate in transferring patients from wheelchairs to a dental chair may be required.
  • There will be additional general office/administrative work required, including frequent use of computer keyboard and phone.
  • Work may include standing or sitting for prolonged periods as well as bending or stooping to meet patient needs.
  • Ideal chair position and posture may not be attainable for extended periods when caring for patients with significant physical and cognitive disability.
  • May require standing for periods when teaching in clinics or classrooms.

Background Check Statement

All applicants who receive a conditional offer of employment are required to execute a release and authorization for a background screening.

AA/EEO Policy Statement

University of the Pacific is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer dedicated to workforce diversity. In compliance with applicable law and its own policy, Pacific is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty and staff and does not discriminate in its hiring of faculty and staff, or in the provision of its employment benefits to its faculty and staff on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, genetic information, sex/gender, marital status, military and veteran status, sexual orientation, medical condition, pregnancy, gender identity, gender expression, or mental or physical disability.

Job Information

  • Job ID: 64735528
  • Location:
    San Francisco, California, United States
  • Position Title: Assistant Professor, Dental Hygiene, Geriatrics Track # F00630
  • Company Name For Job: University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry
  • Industry: Dental Hygiene
  • Job Function: Assistant Professor
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Job Duration: Indefinite
  • Min Education: Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS)
  • Min Experience: Over 10 Years

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