Division of Oral Biology
Department of Oral Biological and Medical Sciences
1 Full Time 1.0 FTE (5 days per week)
immediately after candidate is selected.
The Division of Oral Biology in the Faculty of Dentistry of the University of British Columbia (UBC), Vancouver, Canada, invites applications for one Lecturer position. This is a teaching-intensive, non-tenure position. Lecturers are also expected to participate fully in the affairs of their department and undertake related service assignments. This position reports to the Head of the department and consults with the Chair of the Division of Oral Biology and the Director of the DMD Curriculum.
The successful applicant must hold a DMD/DDS degree and a bachelor degree in basic sciences (Physiology is preferred). Additional post-graduate academic training in General Dentistry is desirable. The applicant must have a minimum of 5 years of experience in teaching the fundamentals of medical sciences (Physiology and Pathophysiology) to undergraduate and graduate level dental students; experience in writing, preparing, and delivering small group case-based learning; experience in applying educational methodologies such as flipped classrooms; experience in leading simulation and pre-clinical undergraduate teaching; experience in the production and delivery of high-quality didactic material; experience in planning, delivering, and evaluating all aspects of a Fundamentals of Medical Sciences (FMS) curriculum in a team-teaching format with the goal to support students in their learning and continually improve in teaching effectiveness. This includes classroom didactic, small group sessions, simulation and pre-clinical instruction.
Teaching and oversight responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
. Performs all duties related to instruction of FMS:
assesses learning needs, plans instruction, delivers instruction, prepares and marks evaluation of learning, manages instructors and tutors, evaluates program outcomes, and evaluates teaching effectiveness
. Instructs 15-20 hours/week in classrooms, flipped classrooms, simulation, seminars, and online learning environments. That includes planning and presenting lectures, guiding students in simulation and pre-clinical exercises, and running seminar programing
. Assume the role of primary instructor for the physiology and pathophysiology content of the following body systems: gastrointestinal; blood, lymphatics, and immunology; cardiovascular; pulmonary; renal; musculoskeletal; endocrine
. Is the primary instructor for medical emergencies in the dental office
. Is a secondary instructor for gross anatomy; neurosciences; systems-based approach to the medical sciences for dental students; oral medicine; oral pathology; oral and maxillofacial surgery; integument
. Coordinates and develops courses and session-level learning objectives that support the DMD programs' competencies
. Coordinates, develops, instructs, and evaluates students in simulation and pre-clinical exercises
. Assess quality of students' pre-clinical experience and its relevance in the clinical setting
. Assesses students for professionalism, and knowledge integration
. Develops appropriate formative and summative assessments
. Assigns grades and meets with students to review
. Working with curriculum development and all related meetings
. Attending faculty meetings
. Liaises daily with other module coordinators to deliver superior teaching that meets the needs of each class
. Communicates frequently with the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs to collaborate on educational policies and outcomes
. Attends program curriculum and academic progress meetings
. Liaises with faculty members in other programs
Applicants must have:
- DMD/DDS degree
- Bachelor degree in basic sciences (Physiology is preferred)
- Over 12 years of clinical dentistry experience
- Al least 5 years' experience teaching Fundamentals of Medical Sciences in an accredited dental school
- Experience writing, preparing, and delivering small group cased-based learning and leading those sessions
- Experience in leading simulation and pre-clinical undergraduate teaching
- Experience in the production and delivery of high-quality didactic material
- Experience in planning, delivering, and evaluating all aspects of a Fundamentals of Medical Sciences (FMS) curriculum in a classroom didactic, small group rotations, simulation and pre-clinical instruction.
- Exceptional communication and problem-solving skills and the ability to work effectively and contribute within team environment, always maintaining positive working relationships with a variety of stakeholders
- Ability to receive and integrate feedback as appropriate from students, faculty, and administrators. This involves a high level of self-awareness, as well as careful and judicious management of difficult situations that arise in the classroom and pre-clinical settings
- Ability to self-initiate in work tasks and identify areas that need attention in any areas of responsibility
- Availability in scheduling in alignment with curriculum
The successful candidate will be expected to participate in the academic life and teaching/supervise learners in the Faculty of Dentistry. The Lecturer will be an innovative teacher who will integrate technologies and new approaches to learning in the DMD curriculums. Preference will be given to an individual with:
. Current and active experience in lecturing and mentoring students
. Current and active experience in managing instructors and tutors
. Current and active experience in small group learning
. A solid understanding of patient care and evidence-based dentistry
. A willingness to work hard to give students a rich learning experience, balanced by a commitment to support the delivery of safe patient care
Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.