University of Alberta

Assistant/Associate or Clinical Professor, DDS Program

School of Dentistry

Competition No.  -    A104536705D1
Closing Date  -    Will remain open until filled.

This posting may be used to fill up to two positions.

The School of Dentistry is seeking applications for a full-time, non-tenure track faculty position in the DDS Program.  This position will be for a 5-year, Term 12 contract (with opportunity for renewal) under the Academic Teaching Staff (ATS) Agreement.  Academic rank and salary will be based on the applicant's credentials and experience.

The successful candidate will be responsible for clinical and didactic teaching at the undergraduate level.  The initial assignment for this position will be as a Comprehensive Care (CC) Director.

Comprehensive Care Model Background

Four teams of undergraduate students under the supervision of faculty, provide comprehensive dental care for members of the public at The School of Dentistry’s Oral Health Clinic, Kaye Edmonton Clinic. Each team is led by an experienced general practitioner, the CC Director, and includes dental and dental hygiene students, a DDS Lead, a DH Lead, an RDA and a treatment coordinator. Additional faculty (full-time, part-time, generalist and specialist) and staff (clinical and administrative) support all 4 teams.

CC Directors have an important leadership role in the undergraduate Clinical program. Within their team they are responsible for:

  • Overseeing the overall functioning, efficiency and productivity  
  • Ensuring patients receive a high standard of comprehensive dental care  
  • Ensuring students learn in a supportive and positive clinical environment.
  • Monitoring the clinical progression and assessment of DDS students
  • Ensuring DDS students receive a range of clinical experiences throughout the program.
  • Preparing DDS students for the transition into practice after graduation.

The responsibilities for this position fall into four categories:

  • Administration
  • Operational Patient Care
  • Clinical Patient Care
  • Student Learning


Applicants will have a DDS or equivalent degree from a recognized dental faculty/school and be eligible for registration with the Alberta Dental Association and College. At least five years’ experience in practicing general clinical dentistry with a high degree of confidence in managing all aspects of general dentistry is required. Applications from experienced clinicians interested in making the transition from private practice to full-time teaching are encouraged.

Interested individuals are asked to submit their curriculum vitae, a cover letter of why they are interested in the position/career goals, a brief outline of their teaching philosophy, as well as the names and contact information of three references.

This competition will remain open until the position is filled, however, applications will be reviewed beginning November 1st.

We thank all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

How to Apply

Apply Online

Note: Online applications are accepted until midnight Mountain Standard Time of the closing date.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. If suitable Canadian citizens or permanent residents cannot be found, other individuals will be considered.

The University of Alberta is committed to an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workforce. We welcome applications from all qualified persons. We encourage women; First Nations, Métis and Inuit persons; members of visible minority groups; persons with disabilities; persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression; and all those who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas and the University to apply.