Assistant / Associate Clinical Professor Dentistry

Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry

Competition No.  -    A104544527
Closing Date  -    Will remain open until filled.

The School of Dentistry is seeking applications for a part-time (three days per week), non-tenure track faculty position in the DDS Program. 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) DDS Lead.  Internal applicants are welcome to apply.

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.

The Comprehensive Care (CC) DDS Lead has the role of clinical instructor and student mentor for Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) students within the CC Team. The lead is responsible for promoting student focused learning and patient centered care in the DDS Program at the University of Alberta, School of Dentistry.

Term of Appointment: Part-time 0.6 FTE, Term contract for the period of late August to mid-July under the Academic Teaching Staff (ATS) Agreement. Academic rank and salary will be based on the applicant's credentials and experience.


  • Provide clinical CC supervision, instruction, evaluation & mentorship to students in all years of the DDS program
  • Demonstrate procedures and provide treatment when required
  • Ensure students have a positive and supportive clinical learning environment
  • Ensure the core values of comprehensive care are practiced in the Oral Health Clinic
  • Perform formative daily clinic grading and provide feedback to students after each clinical session
  • Provide feedback to the CC Director on individual student progress as required
    • Support the CC Director in monitoring case assignment and the progress of DDS students within the Team
    • Assist the CC Director to provide patient management and progress reports to students as required
    • Provide feedback regarding student progress to the CC Director
    • Consults with Specialists when required
      • Interacts with clinic support staff to ensure students are acting in a professional manner and following infection control protocols
      • Ensures Electronic Health Records are managed properly and confidentiality is maintained


  • 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 (5) years’ experience in practicing general clinical dentistry is preferred
  • Must be eligible for registration with the Alberta Dental Association & College (ADA&C)
  • Ability to confidently manage and demonstrate all aspects of general dentistry
  • Effective communication skills, strong interpersonal skills, basic computer skills and the ability to effectively work as part of a team
    • Must possess a passion for teaching, mentoring, and supporting students new to the clinical environment

It is preferable that a CC DDS Lead continues practicing dentistry to maintain clinical skills.

Interested individuals are asked to submit their application package online containing a resume, a brief outline of their teaching philosophy, as well as the names and contact information of three references to the attention of the Search & Selection Committee.  

Any questions about the position should be directed to Dr. A. Senior - 

*Please note, the posting will remain open until filled, however applications will be reviewed beginning March 15, 2021.

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.