Lecturer in Restorative Dentistry(Prosthodontics)

Trinity College Dublin

Ireland


Position Summary:
The role of the Lecturer in Restorative Dentistry (Prosthodontics) is an integral part of the educational and clinical service delivery in the area of Restorative Dentistry.

This position reports to the Head of Division of Restorative Dentistry and Periodontology and, ultimately, to the Dean of Dental Affairs for educational and research matters

Further Information:
Informal inquiries about this post should be made to either Prof. Brian O’Connell, Dean of the Dental School (Brian.OConnell@dental.tcd.ie) or Dr. Osama Omer, Head of Division of Restorative Dentistry & Periodontology (osama.omer@dental.tcd.ie).

Standard Duties and Responsibilities of the Position:
The role of the Lecturer in Restorative Dentistry (Prosthodontics) includes but is not limited to:
• Assisting with the delivery of the Restorative Dentistry course, including the delivery of lectures and providing clinical supervision for dental science as well as the dental auxiliary programmes, as determined by the Head of Division.
• Taking responsibility, in association with the Consultants in Restorative Dentistry, for course documentation, teaching material, and course-related staff management.
• Providing undergraduate and postgraduate lectures and seminars as required.
• Liaising with clinical and administrative staff regarding laboratory and clinical activities.
• Assisting with the assessment of laboratory-based competences and clinical competencies in Restorative Dentistry.
• Assisting the Consultants in Restorative Dentistry with the design and update of Problem Based Learning modules.
• Supporting the Consultants in Restorative Dentistry with assessment clinics or undertaking clinics as part of training as appropriate, by:
a) Assessing primary and secondary referral patients;
b) Providing specialist Restorative Dentistry services to patients.
• Supervising student restorative dentistry sessions, treatment plans, and competences; acting as a clinical academic advisor and/or undergraduate restorative portfolio supervisor, as requested by the Head of Division.
• Assisting with the setting of examination questions, marking of manuscripts and the provision of support for other courses as required.
• Actively engaging in research at a doctoral (Ph.D.) level in Restorative Dentistry, or a related field, within developing DDUH/Trinity research themes.
• Providing support to research internally and externally by attending and presenting at relevant meetings.
• Publication of original material (reviews, case studies, research results).
• The provision of continuing professional development in the area of Restorative Dentistry.
• Attend the Divisional meetings and all other meetings as required.

Person Specification
Qualifications:
Each candidate must:
• Have completed Specialist Training in the area of Restorative Dentistry or
Prosthodontics and wish to undertake a research doctorate (Ph.D.) over five years.
• Have demonstrated a commitment to dental research.
• Be registered or eligible for full registration with the Dental Council of Ireland.

Knowledge & Experience (Essential & Desirable):
• Have appropriate clinical and/or research experience acquired in a similar setting.
• Have excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
• Be able to identify potential difficulties and formulate solutions.
• Be personally motivated by the ability to empower and motivate others.
• Have demonstrable adaptability to rapid changes taking place in the Hospital, educational and health services in general.
• Have a demonstrable patient and student-focused approach.
• Have proven organizational and administrative skills.
• Be fully competent in MS Office, in particular, Word, Excel, Outlook, Internet and other relevant packages.
• Be free from any defect or disease which would render him/her unsuitable to hold office and be in a state of health as would indicate a reasonable prospect of ability to render regular and efficient service.
• Be of good character.

Application Information:
In order to assist the selection process, candidates should submit a Curriculum Vitae and a Cover Letter (1x A4 page) that specifically address the following points in their application.
1. Applicants should clearly address this experience and how they obtained their knowledge in their application.
2. Illustrate, through past example, their ability to work on their own initiative and resolve problems.

Please note:
• Candidates who do not address the application requirements above in their cover letter will not be considered at the shortlist stage.
• Candidates should note that the interview process for this appointment may include the delivery of a presentation and may include a test of practical skills.

General Information:
The School of Dental Science is located with the Dublin Dental University Hospital (DDUH). While the Dublin Dental University Hospital is a separate entity to Trinity College, the School of Dental Science bridges the gap between the two organizations. Dental education is delivered in a wholly integrated way, with both theoretical and clinical components delivered within the DDUH.

The working environment of the School of Dental Sciences is integrated with that of the hospital, creating a busy, corporate environment; Staff of the School of Dental Science work alongside administrators from DDUH, including departments of Dental Studies, Corporate Services, Patient Services, Accounts, Human Resources, Buildings and Information Services. The staff of the School of Dental Science must also work within the Trinity College organizational structure, striving to create and build-upon the seamless integration of the two organizations


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