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The CDMI curriculum comprises integrated oral health and basic
science courses and modules emphasizing knowledge, skills and
values in clinical areas and disciplines (e.g. Prosthodontics,
Operative Dentistry, Periodontics, etc.), as required for
pre-doctoral education in general comprehensive dentistry.
The Adjunct Faculty member is responsible for instruction and
overall support of the CDMI curriculum, as assigned. Instruction
includes teaching in one-to-one, small group, plenary and
demonstration settings. As well, in the patient care setting, the
Adjunct Faculty member is expected to demonstrate and facilitate
the delivery of care as well as the use of electronic media as
In the Preclinical program, the Adjunct Faculty member reports
to the Associate Dean, Preclinical Education.
In the patient care setting, the Adjunct Faculty member reports
to the Clinical Program Director.
The Adjunct Faculty member interacts significantly with Course
and Module Coordinators, the Preclinical and/or Clinical Program
Director, the Group Practice Coordinators, the Associate Dean for
Preclinical Education, the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, and
the Assistant Dean for Clinical Education. There is an imperative
to interact effectively with faculty in related disciplines of the
Oral Health Sciences, as well as Basic Sciences when indicated.
The Adjunct Faculty member must communicate effectively with
support staff including Administrative Assistants, Dental
Assistants, Clinical Supervisors as well as those staff responsible
for audio-visual, maintenance and custodial support functions.
Essential Job Functions
The following job functions are intended only as examples of the
various types of work performed. The omission of specific duties
does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar,
related, or a logical assignment to the position. The Adjunct
Faculty member performs some or all of the following functions
which will be prioritized and will continue to evolve depending on
the career direction of the Adjunct Faculty member and the mutual
goals of that individual, CDMI and the University.
The Adjunct Faculty member performs the following functions:
- Assists with the development and organization of didactic and
simulation clinic coursework and exercises.
- Actively engages in the delivery of OHS courses and
- Maintains a positive image as a representative of Midwestern
University College of Dental Medicine-Illinois.
- Interacts with students and faculty in relation to the OHS
- Actively participates in student assessment and the management
of student assessment data, both electronic and hardcopy
- Participates in calibration and standardization of
instructional and assessment methodologies
- Participates in coursework in the classroom, laboratory,
simulation clinic and patient care clinic.
- Contributes to the day-to-day operation and functionality of
the simulation clinic, patient care clinic, dispensary and related
- Assists in the management of faculty schedules
- Engages in scholarly and research activity, as deemed
appropriate and/or important and as mutually agreed upon by the
Adjunct Faculty member and CDMI administration.
- Participates in a positive manner in relation to Adjunct
Faculty performance evaluations.
In the clinic:
- Manages clinical situations based on the best practices model
of general dentistry and according to established clinic
- Assures evidence-based clinical care.
- Assures timely, sequenced, clinically acceptable and safe
- Renders direct care in the patient care clinics as required by
degree of difficulty or demonstration needs.
- Ensures the appropriate maintenance of the patient record, both
electronic and hardcopy.
- Ensures that OSHA and HIPAA policies and procedures are
followed in the patient care clinic.
- Assists where needed in the Continuous Quality Improvement
program and other programs directed at improving the quality of
care, student learning, patient satisfaction and clinical
The Adjunct Faculty member should possess the following
- Clinical skills consistent with those of a proficient
practicing clinician within the domain of general dentistry
- Interpersonal skills, including active listening, clear and
- A patient-centered focus, demonstrated by striving to provide a
high level of professional service, taking into account the
patients individual needs and working with the patient in a
positive, amicable and professional manner.
- Student focused, demonstrated by the ability to work with
students in a positive and professional manner.Able to teach the
student, individually and in groups, taking into account individual
learning styles, level of experience and prior knowledge.
- Cultural competence, demonstrated by interacting effectively
with individuals from a variety of cultures with recognition of
their cultural norms.
- Collegiality, demonstrated by showing respect for colleagues,
both faculty and student doctors.
- Effective time management
- Receptiveness to feedback, willingness to learn and embracing
- Basic computer skills
Qualifications & Skills Required
Candidates must possess a DDS/DMD degree or equivalent.
Candidates must be licensed, or be eligible for licensure to
practice in the State of Illinois. The candidate must have a
minimum of three (3) complete years of practice in dentistry and/or
at least a year of advanced post graduate training in dentistry and
must commit to at least a full day / week to teaching at CDMI.
Preference will be given to those with previous experience in
dental education, and experience utilizing educational and
simulation technology. The successful candidate will be an
individual with excellent communication and interpersonal skills
with the ability to successfully interact with students, faculty
Computer proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook),
ability to learn the axiUm Electronic Health Record, and related
High level of ability to read, analyze, and interpret general
business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures
or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business
correspondence, and procedure manuals, and to effectively present
information to top management. Ability to consistently communicate
in a professional manner with varied groups of individuals
including patients, students, staff and faculty.
The physical demands described here are representative of those
that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the
essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be
made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is
occasionally required to stand for longer periods of time. The
employee is regularly required to walk and reach with extended
hands and arms. The employee is frequently required to sit, perform
fine psychomotor activities; talk and hear. The employee must be
able to lift and /or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift
and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by
this job include accurate close and distance vision.
Performance may be evaluated on an annual basis with an emphasis
on career development, following the established institutional
standards of Midwestern University.
Midwestern University is an Equal
Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not discriminate
against an employee or applicant based upon race, color, religion,
gender, national origin, disability, or veterans status, in accord
with 41 C.F.R. 60-1.4(a), 250.5(a), 300.5(a) and 741.5(a).
Midwestern University complies with the Smoke-Free Arizona Act
(A.R.S. 36-601.01) and the Smoke Free Illinois Act (410 ILCS 82/).
Midwestern University complies with the Illinois Equal Pay Act of
2003 and Arizona Equal Pay Acts.
Doctorate or better.
3 years: Practice of dentistry
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discriminate against employees or applicants because they have
inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of
another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access
to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as
a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of
other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise
have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is
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