Assistant Professor/Associate Professor/Professor in Restorative Sciences

Position ID: 45286
Augusta University
The Dental College of Georgia
Restorative Sciences
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Assistant Professor
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Assistant Professor/Associate Professor/Professor (Non-Tenure, Tenure)

Department of Restorative Sciences

The Dental College of Georgia at Augusta University

Job ID: 218261

Position # 20000469

The Department of Restorative Sciences is seeking full-time faculty for predoctoral didactic, preclinical and clinical learning in restorative dentistry, prosthodontics, and associated areas. Participation in DCG Restorative Sciences advanced training programs including Prosthodontics, AEGD and GPR may be expected consistent with candidate experience and the department mission. The ideal candidate has advanced restorative and/or advanced operative training. Preference will be given to candidates with clinical experience and who demonstrates expertise in advanced technologies, digital workflow and/or dental implants to support expansion of the advanced technology curricula. The candidate should also have prior experience in dental education and demonstrated ability to work productively in didactic and clinical educational environments. The preferred candidate will have a history of publications, as involvement in research/scholarly activity including publications is expected. Involvement in research/scholarly activity including publications is expected. Participation in the DCG intramural faculty practice is available. Candidates must have a US DDS or DMD degree (or foreign equivalent) and have an active unrestricted license in another state or be eligible for licensure by the Georgia Board of Dentistry. Salary and academic rank are commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The position reports to the Chair of the Department of Restorative Sciences and works collaboratively with faculty within the department and across the College. Review for department information. The faculty member who fills this position will demonstrate professional behaviors that promote a positive, productive and caring environment for all DCG faculty, staff, residents, student, and patients. Augusta University is an AA/EEO/Equal Access/ADA Employer.

Restorative Sciences Department Educational Assets and Responsibilities:

  • 40 paid faculty (28- 1.0 Full-time and 12- Part-time positions at various FTE), 1 office manager,  9 administrative support personnel and 2 traditional laboratory technicians, 2 digital laboratory technicians, 1 research laboratory technician, 1 hygienist and 1 anaplastologist.
  • Pre-doctoral responsibilities: D1-D3 courses, pre-clinical labs and clinical experiences
  • Collaboration and support with the Department of General Dentistry for the D4 year.
  • 3 Advanced Education Programs: Prosthodontics, AEGD, and GPR
  • Collaborative responsibilities with all departments pertaining to predoctoral learning, advanced education learning in support of restoration driven patient care.
  • Esthetic Center (shared responsibility with College Administration)
  • Biomaterials Research Laboratory
  • Production laboratory
  • Collaborative agendas relating to research/scholarly activity and service.

Projected Assigned Effort

60% Teaching/Learning - participation in courses and clinics. Perform as an effective and active Clinician-Educator, as measured by quantitative and qualitative educational metrics.

  1. Contribute and support learning in pre-doctoral lab courses, and/or pre-/post-doctoral clinics and/or classroom instruction, and receiving above average student, resident, and peer evaluations.
  2. Contribute as assigned the pre-doctoral program, inclusive of its curriculum, clinical competencies, and the preparation of students for the CRDTS licensing board exam.
  3. Contribute to curriculum maintenance and innovation. Support didactic and clinical learning using best evidence.
  4. Contribute to the planning, development, and implementation of collaborative advanced technology curricula and clinical efforts.
  5. Develop, administer and provide informal/formal student performance assessments. Plan and provide student assessments. Participate in faculty peer review.
  6. Contribute as assigned to advanced-education program directors and residents in Restorative Sciences and throughout the DCG.
  7. Establish and maintain effective and productive professional interactions for predoctoral and advanced program successes.

10% Research/Scholarship - collaborate with faculty and serve as mentor for students/residents regarding research/scholarly activities leading to presentations and publications.

  1. Participation in department research/scholarly activity initiatives and preparation of manuscripts for publication in peer-reviewed journals.
  2. Collaborate within and support the department FOSTER (Faculty Opportunity Strategies Toward Effective Research) Program through advocacy, participation, and funding.
  3. Expand research collaborations intra- and inter-institutionally based on background and experience.

20% Patient Care - provide quality patient care in the Augusta University Dental Associates faculty practice clinic.

10% Service - participate in efforts that support the DCG, AU, the profession and the public.

  1. Lead or serve on DCG and AU level committees and support other professional service activities that are appropriate for the assigned role. This may include but is not limited to institutional and/or professional organization activities such as committees, leadership, continuing education, outreach, etc.
  2. Obtaining annual CE credit necessary for maintenance of professional licensure, complete mandatory annual/bi-annual training (e.g. HIPAA, BLS) required for clinical duties in the department, the DCG, and AU, support and comply with college or university policies and practices.

Interested candidates should send a current CV and letter of interest to:

Kent L. Knoernschild, DMD, MS, FACP

Professor and Thomas P. Hinman Endowed Chair

Department of Restorative Sciences


The Dental College of Georgia at Augusta University

1120 15th Street GC-4200

Augusta, GA 30912



Phone: (706) 721- 8813

Department Marketing Statement

The Department of Restorative Sciences is committed to delivering the finest oral health care possible by preparing tomorrow's providers, providing continuing education for today's practitioners, and participating in state-of-the art research projects.

As the largest clinical department in The Dental College of Georgia, the Restorative Sciences faculty are constantly improving didactic and clinical education for the dental students enrolled at the school. These students are the professionals of tomorrow and receive the most current and up-to-date education available. At both the pre-doctoral and advanced education levels of dental education, the department is striving to produce the consummate dental health care provider for tomorrow's health care needs.

The extensive background and expertise of the faculty and staff also provides excellence in continuing education to keep current dental practitioners on the cutting edge of dentistry.

The Restorative Sciences Department blends a strong program of bio-materials research from the Dental Materials Section with an outstanding clinical program. This partnership ensures the Department of Restorative Sciences leads the way in discovery, innovation, technology, and education.

Minimum Requirements

Candidates must have a US DDS or DMD degree (or foreign equivalent) and have an active unrestricted license in another state or be eligible for licensure by the Georgia Board of Dentistry.

Conditions of Employment

All candidates are required to successfully pass a Background Check review.  For specific positions, the final candidate may be subject to a (pre-employment) physical, drug screen, and/or credit check.

The final candidate will be required to provide proof of completed academic degree(s) as well as post-secondary course work in the form of original transcript(s).  Those candidates trained by a foreign institution will also be required to provide an educational/credential evaluation.

Application Procedure:

To be considered an applicant for this position you must apply online at

Please upload your Curriculum Vitae, Research Statement, Professional References, etc., as one document.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Augusta University is an equal employment, equal access, and equal educational opportunity and affirmative action institution. Also, Augusta University is a federal contractor and desires priority referrals of protected veterans. It is the policy of the University to recruit, hire, train, promote and educate persons without regard to age, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation or veteran status.

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Augusta University is a tobacco free environment and the use of any tobacco products on any part of the campus, both inside and outside, is strictly prohibited.

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