Assistant/Associate Clinical Professor Dentistry

MED Dentistry Non-Bud

Competition No.  -    A104549378
Closing Date  -    Will remain open until filled.

While this position welcomes applications from individuals external to the University, current Academic Teaching Staff are first notified of available positions and will receive first consideration in accordance with the terms of Schedule D of the Academic Collective Agreement prior to considering external candidates.Please indicate your internal status using the "Advertisement" drop down menu when applying.

Term of Appointment: Part-time, 0.6 FTE, Term contract for the period of August 28, 2023 with an end date of July 5, 2024 under the Academic Teaching Staff (ATS) Agreement. 

This posting may be used to fill 2 positions. 

Salary will be commensurate with experience in accordance with the Academic Teaching Staff (ATS) agreement.


Work primarily takes place in-person at the Oral Health Clinic at Kaye Edmonton Clinic. 

Working for the University of Alberta

The University of Alberta acknowledges that we are located on Treaty 6 territory, and respects the histories, languages and cultures of First Nations, Métis, Inuit and all First Peoples of Canada, whose presence continues to enrich our vibrant community.

The University of Alberta is teeming with change makers, community builders, and world shapers who lead with purpose each and every day. We are home to more than 40,000 students in 200+ undergraduate and 500+ graduate programs, over 13,000 faculty and staff, 260,000 alumni worldwide and have been recognized as one of Canada’s Greenest Employers for over a decade.

Your work will have a meaningful influence on a fascinating cross section of people—from our students and stakeholders, to our renowned researchers and innovators who are quite literally curing diseases, making discoveries and generating solutions that make the world healthier, safer, stronger, and more just.

The role 

The School of Dentistry invites applications for a part-time (three days per week), non-tenure track faculty position in the DDS Program in the discipline of Comprehensive Care. The position has an anticipated start date of August 28, 2023. 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.


  • 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.


  • Applicants will have graduated from an accredited DDS / DMD or equivalent program and be eligible for licensure with the College of Dental Surgeons of Alberta. 
  • At least five (5) years’ experience in practicing general clinical dentistry with a high degree of confidence in managing and demonstrating all aspects of general dentistry is required. 
  • Must possess effective communication skills, strong interpersonal skills and 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. 
  • Familiarity with an electronic health record (axiUm) is desirable.

Application Instructions

Interested individuals are invited 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.

This competition will remain open until the position is filled. Review and selection of shortlisted candidates will begin February 8, 2023.

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


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.