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Job ID: 128755

Associate Professor, Special Needs Dentistry
The University of Western Australia

Date Posted Sep. 9, 2019
Title Associate Professor, Special Needs Dentistry
University The University of Western Australia
Perth, Western Australia, Australia
Department Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Associate Professor
  • Preventive & Community Dentistry
    Dentistry & Stomatology
    Dentistry - General

Tenurable appointment
Salary range:  Level D $141,910 – $156,343 p.a.
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

UWA Dental School
Be Inspired Research Theme: Healthy futures

The University of Western Australia is one of the world’s most prestigious research universities, located in a beautiful and diverse geographical region. With an incredibly rich local heritage, the University taps into global networks of knowledge, education and research.

Our research focus extends far beyond the geographical boundaries of the University campus. From gravitational waves to the human microbiome, our research encompasses everything from improving human health and well-being to explaining the mysteries of the universe.

Home of Nobel Laureates, Oscar winners, Gates Foundation recipients and winners of national teaching awards, we welcome inspiring individuals to help take research from the lab, to the classroom and the world.

About the team

The UWA Dental School is a contemporary, progressive, innovative and vibrant centre of excellence in dentistry. It is composed of three academic units and the Oral Health Centre of Western Australia (OHCWA). Our mission is to achieve excellence in dental education, research and oral health care to the benefit of our local community and the advancement of dentistry globally. This is achieved by highly qualified academics and staff, interacting with dedicated and engaged students, in state-of-the-art facilities, with up-to-date equipment and technology.

"Special Needs Dentistry" is a new area of academic pursuit within the Dental School within the "Oral Development and Behavioural Sciences" division. The aim of this position is to establish and oversee the Doctor of Clinical program in "Special Needs Dentistry". The appointee will work in conjunction with colleagues in the Faculty to study the link between oral and general health. We seek an outstanding academic with an international reputation in Special Needs Dentistry. 

OHCWA is a tertiary specialist referral centre, and the primary focus for oral health education, research and specialist care delivery in Western Australia. OHCWA is a partnership between The University of Western Australia and the Department of Health of Western Australia. It treats approximately 15,000 patients a year and delivers a range of clinical and technical training programmes. OHCWA is located on the QEII health campus adjacent to the new Perth Children’s Hospital.

About the opportunity

As the Associate Professor you will provide academic leadership in Special Needs Dentistry, serving as Discipline Lead and being a senior member of staff within the School. You will be responsible for the clinical and didactic teaching of DMD and DClinDent students in Special Needs Dentistry. You will also oversee the specialist training program in Special Needs Dentistry, provide dental treatment to patients with special needs, and undertake multidisciplinary research in an area relevant to lifelong oral health.

Full details of the position’s responsibilities and the selection criteria are outlined in the position description and applicants should clearly demonstrate they meet the selection criteria.

Closing date: Wednesday, 9 October 2019

This position is open to international applicants.

Our commitment to inclusion and diversity

UWA is committed to a diverse workforce. We celebrate inclusion and diversity and believe gender equity is fundamental to achieving our goal of being a top 50 university by 2050.
We have child friendly areas on campus, including childcare facilities. Flexible work arrangements, part-time hours and job sharing will all be considered.

UWA has been awarded Top Ten Employer for LGBTI – inclusion of the Australian Workplace Equity Index (AWEI -2019).

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Contact Information

  • Human Resources
    The University of Western Australia
    35 Stirling Highway
    Crawley, Western Australia 6009


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