Job Description

Extended Job Title
Instructor or Higher- Public Health/Dental Public Health(WLHSDM)

Org Level 1
Texas Tech Unv Hlth Sci Ctr El Paso

Position Description
Contributes to the university’s mission through teaching and service, some variation by academic unit.

Requisition ID

Optional Attachments
Professional/Personal Reference, Transcript

Travel Required
Up to 25%

Major/Essential Functions
  • Participates in course administration and instruction for the dental school curriculum
  • Develops and delivers an integrated curriculum, which blends basic science, clinical, and public health concepts in collaboration with faculty members in other disciplines
  • Employs multiple teaching methods including case-based instruction, large- and small-group discussion, lecture, demonstration, simulation, audience systems, team-based learning, and distance education
  • Provides formative and summative assessment of dental student performance
  • Provides individual support, feedback, and advice to dental students
  • Works closely with the course and fellow faculty, curriculum committees, and key administrators to accomplish the goals and objectives of the dental school's curriculum
  • Engages with and monitors the student-to-community group events, student practicums and research projects to  improve dental public health in west Texas
  • Engages in advancement of scientific knowledge through research and/or scholarship
  • Contributes to the community through academically-related public service complimentary to the institutional mission
  • Serves the academic community through participations in institutional governance, such as committee work and other administrative duties
  • Engages in clinical practice relevant to the area of training (for candidates with D.M.D./D.D.S. degree)
  • Adheres to institutional policies and procedures
  • Demonstrates professionalism in accordance with the Woody L. Hunt School of Dental Medicine Declaration of Faculty Professional Responsibility

Grant Funded?

Minimum Hire Rate
salary commensurate with related education, experience and/or skills

Pay Basis

Work Location
El Paso

Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience in teaching public health or dental public health, especially clinically-integrated human public health or dental public health for dental students
  • Experience in teaching epidemiology, statistics, and/or research skills for dental students
  • Experience in the use of clinical case-based scenarios in the teaching of public health or dental public health
  • Experience in the development and delivery of an integrated dental curriculum
  • Experience with innovative teaching methods such as interactive large- and small-group formats,  student project instruction, team-based learning, case-based  learning, problem-based learning, audience systems, and distance education
  • Experience with electronic learning management software systems
  • Participation in national organizations or committees devoted to dental education
  • Experience in dental education scholarship
  • Experience in the development of grant proposals and the management of extramural funding
  • Emerging or established regional or national reputation for associate professor or higher rank.

HSC - El Paso

Woody L. Hunt SDM Admin ELP

Required Attachments
Cover Letter, Professional License or Certification, Resume / CV

Job Type
Full Time

Pay Statement
Compensation is commensurate upon the qualifications of the individual selected and budgetary guidelines of the hiring department, as well as, the institutional pay plan. For additional information, please reference the institutional pay plan on the Human Resources webpage.

Job Group


EEO Statement
As an EEO/AA employer, the Texas Tech University System and its components will not discriminate in our employment practices based on an applicant’s race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information or status as a protected veteran.

Required Qualifications
  • Dr.P.H., Ph.D., or equivalent degree in public health or dental public health, or D.M.D./D.D.5. from CODA-accredited school with M.P.H. in public health or dental public health
  • A minimum of three years of experience in teaching public health or dental public health at the level of higher education
  • Texas Dental Licensure or eligibility for an unrestricted Texas Dental License for candidates with D.M.D./D.D.S. degree

Does this position work in a research laboratory?

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