Assistant/Associate Professor

first_imgPosted SalaryCommensurate To provide teaching, research, scholarly activities, and patientcare of for VCU School of Dentistry. RankAssistant Professor Preferred Qualifications Prefer a history of clinical care, teaching and scholarly activitywith good communication and interpersonal skills. Demonstrate theability to adapt to change and embrace modern technology.Candidates must demonstrate the ability to contribute to andparticipate in a humanistic environment of learning. Candidatesmust demonstrate the ability, or acquire and develop such ability,to incorporate adult leaning theory, evidence-based oral healthcare, innovation in student learning and critical thinking. Tenure StatusOpen DepartmentPediatric Dentistry Application Deadline Date Number of Months12 Proposed Hire Date07/01/2019 Position NumberF63060 Position Responsibilities Working TitleAssistant/Associate Professor Type of SearchNational * If you selected ‘Other’ for your referral source pleaseindicate where you heard about this posting. (If you did not select’Other,’ please enter ‘n/a.’)(Open Ended Question) School/UnitSchool of Dentistry Mission or Goal of Unit Supplemental QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*). * How did you learn of this position?vcujobs.comProfessional / Field Group {e.g., Academy of Management}Chroniclevitae.comDiversejobs.netHigherEdJobs.comIndeed.comLinkedIn.comVCU Recruiter / Search FirmReferral / Word of MouthOther (See Next Question)Unsure Position TypeTeaching and Research Faculty Required Qualifications Posting DetailsEmployees hired into Administrative and Professional positionsposted on or after July 1, 2017, will be governed by and, ifemployed on July 1, 2018 will move into the new University HumanResources System. For additional information, go to Open Until FilledYes Candidates must have a D.D.S. / D.M.Ddegree or foreign equivalent, a certificate in pediatric dentistryfrom an ADA accredited program, be eligible or certified by theAmerican Board of Pediatric Dentistry, and be eligible forlicensure in Virginia. Demonstrated experience working in andfostering a diverse faculty, staff and student environment orcommitment to do so as a faculty member at VCU . Grant funded position?No The primary mission of the School of Dentistry is to educatepractitioners of Dentistry capable of meeting the general oralhealth needs of the communities they serve, Integral parts of themission are research and other scholarly activity, patient care,and service and leadership in dental education and organizeddentistry, and collaboration and participation with other unitswith VCU and VCU Health Systems.The mission of the Pediatric Dentistry department is to educatepre-doctoral and post-graduate students in the highest qualityclinical and research environment, Pediatric Dentistry endeavors toadvance the oral health of children by educating world -classdentists and fostering learders in clinical care and service bothlocally and globally. Application Process/Additional Information Candidates must apply to this faculty position through theuniveristiy’s carreer website at beconsidered for position F63060. For Further information about thisposition contact Dr. Fred Certosimo, Search Committee Chair, VCUSchool of Dentistry at [email protected] Date Posted03/22/2019 Diversity Statement Information Chief purpose of this position in support of above mission orgoal Is this employee on a H1B Visa? Teaching: Faculty members are expected to teach in a integratedcurriculum system that includes baccalaureate, graduate andprofession education. Teaching across traditional departmentallines and in multidisciplinary teams is required. Faculty membersare expected to foster transformative learning that is informed byinterdisciplinary and transnational research, scholarship, andcreative expression.This includes teaching at affiliated facilities and supervision ofdental and dental hygiene students and dental residents.Research: Participation in departmental, School of Dentistry, orVCU Health System research projects is expected. If tenureeligibility is desired, for appointment at the rank of assistantprofession, the candidate will be required to have an establishedresearch agenda and a clear potential for external funding, andpotential for scholarship or creative expression to complement andexpand existing expertise in the department. For appointment at therank associate professor, the candidate will be required to have awell -developed scholarly research portfolio with evidence ofmulti-disciplinary applications.Clinical: Participates in the intramural faculty practice isexpected, including hospital-based practice with VCU Health andChildren’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU . Quick Link Applicant DocumentsRequired Documents Optional DocumentsCurriculum Vitae (CV)Cover Letter/Letter of ApplicationResumeOther DocumentReference Letter – 1Reference Letter – 2Reference Letter – 3last_img read more

Group examines NFL in America

first_imgAnnie Gilbert Coleman, associate professor of American Studies, led a group discussion titled “America and the NFL: A Couple’s Therapy Session” on Tuesday evening to explore the institution of professional football. The conversation, sponsored by the American Studies Club, focused on the division between the longtime success and fame of the sport and the recent controversies brought to light by the media.Emily Danaher | The Observer “I see an increasing fundamental disconnect between the values we traditionally associate with professional football and these issues we’re hearing about on the news nowadays,” Coleman said. “These two parts of the NFL seem to be polar opposites.”Ben Zelmer, a 2013 Notre Dame graduate, said he associates the NFL with physical excellence and community.“I heard a football coach once describe American football as a modern day gladiator sport,” Zelmer said. “Everyone gets together and watches people in their peak physical ability compete in a very physical way. Our society unites to watch our best athletes.”Coleman said football has maintained a huge influence on modern American society and cultural attitudes toward the sport have changed over time.“I searched ‘America’s game’ and the NFL came up,” Coleman said. “Baseball used to be America’s game.”According to Coleman, recent concerns surrounding the NFL in the media include concussions, domestic violence and bullying.“The NFL is a trade association,” Meg Handelman, senior president of the American Studies Club, said. “The owners want to protect their players and create rules and regulations that keep their players’ best interests. However, the NFL is also like a giant marketing business that could very well compromise the players’ interests in the pursuit of profits.”Interest groups such as television networks, social media sites and fantasy football groups have increased the impact and publicity of problems in the NFL.“Domestic violence, for example, isn’t new,” said Handelman. “The Ray Rice incident has become such a big deal because there’s a video. It brings more attention to domestic violence in a new way.”Coleman said the increasing worry surrounding concussions could possibly lead to a change in the football industry in the future.“At the turn of the century, the rules of football were changed to be less violent,” Coleman said. “There was resistance, but eventually people accepted the changes. It’s not impossible for this to happen again.”According to Handelman, the ultimate goal of the discussion was to help stimulate football fans to think critically and thoughtfully.“There’s an entirely different side to football than the one we see on TV,” Coleman said. “It’s more than just entertainment.  The football industry can play a part in some important societal issues.”Tags: American Studies, discussion, football, media, NFLlast_img read more

Greece plans $5.9 billion investment to fund transition away from coal power by 2028

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Reuters:Greece will spend 5 billion euros ($5.9 billion) to offset the impact of ditching coal in power generation by 2028 and cutting carbon emissions in line with European Union climate targets by 2050, a government official said on Wednesday. Energy Minister Kostis Hatzidakis told reporters the total will include state money, funds from the European Union and loans from the European Investment Bank The funds will be spent on infrastructure projects, subsidies to new businesses, and training, to help western Macedonia and Megalopoli in Southern Peloponnese switch to green energy, agriculture and tourism. Those regions are the main suppliers of the cheap and abundant lignite resources Greece has relied on for power generation for more than half a century.Greece’s conservative government, which took over last year, has pledged to switch off 80% of state utility Public Power Corp’s coal capacity by 2023 to reduce its carbon footprint.Hatzidakis also said that some 16 private investments in renewables and other activities are in the pipeline and are expected to help create more than 8,000 jobs in western Macedonia and Megalopoli. Greece will also consider tax incentives to new businesses in the affected areas to support local communities, he said.Investments include a plan by PPC to build solar parks in Western Macedonia with generating capacity of 2.3 gigawatts, and a 130 million euro solar power project by Hellenic Petroleum in the same region..PPC has already shut two coal units with a total capacity of 550 megawatts in Macedonia and will switch off the remaining 10 by 2023. Another plant it is building in Ptolemaida, northern Greece, will operate using coal until 2028, after which it will switch to a different fuel.[Angeliki Koutantou]More: Greece to spend five billion euros to phase out coal by 2028 Greece plans $5.9 billion investment to fund transition away from coal power by 2028last_img read more