Clinical Senior Lecturer/Honorary Consultant in Restorative Dentistry, Prosthodontics or Endodontics
We have an exciting opportunity for a Clinical Senior Lecturer/Honorary Consultant in Restorative Dentistry, Prosthodontics or Endodontics at our Glasgow Dental Hospital and School which is the major dental referral and teaching centre in the West of Scotland based in the heart of the city centre of Glasgow. It benefits from comprehensive modern facilities for patient care, student training, and for education and research into dental and oral diseases and disorders. We provide staff with excellent opportunities to develop their clinical teaching skills.
You will play a significant role in delivery of undergraduate and postgraduate teaching in Restorative Dentistry, specifically operative dentistry and the clinical aspects of dental materials. You will be expected to participate fully in the management of the Section of Clinical Dentistry, including involvement in agenda setting and the delivery of the strategic objectives of the Dental School. The focus of the post is Learning & Teaching. In addition, you will be expected to perform the duties of an Honorary Consultant in Restorative Dentistry, Prosthodontics or Endodontics. This full-time post consists of 10 programmed activities (PAs) with a 50:50 split between University and NHS duties, and an academic extra programmed activity (EPA).
The University of Glasgow's Dental School is the second largest in the UK and the largest in Scotland. It is consistently ranked amongst the top Dental Schools in the UK, achieving 1st place in the Times & Sunday Times Good University Guide, and 1st in the UK Guardian University Guide Dentistry for 2023.
The Dental School is dedicated to the delivery of world-leading, student- centred learning and teaching which embraces modern and dynamic approaches to education. Our commitment to progress in Dental Education has resulted in the formation of a unique Community in Dental Educational Research and Scholarship Group, which consistently contributes to the international community and leads on academic output in this field. We provide an advanced and collaborative curriculum, which recognises, respects, and fully supports individuals, aiming to allow each individual to flourish and become a world changer.
The post-holder will play a significant role in delivery of undergraduate and postgraduate teaching in Restorative Dentistry, specifically operative dentistry and the clinical aspects of dental materials. The post-holder will be expected to participate fully in the management of the Section of Clinical Dentistry, including involvement in agenda setting and the delivery of the strategic objectives of the Dental School. The focus of the post is Learning & Teaching. In addition, applicants will be expected to perform the duties of an Honorary Consultant in Restorative Dentistry, Prosthodontics or Endodontics.
This full-time post consists of 10 programmed activities (PAs) with a 50:50 split between University and NHS duties, and an academic extra programmed activity (EPA).
Main Academic Duties and Responsibilities
1. To lead the design and delivery of a range of teaching, assessment and feedback activities in Restorative Dentistry, Prosthodontics or Endodontics in an environment that promotes scholarly learning for both undergraduate and postgraduate taught students, in accordance with the teaching objectives of the Dental School.
2. To be responsible for developing creative and innovative approaches to teaching and learning, ensuring that the quality of educational opportunities available to undergraduate and postgraduate taught students is continually enhanced.
3. To participate in the ongoing development and review of both undergraduate and postgraduate curricula.
4. To supervise undergraduate and taught postgraduate student elective and research projects.
5. To provide effective, timely and appropriate feedback to students to support learning.
6. To provide mentorship as part of the undergraduate mentor programme.
7. To undertake research and other scholarly activities relevant to delivery of dental education, and to publish the outcomes in peer-reviewed journals.
8. To contribute, at a high level, to the management of the Section of Clinical Dentistry.
9. To undertake senior administrative duties associated with the delivery of teaching and the academic management of the Dental School and wider School of Medicine, Dentistry & Nursing, as determined by the Head of Section, Director of Dental Education and Head of the Dental School.
10. To undertake undergraduate teaching activity at Outreach Centres located out with the Dental School & Hospital if required.
Main NHS Duties and responsibilities
11. To undertake the clinical and non-clinical duties as an Honorary Consultant in Restorative Dentistry, Prosthodontics or Endodontics as agreed at annual joint University / NHS job planning. This will include
a) Undertaking new patient referral clinics, providing specialist level advice and treatment, and providing Consultant cover.
b) Contributing to appropriate multi-disciplinary teams for high priority groups as required (e.g. Head and Neck Cancer, Hypodontia, Cleft, and Dental Trauma).
c) Complying with all policies relating to administration and patient care e.g. vetting of referrals and completion of all paperwork necessary to support the management of patients within agreed timescales.
d) Working with service managers and clinical colleagues to manage caseload in a flexible way, to ensure that national and local clinical priorities are achieved.
e) Developing training opportunities for junior dental staff and those on Higher Specialist Training. This will include clinical supervision and may include being an educational supervisor.
f) Taking a full role in clinical governance, audit and quality improvement.
g) Participation in joint University/NHS job planning and appraisal.
h) Ensuring appropriate clinical/supervisory cover is provided for periods of leave.
The job description will be subject to review on an annual basis as a result of joint University/NHS job planning and appraisal processes. It is envisaged that activity will be annualised throughout the year to reflect academic and clinical commitments.
Knowledge, Qualifications, Skills and Experience
A1 Full registration with the UK General Dental Council.
A2 On the UK GDC Specialist List in Restorative Dentistry, Prosthodontics or Endodontics or within 6 months of eligibility for inclusion.
A3 Intercollegiate Specialty Fellowship Examination in Restorative Dentistry or, Specialty Membership Examination in Prosthodontics or Endodontics or equivalent.
A4 Successful completion of an SAC approved minimum 5 years training programme in Restorative Dentistry, or an SAC approved minimum 3 year training programme in Prosthodontics or Endodontics, or within 6 months of completion, or equivalent.
A5 Master's degree or Higher Research Degree.
A6 Possession of a CCST in Restorative Dentistry, Prosthodontics or Endodontics or equivalent, or within 6 months of eligibility to receive this.
B1 Fellowship in Dental Surgery; or MFDS from one of the Royal Surgical Colleges; or equivalent.
B2 Hold, be working towards or willing to complete within two years, a post graduate certificate in Academic Practice, or equivalent learning and teaching qualification.
C1 Ability to deliver research-informed teaching.
C2 Excellent administrative and organisational skills.
C3 Good IT skills including delivery of online teaching.
C4 Ability to motivate staff and provide strong academic leadership.
C5 Excellent communication skills, both written and oral.
C6 Excellent presentation skills.
C7 Willingness and ability to work as part of a team.
C8 Full Range of specialist clinical skills and experience.
C9 Ability to resolve complex academic and clinical problems.
E1 Experience of delivering undergraduate and postgraduate teaching within Restorative Dentistry.
E2 Experience in administration of dental teaching programmes.
E3 Experience of management processes in an academic environment.
E4 Experience in academic assessment of dental students.
E5 Experience of mentoring students and/or staff.
E6 Evidence of continuing scholarship.
E7 Evidence of multi-disciplinary team working.
E8 Experience of Quality Improvement/Audit Projects.
F1 Evidence of establishing collaborative working arrangements.
F2 Experience of supervising postgraduate taught/research students.
F3 Record of publications in peer-reviewed journals.
Head of School of Medicine Dentistry & Nursing (SoMDN), Head of Dental School, Director of Education SoMDN, Director of Dental Education and Director of Postgraduate Affairs (Dental) and Head of Section (Clinical Dentistry), for exchanging information relating to the learning and teaching strategy and the management of the post. Academic colleagues with regard to all aspects of the post, including establishing academic collaborations. Undergraduate/postgraduate students for teaching and learning support purposes.
Academic support services for appropriate advice and for exchanging information. Student support services, to exchange information, refer/support students. NHS Clinical Director, Restorative Dentistry Lead Clinician and NHS/Hon Consultant colleagues in relation to honorary consultant clinical and non-clinical duties, including contribution to the day to day running of the Restorative Department with activities such as Consultant cover rota, vetting of new referrals and Consultant meetings. Supervision of Specialty Trainees and other Junior Staff and Specialty Dentists.
Academics in other HEIs to share good teaching practice and foster collaboration in relation to educational scholarship.
• For further information about Glasgow and the University: https:// www. gla.ac.uk
• For further information about the College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences: https:// www. gla.ac.uk/colleges/mvls/
• For further information about the Dental School: https:// www. gla.ac.uk/schools/dental/
The academic Restorative Dentistry Group, which is part of the Section of Clinical Dentistry, comprises all areas of Restorative Dentistry including Endodontics, Prosthodontics, and Periodontology. The Clinics are based on Levels 6 and 7 of the Glasgow Dental Hospital & School and these have undergone significant refurbishment in recent years. Many of the open bays in the clinics have been modified to allow a high level of AGP activity in individual surgery cabins.
The BDS programme is structured in an semi-integrated fashion where each year is a course/unit of assessment, and the clinical specialties provide teaching within each year as appropriate.
Glasgow Dental Hospital and School is the major dental referral and teaching centre in the West of Scotland and as such has a large number of NHS and University clinical staff within Restorative Dentistry at all levels.
Administrative support within the Dental School reflects the course structure/curriculum with most Professional Services staff working within year teams whilst retaining some support for specialties. The post holder will have access to IT support, academic administration support and will likely share an office with another senior member of academic staff. NHS support is provided for patient administration and IT.
Staffing levels will change to meet future service and business priorities. Academic staff members are responsible to: Professor Aileen Bell, Head of the Dental School for academic matters and Mr Alan Donaldson, Clinical Director, for clinical matters. The post holder will be mentored in this role and supported towards achieving a learning and teaching qualification, if not already in possession of such a qualification. Support for CPD and continuing specialist registration is available from the NHS and University.
DETAILS OF ARRANGEMENTS FOR APPLICANT TO VISIT THE DENTAL SCHOOL
In the first instance please contact: Professor Aileen Bell Head of School, E-mail: [email protected]
Terms and Conditions
An honorary consultant contract will be applied for from NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, with an associated salary from
£96,963 – £128,841 per annum on the New Consultant Contract (NCC) Scotland. Further payments may be made by the NHS for clinical activity e.g. a clinical EPA, Discretionary Points, Merit Award and/or Availability Supplement, if eligible.
This post is full time and open ended.
The post for which you are applying is considered registered work in terms of the Protection of Vulnerable Groups Act. It requires the successful applicant to become a Protecting Vulnerable Groups PVG Scheme member prior to appointment. If you are successful in your application, the offer of employment will be subject to PVG Scheme membership. Please note it is a criminal offence to apply for a child care position if you are on the Disqualified From Working with Children List.
Relocation assistance will be provided where appropriate.
As part of Team UofG you will be a member of a world changing, inclusive community, which values ambition, excellence, integrity and curiosity.
As a valued member of our team, you can expect:
1 A warm welcoming and engaging organisational culture, where your talents are developed and nurtured, and success is celebrated and shared.
2 An excellent employment package with generous terms and conditions including 41 days of leave for full time staff, pension - pensions handbook https: // www. gla.ac.uk/myglasgow/payandpensions/pensions/, benefits and discount packages.
3 A flexible approach to working.
4 A commitment to support your health and wellbeing https: // www. gla.ac.uk/myglasgow/staff/healthwellbeing/.
We believe that we can only reach our full potential through the talents of all. Equality, diversity and inclusion are at the heart of our values. Applications are particularly welcome from across our communities and in particular people from the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) community, and other protected characteristics who are under-represented within the University. Read more on how the University promotes and embeds all aspects of equality and diversity within our community https: // www. gla.ac.uk/myglasgow/humanresources/equalitydiversity/.
We endorse the principles of Athena Swan https: // www. gla.ac.uk/myglasgow/humanresources/equalitydiversity/athenaswan/ and hold bronze, silver and gold awards across the University.
We are investing in our organisation, and we will invest in you too. Please visit our website https: // www. gla.ac.uk/explore/jobs/ for more information.
We welcome informal enquiries, please contact: Dr Andrew Forgie, [email protected]
The Job Plan for the post is available as an attachment at the bottom of this page.
It is anticipated interviews for this post will be held on 25 January 2024.
Vacancy Ref: 133290, Closing Date: 17 December 2023.
Vacancy Ref : 133290 Close Date : 17-Dec-2023 23:45
Clinical Senior Lecturer/Honorary Consultant in Restorative Dentistry, Prosthodontics or Endodontics
University of Glassgow
November 14, 2023
December 17, 2023
About the employer
The University of Glasgow was established in the year 1451 by papal bull. It is among the 4th ancient universities in Scotland and the fourth-oldest university in the USA. It was a part of the Scottish Enlightenment along with Edinburg, St. Andrews, and Aberdeen during the 18th century. Among the ancient universities in the UK, the University of Glasgow is one of the eight institutions that award undergraduate and graduate degrees in popular disciplines. The university comprises four colleges that include the College of Science & Engineering, College of Arts, College of Medical, Veterinary & Life Sciences, and College of Social Sciences.
The university is spread over different campuses. The main campus is the Gilmorehill campus situated in Hillhead. The campus in the Garscube Estate in Bearsden houses the Veterinary School and sports facilities of the university and Dental school, the medical section is taken care of at Gartnavel Royal Hospital located on Great Western Road. Moreover, the Crichton campus and the teaching center at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Dumfries are jointly operated by the Open University, the University of the West of Scotland, and the University of Glasgow.
The University of Glasgow has 30,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students from over 140 countries worldwide. It is a major employer in the city of Glasgow with more than 8,000 staff, including more than 3,400 research and teaching staff. The university is a member of the prestigious Russell Group of leading UK research universities
The university has introduced the World-Changing Alumni award for celebrating the excellent performance of the notable alumni. The winners include Susanne Mitschke in 2017 and Matt Fountain in 2016. Some of the other notable alumni who are now being recognized by the world include the three Prime Ministers namely Bonar Law, Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman, and William Lamb.