THE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG

Clinical Practitioner in Community Dental Care

Location
Pok Fu Lam, Hong Kong
Posted
Tuesday, 16 November 2021
End of advertisement period
Friday, 31 December 2021
Ref
508940
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Hours
Full Time

Work type: Full-time
Department: Faculty of Dentistry (08000)
Categories: Academic-related Staff

Applications are invited for appointment as Clinical Practitioner in Community Dental Care in the Faculty of Dentistry (Ref.: 508940), to commence in December 2021 for 15 months.

The Faculty of Dentistry is the only dental school in Hong Kong and is the only one in Greater China that uses English as the medium of instruction.  The high quality of the Faculty’s undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, clinical services and research excellence attained global recognition, as evidenced by the Faculty’s World Number Ranking among the top 1% by the QS World University Ranking by Subject for seven consecutive years.  The Faculty’s strategic research themes include Clinical Artificial Intelligence, Craniofacial Regeneration, Microbiome Innovation, Oral Cancer, and Population Oral Health.  The Faculty also plays an important role in public and professional education through its knowledge exchange activities as well as in dental and oral health research, and promotions in international, regional and local communities.

Applicants should possess a BDS degree or equivalent, with clinical experience as well as evidence of sustained development through continuing professional education, or hold a Master’s degree in a dental discipline; and be a registered dentist in Hong Kong with a valid practising certificate issued by the Dental Council of Hong Kong.  They should be fluent in Chinese (including Cantonese) and English.  Those with research experience in Community Dentistry or Dental Public Health or a closely related field would be highly desirable.  Experience in conducting oral epidemiological studies would be an advantage.

The appointee will participate in conducting a Hong Kong territory-wide oral health survey on various population groups, including pre-school children, adolescents, middle-age adults, and institutionalized and non-institutionalized older adults.  He/She will conduct clinical examinations and interviews on survey participants; supervise survey support staff; provide individual counselling to survey participants; and perform other duties including teaching, research and knowledge exchange as assigned.  Working off-campus and outside normal office hours and on weekends may be required.  Enquiries about the duties of the post should be sent to Professor Edward Lo at edward-lo@hku.hk.

Those who have responded to the previous advertisement (Ref.: 508155) need not re-apply.

A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered, in addition to annual leave and medical benefits.

The University only accepts online applications for the above post.  Applicants should apply online and upload an up-to-date C.V.  Review of applications will start on November 28, 2021 and continue until December 31, 2021, or until the post is filled, whichever is earlier.