Associate Professor/Professor of Restorative Dentistry

Sydney, Australia
Jun 01, 2020
End of advertisement period
Jun 28, 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

Faculty of Medicine and Health, Sydney Dental School

About the opportunity

The University of Sydney is Australia’s premier University with an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. It employs over 8,100 permanent staff supporting over 73,000 students.

The Faculty of Medicine and Health is the largest faculty in the University, and contains seven academic schools: Sydney Medical School, Sydney Dental School, Sydney School of Health Sciences, School of Medical Sciences, Sydney Nursing School, Sydney Pharmacy School and Sydney School of Public Health. This integrated faculty brings opportunity for innovation, progressive thinking and challenging the status quo by establishing productive research units that cross traditional clinical school and discipline boundaries.

We are seeking to appoint an outstanding senior academic at the level of Associate Professor or Professor of Restorative Dentistry. The position requires an extensive and deep expertise in the treatment of the whole range of cariology, trauma induced lesions and developmental tooth malformations. The successful candidate must have extensive and broad expertise regarding all types of contemporary direct filling techniques and filling materials, indirect filling techniques and materials including modern ceramics and zirconia, minimal invasive filling techniques and materials as well as the use of modern scanning, 3D-printing and milling techniques to establish the full range of the digital dentistry work flow in Restorative Dentistry. The successful candidate must also have experience in aesthetic rehabilitation by using minimal invasive methods, like direct or indirect veneering.

The successful candidate will be required to provide academic leadership in all the clinical aspects mentioned above, and to initiate, conduct and provide academic leadership in preclinical and clinical research within the scope of Restorative Dentistry.

Applicants must be registered or registerable as dentists with the Dental Board of Australia.

About us

Our school is based around integrated research, teaching and clinical practice. We have connections not only with Sydney Dental Hospital, Nepean Hospital and the Westmead Centre for Oral Health, but also with other local health district dental hospitals in remote, regional and rural NSW such as Ballina, Broken Hill, Dubbo, Orange and Armidale.

Teaching in functioning dental hospitals allows students the opportunity to meet patients, learn from diverse real-world oral health issues, interact with dental and medical professionals, and develop an understanding of current healthcare issues. Our simulation clinics based at Sydney Dental Hospital and the Westmead Centre for Oral Health also help students develop their confidence and skills to perform new procedures in a safe environment.

Since our inception 160 years ago, the University of Sydney has led to improve the world around us. We believe in education for all and that effective leadership makes lives better. These same values are reflected in our approach to diversity and inclusion, and underpin our long-term strategy for growth.

We are undergoing significant transformative change which brings opportunity for innovation, progressive thinking, breaking with convention, challenging the status quo, and improving the world around us.

Term and remuneration

The position is offered on a continuing basis, subject to completion of a satisfactory probation (1 year) and confirmation (3 years) period for new appointees. The successful candidate will be offered an attractive remuneration package commensurate with the responsibilities of the position and the candidate’s relevant experience and qualifications.

How to apply

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website.For more information on the positionand how to apply, visit and search by the reference number 653/0420C.

Closing date: 11:30 pm (AEDT) Sunday 28 June 2020

The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, are encouraged.

The University reserves the right not to proceed with any appointment.

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