Clinical Lecturer (Honorary Consultant) in Endodontology

London (Greater) (GB)
Honorary consultant salary scale according to seniority (£82,096– 110,683 plus £2,162 London Weighti
16 Feb 2021
End of advertisement period
16 Mar 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Description
The Faculty of Dentistry, Oral & Craniofacial Sciences is the largest, most influential centre of excellence in the UK for oral and dental research, with an outstanding record of quality assurance in learning and teaching. The faculty's international reputation is reflected by our ranking of 2nd in the QS World University Rankings for Dentistry 2019.

We are now seeking to recruit a clinical academic (HCC) in Endodontology. In making new appointments to its exceptional academic staff, the faculty seeks to attract and appoint outstanding individuals capable of making important, new contributions to the success of the faculty, maintaining its considerable momentum at the cutting edge of oral health sciences. The successful applicant will therefore play a full role in the teaching of Endodontology for undergraduate and postgraduate specialty training programmes, and will be expected to be involved in a research programme in the fields of host- microbial interactions, endo-systemic interactions and clinical research, or other topics in line with our research priorities.

The appointment will be made on the Clinical Academic (Honorary Consultant) salary scale according to seniority. An Honorary Consultant Contract will be sought from Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust for the successful applicant.

Further details are available on the College's website at All correspondence should clearly state the job title and reference number 

For an informal discussion to find out more about the role, Francesco Mannocci, Professor of Endodontology, Faculty of Dentistry, Oral & Craniofacial Sciences, King's College London: 

This post will be offered on an indefinite contract.
This is a full-time post.

Key responsibilities 

  • Undertaking research complementary to the overall research strategy of the academic Division, broader Faculty and Kings Health Partners (KHP) Dental CAG and at a level commensurate to a KCL Lecturer appointment.
  • Delivery of high quality teaching within the discipline of Endodontology to Undergraduate and Postgraduates students of Kings College London.
  • Providing outstanding patient care in line with expected standards of clinical delivery.
  • The postholder is managerially accountable to the Centre Lead, whilst ultimate accountability rests with the Executive Dean of the Faculty and broader Dental Institute.
  • The postholder is accountable to the Dean for Research for the research elements of the post.
  • The postholder is accountable to the Dean for Education for undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and training.
  • The postholder is accountable to the Clinical Director and the General Manager of the Dental Directorate within Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, for the provision of clinical services, and for associated managerial and administrative functions. The postholder will observe all appropriate policies of the Foundation Trust protocols and procedures whilst undertaking clinical work with any Trust patients and patient materials.
  • Contribution to the delivery and development of KCL undergraduate and postgraduate teaching programmes in Endodontology.
  • Undertake research complementary to the overall research strategy of the Faculty and Kings Health Partners (KHP) Dental CAG and at a level commensurate to a KCL Clinical Lecturer appointment (see Appendix A for indicative standards of performance).
  • Contribute to day-to-day clinical practice in Endodontology / Restorative Dentistry.
  • Undertake such administrative, managerial, and other duties as are reasonably to be expected of a member of clinical academic staff, as agreed with Divisional/Clinical Lead.
  • Achieve the above objectives in a coordinated way by effective teamwork and collaboration with colleagues.
  • Lead, conduct and acquire resources for research complementary to the overall research strategy of the Faculty. Research areas in host- microbial interactions, endo-systemic interactions and clinical research would be particularly encouraged.
  • Develop national and international research links and a high profile in the subject or field, eg by attending and presenting at national and international conference.
  • Publish research results in the leading specialist and non-specialist peer reviewed academic journals. It is expected that some of these outputs will be appropriate for return in the Research Excellence Framework.
  • Secure appropriate external funding and recruitment of postgraduate research students.
  • Provide high quality supervision to undergraduate and postgraduate students engaged in research, postdoctoral research workers and research assistants, as appropriate.
  • Develop appropriate collaborations with other research staff within the Institute and more widely and support.
  • Support research development in other team members.
  • Adhere to appropriate policies and legislation regarding clinical research as appropriate e.g. informed consent, International Conference on Harmonisation (ICH), Good Clinical Practice (GCP)
  • Participation in KCL undergraduate and postgraduate teaching programmes in Endodontology through delivery of high quality seminar, lecture and clinical teaching activities.
  • Contribute to curriculum development within the Faculty.
  • Contribute to the organisation, delivery and assessment of undergraduate and postgraduate students. This will include contributing to course organisation as well as setting and marking of examinations.
  • Supervise and assess undergraduate and postgraduate projects, dissertations and theses. To act as a personal tutor, for a maximum of 5 students including pastoral care and supporting students in maximising the benefit of their time at King's College London.
  • Participation in Centre meetings, Faculty committees, relevant curriculum committees etc. The post holder may also be expected to attend committees etc for assessment, education and research.
  • To participate in collective activities such as unit seminars, journal clubs, audit etc.
  • To demonstrate leadership skills with regard to individual performance and when participating in national or local initiatives.
  • To carry out such Faculty, Institute, or University, administrative tasks as may be required by the Executive Dean, or their nominee.
  • To provide high quality care to patients
  • Contribute to clinical dental training to undergraduate or postgraduate students and trainees.
  • Accept and assume a role as part of an interdisciplinary team;
  • To ensure appropriate staff development and positively encourage staff innovation for improving delivery Endodontology teaching, quality of patient care and information, peer review and audit.
  • Adopt systems of work as required by the local rules and maintain standards of clinical governance;
  • Undertake appropriate professional duties, such as involvement in professional bodies;
  • To assist in the development and evaluation of new procedures and keep appropriate records of data obtained, in accordance with the requirements of an Ethics Committee and the Data Protection Act.

The above list of responsibilities may not be exhaustive, and the post holder will be required to undertake such tasks and responsibilities as may reasonably be expected within the scope and grading of the post.

Skills, knowledge, and experience
Essential criteria

  • Full GDC registration with licence to practice and eligible for entry on Specialist Register for Restorative Dentistry and / or Endodontology, or within 6 months
  • PhD or equivalent
  • Specialty training in Endodontology
  • Sound knowledge of research methodologies and governance requirements
  • Experience of multidisciplinary clinical audit and demonstrable commitment to improving quality of care to patients
  • The ability to take individual responsibility for planning and undertaking own work, according to clinical and scientific deadlines
  • Working as part of a multidisciplinary research team, relying on and supporting others effectively
  • Use of computers/software including database and research literature searching
  • Understanding of the concepts and application of clinical governance
  • Strong team building and motivational skills with the ability to energise and inspire staff
  • Organized and systematic approach to work on multiple projects
  • Good verbal and written communication skills

Desirable criteria

  • A recognised teaching qualification
  • Demonstrable evidence of competitive and externally funded research
  • Record of publication of high-quality research outputs in leading specialist and non-specialist peer reviewed academic journals
  • Experience of advanced clinical procedures in Endodontology such as regenerative and surgical endodontics
  • The ability to develop and lead a solid programme of research

The selection process will include a panel interview, an assessment, a presentation. 

This post is subject to Disclosure and Barring Service and Occupational Health clearance. 

Full details of the role can be found in the Job Pack: 

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