Clinical Assistant/Associate Professor


Position Title

Clinical Assistant/Associate Professor of Orthodontics/Non-Tenure Track 


School of Orthodontics

Position Reports to (Position Title)

Dean, Brooks Rehabilitation College of Healthcare Sciences

Effective Date

July 1st, 2023


Full Time/Exempt

Job Summary

Jacksonville University's Brooks Rehabilitation College of Healthcare Sciences, School of Orthodontics seeks multiple Clinical Assistant or Associate Professors for full-time or part-time, non-tenure-track positions with opportunities for academic leadership. As one of the nation’s leading entities of orthodontic higher education, the School of Orthodontics at Jacksonville University has the opportunity and responsibility to be a force for positive change by producing and disseminating orthodontic knowledge and expertise and developing clinical professionals, citizens, and leaders. Utilizing a faculty cluster hiring mechanism is an efficient way to accelerate that positive change by recruiting exceptional faculty who are diverse, experienced, and dedicated to Orthodontic education. The Advanced Graduate Studies Program focuses on Orthodontic knowledge-based education as well as evidence-based patient care and research.

The School of Orthodontics exists within the Jacksonville University’s Healthcare Sciences Complex and possesses a technologically advanced clinic with access to 3D Imaging. In addition, the program has access to a large pool of patients with diverse needs and backgrounds and holds a regular multidisciplinary collaboration with the Craniofacial Center and the Maxillofacial Surgery Division of UF Health. The Jacksonville University, School of Orthodontics promotes the translation of evidenced-based knowledge into clinical orthodontic practice. Qualified candidates may be considered for a leadership position (Clinic Director).


Supervisory Responsibilities

Oversite of assigned patient cases to include:     

  • Treatment planning
  • Approve correspondence for interdisciplinary
  • Approve appliance fabrication, patients correspondence


This appointment at the Jacksonville University, School of Orthodontics requires the selected candidate to engage in the following activities:

  • Supervise patient care with residents and engage in clinical teaching.
  • Participate in daily diagnostic and clinical progress seminars.
  • Organize and manage clinical processes to facilitate an efficient practice environment.
  • Course instruction, including lecturing and practical orthodontic training.
  • Engage in independent research and submit for peer reviewed publications.
  • Advise several students' research projects annually and supervise completion of resident theses.
  • Responsible for daily program management and oversight.
  • Ensure adherence to CODA requirements for orthodontic residency programs and maintain documentation thereof.
  • Participate in strategic planning processes in collaboration with the Dean of the Brooks Rehabilitation College of Healthcare Sciences.
  • Communicate policy and procedure clearly and concisely with faculty, students, and staff.
  • Update Faculty and Student Handbooks annually.
  • Recruit and retain qualified and diverse faculty, staff, and students.
  • Maintain School of Orthodontics website materials.
  • Evaluate faculty and staff.
  • Manage and resolve student grievances.
  • Categorize new cases by ABO standards and assign to residents and faculty.
  • Maintain documentation of number and complexity of cases assigned to residents and faculty.
  • Monitor progress of residents in clinical procedures and competency.
  • Periodically assess program facilities and recommend updates in line with CODA recommendations and requirements.

Required Skills/Abilities

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent time management skills.
  • Ability to prioritize task and to delegate them when appropriate.

Education, Certificates, Licenses, & Experience

  • DDS or DMD from a CODA accredited program or its international equivalent.
  • Orthodontic training from a CODA accredited program or its international equivalent.
  • Eligibility for a Florida Dental Teaching Permit Clinical orthodontic practice experience.
  • American Board of Orthodontics Certification.
  • Florida Dental Licensure or License to practice dentistry from another state.

Physical Requirements

  • Manual dexterity to efficiently operate a computer keyboard, other small business machines, orthodontic care technology and equipment, and to provide orthodontic care.
  • Near vision sufficient to read written communications, computer display screens, orthodontic care technology, and to provide orthodontic care.
  • Adequate hearing to communicate effectively in person and by phone.

Important Note

This is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and/or skills required for this position. The University reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities to meet organizational needs.

To Apply

If you are interested in applying for this position, please submit your resume, a cover letter, list of references and JU application to Sharon Frazier at