Clinical Academic Fellow in Restorative Dentistry

University of Sheffield - School of Clinical Dentistry

Contract Type: Fixed term for 8 years for period of training

Faculty: Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health


This is an 8-year, fixed-term contract career pathway, specifically designed as a first step into a clinical academic career, that seeks to develop the acquisition of skills in core clinical restorative practice, Learning and Teaching (L&T) and Research; that are required for a tenable position in clinical academia.  This career pathway will be provided entirely under the auspices of the University of Sheffield, primarily in the School of Clinical Dentistry using clinical facilities and governance provided by the Charles Clifford Dental Hospital.

The 8-year career pathway would seek to provide:

  • Active engagement and participation in the School’s L&T.
  • Registration and completion of a higher qualification (Certificate level) in Medical Education.
  • Registration and completion of the modules of first year (out of three) of the DClinDent programme in restorative dentistry with an exit degree of a MMedSci in Clinical Restorative Dentistry.
  • Participation in patient care by means of attendance to a consultant new-patient clinics
  • Provision of direct patient care in own treatment clinics (after completion of the one-year MMedSci in Clinical Restorative Dentistry)
  • Registration and completion of a PhD.
  • Publication in peer-reviewed journals.
  • Presentation of research at national and international conferences.
  • Exposure and participation in research grant application.

You should have a strong interest and desire to pursue a clinical academic career consisting of pedagogy, research and specialist clinical practice. It would provide a first step into a clinical academic career. This post would be ideally suited to dental practitioners with approximately 2-5 years post-qualification experience.

We are seeking to appoint to a full-time position, but would consider part-time appointments as appropriate. 

A major aspect of the post (Approximately 50%) is to provide support for the training of Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) undergraduates. You will undertake regular clinical teaching sessions within the main dental hospital, and in the clinical skills learning environment.  You will be expected to take part in all aspects of clinical governance activities, participate in the University Staff Review and Development Scheme (SRDS), and postgraduate educational activities.  An appropriate honorary clinical contract will be requested from the Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

You will also be encouraged to follow professional development opportunities that map to the Higher Education Academy Professional Standards Framework. 

You can view the supporting documentation by clicking on About the Job and About the University located near the top of your screen.

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