Professor in Clinical Cariology

Professor in Clinical Cariology

Published Deadline Location
11 Sep 27 Oct Amsterdam
ACTA is the largest dentistry programme in the Netherlands, it is second in the QS rankings for research and it aims to provide an inclusive and diverse work environment.

Job description

Dental caries is the most common non-communicable disease (NCD) and it is currently seen as a preventable disease that affects a majority of people during their lives. Caries prevention is based largely on achieving good oral hygiene, using fluoridated toothpaste and pursuing a healthy lifestyle. A great deal has been achieved in the Netherlands with this approach. Nevertheless, caries continues to be the most common chronic disease in children aged 6 to 11 and adolescents aged 12 to 19. A lot of research will need to be done to prevent the disease, among other things to gain a comprehensive and more detailed understanding of the aetiology of the disease.

ACTA, the Academic Center for Dentistry Amsterdam, is best placed to make a difference in research on and the fight against the multifactorial condition of caries. For example, ACTA does innovative research on the influence of saliva on the oral microbiome in relation to caries, periodontitis and a wide range of clinical problems in the oral and perioral area, whether or not related to medical problems.

For the field of Cariology, research on the aetiology and pathogenesis of caries and erosion, caries management and treatment, we are looking to recruit a clinical professor who, as a dental scientist, can strengthen the link between ACTA’s scientists engaged in basic and applied research in Cariology and in this way make a major contribution to our Cariology research and the translation of that research into patient care and teaching. The professor will also cooperate with academics in nutritional sciences, education, sociology, etc., as well as working together with policy makers to make healthy behaviour the easy choice. In addition, the professor will apply new insights by developing clinical guidelines, improve patient care by establishing a Cariology clinic, and carry out teaching within ACTA’s educational programmes.

Specifications

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU)

Requirements

  • You have a PhD in Dentistry and you have extensive research experience, as evidenced by scientific publications, grants and/or other types of scientific recognition
  • you have substantial expertise in the area of Cariology, with a strong interest in the clinical aspects of Cariology
  • you have experience in supervising scientific research and provide motivation and inspiration in that role
  • you have the ability to build a broad network incorporating adjoining academic disciplines that are relevant to Cariology (e.g. nutritional sciences, teaching, sociology)
  • you are in a position to obtain national and international grants and enter into partnerships
  • you have an affinity for and experience of providing and coordinating education, and supervising Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD students
  • you have teaching and interpersonal skills
  • you are happy to take on management tasks
  • you take a leading role when the situation requires it
  • you have BIG registration (registration under the Dutch Individual Health Care Professions Act) or you are in a position to obtain this registration within two years.

Conditions of employment

Fixed-term contract: 5 years.

A challenging position in a socially involved organization. On full-time basis the remuneration amounts to a minimum gross monthly salary of € 5,582 (H2) and a maximum € 8,127 (H2), in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities. The job profile: is based on the university job ranking system and is vacant for at least 0.8 FTE.

The initial employment contract will affect a period of 5 years, with the possibility of extension.

Additionally, ACTA offers excellent fringe benefits and various schemes and regulations to promote a good work/life balance, such as:
  • a maximum of 41 days of annual leave based on full-time employment
  • 8% holiday allowance and 8.3% end-of-year bonus
  • solid pension scheme (ABP)
  • contribution to commuting expenses



ACTA
ACTA is the collaboration of the Faculties of Dentistry at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and the University of Amsterdam. We focus on all aspects of dentistry: from specialized training to outstanding research and the highest-quality patient care.

Working at ACTA is working on leading international research and training. In 2017, ACTA ranked eighth in the QS World University Rankings. In addition to being an educational and research institution, ACTA also provides healthcare services. You will be working with peers from a variety of disciplines. ACTA has nearly 500 staff members and around 900 students who are taking the Dentistry programme. Around 300 patients visit ACTA every day on average.

Diversity
Diversity is one of our university’s core values. We are an inclusive community, and we believe that diversity and international activities enhance the quality of education and research. We are always looking for people who can enhance diversity on our campus thanks to their background and experience.
 

Application
Are you interested in this position? Please apply via the application button and upload your curriculum vitae and cover letter until 27 October 2019. Please upload you curriculum vitae and motivation letter. At ACTA it is mandatory that all staff is protected against Herpatitis B. Therefor we request that you upload a statement of the degree of protection in your application using the button: "Additional attachments".

The job interviews are planned for November, 7th 2019, when possible please take them into account when applying for the position.

Applications received by e-mail will not be processed.

Vacancy questions
If you have any questions regarding this vacancy, you may contact:

Name: prof.dr. W. Crielaard
Position: chairman
E-mail: bestuurssecretariaat@acta.nl

For more information please go to www.acta.nl

Internal candidates have preference over external candidates.

No agencies

Additional information

Are you interested in this position? Please apply via the application button and upload your curriculum vitae and cover letter until 27 October 2019. Please upload you curriculum vitae and motivation letter. At ACTA it is mandatory that all staff is protected against Herpatitis B. Therefor we request that you upload a statement of the degree of protection in your application using the button: "Additional attachments".

The job interviews are planned for November, 7th 2019, when possible please take them into account when applying for the position.

Applications received by e-mail will not be processed.

Vacancy questions
If you have any questions regarding this vacancy, you may contact:

Name: prof.dr. W. Crielaard
Position: chairman
E-mail: bestuurssecretariaat@acta.nl

For more information please go to www.acta.nl

Internal candidates have preference over external candidates.

No agencies

Specifications

  • Professors, associate professors, assistant professors and lecturers
  • Health
  • 32—40 hours per week
  • €5582—€8127 per month
  • University Graduate
  • 1339

Employer

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU)

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Location

De Boelelaan 1105, 1081 HV, Amsterdam

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Make sure to apply no later than 27 Oct 2019 23:59 (Europe/Amsterdam).