Faculty of Medicine and Health School of Dentistry Clinical Associate Professor in Restorative Dentistry, Endodontics, Periodontics or Prosthodontics with Honorary Consultant Status Full-time

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Faculty of Medicine and Health

School of Dentistry
Clinical Associate Professor in Restorative Dentistry, Endodontics, Periodontics or Prosthodontics with Honorary Consultant Status

Full-time (up to 10 PAs are available) or part time applications considered
Leeds is confidently positioning itself to be at the forefront of ‘digital dentistry’. We are working in three main areas – education, clinical application and research. Education comprises our world-leading haptic simulation suite and we are heavily involved in further developments in this field. Through internal development efforts, we are ahead of the manufacturer, and speak internationally on the use of this equipment. Clinically, we have recently acquired a full Sirona Omnicam set-up, a high resolution 3D printer and a dental model scanner. Undergraduates are able to manufacture their own crowns, and there are multiple research opportunities in this cutting edge field. Finally, our own 3D research has led to a successful licensee company and a potential source of funding for future innovation in the field.
To join us in this exciting future, you will have a proven track record in Restorative Dentistry, Endodontics, Periodontics or Prosthodontics, together with an interest in the development of undergraduate and postgraduate teaching provision. You will also have a willingness to initiate and engage in cross-disciplinary research programmes individually, and in conjunction with research groups in the School of Dentistry.
You will be responsible for high quality clinical care, research and student education, contributing towards delivery of the School’s objectives in all three areas. The School’s interdisciplinary Research Groups are Biomineralisation, Microbiology and Cell Biology, Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering, Applied and Clinical Dental Research, Dental Public Health and Health Services and Education and Scholarship. With proven clinical skills, a track record in dental education and evidence of research strengths, you will have the ability to attract funding to support your research interests, whilst providing academic leadership within the School.
The University of Leeds is committed to providing equal opportunities for all. The university is a charter member of Athena SWAN and holds the Bronze award. We will be happy to consider job share applications and are committed to flexible working for all our employees.
Salary will be on the New Consultant Contract (£75,249 – £101,451 per annum) depending upon seniority within the consultant contract.
Anticipated interview date will be Wednesday 20th May 2015
Informal enquiries regarding the post should be directed to Professor Helen Whelton on, tel: +44 (0)113 343 6173 or email: H.Whelton@leeds.ac.uk
If you have any specific enquiries about your online application please contact Christina Dowe; tel: +44 (0)113 343 8334 or email: C.H.Dowe@leeds.ac.uk

Job Ref: MHDEN1018 Closing Date: 24 April 2015

Purpose of the post
The School of Dentistry is seeking to appoint an Associate Professor/Honorary Consultant in Restorative Dentistry, Endodontics, Periodontics or Prosthodontics as part of the academic team. The School enjoys a lively, multi-disciplinary research environment and we are seeking to appoint staff to contribute to and develop our research activities, commensurate with the level of appointment. We are seeking candidates with strong potential/established reputations for high quality research at international level.
You will manage education in Restorative Dentistry, in agreement with the Head of Department and relevant student education committees.
Student Education is research-led and colleagues are encouraged to integrate the outcomes of research with their teaching. You will be expected to bring expertise in dentally relevant basic science (e.g. applied anatomy) to your clinical teaching.
Main duties and responsibilities

  • To contribute to the development and achievement of University, Faculty and School strategy within the context of an international, research-led university.

  • To be recognised as an authority in the field, developing and maintaining an external profile as appropriate to the discipline.

  • To maintain scholarly activity and keep up to date with developments in the field as necessary to carry out the duties of the post.

  • Adhere to University values and standards, including the Leadership and Management Standard, and in line with University policies and procedures and local Faculty/School benchmarks as appropriate, upholding high professional standards and leading by example.

  • To be aware of and work in line with the University’s student education partnership agreement and work with our students as members of a learning community to provide world class education and an excellent student experience.

  • To maintain own continuing professional development.

  • To maintain a safe and healthy work environment, including ensuring compliance with health and safety legislation and the undertaking of appropriate risk assessments.

  • To integrate the University value of inclusiveness into all appropriate aspects of the job; respecting the dignity and diversity of all members of the University community and of visitors to the University.

Research, Innovation and Impact

  • To pursue, develop and lead research, innovation and impact at an appropriately benchmarked level.

  • To develop the strategic direction within the field of Restorative Dentistry, Endodontics, Periodontics or Prosthodontics.

  • To maintain a high quality record of regular and original research publications of external standing as appropriate to the field or discipline.

  • To attract research income on an individual and collaborative basis, as appropriate to the field or discipline, to underpin high quality research activity.

  • To provide high quality postgraduate supervision and attract research students to the University.

  • Build an individual portfolio of high quality research relevant to your interests in Restorative Dentistry, Endodontics, Periodontics or Prosthodontics that is complementary to research both within the School and across the Faculty.

  • Expand the research base in Restorative Dentistry, Endodontics, Periodontics or Prosthodontics, through working to recruit PhD students and post-doctoral fellows as well as attracting funding for your research interests.

  • Develop multidisciplinary research links with other relevant hospital and community based staff, with others in the School, the Faculty and the wider University.

  • Contribute to the University’s strategic aim of becoming a world-class University.

  • To take part in knowledge transfer activities, where appropriate and feasible.

Student Education

  • To undertake research-led academic and clinical teaching at different levels on undergraduate and postgraduate taught course of study regularly collecting, and responding to, student feedback under the direction of the relevant programme teams/School Student Education Committee.

  • To contribute at an appropriate level to School and Faculty policy and practice in student education.

  • To play a significant role in the design, development and planning of modules and programmes within the subject area as required.

  • To play a significant role in the review of modules and programmes and in quality assurance and enhancement as required.

  • To develop innovative approaches to student education as appropriate.

  • To provide timely assessment and feedback of coursework and examinations.

  • To provide general support and guidance to students, resolving issues and/or referring to specialist parties, where appropriate.

  • Supervise and assess undergraduate and postgraduate projects, dissertations and theses.

  • To act as a personal tutor, including pastoral care and supporting students in maximising the benefit of their time at Leeds.

Academic Leadership

  • Significant contribution to the overall work of the University and/or equivalent external organisations by representing the School and Faculty on appropriate committees and groups.

  • Effective contribution to the management and administrative processes and committee structures of the School, Faculty and University.

  • Managing or leading major initiatives or areas of work (as either sustained or one-off projects) which facilitate School, Faculty or University performance or business as required.

  • Involvement in the recruitment, management and development of staff and act as a mentor to more junior/less experienced colleagues.

  • The promotion of the values of collegiality within the academic community.

  • Actively promoting and engaging with the objectives of our valuing and developing all our staff agenda via compliance with the University’s People Management Framework to ensure high standards of employment practices across the Institute.

Clinical Service

  • Clinical service will be provided according to an Honorary Consultant contract, approved by the Royal College and NHS Trust. There should be a national track record in Restorative Dentistry, Endodontics, Periodontics or Prosthodontics management. The Department of Restorative Dentistry has well-appointed out-patient facilities. The out-patient service is primarily based within the Leeds Dental Institute where day-stay facilities are also provided. The out-patient unit was refurbished in 2010.

  • There are established working relationships both within the Institute and with other surgical disciplines within the Trust, notably, Maxillofacial Surgery in the management of cleft lip and palate and facial deformity, Respiratory Physicians with regard to sleep apnoea patients and Restorative colleagues in the management of complex, multi-disciplinary and hypodontia cases.

  • You will be expected to contribute to clinical training of trainees within Restorative Dentistry, Endodontics, Periodontics or Prosthodontics.

  • You will be expected to undertake clinics in support of the teaching, research and clinical commitments of the Department. In addition, you will contribute to and, where appropriate, take the lead in clinical standards meetings, clinical audit and development and application of agreed clinical guidelines.

  • In the discharge of these responsibilities you will be expected to maintain and update your skills and knowledge through appropriate continuing medical/dental education.

  • As a practitioner with continuing responsibility for the care of patients, you must be able to respond promptly to emergency calls from the Hospital.

  • You will be required to pursue a programme of CPD in accordance with the requirements of the General Dental Council, and to undertake revalidation, audit or other measures required to remain on the GDC Specialist Register in Restorative Dentistry, Endodontics, Periodontics or Prosthodontics.

  • Participation in the NHS/University Joint Appraisal Scheme is a condition of employment for all medical and dental academic staff. In accordance with the Follett Report recommendations, the University of Leeds works closely with local NHS Trusts in implementing joint appraisals. You will be expected to participate in a joint appraisal arrangement as agreed locally. The “joint appraisal” will be conducted by two appraisers, one from the University and one from the NHS, working together with you on a single occasion.

  • It is also a condition of the appointment that you will have an annual joint job plan review with your clinical and academic manager to agree the contents of the job plan.

  • It is expected that you will work with NHS and University colleagues to further develop the clinical service as a centre of excellence and to develop clinical research in the same or a similar area. You will hold an honorary Consultant contract with Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust and be responsible for meeting the requirements of the Trust in terms of clinical governance and fulfilling the agreed job plan.

Key responsibilities
You will be responsible to the Dean of the School of Dentistry and accountable to the Dean of the Faculty of Medicine and Health and to the Council of the University. You will be required to devote the whole of your time to the duties of the post.
In respect of any clinical and NHS Duties (Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust), you will be accountable to the LTHT Medical Director.
You will be expected to work closely with the Directors of Student Education and Research and Innovation to implement School strategies for Student Education and Research and to deliver against agreed strategic targets.
You will be expected to work with members of other School and Faculty research teams and may be expected to direct the work of clerical and technical support staff. On grants for which you are the principal investigator, you will assume responsibility for guiding and managing students and staff funded by such grants.

Job Plan and Working Arrangements

Your clinical work will be with the Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust. The formal job plan for the clinical work will be agreed between you and the School Dean or their representative within three months after your commencement date. This will be signed by the LTHT Chief Executive or nominee and the University Faculty Dean or nominee and will be effective from the commencement date of the appointment.

Prior to agreeing the job plan, it is proposed that the post will be based on the provisional timetable below. The job plan will then be reviewed annually, following the appraisal meeting. The job plan is a prospective agreement that sets out duties, responsibilities and objectives for the coming year. It covers all aspects of your professional practice including clinical work, research, student education and managerial responsibilities. It should provide a clear schedule of commitments both internal and external. In addition, it will be expanded to include details of personal objectives, including details of links to wider service objectives, and details of the support required by the consultant to fulfil the job plan and the objectives.

Provisional Programmed Activities in Job Plan (10 PAs)





Undergraduate teaching and clinic supervision (DCC)

Postgraduate teaching and clinic supervision (DCC)


Supporting activity/Audit/CPD (SPA)

Clinical Admin/SPA 1:2 (1 DCC: 2 SPA)


Research (University)

Research (University)


Research (University)

New patient clinic (DCC)


Research (University)

Personal treatment session (DCC)

Joint Appraisals
In line with the Follett report recommendations the University of Leeds has been working closely with the local NHS Trusts in implementing joint appraisals for clinical academic staff. You will be expected to participate in the Joint Appraisal Arrangement as agreed locally. The ‘joint appraisal’ will be conducted by two appraisers, one from the University and one from the NHS, working together with one appraisee on a single occasion.
Members of the department have an important role in contributing to discussions about planning, implementing and evaluating the NHS services that we provide locally. You will be expected to ensure that the Restorative Dentistry department plays an active part in such discussions.
Resources available to support the appointee
Research programme and criteria – you will facilitate and contribute to the current clinical research programmes and further develop clinical and multi-disciplinary programmes.
Clinical support and research facilities, including the University of Leeds and Wellcome Trust funded Dental Translational and Clinical Research Unit.
Basic science academic collaborators and laboratories.
A fully equipped office with IT facilities (PC, email and appropriate IT systems) will be provided.
Administrative support.
Audit and Clinical guidance
Academic dental staff are involved in dental and clinical audit and there is an expectation that you will play an active part in Clinical Governance within the Trust. Applications for training and study leave are generously considered in terms of both time and financial support. Mentoring arrangements will be supported by the Trust.

Current Staffing and Commitment to School of Dentistry, Division of Restorative Dentistry and Leeds Dental Institute
Prof Val Clerehugh Professor of Periodontology and Head of Department and Division of Restorative Dentistry

Mrs Leean Morrow Consultant in Restorative Dentistry and Head of Hygiene and Therapy

Mr Martin Chan Consultant in Restorative Dentistry and Head of Department of Restorative Clinical Service

Dr Shashwat Bhakta Consultant in Restorative Dentistry

Prof Michael Manogue Professor of Dental Education and Director of Student Education

Dr Brian Nattress Senior Lecturer and Honorary Consultant in Restorative Dentistry

University values
All staff are expected to operate in line with the University’s values and standards, which work as an integral part of our strategy and set out the principles of how we work together. More information about the University’s strategy and values is available at http://www.leeds.ac.uk/comms/strategy/
Person Specification


  • BChD / BDS degree or equivalent.

  • Full registration with the UK GDC

  • Possession of a Certificate of Accreditation or eligibility for a CCST in Restorative Dentistry, Endodontics, Periodontics or Prosthodontics1

  • On the GDC Specialist Register in Restorative Dentistry, Endodontics, Periodontics or Prosthodontics (or within 6 months of eligibility for inclusion)

  • Successful completion of an SAC-approved 5 year minimum training programme in Restorative Dentistry, or a 3 year training programme in Endodontics, Periodontics or Prosthodontics or within 6 months of completion of training, or equivalent.

  • A PhD or equivalent postgraduate research qualification.

  • Able to demonstrate a high level of clinical experience and surgical competence.

  • Previous experience of effective participation in audit.

  • An established, quality record in Restorative Dentistry, Endodontics, Periodontics or Prosthodontics research.

  • Ability to generate high quality publications.

  • Ability and evidence of attracting research funding.

  • Experience in support/mentoring of junior academic staff.

  • Experience of teaching undergraduate/postgraduate dental courses at an appropriate level.

  • Ability to appraise scientific literature critically.

  • Evidence of leadership and curriculum development/enhancement in degree programmes.

  • Evidence of effective leadership within a clinical and/or academic setting.

  • Effective communication and presentation skills.

  • Capacity to motivate and enthuse others and work successfully as a team member.

  • Evidence of a commitment to their own training and development.

  • Demonstrate ability to work in interdisciplinary research

  • Publications in refereed journals.


  • Intercollegiate Specialty Fellowship Exit Examination in Restorative Dentistry or equivalent prior to commencement in post

  • Membership/Fellowship of the Faculty of Dental Surgery of a Royal College or equivalent.

  • Previous experience of developing new postgraduate programmes.

  • Existing research links with other international Centres.

  • Experience of Quality Assurance and Enhancement in Learning and Teaching.

Further information
Faculty Information
With more than 6,000 students, 1,600 staff and annual research income of £50m, the Faculty of Medicine and Health at Leeds is bigger than some universities. Leeds has one of the largest medical and bioscience research bases in the UK, and is an acknowledged world leader in cancer, cardiovascular, psychiatric, genetic, musculo-skeletal and health services research. Treatments developed in Leeds are transforming the lives of people around the world living with conditions such as HIV, TB, diabetes and malaria.

The School of Dentistry

The School of Dentistry is newly convened in August 2013 following a separation of the NHS Trust and University elements of the former Leeds Dental Institute. The School is committed to the highest standards of academic excellence and works closely with partners in the Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust to deliver high quality patient care and exceptional clinical training and education at all levels from undergraduate teaching through to specialist registration. We aim to underpin high quality clinical research with world class basic and applied science, in order to meet international priority needs for research in dentistry and to deliver excellent research with impact for patient and population benefit.

The School appointed a new Dean in 2013, Professor Helen Whelton (President of the International Association of Dental Research 2013-2014). Professor Whelton’s plans include an ambitious international clinical research programme, addressing unanswered questions about the links between oral health and general health.

The School of Dentistry is situated on the second floor of the Worsley Medical and Dental building, which also accommodates the Dental Hospital, the Medical School and the University of Leeds Health Sciences Library. It is situated on the southern side of the University campus half a mile from the city centre. The School recently expanded its estate and the basic sciences, in the Division of Oral Biology, are situated in the Wellcome Trust Brenner Building on the St James’ campus, providing high quality and purpose built laboratory provision and access to a wide range of cutting edge facilities.

The School is organised into five administrative academic Divisions:

  • The Division of Applied Health and Translation - Head of Division Professor S. Pavitt

  • The Division of Oral Biology - Head of Division Professor J. Kirkham

  • The Division of Oral Surgery, Medicine and Pathology - Head of Division Dr A. Mighell

  • The Division of Paediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics - Head of Division Professor M. Duggal

  • The Division of Restorative Dentistry – Head of Division Professor D.V. Clerehugh

Student Experience and Education Overview

The School of Dentistry is currently the most popular dental school in the United Kingdom. We attract more applicants than any other school for our undergraduate programmes and we are the second largest school for undergraduate dental education in the UK.

Student education at the University of Leeds’ School of Dentistry is internationally renowned for being both flagship and innovative, and this is evidenced by the School offering the only undergraduate masters’ programme in dental surgery in the UK. In tandem with our undergraduate masters’ dental surgery programme we also offer a Diploma in Dental Hygiene and Dental Therapy and, in partnership with the Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust, we are also involved in the provision of Dental Nursing and Dental Technology training. This makes us unique, as we are the only school that trains all members of the dental team. In tandem with our undergraduate programmes we also offer an expanding portfolio of postgraduate dental programmes.
The quality of teaching on our undergraduate programmes is very high and all staff are committed to continually developing our taught programmes. Recently the General Dental Council inspected all our undergraduate programmes with all programmes being found to be of the highest standard.
Our programmes are completely modular and benefit from having Year and Module Leads with Programme Leads managed under the direction of the Director of Student Education.
All members of staff within the School participate in both Undergraduate and Postgraduate taught provision and this, we believe, maintains the high quality of our teaching, which is consistently assessed by our students as being very high.
We have a student advice team, which supports all students within the school. This along with our personal tutoring system, with which all staff engage, provides the highest levels of pastoral support for our students.

Research Overview

In REF2014 the School of Dentistry (returned in Unit of Assessment 3: Allied Health Professions, Dentistry, Nursing & Pharmacy) was rated very highly, with 91% of its research rated as world leading or internationally excellent. The successful candidate will join a group of high quality, highly active researchers. The School of Dentistry enjoys a lively, multi-disciplinary research environment and has a long held reputation for excellence in interdisciplinary research. We contribute to a number of the Faculty of Medicine and Health research themes.
Our vision is to use interdisciplinary expertise to understand the fundamental mechanisms of disease, to identify and treat early, improve outcomes, restore function and address the needs for prevention. We seek to extrapolate the findings and tools developed for dental research across to biomedicine in general and position our research at the forefront of biomedical and health sciences research. We have three Research Groups, each with internationally recognised leadership:

  • Basic Dental Sciences Research Group led by Professor J. Kirkham

  • Clinical Dental Research Group led by Professor D.V. Clerehugh

  • Dental Education Research & Scholarship Group led by Professor M. Manogue

The Groups collaborate extensively with each other and with colleagues within our Faculty (Medicine and Health), as well as in other Faculties (e.g. Biology, Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences).

International Profile and Initiatives

In line with the University of Leeds strategy the School of Dentistry is committed to enhancing our international profile through the development of key strategic partnerships. Formal collaborative agreements between Leeds and Dental Schools in the Universities of Michigan, Osaka and Nanjing have been established to promote excellence in international, multi-centre collaborative research, particularly in clinical and translational research and regenerative technologies. Building on shared expertise and knowledge amongst our partners we aim to work together to improve oral health outcomes in our own communities and across the globe.

In addition to formal Memoranda of Understanding with the Universities of Michigan and Osaka we have established a Joint Centre for Oral Health Sciences with the University of Nanjing. We are also founder members of the World Universities Network for Oral Health Sciences, a network of research intensive universities committed to addressing global challenges in Oral Health. The impact from the development of our Strategic partnerships has included joint research through staff/student exchange, resulting in publications, grant income and enhanced opportunities for dissemination of research advances to a global audience.
Additional Information
Terms and Conditions

Details of the terms and conditions of employment for all staff at the university, including information on pensions and benefits, are available on the Human Resources web pages accessible via the links on the right hand side, or at http://hr.leeds.ac.uk/policies

University Teaching and Research Award
The Senate of the University has agreed that all newly appointed staff with a contract of 0.5 FTE and above who have a teaching/ research role and are deemed new to teaching or research in Higher Education should be required to complete successfully all of the requirements of the University of Leeds Teaching and Research or an appropriate alternative. Whether or not this applies to you, will be decided as part of the appointment procedure at interview.
Further details of the ULTRA are available at http://www.sddu.leeds.ac.uk/sddu-ultra.html
Staff with contracts of less than 0.5 FTE may take the ULTRA provided that they have a broad enough range of teaching, research and assessment to complete the requirements of the Programme: this will be decided in conjunction with the School and the course providers.
Disclosure and Barring Service checks
This post falls under the remit of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.  As such, all applicants are required to declare any convictions, cautions, reprimands and warnings, including any pending  criminal prosecutions and those which would otherwise be considered 'spent' under the 1974 Act.  However, amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975 (2013) provide that certain ‘spent’ convictions and cautions are now 'protected' and are not subject to disclosure to employers , and cannot be taken into account. Guidance and criteria on the filtering of these cautions and convictions can be found on the Disclosure and Barring Service website. https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/disclosure-and-barring-service and at http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2013/1198/pdfs/uksi_20131198_en.pdf
Declarations of any such information as described above, should be made in the ‘other personal details’ section of the application form and details sent to the Recruitment Officer at disclosure@leeds.ac.uk.
Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) is required for this position. The successful applicant will be required to give consent for the University to check their criminal record status through independent verification (from the DBS). Information will be kept in strict confidence. Your offer of appointment will be subject to the University being satisfied with the outcome of these checks.
Disabled Applicants
The post is located on Levels 5 & 6 of the Worsley Building. Disabled applicants wishing to review access to the building are invited to contact the department direct. Additional information may be sought from the Recruitment Officer, email disclosure@leeds.ac.uk or tel + 44 (0)113 343 1723.
Disabled applicants are not obliged to inform employers of their disability but will still be covered by the Equality Act once their disability becomes known.
Further information for applicants with disabilities, impairments or health conditions is available in the applicant guidance.

1 a). The professional qualifications and training requirements listed apply to individuals who are currently

undertaking training to Consultant level, or have completed specialist training within the last few years.

Existing consultants and other individuals, who have gained entry to the specialist list during the mediated

entry period, will not be expected to hold all or any of these professional qualifications and might nor have

followed the established training pathway, which is why the term ‘or equivalent’ is used.

b). Applicants who are nationals from another EEA country or overseas would have to demonstrate equivalent

training/qualifications and be eligible for registration and inclusion on the United Kingdom General Dental

Council’s specialist list in Restorative Dentistry

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