Dental Specialist vacancy for the ADC Assessment Committee

Dental Specialist vacancy for the ADC Assessment Committee

13 January 2020
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About the Australian Dental Council

The Australian Dental Council (ADC) is an independent, ‘for purpose’ company appointed by the Dental Board of Australia to accredit Australian dental programs, and assess the knowledge, clinical skills and professional attributes of international trained dental practitioners seeking registration to practice in Australia.

Further information about the ADC and its governance structure can be found here.

About the Assessment Committee

The Assessment Committee is a standing Committee of the ADC that makes recommendations and advises the ADC Board on matters relating to its assessment and examination processes.  The Committee develops and implements valid, reliable and defensible assessment/examination processes to determine the knowledge level and competency of those dental practitioners who are international graduates and others, as required; monitors the performance of examinations; and monitors, reviews and evaluates examination procedures and outcomes for quality improvement purposes.

Committee members must be available for two face-to-face meetings per year. Meetings are held in Melbourne, generally over one day. Additional teleconference meetings are occasionally required.

For more information on the Assessment Committee, a copy of the Committee Charter, can be found here.

About the Assessment Committee Vacancy

There is currently one vacancy on the Assessment Committee for a dental specialist.

We would particularly welcome and encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples.

Committee members must be available for two face-to-face meetings per year. Meetings are held in Melbourne, generally over one day. Additional teleconference meetings are occasionally required.

Selection Criteria

All applicants are required to specifically address the following selection criteria:

Please provide a written response that outlines skills and experience in the following areas. The following selection criteria are desirable but applicants should not be discouraged from applying if they do not have experience in all of these areas.

  • contributing to collective decision making through participation in meetings, committees, groups or forums
  • ability to consider a wide range of information to make informed and reasoned decisions
  • excellent oral and written communication skills and interpersonal skills, including the ability to communicate with a range of stakeholders
  • experience of teaching or supervising at a tertiary level
  • experience in development of graduate assessments that lead to a professional registration
  • experience of examination and/or item writing
  • familiarity with assessment pedagogy.

Application Process

You are invited to submit your application to [email protected] by midnight 3 February 2020.

Applications must include:

Detailed written responses to selection criteria (see above);

  1. Full Curriculum Vitae; and
  2. Two professional references with contact details.
  3. All applicants must complete the Skills Matrix by clicking here.

For further information please contact Sheira Fielding on 03 9657 1777 or email [email protected]

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