Assistant or Associate Professor of Dental Hygiene

University of Alaska
February 19, 2023
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Assistant or Associate Professor of Dental Hygiene
  • Job Number: 523626

  • Classification: Assistant Professor (F9)

  • Grade: UNAC Grade 30

  • Work type: Faculty Full-time, On Campus

  • Administrative Unit: University of Alaska Anchorage

  • School/Business unit: UAA College of Health

  • Location: Anchorage

  • Categories: Education/Instructional, Health Profession

  • Position Summary:

    The University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA), School of Allied Health seeks an innovative, energetic individual who will work in a collaborative teaching environment in the delivery of Allied Health courses in the UAA Dental Hygiene program. The faculty member appointed to this position will provide advising to prospective and current Dental Hygiene students as well as didactic, laboratory, and clinical education to students enrolled in the Dental Hygiene program. The faculty member will contribute to the structure and daily operation of the program and clinic, including organization, administration, periodic review and evaluation, continued development, and general effectiveness of program curricula. The University fosters an inclusive, welcoming, and respectful campus community that promotes diversity, civility, inclusion, and an appreciation for each unique member of our academic community. UAA promotes and celebrates diversity through its academic and community support programs, clubs, committees, and councils. Intellectual honesty, mutual respect, and freedom from discrimination, intimidation, discriminatory harassment, and violence are central to our mission. We honor diverse experiences and perspectives—including differences in ideas, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, ethnicity, race, culture, nationality, age, disability, veteran and socioeconomic status—and strive to create welcoming and inclusive learning environments where all are treated with respect.

    Duties:

    100%Responsible for didactic, laboratory, and clinical instruction as needed by the Dental Hygiene program. Teach up to 24-27 workload units per 9-month contract; courses may be delivered face-to-face, online, or hybrid. Comply with and help maintain dental hygiene program accreditation standards of the Commission of Dental Accreditation. Contribute to student learning and assessment of student/program competencies. Maintain office hours according to contractual guidelines. Write and update course syllabi, and assist with curriculum review, revision, assessment, and development. Maintain departmental integrity of student records. Contribute to the improvement of the department, college, university, and community through active involvement in committee work. Engage in professional development in the field of dental hygiene, adult education, and online instruction. Attend department meetings and engage in continuous quality improvement. Work effectively and collaboratively with a diverse student population and university staff within the scope of the missions of the University of Alaska Anchorage and College of Health. Active involvement with the professional organization is encouraged. Perform other work-related duties as assigned by the Assistant Dean of the School of Allied Health. May also include the following: Preparation and review of annual program budget Responsibilities related to the organization, administration, instruction, evaluation, continuous quality improvement, curriculum planning and development, directing other program faculty/staff, and general effectiveness of the Dental Hygiene program. General management the dental hygiene clinic.Essential

    Knowledge, Skills, Abilities: • Knowledge of contemporary curricular content for the education of the dental hygienists, with expertise in specific content area(s) based on the individual's background. • Excellent clinical dental hygiene skills and competence using current technologies in dental hygiene • Ability to teach entry-level dental hygiene psychomotor, affective, and cognitive competencies using various diverse pedagogical methods to engage students in learning, such as lecture presentations, laboratory activities and assessments, clinical instruction and evaluation, curriculum management system (e.g., Blackboard) applications, research, and the ability to teach using online modalities. • Application of educational theory and methodology for curriculum development, student evaluation and outcome assessment • Student evaluation and student/program outcomes assessment • Strong written and oral communication skills • Computer literacy, especially with dental practice management software, MS PowerPoint and MS Word. • Interpersonal skills necessary to deal effectively and professionally with a diverse population of students, faculty, staff, and the public. • Ability to work effectively in a faculty team, as well as function independently. • Commitment to and the ability to work effectively within the scope of the College of Health mission and to work with a diverse student and staff population. Preferred: • Current knowledge of education methods and Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) dental hygiene accreditation standards and procedures. • Service on behalf of Dental Hygiene education, the community, and/or the profession. • Successful citizen partnership skills and experience maintaining partnerships with private and public agencies and organizations, including advisory boards.

    Typical Experience:

    • Minimum five years' experience in clinical practice • Minimum three years' teaching experience in Dental Hygiene Education

    Preferred Experience: • Curriculum development (including web-based), student evaluation, and program assessment • Clinical experience in dental hygiene restorative functions. • Competent use of digital radiography and dental practice management software • Leading or working in a diverse workforce in a multi-cultural setting • CODA accreditation processes • Program and/or clinic management • Working in the community through partnerships and/or advisory boards

    Required Education or Training:

    • A master's degree or higher in dental hygiene or related field by time of hire • Current (or obtained by time of hire) Alaska Dental Hygiene or Dental License • Current (or obtained by time of hire) Alaska certification in Local Anesthesia (or Alaska Dental license) • Basic life support certification or equivalent by time of hire

    Preferred Credentials: • State of Alaska Dental Hygiene Restorative Function endorsement • State of Alaska Dental Hygiene Nitrous Oxide certificate

    Salary Information:

    This is a full-time, bipartite, tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor complete both a competitive salary and full employee benefits package with an expected start date of August 2023.

    Special Instructions to Applicants:

    Please attach the following documents to your application:

  • Cover letter to include a description of previous activities representing and working with members of underrepresented groups
  • Curriculum Vitae/resume
  • Written statement of inclusion and equity for mentoring, advising, and teaching diverse student population
  • Copy of transcript verifying highest degree
  • Copy of current State of Alaska credentials
  • Copy of current BLS certification
  • Names and contact information for three professional references
  • Supplemental documents as additional information to support your application
  • Hired candidate will need to provide official transcripts documenting academic credentials required for the position as well as any national and/or state credentialing documents prior to start date.

    Employment is contingent on conferral of Master's degree and required Alaska licensure by time of hire.

    This is not a remote position. This position is located in Anchorage, Alaska and will be working at the Anchorage campus.

    The review process for applications will be begin on February 6, 2023 and recruitment will remain open until filled.

    About the University of Alaska Anchorage: The University fosters an inclusive, welcoming, and respectful campus community that promotes diversity, civility, inclusion, and an appreciation for each unique member of our academic community. UAA promotes and celebrates diversity through its academic and community support programs, clubs, committees, and councils. Intellectual honesty, mutual respect, and freedom from discrimination, intimidation, discriminatory harassment, and violence are central to our mission.

    At UAA, valuing diversity is integral to excellence. Diversity maximizes our potential for creativity, innovation, educational excellence, and outstanding service to our communities.

    Position Summary: The University of Alaska Anchorage, School of Allied Health seeks an innovative, energetic individual who will work in a collaborative/interdisciplinary teaching environment in the delivery of Allied Health courses within the UAA Dental Hygiene (DH) program. The faculty member appointed to this position will provide advising to prospective and current DH students as well as didactic, laboratory, and clinical education to student enrolled in the DH program. This position supports the University of Alaska bipartite mission of performing teaching and service.

    This position is a full-time, tenure track appointment, commencing in August 2020, at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor in the School of Allied Health (SAH), College of Health (COH), University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA). The appointment period is nine months, from August to May, each academic year.

    To be eligible for this position, applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States without restriction. Applicants who now or may in the future require visa sponsorship to work in the United States are not eligible.

    This position is represented by United Academics-AAUP/AFT (UNAC). https:// www. unitedacademics.net/

    The University of Alaska (UA) is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities throughout the applicant screening process. If you need assistance in completing this application or during any phase of the interview process, please contact UA Human Resources by phone at 907-450-8200.

    UA is an AA/EO employer and educational institution and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual: www. alaska.edu/nondiscrimination

    The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.

    Your application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act.

    If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact Betty Hernandez, HR Coordinator, College of Health, at [email protected] or (907) 786-0902.

    Advertised: 11 Jan 2023 Alaskan Standard Time Applications close: Open until filled

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