Founding Program Director - Dental Hygiene

California Baptist University
June 12, 2023
Offerd Salary:$105,000 – $165,000
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Contract Type:Open-ended
Working Time:Full time
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Position Title Founding Program Director - Dental Hygiene

Position Summary

California Baptist University, an evangelical Christian university affiliated with the California Southern Baptist Convention, invites applications for a Founding Program Director for a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene. Candidates must embrace the mission of California Baptist University and demonstrate a clear understanding of, and commitment to, excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service through the integration of the Christian faith and learning. A doctoral degree is preferred, although candidates with a master's degree and relevant license and certifications may be considered. This is a full-time, 12-month, tenure-track position with an anticipated start date of July 10, 2023.

Pay Range

$105,000 – $165,000 annually


Qualified applicants must have graduated from a program accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation and hold current dental hygienist licensure (or eligibility) in California. Applicants also must have an earned master's degree in dental hygiene, public health, health science, or a closely related field; a minimum of seven years as a dental hygiene instructor, minimum five years of program administration, and a minimum five years of clinical practice experience, or a proven track record of an equivalent combination required; excellent interpersonal, written, and computer skills.

Teaching Responsibilities

The successful candidate will be charged with building the Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene program. Primary responsibilities include preparing curriculum for approval by university, state, and professional entities; seeking all required accreditation and state authorizations; collaborating to design and implement a facility renovation; recruiting and training didactic and clinical faculty; creating a robust program of assessment; implementing effective strategies for student recruitment and retention; course load to be determined in consultation with the Provost; the successful candidate will demonstrate a strong commitment to excellent teaching and will be expected to maintain an active program of personal scholarship and service to the university, community, and the profession.

Nondiscrimination Statement

State and Federal law permit California Baptist University to discriminate on the basis of religion in order to fulfill its purpose. The University does not discriminate contrary to either State or Federal law.

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Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk ().

  • Are you a Christian?
  • Yes
  • No
  • Do you attend church regularly?
  • Yes
  • No
  • If no, please explain (required):
  • (Open Ended Question)

  • Are you both familiar with and not in conflict with the fundamental doctrines and practices of the California Southern Baptist Convention as stated in the Baptist Faith and Message dated June 14, 2000? (Please see above link for more information)
  • Yes (I am familiar and not in conflict)
  • No (I am in conflict or not familiar)
  • Applicant Documents

    Required Documents

  • Christian Experience Essay
  • Optional Documents

  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Unofficial Transcript
  • Letter of Reference 1
  • Letter of Reference 2
  • Letter of Reference 3
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