Assistant/Associate Professor - School of Dentistry (Dental Hygiene)

West Virginia University
West Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Jul 23, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Other Health & Medicine
Employment Type
Full Time

WEST VIRGINIA – Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center West Virginia University
School of Dentistry – Assistant/Associate Professor, Department of Dental Hygiene

West Virginia University School of Dentistry in Morgantown, WV is seeking applications for a full-time clinical track faculty position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level in the Department of Dental Hygiene. Determination of faculty salary and academic rank is within the purview of the Dean and Faculty Evaluation Committee and will commensurate with qualifications. West Virginia University Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center Campus includes the Schools of Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, and Public Health. Located only 80 miles south of Pittsburgh, Morgantown is easily accessible to major metropolitan areas in the East and Midwest and has been named one of the best small cities in the U.S.

Responsibilities will include oversight of didactic, pre-clinical, and clinical instruction to dental hygiene and dental students, high quality scholarly activity, and service-related activities. The successful candidate may serve as Senior Clinic Supervisor and course director for other courses as assigned.

Qualifications :

The following required qualifications must be met by the time of appointment:

  • Master’s Degree in dental hygiene or health related field.
  • Registered dental hygiene graduate from a dental hygiene program accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association.
  • Possess a current dental hygiene license from the West Virginia Board of Dental Examiners.
  • Current BLS certification recognized by the American Heart Association.
  • Two years of experience as a dental hygiene clinical instructor.
  • Two years of experience as a practicing dental hygienist.
  • Demonstrated commitment to advancing the dental hygiene profession.
  • Evidence of multiple appointed and/or elected officer positions in state and national organizations.
  • Demonstrate effective written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Evidence of positive leadership skills.
  • Strong commitment to diversity, collegiality, and social justice.
  • To be considered for appointment at the Associate Professor level, candidates must demonstrate a record of scholarly activity, service, and experience in dental hygiene education.
  • Due to the nature of this position the successful candidate may be required to verify that they are fully vaccinated for COVID-19.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled by the qualified candidate.

Electronic submission of application with supporting credentials (letter of interest addressing the requirements above, current curriculum vitae, contact information for three professional references including names, postal addresses, email addresses, and phone numbers, and permission to contact these references) can be made at:

West Virginia University is proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer and is the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity. The University values diversity among its faculty, staff, and students, and invites applications from all qualified applicants regardless of race, ethnicity, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, nationality, genetics, disability, or Veteran status.

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