Assistant Clinical Professor - Dental Hygiene
NAU is a community devoted to student success and sustained by an
unshakable commitment to our shared mission, vision, and values.
We—faculty, staff, and administrators—thrive by combining our
efforts and working side by side to further NAU's culture of
The Dental Hygiene Department in the College of Health and Human
Services at Northern Arizona University (NAU) seeks applications
for a full time, benefit eligible, 9-month academic year,
non-tenure track Assistant Clinical Professor position located in
Flagstaff, AZ. This position is to begin Fall 2022.
The dental hygiene candidate will provide instruction to dental
hygiene students in the classroom and/or clinic. This position is
to begin on 08/22/2022. The faculty member's teaching and service
responsibilities will be determined based on the faculty member's
areas of dental hygiene expertise, special interest, and Department
of Dental Hygiene needs. The faculty member will also be assigned
and responsible for service activities meeting department, college,
and university needs and those related to the dental hygiene
profession in addition to teaching responsibilities.
- Dental Hygiene license (RDH)
- Master's degree in dental hygiene, public health, or related
field or completion of Master's Degree in related field prior to
- Two years of Dental/Dental Hygiene didactic or clinical
- Three years of full time (32+ hours/week) clinical and/or
public health dental hygiene experience
- Eligible for licensure as a dental hygienist in Arizona
- Dental Hygiene license (RDH) or Dental license (DDS or
- Experience with Blackboard Learn
- Five years of Dental/Dental Hygiene didactic or clinical
teaching experience in a university setting
- Five or more years of clinical dental/dental hygiene
- Ability to work effectively with people of culturally diverse
- Evidence of a record of scholarly activity or other creative
endeavors related to dental/dental hygiene
- On-line teaching and course design experience
- Public health experience
- Experience in curriculum development, implementation, and
The Northern Arizona University Dental Hygiene Department offers
the only Bachelors of Science Degree in Dental Hygiene in the State
of Arizona. With a national reputation for educating dental hygiene
professionals since 1973, the program offers a high-quality
preventive oral health education. Graduates are prepared to
practice in diverse settings with special emphasis on rural
communities and other underserved populations through a curriculum
centered in dental public health.
The mission of the NAU Department of Dental Hygiene is to create an
educational environment that encourages excellence and growth; to
improve oral health for the communities we serve; and to enhance
partnerships to improve oral health outcomes for underserved
diverse populations locally, regionally, and globally.
NAU affirms the importance and critical need for diversity, equity,
inclusion and justice (DEIJ) in higher education and we seek to
hire individuals with a strong commitment to DEIJ in their
professional endeavors. We are committed to our shared mission
vision, and values. We—faculty, staff, and administrators—thrive by
combining our efforts and working side by side to further NAU's
culture of excellence. NAU is committed to enhancing campus
diversity and creating a more inclusive and diverse
Northern Arizona University has a student population of 29,569,
including approximately 21,000 on its main campus in Flagstaff and
the remainder at more than 20 locations statewide and online.
Committed to a diverse and civil working and learning environment,
NAU has earned a solid reputation as a university with all the
features of a large institution but with a personal touch. NAU
carefully balances teaching, scholarship and service with a faculty
and staff dedicated to each student's success. All faculty members
are expected to promote student learning and help students achieve
academic outcomes. For information about diversity, access and
equity at NAU, see the Center for University Access and Inclusion
While our emphasis is undergraduate education, we offer a wide
range of graduate programs and research that extend to such
national concerns as forest health and bioterrorism. Our
institution has carefully integrated on-campus education with
distance learning, forming seamless avenues for students to earn
Flagstaff has a population of about 70,000, rich in cultural
diversity. Located at the base of the majestic San Francisco Peaks,
Flagstaff is 140 miles north of Phoenix at the intersection of
Interstate 17 and Interstate 40.
With its elevation of 7,000 feet and four-season climate, Flagstaff
is ideal for year-round outdoor activities. Nearby attractions
include the Grand Canyon, Lowell Observatory, Oak Creek Canyon,
Sedona, Monument Valley, Sunset Crater, Meteor Crater, and Arizona
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Northern Arizona University requires satisfactory results for the
following: a criminal background investigation, an employment
history verification and a degree verification (in some cases)
prior to employment. You may also be required to complete a
fingerprint background check.
Additionally, as an employer in the state of Arizona, NAU is
required to participate in the federal E-Verify program that
assists employers with verifying new employees' right to work in
the United States.
Finally, each year Northern Arizona University releases an
Annual Security Report
. The report is a result of a federal law
known as the Clery Act. The report includes Clery reportable crime
statistics for the three most recent completed calendar years and
discloses procedures, practices and programs NAU uses to keep
students and employees safe including how to report crimes or other
emergencies occurring on campus. In addition, the
Fire Safety Report
is combined with the Annual Security Report
for the NAU Flagstaff Mountain Campus as this campus has on-campus
student housing. This report discloses fire safety policies and
procedures related to on-campus student housing and statistics for
fires that occurred in those facilities.
If you would like a free paper copy of the report, please contact
the NAUPD Records Department at (928) 523-8884 or by visiting the
department at 525 E. Pine Knoll Drive in Flagstaff.
Commensurate with experience.
This is a Faculty (FAC) position. NAU offers an excellent benefit
package including generous health, dental and vision insurance;
participation in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) or the
Optional Retirement Program (ORP); sick leave accruals and 10
holidays per year; and tuition reduction for employees and
qualified family members. More information on benefits at NAU is
available at the NAU HR
Faculty are hired on a contract basis, renewable according to terms
of the Conditions of Faculty Service
. Employees offered a
position will be eligible for state health plans (including NAU's
BCBS Plan). Employees will have 31 days from date of hire to enroll
in benefits, and their benefits will then be effective the first
day of the pay period following their completed enrollment.
If a new employee chooses the Arizona State Retirement System
(ASRS) retirement option, participation in the ASRS Plan (and the
long-term disability coverage that accompanies it) will begin on
the first of the pay period following 183 days of employment. New
employees who choose to participate in the Optional Retirement Plan
(ORP; an alternative to the ASRS plan) will begin to participate on
the first day of employment. The long-term disability plan that
accompanies the ORP will begin on the first day of the pay period
following 90 days of employment. More information about NAU
benefits is available at the NAU HR
NAU will not provide any U.S. immigration support or sponsorship
for this position.
This vacancy will be open until filled or closed. Review of
applications will begin on January 22, 2022.
How to Apply
To apply for this position, please click on the "Apply" button at
the end of the job description if viewing this position through the
NAU HR website. Otherwise, to view the original post and to apply,
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Application must include: (1) a cover letter highlighting your
particular qualifications for this position; (2) a curriculum
vitae; (3) a statement of teaching philosophy; (4) a statement of
research interests; and (5) names and contact information for three
references. Save all items as PDF and/or Word documents.
If you need assistance completing your application there are
instructions available on the HR website
or in person in the Human Resources
Department located in Building 91 on the NAU Campus - on the corner
of Beaver and DuPont Streets.
If you are an individual with a disability and need reasonable
accommodation to participate in the hiring process please contact
the Office of Equity and Access at: 928-523-3312/TDD - 928-523-1006
or PO Box 4083, Flagstaff AZ 86011.
This position is exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair
Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and therefore will not earn overtime or
compensatory time for additional time worked.
Equal Employment Opportunity
Northern Arizona University is a committed Equal
Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution. Women, minorities,
veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
NAU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.
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and other National Service alumni are encouraged to apply.
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