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MOSDOH - Adjunct Instructor - Dental Hygienist

A.T. Still University
Missouri, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Jun 21, 2024

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Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Dentistry
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Employment Type
Part Time

MOSDOH - Adjunct Instructor - Dental Hygienist

Job Category: Adjunct Faculty
Requisition Number: MOSDO01517
Part Time
Kirksville, MO 63501, USAKirksville, MO 63501, USA

Job Details

A.T. Still University's Missouri School of Dentistry & Oral Health (ATSU-MOSDOH) is seeking a non-exempt Dental Hygienist Instructor on the Kirksville, Missouri, campus. The position reports to the Director, Preclinical Education and Simulation Clinic. The Dental Hygienist is responsible for various tasks including, but not limited to, facilitating students' learning in the clinical section of the Simulation Clinic and working with other staff members to ensure smooth workflow of courses and projects that take place in the Simulation Clinic. The position also focuses on Dentistry in the Community projects and activities.

Please note that adjunct positions are only filled on an as-needed basis.

Major Job Duties
  1. Facilitate student learning in the clinical section of the simulation clinic
  2. Monitor the inventory in the Simulation Clinic and prepare supplies for courses
  3. Participate in community outreach programs and Dentistry in the Community programs (DIC)
  4. Act as a liaison with local oral health clinics
  5. Support teaching of courses that mainly take place in the Clinical section of the Simulation Clinic
  6. Provide feedback on student performance during their presence in the Simulation Clinic
  7. Report to the supervisor on regular basis about workflow
  8. Facilitate student learning activities in Clinical Sessions, Peer on peer activities, Radiology, Periodontology courses, and DIC
  9. Deliver educational materials to the students
  10. Participate in development and the reevaluation of learning activities
  11. Provide input in preparing exam questions and assessment
  12. Inform faculty when professionalism warnings and/or slips are needed so they can be issued by the faculty
  13. Submit professionalism warnings and/or slip on behalf of the faculty to the Director, Student Success
  14. Attend and participate in the biannual Faculty Advance
  15. Proctor OSCE/OSPE and practical exams
  16. Maintain current knowledge in the areas that they provide student feedback by attending continuing education courses and development opportunities as recommended by Director, Simulation Clinic & Pre-Clinical Education in consultation with the Vice Dean, Academic Affairs
  17. Communicate with Simulation Clinic staff to ensure proper course supplies are prepared
  18. Monitor and track clinical inventory of the Simulation Clinic, including the use of written records
  19. Work closely with Simulation Clinic Equipment Technician to maintain Simulation Clinic and Clinical Training equipment
  20. Arrange outreach activities for D1 and D2 students in the Kirksville area
  21. Provide administrative support to the Director, Simulation Clinic & Pre-Clinical Education, including student grade entry
  22. Other duties as assigned by the Director, Simulation Clinic & Pre-Clinical Education

  • Bachelors degree required, Masters degree preferred
  • Proficient computer skills (Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Excellent, polite communication skills
  • The incumbent is responsible for various tasks requiring advanced coordination skills and the ability to work independently without being told individual steps to complete tasks
  • The individual must possess strong organizational skills and have advanced problem solving skills
  • Effective time management
  • Professional office and phone etiquette
  • Ability to establish priorities
  • Experience in a highly productive and fast-paced environment with competing demands
  • Ability to recognize, manage, and protect sensitive/confidential information
  • Employee must be extremely punctual and reliable so as to not delay testing sessions
  • Ideal candidate will have advanced proofing and editing skills
  • This person should be willing to work independently and closely with others; be of even temperament; and especially
    be willing to treat students, staff, and faculty in a collegial manner
  • Must be able to juggle several projects while meeting deadlines with strong prioritization abilities
  • Must represent ATSU in a highly professional manner, both internally and externally
  • Must be on campus no later than 8:00 A.M., Monday through Friday when a quiz, examination or assessment is scheduled. May occasionally require some early hours, weekend and/or evening work as projects require.


Required Prioritization Intermediate

Analytical Intermediate

Critical Thinking Intermediate

Reliable Intermediate

Multitasking Intermediate

Editing Intermediate

Interpersonal Intermediate

Oral Communication Intermediate

Written Communication Intermediate

Problem Solving Ability Intermediate

Organizing Intermediate

Coordination Intermediate

Communication Intermediate

Required Team Player: Works well as a member of a group

Detail Oriented: Capable of carrying out a given task with all details necessary to get the task done well




Bachelors or better.

Masters or better.

Required 3-5 years: Experience in a university or health care professional institution and/or dental practice.

3-5 years: Prior experience in project management.

Licenses & Certifications

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