Assistant Professor of Dental Hygiene

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Work type: Faculty - Temporary & Continuing
Location: Big Rapids, MI 49307
Categories: Faculty

Position Title: Assistant Professor of Dental Hygiene  
Location: Big Rapids (Main Campus)  

32406 - Dental Hygiene

Advertised Salary: $64,000 - $72,000 plus comprehensive benefit package (health care, vacation, etc.)  
FLSA: Exempt  
Temporary/Continuing:  Continuing  
Part-Time/Full-Time: Full-Time  
Union Group: Ferris Faculty Association (MEA-NEA)  
Term of Position: 9 Month  
At Will/Just Cause: Just Cause  
Summary of Position: The College of Health Professions is seeking applications for a 9-month tenure-track faculty position which includes didactic, clinical, and laboratory teaching, as well as related responsibilities in the Dental Hygiene programs and the Dental Clinic. The anticipated start date of this position is August of 2023 at the earliest.  
Position Type: Faculty - Temporary & Continuing  
Required Education: Master's degree in dental hygiene, education, or a health-related field.  
Required Work Experience: Minimum of three years of dental hygiene experience and/or instructional experience in a dental hygiene education program.  
Required Licenses and Certifications: Current licensure as a Registered Dental Hygienist with Local Anesthesia and Nitrous Oxide Certifications.  
Physical Demands:
  • Bending
  • Moving
  • Reaching
  • Sitting
  • Twisting
  • Repetitive Movement
  • Standing
Additional Education/Experiences to be Considered: Five years instructional experience in a dental hygiene education program.
E-learning experience
Essential Duties/Responsibilities: • Provide classroom, clinical, laboratory, and online instruction as assigned (some evening
hours may be required)
• Participating in curriculum development, program evaluation and accreditation compliance
• Serve as academic advisor for dental hygiene students
• Maintain active engagement in professional responsibilities that may also include professional development, participation in university/college committees and traditional activities that have academic significance
• Participate in scholarly activity to enhance knowledge of the discipline and the program
• Maintain currency within the discipline in area(s) of expertise
• Work collaboratively with other faculty to promote and improve the programs
• Maintain a consistent physical presence on the main campus for the purpose of engagement in the University community and the advancement of the dental hygiene programs
• Adhere to the policies of the college and university
• Faculty members also have professional responsibilities which may include advising students, orientation and registration of students, participation in University committees, keeping regular posted office hours (which are scheduled at times convenient for students), and participation in traditional functions which have academic significance (ex. reporting initial student participation data and submitting final grades on time). Faculty members may be required to teach off-campus or in an on-line environment.
• Any other duties assigned within the position classification area
• Demonstrates an understanding of diversity, equity, and inclusion, especially in working relationships with students, faculty, staff and community members
Marginal Duties/Responsibilities:    
Skills and Abilities: Demonstrated commitment, experience and understanding for diversity, equity, and inclusion  
Required Documents:
  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Unofficial Transcript 1
  • License
Optional Documents:    
Special Instructions to Applicants: Transcript 1 (REQUIRED): Applicants must attach a copy of unofficial transcript of Master’s degree.
Transcript must include: Institution name, applicant name, date degree attained, degree awarded. Finalist will be required to submit an official transcript.
License (REQUIRED): Applicants must attach a copy of their current dental hygiene license including Local Anesthesia and Nitrous Oxide certifications.
Initial Application Review Date:
March 6th, 2023  
Open Until Position is Filled?: Yes  
Posting Close Date:
EEO Statement: Ferris State University, an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, is committed to enhancing equity, inclusion, and diversity within its community. Ferris offers employment opportunities to qualified candidates seeking careers in a student-focused environment that values opportunity, collaboration, diversity and educational excellence.  Learn more about the Ferris Mission and community at The University actively seeks applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and other underrepresented groups. For more information on the University’s Policy on Non-Discrimination, visit: Ferris Non-Discrimination Statement.  

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