Adjunct Instructor 1 - Dentist

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

Position Title: Adjunct Instructor 1 - Dentist  
Location: Big Rapids (Main Campus)  

32406 - Dental Hygiene

Advertised Salary: Salary commensurate with qualifications pursuant to the FSU and FNTFO/AFT Agreement.  
FLSA: Exempt  
Temporary/Continuing:  Temporary  
Part-Time/Full-Time: Part-Time  
Union Group: N/A  
Term of Position: As Needed  
At Will/Just Cause: Just Cause  
Summary of Position: Working with dental hygiene faculty, adjunct instructors, and staff to provide supervision and evaluation of dental hygiene students in pre-clinical and clinical courses, dental radiology, and other dental hygiene courses. The supervising dentist works under the direction of the Dental Hygiene Clinic Operations Supervisor. This is a pooled position. One or more applicants may be hired as needed to teach classes on a semester-by-semester basis. This posting is being used for face-to-face instruction, the candidate selected for the position must reside in Michigan after acceptance of employment.
The anticipated start date of this position is January 2024. However, this is an estimated date and can be revised if needed.
Position Type: Faculty - Temporary & Continuing  
Required Education: Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) or Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD).  
Required Work Experience: Recent clinical experience.  
Required Licenses and Certifications: Must be a DDS/DMD, licensed to practice in Michigan.
Must have a Michigan Board of Pharmacy Controlled Substance license.
Must have a current CPR Healthcare Provider Certification.
Physical Demands:
  • Office Environment
  • Bending
  • Carrying
  • Moving
  • Reaching
  • Sitting
  • Twisting
  • Pulling/Pushing
  • Repetitive Movement
  • Standing
Additional Education/Experiences to be Considered: Active member in ADA/MDA for DDS.  
Essential Duties/Responsibilities: Guide, provide feedback, and supervise students who are practicing procedures in laboratory/clinic and off-site settings. Some evening hours may be required.

Evaluate student’s work, advise faculty of students’ laboratory/clinic performance.

Knowledge of course objectives, learning material, and anticipated outcomes for student learning.

Administer and evaluate process evaluations.

Evaluate patients’ needs for clinical services and assist students in developing treatment plans.

Assist with troubleshooting and equipment repair where appropriate.

Remain current in educational methodology including all areas of dental hygiene care, local anesthesia, nitrous oxide, infection control, and safety involving hazardous materials, chemicals and radiation. Ensure that safety requirements are in place and safe procedures are being followed.

Maintain accurate student and patient records.

Responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of designated information.

Assist the Clinic Facilities Coordinator and Dental Hygiene Clinic Operations Supervisor as needed.

Reports directly to assigned supervisor.

Demonstrates an understanding of diversity, equity, and inclusion, especially in working relationships with students, faculty, staff and community members.

Participation in traditional functions which have academic significance (ex. reporting initial student participation data and submitting final grades on time).

Any other duties assigned within the position classification area.
Marginal Duties/Responsibilities:    
Skills and Abilities: Knowledge of CDC guidelines, OSHA/MIOSHA regulations, HIPAA and data security.

Communicate easily and accurately with students, faculty, staff, and other individuals.

Demonstrate and assist others effectively in laboratory/clinic practice and procedures.

Plan, organize and make sound judgments and decisions.

Understand and operate all equipment related to appropriate field of expertise.

Work independently on a wide variety of professional tasks.

Demonstrated commitment, experience and understanding for diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Required Documents:
  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Unofficial Transcript 1
  • Certification
  • License
  • Other 1
Optional Documents:    
Special Instructions to Applicants: Unofficial Transcript 1 (REQUIRED): Applicants must attach a copy of unofficial transcripts of Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) or Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD).

Transcripts must include: institution name, applicant name, date degree attained, degree awarded. Finalist will be required to submit an official transcript.

License 1 (REQUIRED): Applicants must attach a copy of current DDS/DMD license.

Other 1 (REQUIRED): Applicants must attach a copy of current Michigan Board of Pharmacy Controlled Substance license.

Certification 1 (REQUIRED): Applicants must attach a copy of current CPR certification.
Initial Application Review Date:
December 4th, 2023  
Open Until Position is Filled?: True  
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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