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Assistant/Associate Professor and Department Chair, Dental Hygiene (3633)
Idaho State University

Date Posted May 14, 2020
Title Assistant/Associate Professor and Department Chair, Dental Hygiene (3633)
University Idaho State University
Pocatello , ID, United States
Department Department of Dental Hygiene
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Assistant Professor
    Associate Professor
    Department Head/Head/Chair
  • Dental Hygiene
    Dentistry - General
Assistant/Associate Professor and Department Chair, Dental Hygiene (3633)

Posting Number: req968
Working 11 months per year
Faculty Tenure Track
Division of Health Sciences
Pocatello - Main

Primary Purpose

The primary purpose of the chair of the Department of Dental Hygiene is to provide leadership, supervision, mentorship, and instruction in the undergraduate and graduate programs.  Responsibilities include accreditation, budget, curriculum review, strategic planning, marketing, and student recruitment. We are seeking a confident and capable visionary committed to leading and advocating for the Department and the University. 

Key Responsibilities:
General Duties and Department Administration:
  • Provide leadership for the Department of Dental Hygiene, in all professional matters, including accreditation, program and course development, marketing, coordinating all activities and maintaining high-quality performance in teaching, research, and service.
  • Supervise student recruitment, admissions policies and procedures, and academic advising.
  • Provide supervision and leadership for faculty, including distribution of workload, committee assignments, and faculty/staff professional development.
  • Supervise and evaluate staff and faculty performance annually or as required. 
  • Encourage a positive departmental climate.
  • Oversee management of clinical/laboratory facilities and equipment and maintain essential records.
  • Coordinate and justify budget items.
  • Oversee department website and subsequent social networking sites.

Minimum Qualifications  
  • Master's degree in dental hygiene or a relevant field. 
  • Candidates must be a registered dental hygienist who graduated from an ADA accredited dental hygiene program and eligible for Idaho dental hygiene licensure. 
  • At least five years: academic teaching experience, clinical experience with nonsurgical periodontal therapy, and administration of local anesthesia.
  • Evidence of scholarly activities including research and publication in professional journals.
  • Ability to provide positive leadership with accreditation, budget oversight, curriculum management, supervision and evaluation of students, and faculty/ staff.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Doctoral degree or significant progress towards completion of a doctorate (must be awarded by December 2020) 
  • Advanced Dental Therapy license or certificate.
  • Evidence of the leadership necessary to propel the program forward including student and faculty/affiliates recruitment, and interprofessional service activities.
  • Experience directing or coordinating higher education programs ( e.g. chairperson, program director, or university administrator).
  • Evidence of successful grant procurement.
  • Experience with clinical and interprofessional education.

Apply online

Please submit the following documents with your application:

CV/Resume, Cover Letter, and a list of three (3) professional references with contact information.

The position will remain open until filled. Salary will be commensurate with education and experience. Includes a competitive benefits package. Offers of employment may be conditional pending successful completion of a background investigation.

  • Idaho State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We have an institution-wide commitment to inclusion and diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply. Veterans’ preference. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

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