The University of Pittsburgh, School of Dental Medicine, with its Program in Dental Hygiene in the Department of Periodontics and Preventive Dentistry, announces the immediate availability of one full-time (12-month) non-tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Instructor. Academic rank and salary are commensurate with education, teaching, and professional experience. A master’s degree in dental hygiene or a related discipline and a minimum of two years of successful teaching experience in didactic, clinical, and laboratory dental hygiene courses is preferred. Teaching responsibilities will include clinical, laboratory, and didactic instruction for dental hygiene certificate and baccalaureate degree-completion students. Additional responsibilities include committee assignments, assisting with preparation for the Commission on Dental Accreditation site visit, student advising, scholarly activities and research, participation in professional organizations, community service, participation in the faculty practice, and designated faculty assignments as identified by the program director. The successful candidate must possess or be eligible for Pennsylvania dental hygiene licensure and dental hygiene local anesthesia permit. The School of Dental Medicine does require a successful background check for the selected candidate prior to the official offer of the position.
The University of Pittsburgh was founded in 1787 and is one of the oldest institutions of higher education in the United States. The School of Dental Medicine has 320 first professional students, 40 residents and 70 dental hygiene students.
Please forward curriculum vitae, a statement describing interest in the position, qualifications and experience, and the names and addresses of at least three references to: Katherine Horn, Department Administrator at firstname.lastname@example.org. The search committee will begin reviewing applications upon receipt. Only applicants who appear best qualified will be invited for a personal interview. Men and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. The position will remain open until filled.