Salary commensurate with qualifications pursuant to the FSU and FNTFO/AFT Agreement.
Term of Position:
At Will/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 and/or online instruction. However, the candidate selected for the position must reside in Michigan after acceptance of employment..
Faculty - Temporary & Continuing
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.
Additional Education/Experiences to be Considered:
Active member in ADA/MDA for DDS.
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.
Faculty members also have professional responsibilities which may include but are not limited to: 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 may be required to teach off-campus or in an on-line environment.
Any other duties assigned within the position classification area.
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.
Certification of Current CPR
Current DDS/DMD License
Current Michigan Board of Pharmacy Controlled
Special Instructions to Applicants:
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:
August 22, 2022
Open Until Position is Filled?:
Posting Close Date:
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