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Assistant Clinical Professor - Dental Hygiene

Northern Arizona University
Flagstaff, Arizona
Salary not disclosed
Closing date
Nov 25, 2022

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Faculty, Non-Tenure Track
Contract Type
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Assistant Clinical Professor - Dental Hygiene

Workplace Culture

NAU is a community devoted to student success and sustained by an unshakable commitment to our shared mission, vision, and values. We—faculty, staff, and administrators—thrive by combining our efforts and working side by side to further NAU’s culture of excellence.

Core Values One NAU side by side Student Centered | Integrity | Diversity | Service | Discovery | Excellence Northern Arizona University

Special Information

The Dental Hygiene Department in the College of Health and Human Services at Northern Arizona University (NAU) seeks applications for a full time, benefit eligible, 9-month academic year, non-tenure track Assistant Clinical Professor position located in Flagstaff, AZ. This position is to begin Fall 2022.

Job Description

The dental hygiene candidate will provide instruction to dental hygiene students in the classroom and/or clinic. This position is to begin on 08/22/2022. The faculty member’s teaching and service responsibilities will be determined based on the faculty member’s areas of dental hygiene expertise, special interest, and Department of Dental Hygiene needs. The faculty member will also be assigned and responsible for service activities meeting department, college, and university needs and those related to the dental hygiene profession in addition to teaching responsibilities.

Minimum Qualifications

• Dental Hygiene license (RDH)

• Master’s degree in dental hygiene, public health, or related field or completion of Master’s Degree in related field prior to August 2022

• Two years of Dental/Dental Hygiene didactic or clinical teaching experience

• Three years of full time (32+ hours/week) clinical and/or public health dental hygiene experience

• Eligible for licensure as a dental hygienist in Arizona

Preferred Qualifications

• Dental Hygiene license (RDH) or Dental license (DDS or DMD)

• Experience with Blackboard Learn

• Five years of Dental/Dental Hygiene didactic or clinical teaching experience in a university setting

• Five or more years of clinical dental/dental hygiene experience

• Ability to work effectively with people of culturally diverse backgrounds

• Evidence of a record of scholarly activity or other creative endeavors related to dental/dental hygiene

• On-line teaching and course design experience

• Public health experience

• Experience in curriculum development, implementation, and assessment


Commensurate with experience.


This is a Faculty (FAC) position. NAU offers an excellent benefit package including generous health, dental and vision insurance; participation in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) or the Optional Retirement Program (ORP); sick leave accruals and 10 holidays per year; and tuition reduction for employees and qualified family members. More information on benefits at NAU is available at the NAU HR benefits page.

Faculty are hired on a contract basis, renewable according to terms of the Conditions of Faculty Service. Employees offered a position will be eligible for state health plans (including NAU's BCBS Plan). Employees will have 31 days from date of hire to enroll in benefits, and their benefits will then be effective the first day of the pay period following their completed enrollment.

If a new employee chooses the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) retirement option, participation in the ASRS Plan (and the long-term disability coverage that accompanies it) will begin on the first of the pay period following 183 days of employment. New employees who choose to participate in the Optional Retirement Plan (ORP; an alternative to the ASRS plan) will begin to participate on the first day of employment. The long-term disability plan that accompanies the ORP will begin on the first day of the pay period following 90 days of employment. More information about NAU benefits is available at the NAU HR benefits page.

Immigration Suppt/Sponsorship

NAU will not provide any U.S. immigration support or sponsorship for this position.

Submission Deadline

This vacancy will be open until filled or closed. Review of applications will begin on January 22, 2022.

How to Apply

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Application must include: (1) a cover letter highlighting your particular qualifications for this position; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) a statement of teaching philosophy; (4) a statement of research interests; and (5) names and contact information for three references. Save all items as PDF and/or Word documents.

If you need assistance completing your application there are instructions available on the HR website or in person in the Human Resources Department located in Building 91 on the NAU Campus - on the corner of Beaver and DuPont Streets.

If you are an individual with a disability and need reasonable accommodation to participate in the hiring process please contact the Office of Equity and Access at: 928-523-3312/TDD - 928-523-1006 or PO Box 4083, Flagstaff AZ 86011.

FLSA Status

This position is exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and therefore will not earn overtime or compensatory time for additional time worked.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Northern Arizona University is a committed Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. NAU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

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