Assistant Professor - Dental Hygiene

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Assistant Professor - Dental Hygiene

About Eastern Washington University:
Eastern is a regional, comprehensive university located in Cheney, 20 minutes from downtown Spokane. In addition to our primary campus in Cheney, we also offer programs in Spokane’s innovative University-District, plus additional teaching/learning centers located in other cities throughout Washington State. Enrollment has reached over 12,000 students. The Cheney-Spokane area is the heart of the Inland Northwest, with excellent restaurants, theater, shopping, skiing, hiking, lakes, a choice of living in a medium-sized city or a small town, and high quality schools and housing.


Job Summary:
Eastern Washington University and the College of Health Science and Public Health at Eastern Washington University invite applications for a Tenure Track position in the Department of Dental Hygiene to begin August 2021. This position will include didactic, online and clinical teaching.

The Department of Dental Hygiene is housed in a state-of-the-art facility located at Eastern's Spokane Campus in Spokane, WA. The department offers the only Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene in the state of Washington, an entirely web-based Master of Science in Dental Hygiene, and has a fully online BSDH degree completion program.

  • This is an open recruitment; three days' notice will be provided prior to closure of recruitment.

Eastern is a regional, comprehensive university that expects all faculty to demonstrate teaching excellence, professional growth, and service to the university, profession, and the community. Responsibilities in this position include teaching and mentoring of clinical faculty.

Eastern is co-located on two campuses, Spokane (home of our College of Health Science and Public Health and College of Business & Public Administration) in addition to our main campus in Cheney (20 minutes from Riverpoint), as well as additional teaching/learning centers located in other cities throughout Washington State. The Cheney-Spokane area is the heart of the Inland Northwest, with excellent restaurants, theater, shopping, skiing, hiking, lakes, a choice of living in a medium-sized city or a small town, and high quality schools and housing. Enrollment has reached over 12,000 students.
  • NOTE: Post-COVID-19 pandemic or when restrictions permit, the work location for this position will be on the Spokane campus.

Review of applications will start March 22, 2021. Position will remain open until filled. Preferred start date is August 16, 2021. Please go to: https://jobs.hr.ewu.edu to apply to this position. EWU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action educator and employer and applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged.


Required Qualifications:
  • Master’s of Science in Dental Hygiene or related field.
  • Washington State Dental Hygiene or Dental (dentist) licensure or ability to obtain licensure by date of appointment (8/16/2021).
  • Minimum of two years clinical experience within the past five years (clinical practice or clinical faculty).
  • Experience in online teaching.
  • Experience with technology and learning management systems (LMS).
  • Demonstrate potential for scholarship as required for tenure-track.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Suite (Outlook Word, PowerPoint, Excel).
  • Experience in course design and curriculum development.
  • Demonstrated high degree of interest, ability and/or experience promoting cultural competency, universal accessibility, and/or diversity.
  • Excellent communication and networking skills.
  • Candidate must demonstrate interest, ability and/or experience promoting cultural competency, universal accessibility, and/or diversity.


Preferred Qualifications:
Preference may be given to candidates who offer one or more of the following:
  • Earned Doctorate.
  • Knowledge of Canvas LMS, eportfolio software, and electronic health records (EHR).
  • Knowledge of the accreditation process.
  • Experience in restorative dentistry.




Other Skills and Abilities:


Job Duties:
% of Time: 100
Responsibility / Duty:
A Faculty Activity Plan will be developed by the end of the first quarter of the selected candidate’s appointment, and will consist of a combination of teaching, research, service and/or release time to perform administrative duties, as negotiated and as needed to meet the business needs of the department.

All faculty are expected to engage in effective teaching and in assessment of student learning outcomes.

Faculty are expected to engage in effective teaching and assessment of student learning. Additionally, the candidate selected for this position may be expected to teach face-to-face classes, hybrid or blended classes and/or online classes according to the needs of the department.

Essential Function Indicator: Yes



Conditions of Employment:
This position, during the course of university employment will be involved in the receipt of, or accountability for, university funds or other items of value, as well as the unsupervised access with the developmentally disabled, vulnerable adults or children under the age of 16. The offer of employment is contingent upon successful completion and passing of a background check prior to beginning employment and showing proof of eligibility to work in the U.S. pursuant to U.S. immigration laws.
  • NOTE: Post-COVID-19 pandemic or when restrictions permit, the work location for this position will be on the Spokane campus.

Salary Information: Minimum salary is $61,967; hiring salary will be dependent on experience and qualifications.


Posting Date: 02/10/2021
Open Until Further Notice: Yes
Closing Date:
Screening to Begin: 3/22/2021

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Submit your application materials through our online applications portal provided below. If you are unable to submit through the applicant portal, please contact Human Resources Services at (509) 359-2381.

To apply, visit https://jobs.hr.ewu.edu/postings/6462

EWU does not discriminate in its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, citizenship or immigration status, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, genetic information, age, marital status, families with children, protected veteran or military status, HIV or hepatitis C, status as a mother breastfeeding her child, or the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability or the use of a trained guide dog or service animal by a person with a disability, as provided for and to the extent required by state and federal laws.






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Posted: 2/11/2021
Application Due: 4/12/2021
Work Type: Full Time
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