Assistant Professor, Dental Hygiene

  • Indiana University, School of Dentistry
  • Fort Wayne, IN, USA
  • Aug 13, 2020
Full time   Medicine & Dentistry

Job Description

Indiana University School of Dentistry

Assistant Professor, Dental Hygiene

Division of Allied Dental Education Programs

Fort Wayne, IN


Indiana University School of Dentistry (IUSD) invites applications for the position of assistant professor to teach in our Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene program on the Fort Wayne (IUFW) campus (Fort Wayne, Indiana). This is a 1.0 FTE, 10-month (August through May), non-tenure track position.

With faculty dedicated to and focused on each of our students’ maximum development and growth, our Fort Wayne program ranks among the best in the nation in student pass rates on clinical, state and national examinations.

The candidate we are seeking will come with a passion for student growth and achievement, academic and clinical excellence, proficiency in virtual didactic instruction, and experience in interprofessional education, community collaborations, and strengthening diversity, equity and inclusion.

This full-time position requires delivery of didactic, laboratory, pre-clinical, and clinical instruction to dental hygiene students. Other exciting expectations include development and updating of courses, student advising, academic scholarship and service commitments (e.g. participation in university and professional association committees and activities).


As indicated above, we seek greater diversity in our faculty and staff to broaden students’ academic experience and to enrich our campus community.

More than 13,000 students of diverse ages, races, and nationalities pursue their education on the IUFW campus, which is also a Purdue University campus (PFW).

Combined, IUFW and PFW offer more than 200 prestigious Indiana University and Purdue University degrees and certificates.

IUFW offers health sciences degrees only.

Candidates must be sensitive to the needs of and possess an interest in working in an academic community that is diverse on the basis of age, color, disability, ethnicity, sex, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status.



Preferred and Required Qualifications

Position Requirements: For consideration, applicants must have one of the following degrees: PhD/DDS/DMD/MS. In addition, for consideration applicants must have a minimum of three years of dental hygiene clinical practice experience and either have or be immediately eligible for an Indiana dental or dental hygiene license.


Preferred Qualifications: Priority will be given to candidates who have had previous academic experience with a strong commitment to teaching.


Rank and salary will be commensurate with the candidate’s qualifications, experience and credentials.

Application Details

Review of applicants will begin immediately with an anticipated hire start date of January 1, 2021, or sooner. This posting will close on October 1, 2020. Interested candidates should review the application requirements and submit supporting documents at: Those supporting documents are:

  • Signed letter of intent
  • Complete curriculum vitae
  • Evidence of teaching
  • Names of three professional references with contact information (when requested, submitted reference letters must be provided on letterhead stationary with referee’s signature).


IUSD is located on the IUPUI campus. IUPUI promotes the educational, cultural, and economic development of central Indiana and beyond through innovative collaborations, external partnerships, and a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. IUPUI has received the prestigious Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from Insight Into Diversity for eight consecutive years. The university’s exemplary standards in teaching and research provide unparalleled value for career preparation and professional development in an ever-changing global market.


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