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Full-Time Clinical Assistant/Associate Professor of Dental Hygiene

Department of Periodontics and Oral Medicine - Division of Dental Hygiene

The University of Michigan School of Dentistry invites applications and nominations for a full-time faculty member at the Clinical Assistant/Associate Professor level in the Division of Dental Hygiene within the Department of Periodontics and Oral Medicine.

We are actively seeking those who are dedicated to the future growth of the profession of dental hygiene and have a strong desire to prepare students in the multiple roles of the dental hygienist. Highly motivated candidates must possess a strong ability to work well in a team setting and collaboratively with students, faculty and staff. 

Candidates must have a Master’s of Science degree in Dental Hygiene or equivalent degree.  Consideration will be given to those candidates currently enrolled in an advanced educational program. Interested candidates should be eligible for State of Michigan dental hygiene license with administration of nitrous oxide/oxygen sedation and local anesthesia included. A minimum of five years clinical experience is recommended.

The successful candidate must have teaching experience, with both didactic and clinical teaching experience preferred.  The position includes teaching (didactic and clinical) in the Entry-level Program with additional teaching responsibilities in the Degree Completion and Graduate programs. An integral part of the position is overseeing students in their clinical experiences and coordination of the undergraduate clinical curriculum. Service to the division, department and school are expected.  Qualified candidates should have research experience and a desire to further their own research activities consistent with the mission of the department.

Patient care in the Dental Faculty Associates Clinic will be made available to the candidate.

Consistent with the Core Values of the University of Michigan, School of Dentistry we seek candidates grounded in providing opportunities to all qualified candidates regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation or religion.  We encourage a culture of collaboration, collegiality and helpfulness based on empathy and respect. The University of Michigan is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Commission employer.

To apply, please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of interest and goals, and three professional references to the form below. For full consideration of a candidate’s materials applications should be submitted by November 11, 2016.

Further information may be obtained by consulting the department website at:  Questions regarding the position should be directed to the search committee chair, Dr. Eugene Ko at For questions regarding the application, please contact Katrice Yarrington at

The University of Michigan is an EEO/AA employer