Instructor/Assistant Professor -DHY

at UAMS (University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

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Instructor/Assistant Professor -DHY

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CHP Dental Hygiene

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Position Description - Full-time 12-Month Faculty

Department of Dental Hygiene

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

College of Health Professions

Title: Faculty

Rank: Instructor/Assistant Professor; Non-Tenure Track

The Program

The Dental Hygiene program is 5-semesters in length and offers a Bachelor of Science degree. The program admits 36 students per year, utilizing an individualized, holistic admission process that considers both academic and non-academic admission factors. The curriculum emphasizes active learning methods that focus on integration and application of material and critical thinking skills. In-class sessions incorporate problem-based and team-based learning, as well as inter-professional learning experiences. In addition to a large on-campus clinic, the program maintains clinical affiliations with Arkansas Children's Hospital, Future Smiles Dental Clinic (at Wakefield Elementary School in Little Rock), Conway Regional Interfaith Dental Clinic, and the Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System in North Little Rock. The program is accredited by the Council on Dental Accreditation, American Dental Association. UAMS is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. For further information about department and programs, please access our website:

The University

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) is the state's only academic health sciences center, comprised of five health professions colleges (Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Health Professions, and Public Health), a graduate school, six institutes, eight Regional Centers (six of which include family medicine practices and residency programs), and a comprehensive Medical Center. Its College of Medicine has held a unique and vital role in Arkansas for more than 130 years. UAMS is the largest public employer in the state of Arkansas with more than 11,000 employees. UAMS has nearly 3,000 students including all of our health care locations throughout Arkansas. UAMS and its clinical affiliates: Arkansas Children's and the VA Medical Center, are an economic engine for the state with an annual economic impact of $3.92 billion. Centrally located within the state, UAMS's Little Rock campus is a tertiary referral center and the only Level 1 adult Trauma Center and Comprehensive Stroke Center for Arkansas.

UAMS offers amazing benefits and perks:

Health: Medical, Dental and Vision plans available for staff and family

Holiday, Vacation and Sick Leave

Education discount for staff and dependents (undergraduate only)

Retirement: Up to 10% matched contribution from UAMS

Basic Life Insurance up to $50,000

Career Training and Educational Opportunities

Merchant Discounts

Concierge prescription delivery on the main campus when using UAMS pharmacy

Salary offered commensurate with experience.









The Department of Dental Hygiene in the College of Health Professions at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) seeks applicants for a full-time, 12-month faculty position, located in Little Rock, Arkansas. We are searching for a team-oriented faculty member. Academic rank and salary are commensurate with experience and qualifications. The position will remain open until filled.

The faculty member will report to the program director of the dental hygiene program and will have primary responsibility of designing and teaching courses in area(s) of content expertise; contributing to program and curriculum assessment and planning activities; providing pre-clinic and clinical teaching and supervision; contributing to the university's interprofessional education initiatives; and participating in university, community, and professional service.









Applicant Qualifications


Bachelor of Science degree in dental hygiene or related field

Dental hygiene license, or license eligible, in Arkansas including local anesthesia;

Minimum of 4 years' recent and substantial clinical experience;

Strong communication, organizational and interpersonal skills; ability to identify and solve... For full info follow application link.


UAMS is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and is committed to excellence.  If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by telephone at (501) 686-6432 and let us know the nature of your request. We will only respond to messages left that involve a request for a reasonable accommodation in the application process. We will accommodate the needs of any qualified candidate who requests a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

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Job Posting: 3086958

Posted On: Oct 12, 2021

Updated On: Nov 11, 2021