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Director, Dental Hygiene Clinic

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The Ohio State University College of Dentistry invites applications for a full-time (12 months) Dental Hygiene Clinic Director at the rank of assistant/associate professor-clinical in the Division of Dental Hygiene. This position offers an exciting opportunity to participate in a division that is structured on the principles of patient care through a comprehensive, vertically integrated small-group practice and interdisciplinary model of health care delivery.

The Dental Hygiene Clinic Director is responsible for leading the clinical education of dental hygiene students and integrating the college’s undergraduate and pre-doctoral clinical experiences. Other duties include providing clinical and didactic instruction for baccalaureate dental hygiene students, serving as a student adviser, and playing a vital role in program accreditation processes.  Additional responsibilities and opportunities include creating schedules, analyzing data, creating outcome reports, engaging in scholarly activities and other assignments as determined by the division chair, as well as participating in college governance and the intramural faculty practice.

The college is in the process of building a $95 million facility that will provide new student classrooms, simulation clinics, and patient care facilities. Each will be equipped with the latest in digital technologies that enhance student learning, improve efficiencies of operation, and facilitate patient care. Eight small-group practice clinics that focus on comprehensive care will provide an optimal environment for dental and dental hygiene students to work in an integrated model for health care delivery.

The successful candidate will possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills with strong conflict resolution and team building abilities, as well as a desire to create an environment that promotes collegiality, collaboration, and cultural diversity among members of various education, research, and service communities.  A willingness to serve as a role model and advocate for the ideals of professionalism and high ethical standards in a health science educational setting is essential.

As an R1 research-intensive university with seven health science colleges on its campus, Ohio State provides the optimum environment for the College of Dentistry to meet its tripartite mission of education, research, and service. The college distinguishes itself nationally by engaging faculty throughout the campus, around the state, and across the country in a host of experiences that provide enriching opportunities. The College of Dentistry is Ohio’s only state-supported dental school, and it educates more than 60% of the state’s dentists. Comprised of ten divisions, the college supports eight advanced education programs accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation, including residency training programs in general practice and dental anesthesiology. The college also benefits from a National Institutes of Health T32 award that supports its PhD in oral biology program.

The Ohio State University and its College of Dentistry are located in Columbus, Ohio, the largest city in the state and the 15th largest in the United States. A center of aesthetic and cultural development, Columbus offers major-league sports teams, musical and theatre performances, museums, and a world-class zoo. Home to Ohio’s state government, many national corporations, and an expanding technology corridor, Columbus is a growing city that offers an array of opportunities and amenities.

Qualified candidates must have graduated from a dental hygiene program accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation; possess a graduate degree in dental hygiene or a related field; and have a minimum of three years of clinical practice, as well as clinical teaching experience in dental hygiene. Preference will be given to candidates with experience as a clinic director, scheduling and managing daily student clinical experiences, data management and reporting, student rotation scheduling, and collaborating with dental school and clinic administration. Applicants should also possess the qualifications to be eligible for a regular or limited dental hygiene teaching license in the State of Ohio. Information on state dental licensure is available at dental.ohio.gov/Licensure/Dentist.

Only electronic applications will be accepted. Evaluation of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Salary and academic rank are commensurate with qualifications. Applicants should submit a personal statement delineating qualifications and goals, a teaching philosophy statement, along with curriculum vitae and three professional references to Rachel Kearney, BSDH, MS, Chair of the Division of Dental Hygiene, at osudentistryrecruitment@osu.edu. For more information about the college, the division, or this position, please visit dentistry.osu.edu.

The Ohio State University is a premier employer that provides exceptional rewards, including medical, dental, and vision benefits. The university’s competitive salaries and benefits packages include generous retirement plans, tuition assistance for employees and their dependents, wellness initiatives, and more. Visit the Office of Human Resources website for detailed information.

The College of Dentistry’s atmosphere is one of collaboration and inclusiveness, where differences in thought and experience are embraced and celebrated.

The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status, and protected veteran status.