The Clinical Lecturer/Clinical Assistant Professor in the department of Dental Education is a full-time (10-month), non-tenure-track position. The appointee will be responsible for didactic, laboratory, and clinical instruction for baccalaureate dental hygiene and certificate dental assisting students. Additional responsibilities include coordinating and conducting quality assurance reviews in the treatment of patient care, participation in student mentoring, university, division and department committees, community-engaged service and other faculty assignments within the department as determined by the director.
The successful candidate will demonstrate excellent communication skills and a desire to create and participate in an environment that promotes collegiality and collaboration among members of various educational disciplines. The successful candidate will demonstrate a commitment to effective teaching at the undergraduate level, including the ability to teach and effectively communicate with a diverse student population.
The Clinical Lecturer position must hold a Bachelor's Degree from a dental hygiene program or health-related field accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation and possess a certificate in dental assisting (CDA). The Clinical Lecturer with Bachelor's Degree must complete a graduate degree in a dental or health-related field within three years after date of hire. The Clinical Lecturer must have a minimum of five years of clinical practice experience in dental hygiene. Applicants must be licensed or eligible for dental hygiene licensure in the state of Indiana.
Teach 12-18 contact hours per semester of undergraduate course work to students representing a diverse population
Develop instructional materials to include a detailed course outline, course goals, objectives, audiovisual needs, course activities and evaluation methods that follow established standards
Assess course effectiveness through student evaluations
Review CODA accreditation guidelines annually for continual improvement
Mentor adjunct faculty members in course development and necessary content
Advise current students regarding their clinical, laboratory and/or didactic performance
Participate in program marketing, student recruitment, and student progression activities
Assist with the facilitation, monitoring and evaluation of curricular outcomes
Participate in decision making, communication and implementation of program policies and procedures
Collaborate with the Director, faculty and students to adjudicate student issues according to Dental Education policies
Participate in professional organizations and formal/informal learning activities to enhance both personal and professional development
Assist with program assessment and continuous quality improvement activities
Provide input into the programs' mission, goals, development, and curricular revisions
Participate with program accreditation efforts
Serve on department, division, and campus committees
Not required for clinical rank, but highly encouraged
One of eight campuses of Indiana University, IU Northwest is located in metropolitan Northwest Indiana, approximately 30 miles southeast of Chicago and 10 miles from the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. The campus has a diverse student population of approximately 4,000 degree-seeking students and 1,500 dual-credit students. The campus offers Associate, Baccalaureate and Master's degrees in a variety of undergraduate, graduate and pre-professional degree options available from the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Health and Human Services, the School of Business and Economics, the School of the Arts and the School of Education. The campus is also host to IU School of Medicine-Northwest-Gary, which actively involves students in research and local healthcare needs through its four-year medical doctorate program. IU Northwest emphasizes high-quality teaching, faculty and student research and engagement on campus and in the community. As a student-centered campus, IU Northwest is committed to academic excellence characterized by a love of ideas and achievement in learning, discovery, creativity and engagement. Indiana University Northwest is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to achieving excellence through diversity. The University actively encourages applications from women, minorities, veterans, persons with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups.
Required Qualifications for Clinical Lecturer:
Bachelor's Degree in dental hygiene or health-related discipline accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation.
Commitment to completing a graduate degree in a dental or health-related field within three years of date of hire
Eligible for LDH/RDH licensure in Indiana with local anesthesia permit
Certified Dental Assistant (CDA)
Minimum 5 years of clinical practice experience in dental hygiene
Preferred Qualifications for Clinical Lecturer and for Clinical Assistant Professor:
Active membership in ADEA, ADHA, and ADAA
Didactic and clinical teaching experience in dental hygiene and dental assisting
Department Contact for Questions:
Questions regarding the position or application process can be directed to Donna Krause, Chair Search and Screen Committee, Indiana University Northwest, 3400 Broadway, Gary, IN 46408, email@example.com
OAA #: NW-05-1819
Appointment Status: Non-Tenure Track
Internal Number: 6971
About Indiana University
Founded in 1820, Indiana University is the state’s public university system, comprised of two core campuses—IU-Bloomington and IUPUI—and six regional campuses located throughout the state. Combined, the total student population is more than 114,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional school students. IU is one of the largest employers in the state, with over 20,000 faculty and staff. Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. Diversity and inclusion remains a core commitment to IU’s mission to cultivate an educational environment that supports equal access, participation and representation on all of its campuses and that provides educational and career opportunities for all.