Dental Hygiene Clinical Adjunct

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  • Job Number:518339
  • Classification:Temporary Faculty - Credit
  • Grade:Adjunct Faculty Credit Variable
  • Work type:Adjunct Faculty
  • Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Anchorage
  • School/Business unit:UAA College of Health
  • Location:Anchorage
  • Categories: Health Profession

Position Summary:

The School of Allied Health is seeking applications for Clinical Adjunct Faculty for the Dental Hygiene Program. We are seeking applicants who possess a desire to help students succeed in reaching their goals.


100Instruct students in areas of expertise. Be available for contact with students. Adjunct positions are on a semester-by-semester contract basis. Successful acceptance into the adjunct pool does not guarantee an offer of a contract.Essential
About the University of Alaska Anchorage and College of Health:
The University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) Goose Lake Campus is located in Anchorage, Alaska. The attractive wooded campus, at the foot of the Chugach Mountains, serves as a cultural hub for the city. Careful development has left the campus an urban oasis with resident wildlife populations including moose, waterfowl, and birds.
The College of Health (COH), one of seven UAA schools and colleges, is a major center for development and delivery of professional, career and technical, community, and continuing education programs. In keeping with the mission of the University of Alaska, COH has a commitment to innovation and flexibility insuring high quality education, and training is available to all who have the ability and interest to pursue an education or profession.
About the School of Allied Health and Dental Program:
The School of Allied Health at the University of Alaska Anchorage is one of the largest divisions within the College of Health
and encompasses the following programs: Dental Hygiene and Dental Assisting, Fire and Emergency Services, Pharmacy Technology,
Radiologic Technology, Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Medical Assisting, Medical Laboratory Science, Physical Therapist Assistant, Dietetics & Nutrition, and Surgical Technology.
The Dental program prepares students to become Dental Assistants and Dental Hygienists. Students graduate as competent and ethical
with the knowledge and skills for entry into high demand careers in the healthcare industry. The Dental program makes an important
contribution to the College of Health’s mission to advance the health and well being of people and communities.
The School of Allied Health also operates a dental clinic that offers opportunities for students, staff, and community members to receive
limited dental care.
Position Information:
Adjunct positions are on a semester appointment basis. Successful acceptance into the adjunct pool does not guarantee an offer of an appointment nor does having worked one semester guarantee an offer of employment in the following semester. This is an adjunct labor pool and applicants are hired based on departmental need.


  • Knowledge of accepted instruction methods.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Public speaking skills.
  • Must possess interpersonal skills to deal effectively and courteously with students, staff, faculty, administration, and the general public.


  • Clinical Dental Hygiene Experience of at least 5 years.
  • Experience leading or working in a diversified workforce in a multi-cultural setting.

Candidates will be evaluated on the suitability of their experience, any past teaching experience, expertise, and experience relevant to the effective teaching of their specific field, and potential for providing high-quality instruction to a diverse undergraduate student population.

Experience with clinical Dental Hygiene for clinical education of students, student evaluation, advising, and counseling in the professional discipline.

Associates degree required.

Bachelor's degree

Based on the number of semesters taught at the UA.
Assignment Information:
Temporary, Adjunct faculty member, Part-Time, Non-Credit Course, Not Eligible for Healthcare
Conditions of Employment:
  • Applicants must be legally authorized for unrestricted employment in the United States.
  • No work visas will be sponsored for this position.
Application Procedures:
To be considered for this position, applicants will need to upload the following documents to their online application:
  • Cover letter
  • Resume/CV
  • Copies of licenses and/or certifications related to profession
This is an at-will, union represented adjunct position, and may be cancelled based upon the needs of the university.
Union Representation:
This position is represented by United Academic – Adjuncts, AAUP-AFT/AFL-CIO
Reasonable Accommodation Statement:
The University of Alaska (UA) is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities throughout the
applicant screening process. If you need assistance in completing this application or during any phase of the interview process, please
contact UA Human Resources by phone at 907-450-8200.
Affirmative Action Statement:
UA is an AA/EO employer and educational institution and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual:
Pursuant to Board of Regents’ Policy 04.01.055.B, temporary, extended temporary, adjunct, student, casual labor, regular new hire
probationary employees and those positions designated by the president as officers and senior administrators of the university are
employed at-will.
Background Check:
The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.
Public Disclosure Statement:
Your application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act.
Drug-Free Workplace:
University of Alaska campuses are Tobacco-Free.
Training Policy:
It is the policy of the University of Alaska (UA) that all employees are required to complete training to meet the requirements of the
positions they hold, and to complete the required training within a specified period to remain employed at the UA.
Contact Information:
If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact University of Alaska HR at 907-450-8200.


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Applications close: Alaskan Daylight Time

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