The Dental Hygiene Program at Oregon Tech is the only public institution in the state of Oregon that offers a Bachelor of Science degree in Dental Hygiene. Students graduate well prepared to sit for regional and national board exams necessary for all permits, endorsements, and licensure for highest scope of practice allowed in Oregon as a Registered Dental Hygienist. Students also complete enough clinical hours to apply for Expanded Practice permits upon graduation.
Oregon Tech Dental Hygiene offers a bachelor’s degree in two physical locations: the main campus in Klamath Falls, OR and an off-site location in Salem, OR. We provide a safe and collaborative learning environment in state of the art facilities and are renowned for our reputation for graduating excellent dental hygienists. We offer a robust community outreach curriculum and numerous student enrichment experiences. The dental hygiene program embraces opportunities for inter-professional collaboration experiences between disciplines. The university offers excellent mentoring opportunities for both new and experienced faculty. For more information, visit: http://www.oit.edu/dental-hygiene.
Oregon Tech invites applications for a full-time faculty role of Instructor within the Dental Hygiene Department. Rank at hiring will be dependent upon qualifications.
Oregon Tech Dental Hygiene currently has cohorts in two locations – at the main campus in Klamath Falls, OR; and at the Chemeketa Community College campus in Salem, OR.
This recruitment is for the
Klamath Falls campus.
The official full-time position will begin in September of 2024, but there may be opportunities for an interim position to begin prior to the official contract start; during or after winter term of 2024. This is an 11 month contract that runs from September 16-August 15 each year. This is a
non-tenure position. The primary responsibility of the role, is teaching in clinical and lab courses, with some opportunity for didactic courses; academic advising; and participation in department service and goals. The ideal candidate is a highly motivated, self-starting professional who works well in group settings under the direction of primary course instructors and program site coordinators in a collaborative learning environment. Course assignments may vary based on qualification and experience of the successful candidate.
Oregon Tech offers a competitive teaching salary and an extremely comprehensive benefits package on a beautiful southern Oregon campus. Klamath Falls is the gem of southern Oregon, known for sunshine, clean air, wildlife, mountain scenery, and year-round outdoor recreation opportunities that include Crater Lake National Park.
Oregon Tech values its diverse faculty, staff, and students fostering a healthy, inclusive, and positive learning environment. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups and all those who share our commitment to inclusivity and passion for the strength of our diversity are strongly encouraged to apply.
Applicants hired without a master’s degree will be expected to earn a master’s degree within a time determined at hire.
Bachelor’s degree in Dental Hygiene from a CODA accredited Dental Hygiene program.
Current dental hygiene license, must obtain Oregon license within six (6) months of hire.
2 or more years experience with direct patient care.
Master’s degree in dental hygiene, education, public health, allied health, or related discipline or completion of degree within two (2) years of teaching for Oregon Tech.
Nitrous oxide, Expanded Practice Permit, and Restorative Endorsement strongly preferred.
Experience in teaching the following courses: Dental hygiene basic science, clinical teaching and calibration, community outreach or public health.
Bilingual in English/Spanish is a plus.
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