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Assistant Professor, Dental Hygiene (Three positions)

Farmingdale State College

The Department of Dental Hygiene at Farmingdale State College is committed to providing excellence in education and is seeking applicants for three full time tenure track Assistant Professor positions, beginning in the fall of 2018. Faculty at Farmingdale State College have three work load components; teaching, scholarship and service. Candidates will be required to assume a full teaching assignment in didactic and clinical dental hygiene in both the Associate and Bachelor Degree programs. Courses will be assigned based on the needs of the department and the qualifications of the applicant. Additional duties will include curriculum development, scholarly activities, student advisement, and department and college wide service. Proficiency in written and oral communication as well as strong interpersonal skills are imperative. A master's degree in dental hygiene or related discipline and a current license to practice dental hygiene in New York State is required. Applicants should have clinical teaching and private practice dental hygiene experience. A research based Doctoral degree is required to be considered for continuing appointment.

All faculty members at Farmingdale State College have three workload components: teaching, research and scholarly activity, and service. The successful candidate will demonstrate an interest and high level of competence in teaching. Candidates should have a research agenda that complements their area of academic specialty resulting in peer-reviewed publications and presentation, both of which are necessary for promotion and tenure at Farmingdale State College. The service component of the workload includes student advisement as well as active participation on departmental, school and college-wide committees. The faculty member may be expected to teach in multiple formats including hybrid, online and traditional face-to-face classes.


  • A current license to practice dental hygiene in New York State, and current certification in local infiltration anesthesia/nitrous oxide analgesia
  • Master's degree in dental hygiene or related discipline
  • Current certification in Basic Life Support
  • Strong communication, writing and interpersonal skills
  • Clinical and didactic teaching experience at the college level and a minimum of five years of clinical private practice experience
  • Knowledge of educational methodologies and research techniques
  • Current membership in dental hygiene related professional associations (ADHA)
  • Candidates must complete a research based doctoral degree prior to applying for tenure (five years from the date of hire)


  • Experience in an online learning environment/and experience with use of technology for instruction.
  • Background in Community Service, Public Health and epidemiology, knowledge of current dental hygiene legislative initiatives, experience in dental materials, and/or advanced instrumentation skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to use innovative teaching and assessment strategies to promote and evaluate student learning; experience working on committees and within teams; strong interpersonal skills; leadership experience and bilingual a plus.

This is a full-time, 10 month faculty position.

POSITION AVAILABLE: September 1, 2018

Salary: $67,000, may commensurate with experience

The State University of New York offers excellent fringe benefits including health insurance options and retirement plans.


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Farmingdale State is a public college of applied science and technology with an enrollment of more than 9,200 undergraduate and graduate students and a rich history of over 80,000 graduates. As the largest of SUNY's colleges of technology, Farmingdale equips students with the resources and knowledge sought by today's emerging industries. A total of 31 undergraduate degree programs are offered within four schools: Arts & Sciences, Business, Engineering Technology, and Health Sciences. Academic programs also include a graduate program beginning in the Fall of 2017. Small classes with nationally recognized faculty, technology-enhanced classrooms, state-of-the-art information services as well as a highly successful NCAA Division III athletics program, make Farmingdale State one of the fastest-growing colleges in the region, and in the State University of New York system.

Located on 380 lush acres in the heart of Long Island, approximately 45 minutes from New York City, Farmingdale was named as one of the best colleges in the North in US News and World Report 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017. Farmingdale is proud of its many graduates with 91% indicating that they are continuing their education or are working in their field of specialization. College Choice listed FSC in its list of "50 Safest Small Colleges and Universities" for 2016.

Farmingdale State College seeks a broad and diverse pool of candidates for this position. The College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim status or any other legally protected status.

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor's Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at info@goer.ny.gov.

Application Instructions:
To apply, submit a letter of application (that includes a statement of teaching philosophy and methodology), c.v., and names and contact information for three references. Candidates selected for interviews may be asked to provide copies of teaching evaluations and graduate transcripts (showing highest degree awarded/or currently in process). Only applications made through Farmingdale's electronic application system will be accepted. Candidates invited for interviews will be asked to make a presentation on their research as well as a separate teaching demonstration.


Posted on ADEA DentEd Jobs on September 27, 2017.



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