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Instructor - 0.5 FTE - Limited Term

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Position Title Instructor - 0.5 FTE - Limited Term
Posting Number F524P
Type of position Limited Term
Department/Unit Dental Hygiene
Location Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
About the opportunity
The School of Dental Hygiene, Faculty of Dentistry, Dalhousie University, is seeking applications for a 2-year limited term dental hygiene educator position at the rank of Instructor and at an FTE of 0.5, 10 months a year (January – June; and September – December), with the possibility of renewal. The appointment will commence January 1, 2024 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Responsibilities will include didactic, pre-clinical, and clinical teaching in all aspects of the School of Dental Hygiene programs, and those aspects integrated with the Dentistry programs. This position also includes a modest scholarly activity expectation.

The successful applicant will have a minimum of 5 years of clinical experience as a Registered Dental Hygienist and must be eligible for licensure as a Registered Dental Hygienist in Nova Scotia. Preference will be given to applicants who are authorized to administer local anaesthetic. Applicants must hold a Master’s degree (or higher) or be enrolled in a Master program with intent to complete within 12 months. The candidate must have completed at least one course or certificate in teaching methodology. Candidates with experience in didactic, pre-clinical, and clinical teaching in a dental hygiene program are preferred. Education and/or experience in online distance education delivery models including course design, implementation, and evaluation are strongly preferred. A knowledge of dental software will be considered an asset. Demonstration of strong communication and interpersonal skills are required. The successful applicant will be able to demonstrate a commitment to supporting equity, diversity, inclusion and accessibility.

Dalhousie University is one of Canada’s leading teaching and research universities. Inter-faculty collaborative and interactive research is encouraged, as is cooperation in teaching. Dalhousie University inspires students, faculty, staff, and alumni to make significant contributions regionally, nationally, and to the world. Dalhousie University is a public research university. In keeping with Pillar 2 of our Faculty’s overarching 2021-26 Strategic Plan (Strong Culture of Inquiry and Impact) and Goal 2 of our Faculty’s 2023-28 Research Strategic plan (increase engagement of dentistry and dental hygiene faculty and staff in research), preference will be given to those with formal research training (i.e., thesis-based graduate degree). Candidates with evidence of research/ scholarly activity (i.e., in the form of peer-reviewed publications, research potential, grant funding, will be given preference. Preference will be given to candidates whose area of scholarly activity complements the existing scholarly activity within the School/Faculty.

The School of Dental Hygiene and Dalhousie University commits to achieving inclusive excellence through continually championing equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility. The university encourages applications from Indigenous persons (especially Mi’kmaq), persons of Black/African descent (especially African Nova Scotians), and members of other racialized groups, persons with disabilities, women, and persons identifying as members of 2SLGBTQIA+ communities, and all candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community. For more information, please visit

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Salary will be commensurate with the successful candidate’s qualifications, experience and achievements. Review of applications will begin November 15, 2023, and continue until the position is filled.
Posting Detail Information

Open Date
Close Date 11/15/2023
Open Until Filled Yes
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Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Résumé / Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Teaching Statement
  4. Research Statement
  5. List of referees
Optional Documents