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CUNY Assistant Professor - Dental Hygiene in Bronx, New York

Assistant Professor - Dental Hygiene


--Reopened --

The Dental Hygiene Unit of the Allied Health Department at Hostos Community College seeks applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor to begin Fall 2024.

The Dental Hygiene Program leads to an Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree for students who successfully complete the course of study. Students are prepared to become registered dental hygienists and pass intensive theory National Board and Clinical State Board examinations. Passing both examinations is required for licensure and employment.

The Dental Hygiene Program offers a two and three year course of study which includes summer. Students provide preventive dental health care at the on-site dental hygiene patient care facility for patients under direct guidance and supervision of licensed professional dental hygienists and dentists. The community has access to free dental hygiene care and oral health maintenance. Graduates are eligible to transfer to senior colleges. All eligible students are encouraged to apply for the various academic and health profession scholarships and to join both the local and national Student American Dental Hygienist Association (SADHA). Awards for achievement include the Hu-Friedy Golden Scaler Award, the New York City Dental Hygienist Association Clinical Proficiency Award, the American Dental Association Professional Achievement Award, and the Dental Hygiene Program Student Achievement Award. Dental hygienists find employment in private dental practices, public and private health agencies, hospitals, industrial clinics, government agencies, the U.S. Armed Services, Peace Corps, World Health Organizations, and dental hygiene schools.

The successful candidate will provide instruction to Dental Hygiene students; support the missions of the department, college, and university; participate in faculty meetings, student recruitment and advising, curriculum development, and other departmental activities; develop and maintain relationships with all program faculty; engage in research and other scholarly activities; use emerging technologies to enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of instruction and the department; monitor and facilitate ethical and professional behaviors, and serve as mentors, peer counselors, and colleagues for teaching and community clinical projects; other duties assigned based on the needs of the unit and department. Performs research and guidance duties in area(s) of expertise and shares responsibility for committee and department assignments including administrative and supervisory work. Essential duties require on-campus presence.


Ph.D. degree in area(s) of experience or equivalent. Also required are the ability to teach successfully, demonstrated scholarship or achievement, and ability to cooperate with others for the good of the institution.

The following qualifications are preferred:

  • Master's Degree In Dental Hygiene or higher; Master's Degree in related discipline or higher

  • Two (2) years of clinical experience In Dental Hygiene including periodontal therapy

  • Excellent communication and Interpersonal skills

  • Successful experience with diverse populations

  • Ability to form an Inclusive environment that respects diverse talents and ways of learning

  • Commitment to excellence in teaching and clinical skills

  • Prior teaching experience in dental assisting and dental hygiene program

  • Available to work evening hours when needed


$82,928; salary commensurate with education and experience.

CUNY offers faculty a competitive compensation and benefits package covering health insurance, pension and retirement benefits, paid parental leave, and savings programs. We also provide mentoring and support for research, scholarship, and publication as part of our commitment to ongoing faculty professional development.


Applicants must apply online by accessing the CUNY website at and navigating to the following links: "Employment" and "Search Job Listings"

Candidates should provide a CV/resume, the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three professional references and a statement of scholarly interests.


Open until filled


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CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply. At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups. Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.

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Hostos Community College