Oregon Tech invites applications for a Faculty Dentist position within the Department of Dental Hygiene on the Klamath Falls, Oregon campus. This is a 12-month faculty, full-time position which consists of 75 percent patient care activities, and 25 percent instructional and departmental duties. This position reports directly to the Department Chair. Oregon Tech offers competitive salaries with excellent benefits including comprehensive healthcare, a generous retirement package, and significant tuition discounts at the seven public universities in Oregon.

Primary Responsibilities:

The primary responsibilities of the Faculty Dentist include performing dental services for Oregon Tech patients according to the scope of practice for a Dentist licensed in Oregon, serving as the University’s Dental Director overseeing care of dental patients, and managing contracts with coordinated care organizations. The Dentist is also responsible for reviewing patient radiographs for clinic patients, and participating in interpretation activities with students, performing patient exams, consulting, and participating as a clinic instructor during clinic sessions.

The Dentist is a member of the faculty and functions within the philosophy of the Dental Hygiene Program. The incumbent also supervises restorative clinics under the direction of the Restorative lead instructor, consults with other dental hygiene faculty on curriculum, and provides didactic and clinical teaching within the dental hygiene curriculum, modifies course curriculum to promote professional development, and performs other student support activities and other assigned duties as needed.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Hold a current Oregon State Dental License or receive one within three months of employment if licensed in another state.
  • Current CPR/BLS as required by state licensure.
  • Possess ability to perform all duties and rights as mandated for a dentist by the Oregon Dental Practice Act.
  • Possess or be eligible to obtain personal malpractice insurance.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Prior teaching experience in a dental hygiene program.
  • Experience with managed care and diverse populations.
  • Hold an Oregon Class 1 permit for conscious sedation.
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish.

How to Apply:

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

To apply, please submit (1) a cover letter addressing how your experience has prepared you for a leadership role, (2) a curriculum vita, (3) a description of your vision for dental hygiene as a profession, and (4) contact information for at least three professional references.

Send all application materials to oithr@oit.edu. Be sure to reference job #18-66002 in the subject line of the email. Application materials also may be mailed to Oregon Tech Office of Human Resources, 3201 Campus Drive, Klamath Falls, OR 97601 or faxed to (541) 851-5200.

For further information, contact Professor Jan Cope, Search Committee Chair, at jan.cope@oit.edu or visit the Oregon Tech website at www.oit.edu.