Salary Band/Wage Band: A typical salary for this academic year appointment falls in the low-to-mid 50s and is commensurate with qualifications and experience. The University offers an excellent fringe-benefits package.

Statement of Job

UMA transforms the lives of students of every age and background across the State of Maine and beyond through access to high-quality distance and on-site education, excellence in student support, civic engagement, and professional and liberal arts programs.

UMA is the third largest public university in Maine.  In addition to its main campus in the state’s capital, UMA also serves students at its campus in Bangor (UMA Bangor) and through UMA Centers around the state.  With its multiple locations and long-term expertise in online and distance learning, UMA is generally considered the university of choice for Mainers of all ages who want to attend college without uprooting their lives.

The University of Maine at Augusta-Bangor campus invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor of Dental Health.  This is a nine-month, academic year appointment.  This position is primarily located on the Bangor Campus with routine in-state travel to UMA Centers and clinical rotation sites required.  The major duties of the position are teaching and advising students.  Teaching assignments may include didactic, preclinical, clinical and laboratory teaching in Dental Assisting and/or Expanded Functions Dental Assisting curriculum.  The successful candidate must be highly organized, detail-oriented, work well independently and as part of a team.  Participation in professional and institutional service and scholarly activity is also expected.

UMA faculty are expected to be excellent teachers, responsive to changing professional needs; committed to innovative delivery of instruction resulting in improved student learning; committed to effective use of technology including distance learning; involved in scholarly activities as appropriate to the appointment; and to provide service to the community, College and University.

Salary:  A typical salary for this academic year appointment falls in the low-to-mid 50s and is commensurate with qualifications and experience.  The University offers an excellent fringe-benefits package.


Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in health, education, or a related discipline
  • Certificate in dental assisting or a higher degree in the dental field
  • Dental Assisting National Board Certified Dental Assistant (CDA) or eligible with certification obtained prior to start date.
  • Maine licensed Radiographer, RDH or DMD/DDS in good standing or eligible for Maine licensure with licensure obtained prior to start date.
  • Experience working in four-handed dentistry
  • Three years of teaching experience at the post-secondary level.
  • Extensive travel is required.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in health, education, or a related discipline
  • Successful teaching experience using distance education modalities
  • A graduate of a CODA accredited Dental Assisting Program
  • A minimum of three years of experience working clinically in four-handed dentistry
  • Current knowledge of four-handed dentistry
  • EFDA licensed or eligible for EFDA licensure in Maine
  • Clinical practice experience as an Expanded Function Dental Assistant

Highly qualified applicants that meet the required educational requirements, but not the preferred educational requirement of holding a Master’s degree or higher may be offered a fixed-length position with the expectation of obtaining a Master’s degree within three years of hire date. The typical salary for a fixed-length academic year appointment falls in the mid-to-high 40s and is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Other Information

Applicants must complete an online application and submit a cover letter and resume at https://uma.hiretouch.com/.  Materials must be submitted via “Apply for Position.”  You will need to create an applicant profile, complete an application, upload a cover letter which fully describes your qualifications and experiences with specific reference to the required and preferred qualifications, a resume/curriculum vitae and contact information for three professional references.  You will also need to complete the affirmative action survey, the self-identification of disability form, and the self-identification of veteran status form.

The successful applicant is subject to appropriate background screening.  

The University of Maine at Augusta is an EEO/AA employer, and does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender expression, national origin, citizenship status, age, disability, genetic information or veteran’s status in employment, education, and all other programs and activities.  The following office has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies:  Director of Equal Opportunity, 101 North Stevens Hall, University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469-5754 or at 207.581.1226.

Required Documents: Contact Information for Professional References, Cover Letter, Resume/CV