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Dental Hygiene Tenure-Track Faculty
Parkland College

Date Posted Nov. 20, 2023
Title Dental Hygiene Tenure-Track Faculty
University Parkland College
Champaign, IL, United States
Department Health Professions
Application Deadline Jan. 15, 2024
Position Start Date August 2024
  • Lecturer/Instructor
  • Health Sciences

Application Close Date/Time: Monday, January 15th, at 6PM CT 

This position is a Full-Time, Tenure-Track, Parkland Academic Employees (PAE) appointment.
Salary is commensurate with experience. 

Tenure-Track Faculty teach a full-time load as per the PAE bargaining agreement.  They advise and mentor students and participate in governance of their departments and the college.

Robust benefits, including medical insurance with no monthly premiums, dental, life, disability, retirement plans, flexible spending, dependent care, EAP, work/life balance with generous paid time off, and tuition waiver.

Applicants must submit:

  • An online employment application
  • Cover letter 
  • Resume or CV
  • Copy of official transcripts from the institution where you received your highest degree. If hired, certified official transcript is required.

For more information and to apply, visit

Essential Job Functions:

  • Teach program courses; conduct program evaluation; lead strategic planning; maintain accreditation standards.
  • Perform professional clinical duties in accordance with established policies and procedures of the clinical facility, the Health Professions department, Parkland College, and Illinois state law.
  • Collaborate within the program, department and within the College by participation in divisional meetings, committee service and other activities.
  • Provide classroom instruction in accordance with the stated philosophy, objectives, and established course outlines of the college.
  • Inform students of course regulations, evaluation procedures, and other information pertinent to the course; prepare a course syllabus for each course and distributes it early in each term.
  • Maintain required office hours to ensure availability for student consultation; provides assistance to students in a timely manner.
  • Maintain accurate scholastic records of students on the learning management system; submit required reports on student progress according to published deadlines.
  • Participate in student recruitment, remediation, and retention efforts.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Dental Hygiene, Health related field, or Education.
  • Graduate from a dental hygiene program accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation.
  • Current Illinois Dental Hygiene license with current CPR certification.
  • Illinois Certification in local anesthetic and nitrous oxide administration or approved equivalent per the Illinois Board of Dentistry.
  • Five (5) years recent experience as a Dental Hygienist in a clinical setting.
  • Current didactic and clinical teaching experience in an accredited Dental Hygiene program.
  • Membership in the American Dental Hygienists’ Association (ADHA).
  • Must successfully complete a criminal background check with fingerprinting.

  • Parkland College is committed to diversity, inclusiveness, excellence and professionalism.  An EEO Representative serves on all hiring committees and has the essential function of ensuring that the College maintains its commitment to a fair and unbiased search process.  This commitment is central to Parkland’s employment procedures for new or vacant positions as they arise within the College.

    It is the public policy at Parkland, as an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer, to assure for all persons freedom from discrimination because of:

    • Race/color
    • Sex, gender, gender expression
    • National origin religion
    • Age
    • Veteran status (including Vietnam veteran)
    • Marital status
    • Ancestry
    • Disability
    • Sexual orientation
    This is with respect to all aspects of employment, contractual services, and construction of college facilities.  

    The purpose of Policy 4.01 is to ensure consistency in hiring practices throughout the College and to provide specific instruction to all who are involved in the hiring process.  This policy supports Parkland’s core values of multiculturalism, and fairness and just treatment. Research has demonstrated that all students, staff, and faculty benefit from learning and working in a diverse environment. This is fundamental in the college’s commitment to diversity in its search procedures and hiring practices.

Please reference in your cover letter when
applying for or inquiring about this job announcement.

Contact Information

  • Parkland College Human Resources
    Parkland College
    2400 West Bradley Avenue
    Champaign, IL 61821
  • 217-351-2220


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