Faculty - Forsyth School of Dental Hygiene

The Forsyth School of Dental Hygiene (FSDH) seeks a full-time faculty member to deliver high quality learning experiences and education for its students. The faculty member will engage in teaching, service and scholarship activities, and works collaboratively with colleagues across the University as well as with the leadership team, Deans and Associate Deans, of the FSDH. Additionally, the incumbent provides mentorship to students and contributes to the visibility, impact and reputation of the University and its programs through research and scholarly engagement. The selected candidate will have responsibilities teaching both classroom and clinical courses to undergraduate students. Subject matters may include dental hygiene science such as radiology, periodontology, dental, and head and neck anatomy, as well as dental hygiene process of care theory. Rank will be commensurate with education and experience.

  • Deliver didactic, laboratory and/or experiential instruction via multiple formats (in-person, online, or in a ‘blended’ format) in the FSDH
  • Using evidence-based best teaching practices, provide students with an approved syllabus that includes course objectives and learning outcomes, teaching methodology, attendance policies in line with those of the School, texts and readings, assignments and deliverables, timelines and evaluation criteria
  • Provide engaging assignments that demonstrate the real-world applications of concepts covered
  • Support incorporation of diversity, equity and inclusion into the curriculum, as well as co-curricular experiences, to broaden the education of students and expand their knowledge of health disparities
  • Participate in service activities; serve on committees; serve on regional, state, or national organization committees and volunteer activities; represent the program and University in/at community functions; attend School and institutional activities such as Commencement and ceremonies; and support student activities such as health fairs and service projects
  • Participate in scholarship resulting in conference presentations, publishable manuscripts, peer-reviewed instructional materials, or other outcomes consistent with expectations for scholarly activities described in the Faculty Manual
  • Use the University’s learning management system to post syllabus, assignments and other materials and to communicate with students
  • Advise and assist students through office hours or scheduled appointments, by phone or email, and through other University-approved mechanisms
  • Provide service including student mentoring, ongoing course development, and assessment
  • Attend and participate in monthly School and Department meetings, University ceremonies, and other major events, and serves as a member of University, School and/or Department committees, as assigned.
  • Contribute to periodic reviews and revisions of departmental course offerings
  • Provide requested accreditation related program data pertaining to teaching responsibilities and clinical roles
  • Maintain advanced knowledge in discipline and areas of expertise
  • Build and maintain relationships with professional organizations involved with the healthcare sector
  • Additional responsibilities may be assigned by the supervisor


  • Master’s degree required; doctoral degree preferred
  • Eligibility for Local Anesthesia permit and Dental Hygiene license in MA
  • Minimum of three years of work experience in clinical dental hygiene
  • Minimum of 1-2 years of teaching experience at the college/university level
  • Commitment to undergraduate, graduate and/or professional education and student success
  • Demonstrated commitment to valuing diversity and contributing to an inclusive working and learning environment
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills
  • Must be able to work independently and effectively interact with a wide array of parties at all levels (students, faculty, administration/staff, alumni, and external constituents, including healthcare industry professionals)
  • Record of scholarly activities commensurate with an academic appointment
  • Evidence of teaching excellence
  • Experience teaching in remote setting with use of virtual platforms in delivery of course content

MCPHS offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits that includes a substantial contribution toward the cost of medical and dental insurance, generous time off benefits, and a significant pension plan contribution. To learn more about our total rewards, please visit MCPHS Total Rewards.


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Please attach a cover letter and a curriculum vitae. Finalist candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check as a condition of employment. 


Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences is an equal opportunity employer that celebrates a diverse community. We seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to any characteristic protected by law.

Salary Range
$46,000.00 - 94,000.00
per Year
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Boston, MA 02298, US
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