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Faculty - Dental Hygiene
University of Doha for Science and Technology


Date Posted Mar. 6, 2024
Title Faculty - Dental Hygiene
University University of Doha for Science and Technology
Doha, Qatar
Department College of Health Sciences
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date August 2024
 
 
  • Professor
    Associate Professor
    Senior Lecturer
    Assistant Professor
    Lecturer/Instructor
  • Dental Hygiene/Dental Assisting
 
 

University of Doha for Science and Technology (UDST) is the first national applied University in the State of Qatar, offering applied bachelor’s and master's degrees in addition to certificates and diplomas in various fields. UDST has over 50 programs in the fields of Engineering Technology and Industrial Trades, Business Management, Computing and Information Technology, Health Sciences, Continuing and Professional Education and more.

With more than 600 staff and over 7,000 students, UDST is the destination for top-notch applied and experiential learning. The University is recognized for its student-centered learning and state-of-the-art facilities. Our faculty are committed to delivering pedagogically-sound learning experiences with incorporation of innovative technological interventions, to further enhance students’ skills and help raise talented graduates that can effectively contribute to a knowledge-based economy and make Qatar’s National Vision 2030 a reality.

The College of Health Sciences invites applications for faculty positions in the Dental Hygiene Program. 

Benefits 

Our eligible employees enjoy competitive compensation and benefits, in accordance to applicable UDST policies. These benefits include:

  • Generous academic annual leave
  • Tax free salary
  • Fully furnished upmarket accommodation {inclusive of utilities: water & electricity}
  • Annual flights for spouse and 3 children {up to 18 years old}
  • Children’s education allowance
  • Relocation/Shipping allowance
  • Professional development opportunities
  • International health insurance
  • In-house immigration services (to help you through the residency process)
  • Full access to our recreational facilities
  • Research and professional development support.

Responsibilities

Reporting to the Department Head, the successful candidate will be responsible for the development, delivery and evaluation of a broad range of courses in Dental Hygiene within the College of Health Sciences. S/he will evaluate student progress and manage the resources of the learning environment. The successful candidate will liaise with industry and other educational institutions; participate in industry advisory committees and coordinate, manage and control projects within the specified program area. Faculty members will keep course portfolio documents required for accreditation processes and engage in instructional development/improvement plans. All employees are expected to contribute to professional and community life within the University and beyond.

Qualifications

Education and Experience Requirements

Faculty members will be placed in the appropriate rank based on their education and experience. The broad criteria are noted below.

Education

  • A PhD or Doctorate in Periodontics or related health field. Those whose PhD or Doctorate is not in periodontics must hold a graduate or undergraduate diploma or degree in dental hygiene.
  • All candidates must hold registration and be in good standing.

Experience

  • A minimum of five (5) years full-time equivalent recent clinical practice experience.
  • Experience in teaching at a post-secondary institution.
  • Demonstrated competence with curriculum development, implementation, and evaluation.
  • Demonstrated use diverse and current teaching approaches in the classroom and for practice experiences including the laboratory, simulation, and practicums.
  • Demonstrated ability to use a variety of educational technology and platforms.
  • Demonstrated academic and information literacy skills.
  • Consideration will be given to candidates who have mentored/preceptories dental hygiene students during practice practicums; and/or, a minimum of eight (8) years full-time equivalent of clinical dental experience.

Scholarship and Research

  • Demonstrated accomplishment in advancement or contributions to health-related knowledge through applied research and publication and knowledge dissemination.
  • Preference given to candidates with demonstrated contribution to curriculum development and to teaching and learning.

Other required skills

  • Commitment to applied and experiential learning as a pedagogy and a key feature of UDST’s mandate.
  • Ability to design, develop, deliver, and evaluate authentic learning experiences and assessments incorporating contemporary tools and resources to maximize content learning in context and to develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes identified in program outcomes.
  • Digital literacy and demonstrated fluency in technology systems, and an ability to model and facilitate use of current and emerging digital tools to support research and learning.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop technology-enriched learning environments that enable students to be active participants in their own learning.
  • Commitment to the effectiveness, vitality, and self-renewal of the teaching profession through self-driven continuous professional development and life-long learning.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Collaborative and collegial spirit and a demonstrated ability to establish rapport with learners, colleagues, sponsor-employers, and members of the community.
  • Experience in leadership and innovation in technology-based projects.

How to Apply

Applicants must meet all essential qualifications in order to be shortlisted for the position; other qualifications may be a deciding factor in selection. Qualifications and experience will be assessed through your application, which may include but not be limited to curricula vitae, cover letters, references, teaching dossiers and sample publications. It is the applicant’s responsibility to provide appropriate examples that illustrate how s/he meets each requirement. Failing to do so could result in the application being rejected. We thank all applicants for applying for the role; only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.


 
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