Casual Academic Hourly Dental Hygiene Clinical Instructor(s)

School of Dentistry

Competition No.  -    A104535774D1
Closing Date  -    Will remain open until filled.

This competition will remain open until filled.  However, we will begin reviewing applications on November 9, 2020.

This position is located in Edmonton, AB.

The School of Dentistry invites applications for part-time, casual hourly academic staff in the Dental Hygiene (DH) Program at the University of Alberta. Openings are available for winter term 2021. This posting may be used to fill multiple positions.

The regular active period for this clinical teaching position is from September to April. Each clinical teaching position available is for one day per week or two half-days per week.

Dental Hygiene Clinical Instructors are required for the following clinical rotations:

  • Clinics with DH II, DH III and DH IV students in Kaye Edmonton Clinic, University of Alberta
  • Boyle McCauley Dental Clinic
  • Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital Dental Clinic


  • The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Dental Hygiene, but other degrees acceptable.
  • Clinical teaching experience in an accredited dental hygiene diploma program preferred but not mandatory
  • Current registration with the CRDHA
  • Must have completed the Local Anaesthetic Module
  • Has at least five years of clinical dental hygiene experience
  • Experience with older seniors and/or complex patients preferred but not mandatory
  • Understands ADPIE, CRDHA Standards of Practice, CRDHA Code of Ethics, Dental Hygiene Profession Regulation in Alberta, National Dental Hygiene Competencies and the Health Professions Act
  • Computer literacy with axiUm or similar electronic medical records system (i.e. Dentrix, Gold, etc)
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment

Interested individuals are asked to submit an application package online, consisting of their curriculum vitae, a brief outline of teaching philosophy, as well as the names and contact information of three references addressed to:

Dr. Sharon M Compton, PhD RDH
Professor & Associate Chair (Dental Hygiene) 
Dental Hygiene Program - Univ. of Alberta, School of Dentistry

How to Apply

Apply Online

Note: Online applications are accepted until midnight Mountain Standard Time of the closing date.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. If suitable Canadian citizens or permanent residents cannot be found, other individuals will be considered. The University of Alberta is committed to an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workforce. We welcome applications from all qualified persons. We encourage women; First Nations, Métis and Inuit persons; members of visible minority groups; persons with disabilities; persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression; and all those who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas and the University to apply.