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Assistant/Associate/Professor of Dentistry, Director of Behavioral Sciences and Scholarly Activity
Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences Yakima, WA

Assistant/Associate/Professor of Dentistry, Director of Behavioral Sciences and Scholarly Activity

Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences
Yakima, WA
  • $301,550 Yearly
  • Vision , Medical , Dental , Paid Time Off , Life Insurance , Retirement
  • Full-Time
Job Description

Recruitment Period: 03/05/2024 - Until Filled

Status: Full Time, 40 hours week

Location: Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences, 111 University Parkway, Yakima, WA 98901

Start Date: May 1, 2025

Salary Information:

Assistant Professor: Annual Minimum Salary-$158,300-Annual Maximum Salary-$190,000

Associate Professor: Annual Minimum Salary-$182,100-Annual Maximum Salary-$218,500Professor: Annual Minimum Salary-$209,400-Annual Maximum Salary-$301,550Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Pro-rated based on hours/week.

Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences (PNWU) was founded as a 501(c) (3) non-profit medical institution in 2005 aimed at increasing access to health care in medically underserved areas of the Pacific Northwest.

The University currently offers the degrees of Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, Doctor of Physical Therapy, Master of Arts in Medical Science, and Master of Science in Occupational Therapy enrolling over 550 students annually with plans to develop other programs and/or colleges. Interprofessional education partnerships with other universities adds another 100 students to the population. The campus includes 300 employees with academic programming spread over a five state region.

PNWU is located in Yakima, WA, a city of approximately 95,000 located in the south central part of the state near the eastern slopes of the Cascade Mountains in a major agricultural and outdoor recreation region. It is approximately 140 miles from Seattle, 170 miles from Portland, and 200 miles from Spokane. The Yakima Valley is a wonderful place to live, work and play. For more information, visit

General Summary:

The Assistant/Associate/Professor of Dentistry, Director of Behavioral Sciences and Scholarly Activity will be responsible for the predoctoral behavioral sciences curriculum, including course directorship, student clinical assessment and competency evaluation. The position will also take the lead role in developing the research and scholarly activity program at the school, to include delivery of the student research course, provide guidance to students during research performance, and serve as a resource for faculty scholarly activity.

Essential Job Functions:

• Understands accreditation standards and expectations and adheres to policies and procedures to meet or exceed such standards.

• Provides classroom and clinical instruction in behavioral sciences.

• Oversees the behavioral sciences curriculum within the pre-doctoral program.

• In conjunction with the Dean, provides oversight to the research and scholarly endeavors at the school.

• Performs scholarly activity.

• Provides university and school service as assigned.

• Performs other related duties as assigned and based on departmental and University need.



• Required: PhD in Behavioral Sciences or related area


• Required: 1-6 years of teaching experience at a dental school

• Required: Developing, managing, and conducting research studies

• Required: Research experience

• Required: Academic/clinical teaching experience

Desired Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:

Ability to exhibit strong collaborative skills to employ policies diligently and implement the dental school’s mission and vision; strong organization, interpersonal, and planning skills; strong verbal and written communication skills; ability to work in a team and flexibility to work with others in a variety of circumstances; ability to problem solve by analyzing issues, creating action plans, and following through resolution; ability to coordinate projects and people; prioritize assignments, and self-direct work flow

To ensure full consideration submit:

• A letter of introduction outlining background and qualifications for the position

• Detailed curriculum vitae

• Contact information for three professional references

The job announcement above is not the full job description, but represents the job responsibilities and requirements. A full job description can be provided upon request.

PNWU offers a comprehensive benefits package to eligible employees first of the month following date of hire and competitive salary.

Benefit Package (benefit eligible is at least .5 FTE):

  • Health Benefits - Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance
  • Paid Time Off
  • 403b with Roth Option
  • Paid Holidays

For information about life in Yakima visit our PNWU page.

PNWU is a drug-free workplace, equal opportunity employer and educational institution. To request this publication in an alternative format, or to apply in an alternative format, please call Human Resources, 509.452.5100.


Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences

111 University Parkway

Yakima, WA
98901 USA



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