Adjunct Instructor, Dental Assisting

Adjunct Instructor, Dental Assisting


Wake Technical Community College
9101 Fayetteville Road
Raleigh, NC 27603
Phone: 919-866-5000

Job Location

Perry Health Science Campus, Raleigh NC


Depends on Qualifications



Job Category

  • Instructional (Faculty)

Application Period

Opens: Monday, July 10, 2017
Closes: Friday, December 29, 2017

Target Start Date

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Expected Work Hours

Varies semester to semester as determined by department head

Reports to

Deparment Head

Employment Type

Part-Time Temporary, Adjunct Faculty

Minimum Qualifications

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

Knowledge of American Dental Association accreditation process

Knowledge of dental assisting clinic and equipment

Knowledge of four-handed dentistry and ergonomics

Knowledge of the current blood borne pathogen standard requirements regarding infection control and HazCom standards

Clinical competence in the performance of Dental Assisting II skills as recognized by the North Carolina State  Board of Dental Examiners

Current CPR Certification

Able to use a wide variety of teaching methods to promote learning

Be innovative, creative, motivated

Ability to exhibit good interpersonal skills and work well with others

Able to maintain records accurately and be able to meet deadlines consistently

Good organizational skills

Knowledge of and facility with technology and software including, computers, and web-based resources such as BlackBoard.

Able to perform normal duties with minimal supervision

Excellent communication skills both written and verbal

Demonstrates resourcefulness, initiative, enthusiasm, and a sincere interest in helping students reach their maximum potential


Graduate of an American Dental Association Accredited Dental Assisting Program

Certified Dental Assistant (Current Status) from the Dental Assisting National Board

Unofficial transcripts must be attached with your online application prior to submission or submitted to Human Resources immediately upon completing the application.  If your transcripts are not submitted, your application may not receive full consideration.

Dental Assisting II Status according to the North Carolina State Board of Dental Examiners

Must be eligible to Coronal Polish and obtain dental radiographs/images in the State of North Carolina according to the North Carolina State Board of Dental Examiners requirements

CPR certified

Three years of experience as a Chair-side Dental Assistant and or Clinical Dental Hygienist

Training within the past 12 months for Bloodborne Pathogens and Hazcom 

Preferred Qualifications

None listed

Position Description

This position is responsible for providing effective instruction for assigned courses.


 Responsibilities and Duties (*Essential Functions):
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the essential job functions satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the primary job functions herein described.

* Instructs and guides the class in an efficient and effective manner

* Maintains accurate records of student work and attendance

* Prepares thoroughly for each instructional hour

* Maintains a safe and orderly learning environment

* Grades and returns student work in a timely manner

* Counsels students regarding their grades and progress in the course

Constructs classroom materials that support the goals of the course

Designs curriculum and a schedule of instruction

Uses assessment techniques to improve learning and teaching

Maintains communication with instructors from other divisions in order to keep courses up-to-date and appropriate

Remains up-to-date on technology and methods of teaching with technology

Attends professional development opportunities when possible

Job Post Contact

Human Resources