Dental Hygiene Instructor (First Year) (12 months)

Dental Hygiene Instructor (First Year) (12 months)


Central Carolina Community College
1105 Kelly Drive
Sanford, NC 27330
Phone: 919-775-5401

Job Location

Sanford, NC




Full Time

Job Category

  • Instructional (Faculty)

Application Period

Opens: Friday, May 10, 2019
Closes: Monday, June 10, 2019

Target Start Date

Monday, July 1, 2019

Expected Work Hours

Mon-Thurs 7:45 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Fri 7:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Employment Type


Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Dental Hygiene or a related health or education field, AND
  • Current Registered Dental Hygienist in "Good Standing" OR DDS/DMD with active license, AND
  • Current American Heart Association Health Care Provider CPR, AND
  • Two calendar years or the equivalent of full time clinical experience as a Registered Dental Hygienist
  • Current healthcare provider immunizations.
  • May be required to teach at any college location within the College's three-county service area. 
  • Some in-state or out-of-state travel related to discipline specific training could be required.
  • Must be a graduate of a dental hygiene program accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA). 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience teaching at the community college level or experience in developing and/or administering both dental assisting and dental hygiene training in a professional or academic setting.
  • Knowledge of educational theory and methodology: curriculum development, learning strategies, test construction, measurement and evaluation preferred.
  • Experience working with ADA Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) standards.
  • Master's Degree in Dental Hygiene or in a related health or education field (completed or in progress).

Position Description

The Central Carolina Community College 2015-2019 Strategic Plan lists "Learning First" as the primary institutional goal. All faculty and staff are empowered as educators, committed to responsibility for the learning process. 

The Dental Hygiene/Assisting Instructor - First Year (12 months) will plan and administer 
instruction and assessment for courses in the Dental Hygiene and Dental Assisting Programs, to include courses such as Dental Hygiene Preclinical Theory, Dental Hygiene Theory, Nutrition/Dental Health, and Hygiene Clinic.

This position also requires the successful candidate to serve as an academic advisor, contribute to program planning, respond to CODA reporting and inspection requirements as required by the Program Director, and to assist the academic Dean in support of curricular or institutional duties.

Essential Duties

  • Teach 18-28 contact hours per semester.
  • Prepare, maintain, and distribute for all scheduled courses current course outlines and syllabi that support accreditation standards as described in the current faculty handbook.
  • Prepare for and meet classes as assigned, promptly evaluate student progress within one week and maintain a safe learning environment.
  • Demonstrate concern for student retention by employing best practice strategies.
  • Serve as student advisor as assigned.
  • Recruit for department/curriculum as assigned by the supervisor.
  • Assist in the annual Compliance Assist Assessment.
  • Assist in maintaining department/curriculum equipment, supplies, and materials, and library and support resources.
  • Assist in registration and orientation as requested by the supervisor.
  • Participate in scheduled and called departmental, faculty, staff meetings and other College activities.
  • Keep supervisor informed of matters pertaining to the curriculum.
  • Assume other duties as requested by the supervisor and the College.
  • Follow policies stated in the policies and procedures manual as it relates to instructor responsibilities.
  • Obtain a Blackboard Level I training as well as maintain a Bb course site for each course taught during the semester.
  • Work the required 35 hours per week and post and hold the required five (5) office hours per week.
  • Plan and participate in articulation activities with public schools and other community agencies.
  • Submit records and forms in a timely fashion as required in the policy and procedures manual.
  • Actively participate in professional organizations. 
  • Maintain current industry licensure and credentials, including earning annual CME/CEUs.
  • Complete the annual five-hour staff development requirement.
  • Follow and support College activities, policies, and procedures.
  • Serve on College committees as assigned.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Job Post Contact

Central Carolina Community College Human Resources

1105 Kelly Drive, Sanford, NC  27540

(919) 718-7493