Faculty/Program Director, Dental Assisting

Faculty/Program Director, Dental Assisting


Davidson County Community College
297 DCCC Road
Thomasville, NC 27360
Phone: 336-249-8186

Job Location

Davidson County Community College
297 DCCC Road
Thomasville, NC 27360


Commensurate with experience


Full time benefits

Job Category

  • Instructional (Faculty)

Application Period

Opens: Tuesday, January 22, 2019
Closes: Thursday, February 28, 2019

Target Start Date

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Expected Work Hours


Employment Type


Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's Degree
Credentialed Dental Assistant by a credentialing organization accredited by the Dental Assisting National Board OR dentist licensed to practice in NC with occupational experience in the application of fourhanded dentistry principles, either as a dental assistant or working with chairside assistant
Skill in the use of computers and commitment to using technology
Experience with MS Office 2007
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Ability to work effectively and collegially with others
Ability to provide leadership in anticipating and responding to change
Familiarity with and appreciation for the mission of a comprehensive community college
Effectiveness in the following College organizational competencies:
-           Translating College purpose, values, and vision into organizational action
-           Collaborating and facilitating
-           Creating and innovating
-           Anticipating and responding to change
-           Providing vision and leadership
-           Assessment of student learning
-           Engagement and assessment of successful student retention models

Preferred Qualifications

Experience in the instructional use of computers and non-traditional teaching methods
Teaching experience in postsecondary and/or vocational/technical education.

Position Description

Primary responsibilities for the Faculty/Program Director, Dental Assisting, include designing and implementing learning strategies for students in the Dental Assisting Program; developing course syllabi and instructional materials; maintaining instructional records; student recruitment, mentoring, counseling and retention; developing and evaluating courses, programs and services; managing program and administrative duties; participating in College activities and committees; and other duties which support the mission and initiatives of the College.  The Faculty/Program Director is responsible for program effectiveness, including outcomes, organization, administration, continuous review, planning and development.  The director has a role in the budget development process of the program. This position reports directly to the Associate Dean, School of Health Wellness and Public Safety. The position includes day, evening and weekend instruction in traditional and hybrid learning environments. The Faculty/Program Director has the following responsibilities:
I. Actively embracing the College mission, vision, and values by: 
1.  Promoting the College mission, values, and vision.
2.  Becoming involved in the culture of the College.  That can be expressed in many ways. Here are just a few examples: through attendance at planning and development sessions, becoming involved with student clubs or organizations, mentoring or advising students and/or newer or adjunct faculty, attendance at student- activity events (such as sports, International Night, etc.).
3.  Demonstrating initiative, flexibility, and an openness to change.
4.  Embracing innovation, and being open to risk-taking.
5.  Maintaining professionalism in the DCCC community through an attitude of respect and collegiality.
6.  Performing assigned tasks that support the mission and initiatives of the College.
7.  Adhering to all College policies and processes.
II. Fostering student success through:
1.  Teaching the course content to align with the course and program level outcomes using the assessment measures defined by the School.
2.  Teaching and assessing student progress to achieve program requirements in the       appropriate learning domains.
3.  Fostering the classroom environment in a way that maintains respect for diversity among students, including learning styles, and honors the focus on student learning and equity.
4.  Ensuring that teaching strategies include active student engagement, timely and consistent feedback, and accurate up-to-date record keeping (attendance, grades in Moodle, Starfish, midterm, and final grade reporting, etc.).
5.  Actively participating in completion initiatives.
III. Promoting effective teaching and learning through:
1.  Teaching assigned courses at any and/or all of DCCC's service locations using the delivery method needed (on-line, hybrid, face-to-face, video-conferencing, etc.). Teaching times include morning/day, evening, or weekend hours.
2.  Maintaining currency in both one's teaching discipline through reading, workshops, conferences, professional development, membership in relevant professional organizations, etc., and in the issues of higher education.
3.   Developing course syllabi and providing appropriate documents for students.
4.  Exploring, assessing, and implementing appropriate instructional technology to enhance student learning outcomes and promote student retention and progression.
5.  Understanding and using data-informed decision-making.

IV. Demonstrating commitment to a relevant and rigorous curriculum by:
1.  Participating in the evaluation of courses and programs.
2.  Participating in discussions relevant to choosing textbooks and other instructional materials.
3.  Identifying and providing supporting resources through innovative use of the learning environment and collaboration with support services on campus.
4.  Obtaining and accurately reporting data needed to assess the College's efficacy in
teaching and learning.
5.  Engaging collaboratively with colleagues in assessing relevant course and program data, determining how courses and programs can be improved, implementing and evaluating resulting changes.
6. Contributing to the development and revision of selection criteria for program applicants, as well as participating in evaluation of applications based on identified criteria.
7. Participate in activities necessary to meet, achieve and maintain program accreditation from the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA).
8. Demonstrate continuing professional development related to the curriculum content.

Job Post Contact

Davidson County Community College


Fax:  336-249-1933