- Instructional (Faculty)
Closes: Friday, December 6, 2019
Target Start Date
Expected Work Hours
• Bachelor’s degree in Dental Hygiene, Education or related science. Note: Degrees and hours must be from a college accredited by a United States Department of Education accepted accrediting agency such as SACSCOC.
• Clinical practice experience in Dental Hygiene in a dental office setting.
• Current unencumbered Dental Hygiene license (RDH).
• Current CPR certification.
• Have evidence of continuing education requirements to maintain RDH licensure.
• Understand and be committed to the unique nature and role of the college.
• Successful teaching experience to include assessment of student learning outcomes.
• Experience in didactic, pre-clinical and clinical teaching.
• At least 3 years dental office experience as a practicing Dental Hygienist
• Member of American Dental Hygiene Association (ADHA)
• Current CDA or willing to obtain after hire
Teaching and Learning:
• Assume responsibility for teaching assignments as recommended by the Program Coordinator/Director and approved by the dean.
• Facilitate the learning process by designing and implementing instructional activities that are appropriate and meaningful.
• Adhere to the departmental course guidelines and ensure that content covers SACS-approved competencies.
• Order supplies and materials for labs supervised and prepare lab activities and assignments as needed.
• Fulfill the duties of clinical or lab instructor in supervision of students as applicable.
• Assume responsibility for maintaining all required college records including attendance and grade reports, roll books, etc.
• Compile bibliographies of specialized materials for outside reading assignments where applicable.
• Evaluate student performance using methods appropriate to the course.
• Create an optimal learning environment.
• Model employability skills.
• Promote retention by assisting students to develop strategies for success.
• Teaching assignments may include work in the Dental Assisting Program, as needs arise
• Maintain, review, and update course descriptions, objectives, and outlines for courses of instruction and develop new courses of study as necessary.
• Make recommendations to Program Coordinator for selection of supplies, equipment, equipment repairs, textbooks for courses of study, and the scheduling of classroom and laboratory facilities.
• Participate in departmental activities relative to revising and updating the program(s) in the area of expertise.
• Assist with the development of new programs in the area of expertise.
• Provide assistance to advisees.
• Participate in department, division and college-wide advising activities.
• Learn and maintain proficiency with program requirements of assigned advisees.
• Use the computer and the colleges’ student information system to assist advisees.
• Follow up on all assigned advisees.
• Attend training sessions relative to advising.
• Develop a professional development plan that is approved by the Program Coordinator/Director and then the dean and participate in those activities that achieve approved professional development activities.
• Maintain current licensure, certification, or other professional credentials required for position.
• Maintain membership and participation in professional organizations.
• Read professional literature.
• Keep abreast of current technology.
• Attend workshops, conferences, and professional meetings.
• Participate in on-campus professional development activities.
• Adhere to all institutional policies and procedures.
• Attend all required department, division, and college-wide meetings.
• Serve on committees as required.
• Participate in college-wide activities.
• Maintain contact with specialized vocations where applicable.
• Be alert to public relations opportunities and use these to promote the college and the department.
• Assist in planning and conducting advisory committee meetings.
• Read written communications and analyze and interpret both verbal and written communications.
• Respond coherently both verbally and in writing to students, co-workers and individuals having contact with the College.
• Respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community.
• Present information effectively to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors.
• Perform basic mathematical operations in problem solving.
• Apply mathematical concepts such as exponent and permutation to such tasks as test reliability, frequency distribution, sampling theory and factor analysis.
• Define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
• Interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.