Full-time Instructor, Dental Hygiene (12-Month)

Full-time Instructor, Dental Hygiene (12-Month)


Forsyth Technical Community College
2100 Silas Creek Parkway
Winston-Salem, NC 27103
Phone: 336-723-0371


Commensurate with experience



Job Category

  • Instructional (Faculty)

Application Period

Opens: Friday, November 22, 2019
Closes: Friday, December 6, 2019

Target Start Date

Thursday, January 2, 2020

Expected Work Hours


Employment Type

Full-time (12-month)

Minimum Qualifications

• 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.

Preferred Qualifications

• 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

Position Description

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

Curriculum Development:
• 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.

Professional Development:
• 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.

Institutional Service:
• 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.

Community Relations:
• 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.
Language Skills:
• 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.

Mathematical Skills:
• 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.

Reasoning Ability:
• 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.

How to Apply

Interested candidates please apply online through the Forsyth Tech applicant portal at https://careers.forsythtech.edu/postings/4661


Job Post Contact

Forsyth Technical Community College
Main Campus - Allman Building
2100 Silas Creek Parkway
Winston-Salem, NC  27103
Phone: 336-734-7302
Fax: 336-761-2309
Email:  forsythtechhr@forsythtech.edu