Dental Hygiene Instructor

  • North Orange County Community College District
  • Cypress, CA
  • Jan 17, 2020
Full time Dental Hygienist Faculty/Instructor-With Dental Experience Education

Job Description

Dental Hygiene Instructor

North Orange County Community College District

Position Number: CCF690

Location: Cypress College

Department: Health Sciences

Percentage of Employment: 100%

Months of Employment: 10 Months Per Year

Work Schedule: Full Time, Tenure Track

Job Description:

Teach didactic/lab/clinical courses within the dental hygiene program, and related courses to a diverse student population.

Participate in student advisement, program review, outcomes assessment, and assume other professional assignments as required/assigned.

Courses, laboratories, and clinics may be assigned at on-campus and off-campus locations.

Incorporate case based learning methods and evaluations that contribute to outcome assessments.

Participate in curriculum development and serve on department, division, college and district committees as necessary to maintain and improve the instructional program; participate in appropriate professional development activities.

Participate in co-curricular activities, including planning, implementing, and teaching in special programs designed to support student success.

Participate in the formulation of Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) and the Student Learning Outcomes assessment cycle.

Maintain formal office and campus hours; participate in department and division meetings.

Maintain current knowledge of instructional methods and new technologies pertinent to areas of assignment; learn and apply emerging technologies and advances (e.g., computer software applications) as necessary to perform duties in an efficient, organized and timely manner.

Teach scheduled classes and perform related duties as assigned, including timely compliance with clerical and administrative responsibilities; comply with district, college and division policies in the performance of duties.

Instruct and assist in the growth and success of a diverse population of students through careful preparation of course materials, effective teaching methodologies and informed critical feedback on assignments and discussions.

Develop culturally relevant course content, culturally responsive pedagogical techniques, and effective practices for engaging students who are diverse and/or are students who are historically underserved. The ideal candidate should have experience in this area with African American, Latinx, Native Americans, Pacific Islanders and other disproportionately impacted students.

Work cooperatively with staff and students.

Evening and/or Saturday assignments may be required as part of the regular contract.

Primary Purpose:

Duties and responsibilities as presented are intended to be representative and not restrictive. The District reserves the right to modify the assignment and allocation of duties in accordance with operational needs.

Working Relationships:

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Special Requirements:

The award of all degrees must be verifiable on a legible transcript. If degree award date is not posted on transcript your application will be deemed incomplete and removed from consideration.

Grade cards will not be accepted in lieu of transcripts.

All degrees and course work used to satisfy the required minimum qualifications must be submitted and from accredited postsecondary institutions. See our website at http://www.nocccd.edu/minimum-qualifications regarding accredited postsecondary institutions.

Evaluations of foreign degrees and/or course work are required. See our website at http://www.nocccd.edu/minimum-qualifications for information regarding evaluation of foreign degrees.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree or higher AND two years of professional experience directly related to the teaching assignment;

An active California Dental or Dental Hygiene license or special permit with no disciplinary action; or a post-secondary credential generally recognized in the field of instruction; or a degree in the subject being taught or evaluated. All program faculty shall have documented background in educational methodology every two years, consistent with teaching assignments.

Clinical teaching faculty shall have direct patient care experience within the previous five (5) years in the dental hygiene area to which he or she is assigned, which can be met by either: Two (2) years’ experience providing direct patient care as a registered dental hygienist or dentist; or One (1) academic year of dental or dental hygienist level clinical teaching experience;

Didactic teaching faculty shall possess the following minimum qualifications: Current knowledge of the specific subjects taught, which can be met by either: having completed twelve (12) hours of continuing education in the designated subject area; or (2) semester units or three (3) quarter units of dental hygiene education related to the designated dental hygiene area; or have national certification in the designated dental hygiene area.

Possess an active California Dental or Dental Hygiene license, including certification in local anesthesia, nitrous oxide sedation, and soft tissue curettage by August 14, 2020.

Possess current Health Care Provider Basic Life Support Certification.

Commitment to diversity. All applicants must have demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty and staff. The applicant must be able to demonstrate how these factors relate to the need for equity minded practices within the classroom.

Desirable Qualifications:

Master’s degree in a related field from an accredited institution.

Five years of recent experience as a licensed dental hygienist with experience in the use of local anesthesia and the utilization of advanced instrumentation in non-surgical periodontal therapy.

Knowledge of educational theory and practice, i.e., curriculum development, educational psychology, test construction, measurement and evaluation, outcomes assessment and case based learning.

Recent teaching experience in dental hygiene.

Working knowledge of current California Dental Practice Act, Dental Hygiene Board of California, and Commission on Dental Accreditation.

Didactic and clinical experience in radiation safety and dental materials.

Effective oral and written communication skills.

Bilingual experience.

Experience working effectively in informal and formal teaming arrangements with individuals from diverse communities and cultures.

Working Conditions:

Salary Range: $64,236 - $97,252 Annually

Number of Vacancies: 1

Commitment to Diversity:

Posting Number: 2016195FT

Open Date: 12/23/2019

Close Date: 2/20/2020

Special Instructions Summary: Initial salary placement will be determined by the Office of Human Resources in accordance with the faculty collective bargaining agreement and is not negotiable. The candidate selected for employment will be required to provide the following: official transcripts and verification of experience prior to the first duty day, identification and employment eligibility as outlined in the Immigration Reform and Control Act, fingerprints and required medical certification pursuant to statue. NOCCCD will not sponsor any visa applications.

The District may choose to fill one or more positions from this recruitment within the same fiscal year or 8 months, whichever is longer.

To ensure consistency and fairness to all applicants, please do not submit materials in addition to those requested. Additional materials will not be considered or returned. Be sure to complete all questions and sections of the application. For questions which may not apply, indicate “N/A” (not applicable). Do not use terms such as “see resume” or “see attached”.

The minimum required number of references for this position is five (5).

All applications will be screened under a process of utmost confidentiality by a committee of representatives from the college community. Possession of the minimum qualifications does not ensure an interview. At the time of the interview a written exercise and/or an oral presentation related to the assignment may be required. Subsequent to the interviews, the screening committee will select candidates for final consideration. A second interview will be required of candidates selected as finalists. References, including a supervisor will be contacted if a candidate is moved forward as a finalist in the recruitment process.

The effective start date may vary pending the approval of the academic calendar.

NOCCCD offers reimbursement for candidate travel expenses. Visit http://www.nocccd.edu/Policies/PoliciesAndProcedures.htm to view the administrative procedures – AP 7120-10.

Reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities may be requested by calling (714) 808-4810 at least three business days in advance of the scheduled examination/interview date.

To apply, visit: https://apptrkr.com/1779563

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