Diablo Valley College
Dental Hygiene Assistant Professor
Job Number: F00580
Salary: $59,616 - 89,724 per year
Complete job description and application available online at: https://www.4cdcareers.net/postings/6050
Description of Position
Diablo Valley College is seeking a full-time tenure track instructor and Program Director for Dental Hygiene and Dental Assisting. The successful applicant will be well qualified to provide the leadership required to ensure accomplishments of the goals and objectives of the dental programs as well as maintain the educational standards established by the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) of the American Dental Association for Dental Hygiene and Dental Assisting and the Dental Hygiene Committee of California (DHCC). The successful applicant will also be well-qualified to teach all aspects of didactic/clinical curriculum and conduct all work activities with an appreciation and respect for diversity of population, views, and learning styles. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated success in the classroom by developing and using highly effective teaching strategies that meet students’ diverse needs and that promote the acquisition and application of knowledge and the development of critical and creative thinking and problem-solving skills. The start date of the position is August 2019.
Duties and Responsibilities
In addition to contractual duties, all full-time faculty are expected to participate actively in their disciplines, department activities, and the general intellectual life and governance of the college. Part of the teaching assignment may be in the evening and/or online. Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:
1. advancing equitable student learning through dedicated, exemplary instruction in accordance with established course outlines;
2. developing and implementing student learning outcomes assessment for courses and programs; developing and implementing student learning outcomes assessment processes for courses and programs;
3. collaborating in the development and revision of curriculum and in program review;
4. engaging in department program improvement initiatives;
5. participating in department, division, and college committees;
6. participating in professional development activities, both departmental and college-wide;
7. maintaining current knowledge in the subject matter area and effective teaching/ learning strategies;
8. maintaining appropriate standards of professional conduct and ethics;
9. informing students of course requirements, evaluation procedures and attendance requirements;
10. preparing and grading class assignments and examinations and informing students of their academic progress;
11. maintaining attendance, scholastic, and personnel records and submitting them according to published deadlines;
12. posting and holding sufficient and regular office hours in accordance with prevailing policy;
13. participating in College’s shared governance processes.
14. demonstrating best practices in instruction and classroom management that respond to students’ diverse academic needs.
15. help students reach their academic, personal and career goals and foster a safe environment that respects the diversity of people and ideas by modeling respect for all students and conveying confidence in every student’s ability to learn.
16. provision of leadership and vision for the DVC dental programs.
17. administration of the DVC dental programs including, but not limited to, managing curriculum development; faculty hiring/supervision/evaluation processes; scheduling; quality assurance; budget/fiscal administration; facilities; admissions processes; campus clinical/classroom facilities; off-site community facilities/rotation; CODA accreditation; and OSHA standards.
DVC is seeking a FT instructor and Director of Dental Hygiene and Dental Assisting. You must meet the following job qualifications adopted by Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA).
CODA Requirements for Program Administrator Dental Hygienist: Possess a master’s degree or higher degree program or a dentist who has a background in education and the professional experience necessary to understand and fulfill the program goals. The program administrator background should include admin experience, instructional experience, and professional experience in a clinical practice either as a dental hygienist or working with a dental hygienist.
CODA Requirements for Program Administrator Dental Assisting: Must be a Certified Dental Assistant, or Dentist licensed to practice in the state of California with occupational experience in the application of fourhanded dentistry principles, either as a Dental Assistant or working with a chair side assistant. You must hold a baccalaureate degree or higher. The program administrator must have instruction in educational theory and methodology, e.g. curriculum development, educational psychology, test construction, measurement and evaluation.
All dental hygiene program faculty members must have:
a) current knowledge of the specific subjects they are teaching
b) documented background in current educational methodology concepts consistent with teaching assignments
c) faculty who are dental hygienists or dentists must have graduated from a program accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation.
d) have sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, including those with physical or learning disabilities as it relates to differences in learning styles.
1. A current, active California Registered Dental Hygienist license in good standing with required certification in local anesthesia, nitrous oxide sedation, soft tissue curettage, and BLS for Healthcare Provider; OR
2. A current, active California DDS/DMD license in good standing with required certification in BLS for Healthcare Provider with occupational experience in dental hygiene duties and functions; AND
3. Must possess a Certified Dental Assistant Certificate by July 1, 2019
4. As per CODA accreditation standards, completed thirty (30) hours of teaching methodology; AND
5. Demonstrated background in and current knowledge in the subject matter taught prior to July 1, 2019.
1. Demonstrated commitment to student learning and to the success of all students in the open-access learning environment of a community college;
2. Demonstrated sensitivity to issues of diversity, and ability to motivate and teach community college students of diverse ethnic and racial backgrounds, sexual orientations, genders, cultures, and learning styles, as well as students with disabilities or varied levels of academic preparation;
3. Commitment to professional growth and development, and to continue innovation and improvement of teaching;
4. Demonstrated knowledge, interest, and commitment to the emergence of dental hygiene as a profession;
5. Demonstrated interest and experience in transferring knowledge and fostering the development of dental hygiene clinical competency;
6. Demonstrated organizational skills and the ability to coordinate the duties associated with dental hygiene didactic and clinical instruction.
7. Demonstrated background in inspiring and motivating students in a learning-centered environment.
8. Demonstrated involvement in collaborating harmoniously with faculty to successfully achieve program goals and objectives.
9. Master’s degree or currently enrolled in a Master’s program (not needed for licensed California dentists).
10. Certified Dental Assistant (not needed for licensed California dentists).
11. Demonstrated interest and ability to work within the department, division, and college community to achieve the strategic goals of the college, which are focused on excellence, institutional effectiveness, student success, and achieving equity in the rates of educational outcomes across student demographic groups.
12. Have sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, including those with physical or learning disabilities as it relates to differences in learning styles.
13. Have occupational experience in the application of clinical chairside dental assisting involving fourhanded dentistry.
It is the District’s policy to ensure that all qualified applicants for employment and employees have full and equal access to employment opportunity, and are not subjected to discrimination in any program or activity of the District on the basis of ethnic group identity, race, color, ancestry, religion, marital status, sex, national origin, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, parental status, citizenship or because an individual is perceived to have one or more of these characteristics or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.