Instructor, Dental Hygiene - Adjunct (Clinic)

Guilford Technical Community College   Jamestown, NC   Full-time     Education
Posted on September 28, 2021
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Teaching faculty at Guilford Technical Community College are responsible for supporting student success by creating an optimum learning environment, responding to student needs, managing effective instructional activities, modeling employability skills, demonstrating professionalism, developing cooperative work relationships with other faculty and staff, supporting college administrative requirements, and maintaining competency in their instructional field. He/she will be responsible for quality instruction and for effective participation and interest in the total affairs of the college. 
 
Under general supervision, this individual will assist in the development, prepare, and teach Dental Hygiene courses within the department as well as participate in the organization, administration, continuous review, planning development, and general effectiveness of clinical experiences for students enrolled in the Dental Hygiene program. Instructional responsibilities require a broad-based knowledge of the role of the dental hygienist in the health industry. Adjunct faculty may also be responsible for advising and recruiting students and collaborating with business and industry partners to provide necessary training and education.
Duties/Functions
Teaching 
Prepare & teach departmental courses to include: 
• developing learner centered lesson plans 
• employing teaching strategies & instructional materials for different learning styles 
• incorporating, as pedagogically appropriate, current technology in classroom, distance learning and laboratory environments 
• creating and modeling a quality learning environment that supports a diverse student population 
• preparing, distributing and utilizing instructional support materials, including course syllabi, supplementary materials, instructional media and other devices as appropriate 
• conducting appropriate assessment of student learning outcomes in courses and programs/general education as appropriate 
 
Professional Development 
Maintain a professional status that supports the instructional mission by: 
• participating in professional development activities to maintain currency in field; maintaining current credentials or licensures as required by program or accreditation 
• participating in professional development opportunities to advance teaching skills and strategies 
 
Administration 
Provide daily & ongoing oversight of facilities, equipment and student records to include: 
• maintaining classroom and laboratory spaces including upkeep of assigned equipment 
• providing for the security of facilities, equipment and instructional materials and maintaining safe working conditions 
• maintaining student records (e.g., grades and attendance) in accordance with established deadlines using a variety of technology-based programs (e.g., Colleague, WebAdvisor, Moodle) 
• complying with all applicable college, state and federal rules and regulations 
 
Student Support 
Provide an environment conducive to student success to include: 
• addressing student concerns in a timely manner 
• promoting retention/persistence by assisting students to develop strategies for success 
• referring students to campus and community resources when appropriate 
 
• Demonstrate and model the College’s employability skills: adaptability, communication, information processing, problem solving, responsibility and teamwork.
Difficult Challenges Contacts Education Required
• Graduate of a Dental Hygiene program accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation 
• Unrestricted license to practice as a dental hygienist in North Carolina
Education Preferred
• Bachelor’s Degree in dental hygiene or related field from a regionally accredited post-secondary institution 
• Preparation in teaching and learning principles for adult education including curriculum development, implementation, and evaluation, appropriate to assignment
Experience Required
• Three calendar years or the equivalent of full-time clinical experience as a registered dental hygienist 
• Post-secondary teaching and/or industry training experience in Dental Hygiene topics using any of the following formats: teaching courses, training sessions, conducting professional development workshops, and/or other continuing education seminars
Experience Preferred
• Greater than three years of relevant industry experience as a registered dental hygienist 
• Post-secondary teaching experience 
• Experience with assessment of student learning outcomes 
• Experience with distance learning and/or alternate instructional delivery systems
KSA Required
The Instructor shall possess an understanding of and commitment to the nature and role of the Community College, particularly its “open door” policy. He/she shall have demonstrated personal and professional competence for the responsibilities assigned. The Instructor must be able to: 
1. Multi-task 
2. Respect Diversity 
3. Adapt to changing procedures, protocols or assignments. 
4. Create and maintain a learner centered environment 
5. Communicate effectively 
6. Ability to effectively implement and apply technology solutions.
KSA Preferred Department/Job Specific Requirements
Mandatory GTCC Trainings (upon initial hire) and annual updates as required; other required trainings may be added as needed): 
1. Reporting Requirements 
2. Discrimination & Anti-Harassment (within 30 days of hire; annual refresher thereafter) 
3. Shooter on Campus (within 30 days of hire; annual refresher thereafter) 
4. Personal Information Protection (within 30 days of hire; annual refresher thereafter) 
5. Ethics and Social Responsibility (within 30 days of hire; annual refresher thereafter) 
6. elearning Level One (before the first day of the first semester teaching) 
7. eLearning Levels Two and Three for instructors who teach online or hybrid delivery methods (before the first day of the first semester teaching) 
 
Department Trainings/Requirements: 
1. Bloodborne pathogens/personal protective equipment training (yearly) 
2. Automatic electronic defibrillator/CPR certification (renewal every 2 years) 
3. Health requirements as specified by clinical agency contracts 
4. Background check consisting of Criminal Background Check (CBC), Office of Inspector General Reviews (OIG), and twelve panel urine drug screen from the facility selected by GTCC (if applicable)
Physical Demands
1. Physical Requirements 
a. Hear and see 
b. Stand extended periods of time (up to 12 hours) 
c. Stoop, bend, squat, lift, reach overhead 
2. Work hours may include day, evening, weekend responsibilities 
3. Travel may be involved
Posting Type Adjunct Faculty