Instructor, Dental Hygiene

Guilford Technical Community College   Jamestown, NC   Full-time     Education
Posted on January 14, 2022
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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, developing curriculum courses, 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
 
The full-time Dental Hygiene faculty member participates in the planning, implementation, evaluation and revision of program curriculum.  This individual may also be assigned the responsibility of coordinating the instructional efforts of a designated instructional team.  The position develops, teaches and provides instruction across the dental sciences curriculum.
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
·         updating and revising curriculum to maintain currency
·         developing new courses as needed to support the instructional mission
·         participating in the development and review of course and program/general education outcomes as appropriate
·         developing, conducting and documenting appropriate assessment of student learning in outcomes 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:
·         conducting recruiting activities
·         providing academic advising
·         promoting retention/persistence by assisting students to develop strategies for success 
·         assisting students with the registration and graduation process
·         referring students to campus and community resources when appropriate
·         maintain student records 
 Departmental Service
·         Supports the dental department through teamwork and dedication to continuous quality improvement and student outcomes.
·         Willingness to adapt to the changing needs of the department and departmental policies and procedures as deemed necessary by the program director.
 College Service
Support college-wide endeavors to include:
·         collaboration with faculty and staff from other divisions/departments to promote communication, coordinate schedules and support student success
·         serving on department, division and college committees
·         participating in GTCC institutional initiatives
·         collaborating with educational partners, business/industry and/or external agencies as appropriate to promote the instructional mission of GTCC
·         supporting collegiality and teaching excellence by actively participating in the professional development of new and veteran faculty (e.g., mentoring and peer observation)
·         participating in extracurricular student activities/clubs
·         attending college professional development sessions, college/division/department meetings, graduation and convocation, as required
·         demonstrate and model the College’s employability skills: adaptability, communication, information processing, problem solving, responsibility and teamwork.
·         perform all duties as assigned by supervisor 
Difficult Challenges
  • Ability to effectively implement and apply technology solutions
  • Ability to work with a variety of students and faculty.

Contacts
  • Director, Program, Dental Assisting/Dental Hygiene 
Education Required
• Graduate of an accredited dental hygiene program
• Baccalaureate degree in Dental Hygiene or related field from a regionally accredited post-secondary institution
• Current unrestricted license to practice as a dental hygienist in North Carolina or be eligible for licensure in North Carolina

Education Preferred
• Master’s degree from a regionally accredited post-secondary institution
• American Dental Hygienists Association (ADHA) membership


Experience Required
• Three years or the equivalent of full-time clinical experience as a registered dental hygienist
• Teaching and/or industry training experience in dental topics in 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 or the equivalent of full-time clinical experience as a dental hygienist 
• Post-secondary teaching experience

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
• Team player
• Respectful of differing professional opinions
• Communicates effectively

Department/Job Specific Requirements
• Bloodborne pathogen/personal protective equipment (yearly)
• Required immunizations and acceptable results on background screening consisting of Criminal      Background Check and drug screen if required.
• CPR training and certification

The following (compliance) training is required and must be completed within the first 30 days of hire with annual refresher training thereafter: (additional training may be added as needed)
• Reporting Requirements
• Anti-Discrimination/Harassment & Title IX
• Safety/Shooter on Campus
• Personal Information Protection Training (PIP)
• Ethics and Social Responsibility
• eLearning Level One (before the first day of the first semester teaching)
• eLearning Levels Two and Three for instructors who teach online or hybrid delivery methods  (before the first day of the first semester teaching)

Criminal history checks with acceptable results, are required. 
Physical Demands
Physical Activity: Primarily sitting
Environmental Hazard(s): 30-70%
Lifting: 20 < – > 50lbs. 
Posting Type Faculty