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Instructor, Dental Assisting, Class/Lab/Clinic - Adjunct

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 develop, prepare and teach Dental Assisting courses. The faculty member must be able to instruct a wide variety of dental assisting subjects with an emphasis on basic (beginning) dental assisting principles.
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 an accredited dental assisting program 
 
· Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college/university 
 
Certifications Required: 
 
· Certified Dental Assistant – CDA 
 
· Healthcare Provider level CPR certification
Education Preferred Experience Required
· Minimum of three years or the equivalent of full-time clinical experience as a chairside dental assistant 
 
· Teaching and/or industry training experience
Experience Preferred
· 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: 
 
· Multi-task 
 
· Respect Diversity 
 
· Adapt to changing procedures, protocols or assignments. 
 
· Create and maintain a learner centered environment 
 
· Communicate effectively 
 
· 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) 
 
Specific departmental requirements: 
 
1. Bloodborne pathogen/personal protective equipment 
 
2. Emergency action plan and use of emergency equipment 
 
3. Required immunizations 
 
4. Acceptable results on background screening consisting of Criminal Background, OIG and drug screening if required by the College
Physical Demands
1. Must be able to hear and see 
 
2. Standing required for extended periods (up to 4 hours) 
 
3. Stoop, bend, squat, lift, reach overhead
Posting Type Adjunct Faculty