Tenure-Track Dental Hygiene Instructor

  • Clark College
Full Time Academia-Higher Ed Education Health Care

Job Description

Description

Clark College is currently accepting applications for a tenure-track Junior Year Lead Clinical Dental Hygiene Instructor position. All faculty and staff hired at Clark College are encouraged to embrace, continually support and enhance diversity and equity on our campus and in our community. This position begins September 15, 2017.
 
Clark College is an equal opportunity employer. Protected group members are strongly encouraged to apply.  Clark College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, creed, disabled veteran status, marital status or Vietnam-era veteran status in its programs and activities. The college considers equal opportunity, affirmative action, and non-discrimination to be fundamental to the mission, goals, and objectives of the college. Questions regarding the College's Affirmative Action Policy may be directed to the Director of Human Resources, (360) 992-2105.
 

Position Responsibilities

Position Responsibilities

  • Instruct in dental hygiene didactic, lab, and clinical techniques courses.
  • Integrate clinical and didactic education.
  • Assess student learning as a part of the dental hygiene program's and Clark College's outcomes and assessment processes.
  • Assess student learning in the classroom, clinic, and/or lab setting.
  • Coordinate clinical policies and procedures, and evaluate outcome effectiveness.
  • Cooperate with the program director in periodic review and revision of course materials.
  • Maintain current knowledge of the practice of dental hygiene.
  • Demonstrate experience using various educational methodologies, and knowledge of college and program policies and procedures.  
  • Coordinate clinical schedules.
  • Maintain axiUm database: Student assessments and requirements.

 
General Faculty Responsibilities

  • Instruct classes utilizing techniques and knowledge of the discipline that facilitate student learning.
  • Advise and assist students in educational and career development.
  • Participate in decision-making processes by taking part in department and college committees.
  • Work collaboratively with colleagues, businesses, advisory committees, and other educational partners.
  • Pursue professional development to stay current in field.
  • Strive to enhance teaching and learning techniques.
  • Engage in continuous departmental program review, enhancement, and outcomes assessment.

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Dental Hygiene or related area (e.g. Public Health, Education, Business) from an accredited institution.
  • Two years recent dental hygiene teaching experience.
  • Minimum of five years full-time equivalent experience as a dental hygienist.
  • Enrolled in a master's degree program in dental hygiene or related area (e.g. Public Health, Education, Business) at an accredited institution with plans to complete within two years.
  • Current Washington State Dental Hygiene license or eligibility to obtain.
  • Current First Aid and Healthcare Provider CPR certifications or the ability to obtain.
  • Knowledge and experience with computers and paperless management systems in the classroom and clinical setting.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain Professional Technical Certification requirement.
    • Certification is a condition of continued employment for all professional-technical education personnel.

 
Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's degree in Dental Hygiene or related area (e.g. Public Health, Education, Business) from an accredited institution.
  • Knowledge and experience with using axiUm, the dental hygiene education paperless management system.
  • Experience with program and/or course development.
  • Understanding of and commitment to the mission of the community college.
  • Demonstrate understanding of a learner-centered college.
  • Experience using a variety of teaching and assessment techniques and strategies.
  • Experience in the use of technologies that enhance student success.
  • Willingness to participate in a variety of departmental and college activities.
  • Ability to work well with people of all ages from diverse backgrounds as defined by Clark College.
  • Knowledge of and/or experience with curriculum and teaching strategies to meet the needs of diverse student populations.
  • Willingness to take a leadership role in areas of educational and professional expertise.
  • Ability to work well as a team member.
  • Knowledge/experience in utilizing active learning strategies.

Supplemental Information

Salary Statement
Starting salary is $53,121. Faculty may be eligible to advance every other year; current top step is $71,976. Salary is for a 173-day contract; additional compensation is available for summer and moonlight teaching, and doctoral and vocational stipends.
 
APPLICATION PROCESS
Required Online Application Materials:

  • Clark College Online Application
  • Letter of application describing background and experience related to qualifications and responsibilities of the position
  • Current résumé
  • Unofficial copy of all transcripts/certifications uploaded with online application or delivered to the Human Resources office.
  • Responses to the supplemental questions included in the online application

 
To contact Clark College Human Resources, please call (360) 992-2105.
 
Application Deadline:  3 p.m., June 1, 2017.
 
Condition of employment:
Finalist(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check as a condition of employment. Completion of academic degrees will also be verified through receipt of official transcripts.
 
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY
Clark College is an equal opportunity employer. Protected group members are strongly encouraged to apply.  Clark College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, creed, disabled veteran status, marital status or Vietnam-era veteran status in its programs and activities.
 
DISABILITY ACCOMMODATIONS
Upon request, accommodations are available to persons with disabilities for the application process. Questions regarding the College's Affirmative Action Policy may be directed to the Director for Equity and Diversity, Baird Administrative Building, (360) 992-2355.
 
SECURITY
The security of all the members of the campus community is of vital concern to Clark College. Information regarding crime prevention advice, the authority of the Security/Safety Department, policies concerning reporting of any crimes which may occur on the campus, and crime statistics for the most recent 4-year period may be requested from the Clark College Security/Safety Department, (360) 992-2133.
 
ELIGIBILITY VERIFICATION
If you are hired, you will need proof of identity, and documentation of U.S. citizenship or legal authorization to work.
 
CORRECTIONS OR EXTENDED NOTICES
Corrected or extended notices will be posted online and in the Human Resources Office.

Clark College Human Resources
May 11, 2017
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