Instructor, Dental Assisting

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Orange Coast College

 

Instructor, Dental Assisting

Job# 10-O-20

Salary: $52,394.00 - $124,911.00 Annually

Deadline: 02/08/19

 

Full job description and OFFICIAL application available ONLY at:  https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/cccd/jobs/2312130/instructor-dental-assisting?pagetype=promotionalJobs

 

 

POSITION BACKGROUND:

Orange Coast College (OCC) is seeking a full-time, equity-minded, tenure-track faculty member in Dental Assisting commencing with the 2019 fall semester. The primary teaching assignment involves all areas of Dental Assisting. This assignment also includes curriculum and program development, participation in department, division, college committees, and participatory governance activities, assuming leadership roles both within the department and in the institution as a whole; collaboration across disciplines and the leveraging of student support resources; and participation in ongoing professional development.

 

The assignment may be day, evening, weekend, online, hybrid, or off-campus and is subject to change as needed. The ideal candidate for this position embraces the overall mission of Orange Coast College and the Coast Community College District, with a clear, focused commitment to supporting individualized student and employee goals through the work of Dental Assisting.

 

The Dental Assisting department shares OCC's commitment to equitable outcomes; inclusive practices; and racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic diversity. Ideal candidates for this position share OCC's devotion to educating and improving the lives of our representative student, employee, and community populations. We currently enroll 21,498 students, the majority of whom are from racially minoritized populations:35% of OCC's students are Latinx, 31% are White, 23% are Asian, 6% are multiracial, 2% are African-American, and less than 1% Native American. Faculty have the opportunity to enhance their classroom methods during two professional development days during the academic year, which include learning sessions like "Digital Accessibility," "Basic Skills: Helping Students Help Themselves," and "Taking a Skills-Based Approach to Teaching College Students." Student-centered activities that support OCC's mission include campus-wide student success projects funded by the Office of Student Equity; partnerships with local Hispanic Serving four-year institutions; active programs that work to improve the academic achievement of racially minoritized students, such as PUENTE and UMOJA; Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS) and Disabled Student Program and Services (DSPS).

 

The Consumer Health and Sciences Division at Orange Coast College serves students bound for transfer and in service of career and technical programs.  We encourage innovative teaching as well as student and faculty engagement outside of the classroom.  The Division promotes faculty work on student research and projects, in community engagement and in partnerships with local institutions to promote STEM engagement for racially minoritized populations.

 

Examples of Duties: Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

• Teach scheduled classes; follow department course outlines; keep accurate records of student enrollment, attendance, and progress; post and maintain scheduled office hours; participate in department and division meetings and college and/or district-wide activities and committees as assigned.

• Ensure and maintain compliance of the program with the Commission on Dental Accreditation for Dental Assisting, and the Dental Board of California standards and laws.

• Maintain current knowledge of the professional discipline and educational methodologies through continuing professional development.

• Assignment may include recommendations of clinical affiliations and the assurance of instructional quality of clinical education by regular site visits to clinical education centers.

• Coordinate the scheduling of classes, including the recommendation of part-time faculty assignments to the Department Chair and Division Dean.

• Recommend the purchase of equipment and supplies and coordinate repair of lab equipment to assure program quality.

• Develop instructional innovations to ensure program success.

• Assist with program outreach, including publicity, community relations, advisory committee membership and meetings, external funding opportunities and campus events.

• Provide leadership in the development and revision of Dental Assisting curriculum responsive to the students served.

• Participate in curriculum development, implementation, and evaluation; participate in and develop programs to measure student performance.

• Maintain current knowledge in the subject matter areas.

• Maintain appropriate standards of professional conduct and ethics.

T• he assignment may include day, evening, weekend, and online sections.

 

Qualifications and Physical Demands

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

• Must meet one of the following qualifications under (1) through (4):

• Valid California Community College instructor credential, appropriate to the subject, per Education Code 87355 (issued prior to July 1, 1990); OR

• Master's degree and professional experience - must be directly related to the faculty member's teaching assignment; OR  

• Any Bachelor's degree or higher and two years of professional experience; OR

• Any associate degree and six years of professional experience; 

• Or, possess a combination of education and experience that is at least the equivalent to the above. Candidates making an application on the basis of equivalency must submit an Application for Equivalency in addition to all other required materials. Please see Additional Information below to determine if you need to submit an Application for Equivalency.

• Evidence of responsiveness to, and understanding of the racial, ethnic, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic, academic and cultural diversity within the community college student population, including students with different ability statuses (e.g., physical and/or learning) as these factors relate to the nweed for equity-minded practice within the classroom.

• Ability to contribute to campus and district-wide professional responsibilities and activities.

• Ability to complement existing staff, student and community demographics in terms of professional and personal skills.

 

Additional Required Qualifications:

• Possess a valid, active, and current CA Registered Dental Assistant (RDA) license for a minimum of two years, or obtain one within six months of employment, and possess a current Certified Dental Assistant Certification issued by the Dental Assisting National Board (CDA), for a minimum of two years, or obtain one within six months of employment. 

 

Desired Qualifications:

• Possess a current and valid CPR-BLS Certification

• Hold a Baccalaureate Degree, from an accredited institution.

• Completion of an approved 30-hour Teaching Methodology Course.

• Completion of an approved 2-hour Clinical Methodology Course.

• Successful teaching experience in a Dental Assisting Program.

• Willingness to examine and re-mediate one's instructional, relational, and classroom practices to more effectively engage and support racially minoritized students.

• Demonstrated ability to address equity gaps within DENTAL ASSISTING courses and classrooms.

• Evidence of an ability to self-reflect and respond to an evidence-based assessment of student learning.

• Desire and demonstrated an ability to participate actively in the department, division, and college committees and in the shared governance of Coast Community College District.

• Desire and evidence of an ability to take on leadership roles both within the department and in the institution.

• Ability to work with computers and use the Internet and interactive technologies to engage students in on-campus and online courses (where academically appropriate).

• Evidence of an ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.r modifying course syllabi, and curriculum development as necessary to keep abreast of the scope of practice changes and college requirements

• Recent experience working with African American, Latinx, Native American, and other racially minoritized students in the classroom, and an understanding of how historical patterns of exclusion of these groups within higher education and the field of DENTAL ASSISTING shape patterns of participation and outcomes.

• Willingness to examine and re-mediate one's instructional, relational, and classroom practices to more effectively engage and support racially minoritized students.

• Demonstrated ability to address equity gaps within DENTAL ASSISTING courses and classrooms.

• Evidence of an ability to self-reflect and respond to an evidence-based assessment of student learning.

• Desire and demonstrated an ability to participate actively in the department, division, and college committees and in the shared governance of Coast Community College District.

• Desire and evidence of an ability to take on leadership roles both within the department and in the i• nstitution.

• Ability to work with computers and use the Internet and interactive technologies to engage students in on-campus and online courses (where academically appropriate).

• Evidence of an ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

 

THE COAST COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

 

 

 

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Job No: 10-O-20
Posted: 12/18/2018
Application Due: 2/1/2019
Work Type:
Salary: $52,394.00 - $124,911.00 Annually