Dental Assisting Adjunct Assistant Professor

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Los Rios Community College District


Dental Assisting Adjunct Assistant Professor

Job Posting Number: F00048P    


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Position Summary    

The Los Rios Community College District is seeking a pool of qualified applicants for possible temporary part-time faculty teaching assignments. These positions are filled on an as needed basis and are on-going recruitment efforts.


Adjunct pools are open continuously and applicants are contacted/hired year round for assignments based on college needs.


Teaching assignments may include day, evening, on-line, hybrid, weekend, and/or off campus classes.


Assignment Responsibilities    

General Responsibilities:

The adjunct faculty member shall be responsible for the following: teaching assigned classes under the supervision of the area dean; helping students fulfill their maximum potential in mastering course content; assessing student learning outcomes; maintaining a thorough and up-to-date knowledge in his/her regular teaching field; continuing professional development; utilizing current technology in the performance of job duties; maintaining standards of professional conduct and ethics appropriate to the professional position; assisting with articulation and curriculum development and review; serving on college committees and participating in faculty governance including accreditation and student co-curricular activities; assuming other responsibilities as assigned by the area dean; fulfilling other duties and responsibilities of an adjunct faculty member as outlined in the college faculty handbook.


Minimum Qualifications    

1. Have a bachelor’s degree and two years of professional experience directly related to the assignment being taught, or any associate degree and six years of

professional experience directly related to the assignment being taught; OR, hold a California Community College Instructor’s Credential in the discipline area; OR, the equivalent.*


2. All Dental assisting faculty must have background in and current knowledge of

dental assisting, the specific subjects they are teaching and educational theory

and methodology consistent with teaching assignment, e.g., curriculum

development, educational psychology, test construction, measurement and



3. Faculty providing didactic instruction must have earned at least a baccalaureate



4. Laboratory, preclinical and clinical faculty must possess a valid and current:

a. RDA or RDAEF license by the Dental Board of California and must have been licensed for a minimum of two years, AND a 

b. “Certified Dental Assistant” credential by the Dental Assisting National Board. OR; 

c. RDH (Registered Dental Hygienist) if they received their RDH license by the Dental Board of California prior to January 1, 2006, and possess a current and valid “Certified Dental Assistant” credential by the Dental Assisting National Board, OR;

d. DDS (Doctor of Dental Surgery) or DMD (Doctor of Medical Dentistry) licensed in California.


5. Have sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, including those with physical or learning disabilities as it relates to differences in learning styles.


*Note: Applicants applying under the “equivalent” provision must attach details and explain how their academic preparation is the equivalent of the degrees listed above.



The Los Rios Community College District is an equal opportunity employer, and does not discriminate regardless of race, color, sex, religion, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, medical condition, political affiliation or belief, or marital status.




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Job No: F00048P
Posted: 1/3/2019
Application Due: 3/4/2019
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