Dental Hygiene Instructor

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Position Details


Job Title Dental Hygiene Instructor Department Academics SC Location Sheridan Posting Category Faculty Desired Start Date 08/16/2019 Hiring Range Per Faculty Salary Schedule Full Salary Range Click Here for Faculty Salary Schedule Benefits Summary

Employee Benefits:

Employer paid retirement plan (16.87% employer paid; .25% employee paid)

Group Health, Dental and Life Insurance, including Flex Benefits

Four days per year paid personal leave

Paid medical, emergency and bereavement leave

Employee and family tuition waivers

Three free meals per week in modern campus dining facility

Free easy-access parking

Collaborative work environment

Onsite fitness center and walking track

Verizon, Microsoft, Dell and HP employee discounts

Professional development

Months Worked Annually Full-time 9 months Typical Work Schedule

TBD; per faculty class schedule

Position Information

Posting Number 20150388P Job Posting Date 05/03/2019 Initial Review Date 05/24/2019 Open Until Filled Yes Job Summary

Job Summary:

The Dental Hygiene Instructor is responsible for dental lab, clinic, and classroom instruction of students in the Sheridan College Dental Hygiene Program.

Supervise assigned advisees.

Reports To Director of Dental Hygiene Education/Qualifications

Graduate of a CODA accredited dental hygiene program.

Bachelor’s degree required, master’s degree preferred. Will consider someone currently enrolled in a graduate dental hygiene degree program.

Current dental hygiene licensure, or eligibility for licensure, including local anesthesia,
Nitrous oxide/oxygen administration, and laser permit, in Wyoming.

Current immunizations and Healthcare Provider CPR Certification.

Member of the American Dental Hygienists’ Association

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Support Sheridan College Dental Hygiene Program philosophy

Function as an effective team member

Foster a cooperative work environment

Communicate effectively

Analyze and solve problems

Interpret and enforce college and department policies and procedures

Maintain strict confidentiality

Maintain high ethical standards and clinical skills

Demonstrate flexibility to work irregular schedules to meet student, clinical and academic objectives

Demonstrate commitment to continuous learning

Working Conditions/Physical Requirements

Must be physically/mentally able to perform functions and responsibilities of the position.

About Northern Wyoming Community College District

Sheridan College is located in historic Sheridan, WY at the foot of the beautiful Big Horn Mountains, minutes away from a variety of outdoor recreational activities. Sheridan is ranked “America’s Top Western Town” by True West magazine and is a vibrant community. Sheridan College is a vital component in the community.

Gillette College is located in Gillette, WY, the county seat of Campbell County. Located midway between the Big Horn Mountains to the West and the Black Hills of South Dakota to the east. Gillette is a growing, family-friendly community and enjoys a very strong economy due to energy-related

NWCCD also includes a small campus site in Buffalo, WY.


Minimum of two years of clinical experience as a dental hygienist.

Two years of teaching experience in dental hygiene preferred.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Transcripts will be required and may be attached to your online application documents under “Transcripts” and for additional space, under “Other Documents” or emailed to: [email protected]

Letters of recommendation are highly recommended and can be attached to your online application documents (up to three letters), or may be sent to Human Resources at [email protected]

Job Duties

These are the job duties for required of the position.

Percentage of time 75 Responsibility/Duty

Teach in the clinic and classroom:

Correlate didactic information with clinical practice

Ensure content is evidence-based and consistent with standards of care and practice

Plan and develop courses, including performance objectives and testing materials

Use a variety of teaching methods

Analyze and evaluate the teaching process

Job Duties

These are the job duties for required of the position.

Percentage of time 5 Responsibility/Duty

Advise dental hygiene students:

Meet with assigned advisees throughout the semester

Share information about students’ needs, attendance, and achievements with other dental hygiene faculty and the program director

Job Duties

These are the job duties for required of the position.

Percentage of time 10 Responsibility/Duty

Participate and contribute as a member of the dental hygiene faculty team:

Recommend resources, materials and equipment for use in the program

Assist in planning, implementing, evaluating and revising students’ learning experiences

Attend regularly scheduled department and assigned ad-hoc meetings

Assist in the dental hygiene accreditation process

Assist in recruiting qualified students and faculty

Perform other duties delegated by the director of dental hygiene

Job Duties

These are the job duties for required of the position.

Percentage of time 5 Responsibility/Duty

Participate and contribute as a member of the Sheridan College faculty team:

Participate in a college-wide committee

Attend in-services, orientations and college required activities

Job Duties

These are the job duties for required of the position.

Percentage of time 5 Responsibility/Duty

Maintain professional dental hygienist skills and knowledge"

Demonstrate commitment to continuous learning, evidenced by such things as critical review of scientific literature, attendance at continuing education and professional meetings, and/or participation in on-line learning activities

Demonstrate commitment to the dental hygiene profession as evidenced by membership in and attendance at state, regional, and/or national professional organizations and activities

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?

    (Open Ended Question)

Documents Needed to Apply Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Transcripts
  3. Curriculum Vitae
  4. Teaching Philosophy
Optional Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Letter of Recommendation 1
  3. Other Documents
  4. Letter of Recommendation 2
  5. Letter of Recommendation 3




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Posted: 5/20/2019
Application Due: 6/14/2019
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