Dental Hygiene Clinical Instructor Pool-Part-Time

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Classification TitleJob TitleDental Hygiene Clinical Instructor Pool-Part-TimeDepartmentCC Health SciencesLocationCypress CollegePercentage of Employment Part-TimeMonths of Employment Work ScheduleVaries; see job description for detailsAbout Us:

Do you strive to make a difference in higher education? Are you looking for a rewarding career opportunity to be a part of our students’ educational success and lifelong learning? If so, we invite you to join North Orange County Community College District. We are proud to enroll over 80,000 students and serve a population of over one million people, annually! Home to more than 2,600 employees, our highly skilled, professional, and diverse faculty and staff are leading two of California’s premier colleges, Cypress Community College and Fullerton Community College, as well as one of the largest continuing education programs, North Orange Continuing Education.

The ideal candidate will share Cypress College’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Cypress College truly embodies an inclusive learning culture. The student body is incredibly diverse, with over 46% Latinx, 24% Asian/Pacific Islander, 16% Caucasian, .18% American Indian/Alaskan Native, and 4% African American. Students from over 30 countries join our International Student program every year. The College believes in a multicultural learning experience where faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds can contribute to the development of our students.

Cypress College is ranked 3rd in the nation (among community colleges between 5,000 and 15,000 students) for the quality of faculty/teaching and 1st in California (out of 114) in the 2018 best Community Colleges report by Cypress College epitomizes an environment of academic excellence, underscored by our 53% completion rate, a full 7% higher than the state average. Whether it is vocational studies such as our T-TEN program, a collaboration with Toyota Motor Corporation which is ranked #1 in the nation, or academic programs, such as English and ESL, where the success rate of our students is 15% higher than statewide averages, Cypress College sets the benchmark for excellence. Cypress College is designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution and is eligible for designation as an Asian American, Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPISI). Cypress College is proud of its many programs that serve our diverse student body, such as the Legacy and Puente programs. The College provides many avenues of support for our faculty and staff through networks that include the Latino, Asian/Pacific Islander, Black, and LGBTQ Faculty Staff Associations.

College employees are guided by the four core values of Excellence, Integrity, Collegiality and Inclusiveness. We are a Guided Pathways institution, and our comprehensive Student Services programs support and enhance strategic goals related to access, retention and persistence initiatives on campus. In partnership with instructional faculty, our student services staff and faculty strive to implement innovative strategies to ensure all students succeed and experience a culturally relevant environment on campus.

Cypress College is an equity-minded institution, committed to ensuring all students are supported on their academic journey. We invite you to be a part of this celebrated and diverse community of learners where we put students first. More information can be found at

What We Offer:Primary Purpose

Duties and responsibilities as presented are intended to be representative and not restrictive. The District reserves the right to modify the assignment and allocation of duties in accordance with operational needs.

Essential Functions

Examples of essential functions are interpreted as being descriptive and not restrictive in nature.

Job Description

Work Schedule and Courses:

Monday 8-12:15 pm and 1-5:15 pm (DH 110 and DH 220 Clinical Dental Hygiene)
Tuesday 1-5:15 pm (DH 116 Dental Materials Lab)
Wednesday 8-12:15 pm and 1-5:15 pm (DH 110 Clinical Dental Hygiene)
Thursday 12-4:15 pm (DH 255 Dental Anesthesiology Lab)
Friday 12:45-4 pm (DH 110 Clinical Dental Hygiene Lab)

Special Requirements

The award of all degrees must be verifiable on a legible transcript. If degree award date is not posted on transcript your application will be deemed incomplete and removed from consideration.

Grade cards will not be accepted in lieu of transcripts.

All degrees and course work used to satisfy the required minimum qualifications must be submitted and from accredited postsecondary institutions. See our website at regarding accredited postsecondary institutions.

Evaluations of foreign degrees and/or course work are required. See our website at for information regarding evaluation of foreign degrees.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree or higher AND two years of professional experience directly related to the teaching assignment.

An active California Dental or Dental Hygiene license or special permit with no disciplinary action; OR a post-secondary credential generally recognized in the field of instruction; OR a degree in the subject being taught or evaluated.

Possess an active California Dental or Dental Hygiene license, including certification in local anesthesia, nitrous oxide sedation, and soft tissue curettage by the first day of instruction.

All program faculty shall have documented background in educational methodology every two years, consistent with teaching assignments.

Clinical teaching faculty shall have direct patient care experience within the previous five (5) years in the dental hygiene area to which he or she is assigned, which can be met by either: Two (2) years’ experience providing direct patient care as a registered dental hygienist or dentist; OR One (1) academic year of dental or dental hygienist level clinical teaching experience.

Didactic teaching faculty shall possess the following minimum qualifications: Current knowledge of the specific subjects taught, which can be met by either: having completed twelve (12) hours of continuing education in the designated subject area; OR (2) semester units OR three (3) quarter units of dental hygiene education related to the designated dental hygiene area; OR have national certification in the designated dental hygiene area.

Possess current Health Care Provider Basic Life Support Certification.

Commitment to diversity. All applicants must have demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty and staff. The applicant must be able to demonstrate how these factors relate to the need for equity minded practices within an educational environment.

Desirable QualificationsWorking ConditionsSalary RangeClick Here For Current Adjunct Salary SchedulesSalary Schedule InformationPosting Number2016207FTNumber of VacanciesDesired Start DateOpen Date10/19/2020Close Date10/19/2021Special Instructions Summary

This recruitment will remain active for a period of one year, from the position opening date.

This is a continuous recruitment to fill part-time, and temporary faculty assignments on an as-needed basis. When the need to fill arises, the department will refer to this pool of part-time faculty.

Due to the high volume of applications received, we ask that you do not contact the department directly. They will review the information provided and contact you if you are selected for an interview. Possession of the minimum qualifications does not guarantee an interview.

Also note that you must upload your resume and transcripts. Applications submitted without all of the required documents will not be considered.

Evidence of degree conferred/awarded must be printed on a legible transcript.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

    Documents Needed to ApplyRequired Documents
    1. Cover Letter
    2. Resume
    3. Transcripts with degree posted (may be unofficial)
    4. Copies of relevant dental licenses and certifications.
    5. Copy of current Health Care Provider Basic Life Support Certification
    6. Proof of continuing education in teaching methodology; or (2) semester units, or three (3) quarter units of dental hygiene education related to dental/dental hygiene methodology; or have national certification in the designated dental hygiene area.
    Optional Documents
    1. NACES Evaluation of Foreign Degree
    2. Copy of California Community College Credential.
    3. Additional Transcripts I
    4. Additional Transcripts II




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    Posted: 10/20/2020
    Application Due: 11/3/2020
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