Adjunct Instructor, Dental Hygiene Clinical (Part-time)

Employer
Kirkwood Community College
Location
Cedar Rapids, IA

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Faculty Jobs
Health & Medical, Allied Health, Dentistry

Job Details

JOB GOAL:

To advance the college’s mission, vision, principles, values and strategic initiatives through continuous improvement decisions.


$1256 per credit hour of instruction.
Flexible schedule around availability. Classes are typically Monday-Friday between 7:30am-5:00pm.

GENERAL JOB SUMMARY:

Kirkwood Community College seeks a skilled and enthusiastic individual to join our team as an Adjunct Instructor. The successful candidate will have strong knowledge base in their discipline and teaching experience at the college level is desirable. Primary duties will include instructing students in courses, and communicating with department staff, students, and other faculty.

Kirkwood Community College’s Allied Health Department is seeking a clinical instructor for the Dental Hygiene program. The position requires the candidate to be a current Registered Dental Hygienist with Local Anesthesia Permit with at least 3 years of recent clinical experience. Experience working with students or previous training experience is preferred, but not required. The position will not be expected to create curriculum, but is expected to adapt existing curriculum to meet the needs of the students in the clinic space and meet all course learning outcomes. Successful candidates will be self-motivated, goal-oriented, be able to communicate complex methods and procedures clearly and precisely to students, conduct test-outs, and maintain correspondence with program faculty.

UNIVERSAL CORE COMPETENCIES:

  • Advocate for Continual Improvement- empowering each other to identify opportunities for excellence.
  • Collaborate with Mutual Accountability- working together with a willingness to take ownership and account for our actions.
  • Champion Service- anticipating needs and create a welcoming, diverse, and inclusive environment.
  • Perseverance- commitment to excellence even in the face of adversity or delay in achieving success.
  • Lead- regardless of title, through positive influence.
  • DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:

    Provide instruction in discipline.Work with other faculty members to develop a course syllabus and consistent assessments.Communicate with department staff, students, and faculty on a regular basis.Perform other related work duties as assigned.

    PERFORMANCE EXPECTATIONS:



    Effectively instruct and communicate material for the course.Abide by and enforce safety rules when in a lab setting.Welcome, value, and nurture people of all backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences, as well as support and promote an environment that accepts differences.
    The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the essential job duties/responsibilities and performance expectations of the job, which should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned.

    PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES WITH/WITHOUT REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION:

    Position involves working in a classroom setting. Occasional (10-33%) sitting, pushing, pulling and grasping. Frequent (34-66%) reaching and viewing a computer and other types of close visual work. Constant (67-100%) standing, walking, repetitive motion, talking and hearing.

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Current Registered Dental Hygienist with Local Anesthesia Permit.
  • Minimum of 3 years of recent, related experience in Dental Hygiene.
  • PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS, LICENSES, CERTIFICATIONS, OR REGISTRATIONS:

    Experience teaching at the college level.Demonstrated commitment to the mission of a comprehensive community college.Demonstrated success in working collaboratively.Ability to work independently and as a member of a team.Outstanding written and oral communication skills.

    EEO AA/STATEMENT:


    Kirkwood Community College shall not engage in nor allow unlawful discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment. This includes all employment practices, hiring practices, and unwelcome harassment of applicants or employees based on race, color, national origin, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, genetic information or actual or potential parental, family, marital status or veteran status. If you have questions or complaints related to compliance with the policy, please contact the Vice President of Human Resources at Kirkwood Community College, 313 Kirkwood Hall, 6301 Kirkwood Blvd., SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404, Telephone: 319-398-5572, Email: [email protected] or the Director of the Office for Civil Rights U.S. Department of Education, Citigroup Center, 500 W. Madison St., Suite 1475, Chicago, IL 60661-7204, Telephone: 312-730-1560, Fax: 312-730-1576, Email: [email protected]

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    Working at Kirkwood Community College 

    Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids is a globally recognized leader in higher education where learner success has always been a focal point. For more than 50 years, Kirkwood faculty and staff have cultivated a welcoming and motivating environment that meets students where they are, and helps them get exactly where they want to be. With one of the lowest tuition in the state, more than 130 programs to choose from, flexible class offerings, and convenient locations across seven counties in Eastern Iowa, Kirkwood makes higher education more accessible for people in all walks of life. Through affordable, innovative educational training and many impactful community partnerships, Kirkwood hopes to continue strengthening the regional workforce for years to come.

    As one of Cedar Rapids' top employers, Kirkwood strives to reward employees with a generous benefits package and perks, including:

    • Professional development opportunities
    • Free use of the Kirkwood Recreation Center
    • On campus retail discounts at places like our bookstore, Eagle Tech, cafeteria and hotel (yes, we have a hotel too!)
    • Free admission to performing arts and athletic events
    • Computer and software purchasing program through Eagle Tech, our Apple-authorized campus store
    • Employee tuition discounts and half-price tuition for family members
    • Generous leave policies that provide a work-life balance
    • Choice of retirement programs and unheard-of employer contribution
    • Competitive Total Rewards packages
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